Author Archives: David Eykelestam

Write Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson Off At Your Peril

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The word on the street is that Fergie’s Empire is crumbling and the Blue Moon of Manchester City is on the brink of eclipsing their rival’s long-held supremacy. Pundits talk of the dawn of a new era and the end … Continue reading

Now Newcastle United is a Better Side than Liverpool, Even On Paper

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If soccer was played on paper, Liverpool would be challenging for a place in next season’s Champions League whilst Newcastle would be scrapping, trying to avoid relegation to the nPower Championship. That was the opinion of many pundits before this … Continue reading

Who Will Win the PFA Young Player of the Year Award?

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A few weeks ago I took a glance at the main contenders for the PFA Player of the Year Award 2011/2012. Robin van Persie aside, there was a definite lack of stand-out performers jockeying for position in the shortlist of … Continue reading

After Chelsea’s Dramatic Win Against Napoli, Is the Premier League Still The Best in the World?

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Chelsea won in a blaze of glory Wednesday night to become the EPL’s only representative in the last eight of the UEFA Champions League. That is a shocking state of affairs for a global sporting brand that considers itself to … Continue reading

Who Will Win the PFA Player of the Year Award?

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It is that time of year again. The ballot papers are being sent throughout the footballing hinterland for each of the innumerate PFA members to put an X next to the name of the standout player of 2011-12. The fact … Continue reading

How I Became a Manchester United Supporter

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It would have been sometime around 1995 or 1996 when I first watched a game of football. It was the season of Newcastle’s collapse, of “I’d Love It!” and supposedly not being able to win anything with kids. I grew … Continue reading

A New Proposal for the Premier League’s 39th Game

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I am in a favor of the 39th game (audible gasp). By that I don’t mean each team should play an extra round of fixtures tagged on somewhere in an already congested season that would ultimately imbalance the entire league … Continue reading