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Author Archives: Chris Winterburn

About Chris Winterburn

@Chriswin4 on Twitter. A freelance football writer for hire. Indulges in all forms of the beautiful game from the Premier League to the Copa Libertadores. Always up for a discussion on football in general or something I have written myself.

U.S International Jozy Altidore Continues to Disappoint at Sunderland

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If anything was to sum up Jozy Altidore’s one-and-a-half year spell with Sunderland then it is the embarrassing moment when the United States forward failed to connect with the ball just yards away from an open goal against West Ham … Continue reading

Player Ratings: AS Roma 0 Manchester City 2

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Manchester City secured their spot in the last sixteen of this season’s UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 victory away from home at the Stadio Olimpico this evening as AS Roma failed to make best use of their home advantage, … Continue reading

Player Ratings: Southampton 1 Manchester United 2

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In a match between two teams managed by Dutchmen, Manchester United took the spoils as Robin van Persie’s brace took United to a rather fortuitous win in a match littered with errors from both sides. Southampton Fraser Forster – 4 … Continue reading

Looking at Louis van Gaal’s Transfer Plans For January And Next Summer

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Manchester United finally appear to have shaken off the lingering cobwebs from Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure and have begun to find form on a regular basis with Louis van Gaal’s side recording four straight league victories for the first time … Continue reading

How NFL Season Ticket Prices Compare to the Premier League: Special Report

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EPL-vs-NFL

While many soccer fans in England and Wales complain that season ticket prices at Premier League clubs are ridiculously high, the prices seem like bargains when compared to how NFL teams in the United States are fleecing fans. In a … Continue reading

Why Sam Allardyce Must Manage His Striking Options Carefully Now Andy Carroll Has Returned

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West Ham United have enjoyed a start to the 2014-15 season that very few could have predicted last August. After a summer of speculation regarding the future of manager Sam Allardyce, as well as disharmony amongst a fan-base unsupportive of … Continue reading

Massimo Cellino Disqualified From Owning Leeds United Football Club

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The Football League have this morning announced that Leeds United’s flamboyant Italian owner Massimo Cellino has been disqualified from owning the Yorkshire club due to falling short of the expectations set out within the League’s much discussed ‘Owners’ and Directors’ … Continue reading

Which Logo Do You Prefer for Los Angeles Football Club?

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lafc-logo

New MLS team Los Angeles Football Club, scheduled to launch in 2017, have finally gone ahead and registered trademarks for two crests — one of which could be adorned on club jerseys, merchandise and anything and everything LAFC. Headed by … Continue reading

Arsene Wenger is Right to Offer Abou Diaby a New Contract

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During the international break, Arsene Wenger has been asked a whole host of questions ranging from Arsenal’s current form, possible transfer targets in January and just why his players seem unable to focus solely on defending when in a winning … Continue reading

Read Our Progress Report on Sunderland’s Performances for October-November

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
sunderland

Gus Poyet’s side has enjoyed a rather mixed bag of results throughout October and November with goals in good supply at both ends of the pitch. It is impossible to look past the hugely surprising 8-0 defeat away to high-flying … Continue reading

Website Football As Football Merging NFL And Soccer Closer Together

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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Many have often stated the difference between American Football and Soccer is rather profound with there being little evidence, at least on the pitch, to suggest that statement is untrue. However, a website by the name of Football as Football has … Continue reading

Swansea City Considers US investment Proposals to Further Club Ambition

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Swansea City Chairman Huw Jenkins has spoken for the first time with regards to speculation that Swansea City Football Club were inviting US investment proposals in order to further the club’s ambition and remain competitive financially with other Premier League … Continue reading

Southampton Officially Open The Markus Liebherr Pavilion Training Facility

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Five years in the making, Southampton finally opened the doors of the club’s brand new training centre yesterday with tribute being paid to late owner Markus Liebherr in the naming of the new Staplewood centre. The Markus Liebherr Pavilion, as … Continue reading

Real Madrid vs Liverpool Player Ratings

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Brendan Rodgers surprised many with what appeared to be a weakened team selection in the Bernabeu this evening. However due to a mixture of Madrid complacency and excellent Liverpool defending, the scoreline was kept to a mere 1-0 defeat for … Continue reading

Real Madrid vs. Liverpool: Preview And Predicted Lineups

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Real Madrid's Ronaldo celebrates with team mate Benzema after he scored against Villarreal during their Spanish first division soccer match at the Madrigal stadium in Villarreal

European champions Real Madrid welcome Liverpool to the historic Santiago Bernabeu stadium tomorrow evening in the knowledge that the Spanish giants will secure their place in the knockout-phase of the competition with a victory. Liverpool will have the memory of … Continue reading

Manchester City vs Manchester United Player Ratings

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Manchester City ran out 1-0 winners in the first Manchester derby of the campaign after Sergio Aguero capitalized on the visitors going down to ten men by scoring a second-half goal. United were spirited in their play but following Chris … Continue reading

Analyzing Who Should Have Made The Ballon d’Or Candidates Shortlist

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Filipe-Luis

FIFA’s annual Ballon d’Or shortlist inevitably divides opinion. From the widespread disgust that Wesley Sneijder didn’t receive the award for his outstanding 2010 campaign, where he led his club side, Internazionale, to Champions League glory and then his national side, … Continue reading

Clint Dempsey Reportedly Chased By Aston Villa, QPR And Stoke City For Loan Spell

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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Seattle Sounders star Clint Dempsey is believed to be on his way back to the Premier League for a loan spell during the off-season in the MLS, according to a report published by the Mirror Online, The clubs in question, … Continue reading