Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

Adel Taarabt Joins AC Milan, And Now Has a Chance to Prove The Cynics Wrong

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QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt, who was on loan at Fulham this season, has completed a deal to join Italian giants AC Milan. This will end the career in English football of one of the most enigmatic and mysterious young players … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho Says West Ham Play 19th Century Soccer

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho today decried the tactics of his rival Sam Allardyce tonight in the 0-0 Chelsea draw with West Ham at Stamford Bridge. “[West Ham's style of football] is not Premier League, this is not the best league … Continue reading

How Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney Can Play Together For Manchester United

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has long preferred a tactic where he plays with two out-and-out wingers who can float inside when needed. Wayne Rooney isn’t 100% match fit, so with the signing of Juan Mata, Moyes dropped Adnan Januzaj … Continue reading

Andre Schurrle Is Getting Squeezed Out In Crowded Midfield at Chelsea

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The signing of Mohamed Salah, the emergence of Willian and the continued strong play of Eden Hazard have dropped the highly-regarded German international André Schürrle further down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. At Bayer Leverkusen, he had a great … Continue reading

Claude Makelele Was The Worst Thing That Happened in the Premier League, Says Les Ferdinand

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Tottenham Hotspur first team coach Les Ferdinand has criticized the defensive midfielder position and says that Claude Makelele is the first worst thing that happened in the Premier League, in a revealing interview in the Tottenham Journal newspaper. Ferdinand’s words shine … Continue reading

What to Expect From West Ham United’s New Signings Marco Borriello and Antonio Nocerino

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West Ham United’s double swoop for Italian internationals Marco Borriello and Antonio Nocerino this weekend enhances the East London club’s chances for survival exponentially. While both players have been on the fringes of their respective Serie A clubs this season, … Continue reading

Lukas Podolski Could Be the Key for Arsenal in Premier League Title Race

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In all of the hyper-analysis about Arsenal’s squad, surprisingly Lukas Podolski has been often forgotten. The versatile German international has a role to play however in Arsenal’s quest for glory this season. Podolski can play wide on the left side … Continue reading

Will Monaco Replace Falcao in the January Transfer Window?

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With Paris Saint-Germain pulling further away from Monaco in the Ligue Un title race in recent weeks, Claudio Ranieri’s side was potentially looking for additional players in the January transfer market. Ivorian striker Lacina Traore was bought from Anzhi but … Continue reading

Manchester United Confirm Signing Of Juan Mata; How United Should Line Up With Mata

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Juan Mata’s move to Manchester United, the biggest January transfer made by a Premier League club in three seasons, has been officially confirmed by the Old Trafford club. All that remains is Mata passing a medical and agreeing personal terms … Continue reading

Arsenal Agree Fee With Schalke to Sign Julian Draxler, Says Report

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Arsenal have agreed a fee with Schalke for German attacking midfielder Julian Draxler, according to several reliable reports in Europe tonight. Draxler will still have to agree personal terms, and there’s no indication yet that even if a deal is … Continue reading

Out of the Shadows, Stevan Jovetic Returns for Manchester City

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Stevan Jovetic made his return to Manchester City’s team after a long absence in Tuesday’s 3-0 victory over West Ham in the League Cup semifinal second leg. While most of the headlines around the game were centered around Manchester City’s … Continue reading

Chelsea Making Push For Three Trophies With Mohamed Salah and Nemanja Matic Signings

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Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah give Chelsea more midfield options and a deeper side than ever before. These are two players that fit perfectly into manager Jose Mourinho’s preferred style of play. Matić has the potential to become remarkably influential … Continue reading

6 Reasons How Sunderland Were Able to Defeat Manchester United in the Capital One Cup

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Most neutral fans of English Football must have a smile on their face tonight for the Black Cats after Sunderland defeated Manchester United on penalty kicks to reach the Capital One Cup final. Passionate, long-suffering Black Cats fans from the … Continue reading

WATCH Manchester United vs Sunderland Match Highlights, League Cup Semi-Final [VIDEO]

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Manchester United’s season just got even worse Wednesday night after they were defeated on penalty kicks by Sunderland, missing out on an opportunity for a Capital One Cup Final game against cross-town rivals Manchester City. Some Manchester United fans will … Continue reading

One Reason Why Liverpool Slipped From First to Fourth in the Premier League

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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was so excellent before Christmas that he made our World Soccer Talk Premier League Best XI as our starting goalkeeper. So excellent was Mignolet that Liverpool sat atop the table entering Boxing Day and was being … Continue reading

Roberto Mancini Takes Credit for Current Manchester City Success

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Roberto Mancini won a Premier League title and won the hearts of supporters at Manchester City. However, as this season has worn on with Mancini’s replacement Manuel Pellegrini winning plaudits from fans and media, the narrative about the Italian has … Continue reading

Juan Mata Move to Manchester United Breaks Two Unwritten Rules Of Football Transfers

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The potential sale of Juan Mata for a reported £40 million from Chelsea to Manchester United is shocking. It breaks two unwritten rules in football transfer dealings, and could be made by a manager in Jose Mourinho who doesn’t make … Continue reading

With Nicolas Anelka Facing a 5-Match Ban, West Brom Need a New Striker

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Pepe Mel’s West Brom debut as manager was solid if unspectacular. The Baggies drew 1-1 with Everton at the Hawthorns Monday night in a match that was more entertaining than one may have expected before the match. The Spanish manager … Continue reading