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Author Archives: Michael Green

Southampton Show There is Life After Summer Fire Sale

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After enduring a somewhat turbulent summer, Southampton began their season away to a Liverpool team that purchased three of their key performers last season. Whilst the result went against them, it was the manner of their performance that should fill … Continue reading

Leicester City 2014/15 Season Preview: Foxes Hope to Spring Some Surprises After Flying Under the Radar

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After impressively accruing over 100 points in the Championship last season, there is a palpable sense of optimism that Leicester City can once again reaffirm their Premier League status over the coming months. As with any promoted team, transfers and … Continue reading

Switzerland 2-5 France: Les Bleus Make Major Statement; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Salvador has played host to some of the tournament’s most exciting games, so a lot was expected before the meeting of these European neighbors and it didn’t disappoint particularly if you were of a French disposition. France dominated the early … Continue reading

Majestic Arjen Robben Puts Spain to the Sword

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Robben Key

Today we witnessed the complete performance from one of the world’s finest footballers Arjen Robben in a 5-1 Netherlands win over reining World Champion Spain. Work rate and desire were just two of the key components of an eye-catching performance … Continue reading

Will Brazil Have Difficulty Emerging from a Tough Group?

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Neymar Key

Widely heralded as favorites for this summer’s World Cup, Brazil appear to have unshakable momentum owing to last summer’s impressive Confederations cup triumph. However, the suspicion remains certainly from this writer’s perspective that emerging from their group may be the … Continue reading

Top 5 Premier League Teams From 1992-2013 Revealed

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Since its inception, the Premier League has witnessed some phenomenal teams. Some are universally celebrated, but others never garner the attention they truly deserve. Remaining impartial, my breakdown of the top five teams was not decided solely by what the … Continue reading

Why A Move For Nani Away From Manchester United Is The Best Move

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The impending departure of Nani from Manchester United evokes more questions than answers. Undoubtedly talented, arguably the most skilful member of the present United squad, Nani is an enigma. His departure from the Premier League is certainly a negative in … Continue reading

James McCarthy Would Be An Ideal Signing For Arsenal, Spurs or Everton

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As the transfer season is now in full swing, one player that will arguably be crucial to the plight of several leading Premier League teams is James McCarthy. A skilled midfielder who has certainly achieved all he can at Wigan, … Continue reading

Time is Running Out For Arsenal To Secure Champions League Place

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As the sun sets on another enthralling Premier League season, Arsenal are once again vying for Champions League football. Is this a surprise? No. Is this unacceptable? Yes. Clearly, investment is a word often associated with Arsenal, but for many … Continue reading

The Problem with Manchester United Wingers Nani, Young and Valencia

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After watching Monday night’s somewhat fortunate victory over Reading, I was left with a keen sense of frustration at the inconsistent nature of the Manchester United wide men currently at the club. Obviously the performance of Nani exuded attacking flair … Continue reading

Why Danny Welbeck is Manchester United’s Weak Link

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Challenging on three fronts coming into February, Manchester United are beginning to draw comparisons with their 1999 treble winning team particularly in terms of their forward department. However, something is amiss. The continued presence of Danny Welbeck is baffling and … Continue reading

Is Criticism of Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney Really Justified?

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Since Manchester United’s opening game of the Premier League campaign, one player has attracted large pockets of criticism that to my mind is baffling. While it was clear from his lackluster display against Everton, Rooney isn’t yet 100%, but can … Continue reading

Everton: Unlikely Challengers for Premier League Glory

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While only two games have elapsed so far in the Premier League season, one of the most noticeable occurrences from these games has been the form of Everton. Certainly the Toffees are a side that have always garnered respect across … Continue reading

Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview: A Chance to Make A Statement of Intent

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Sunday’s clash between Liverpool and Manchester City certainly poses a lot of questions for both teams. Will Manchester City cope without the services of their talismanic Argentinian goal machine Sergio Aguero? Will Liverpool be able to nullify the threat of … Continue reading

Chelsea’s Side Is Riddled With Holes, But Does Di Matteo Have Time To Strengthen?

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The forthcoming Premier League season is arguably the most anticipated campaign in many years. The groundbreaking signing of Robin van Persie by Manchester United has certainly captured the imagination and notice of everyone involved in English football and therefore, before … Continue reading

Why I Still Believe Ireland Can Qualify for Euro 2012 Quarterfinals

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Certainly, Ireland’s first foray into international tournament football in over ten years did not yield the outcome many had hoped for. Nevertheless, in spite of being largely outplayed and surprisingly outfought by an athletic and silky Croatian team, Ireland’s tournament … Continue reading

Is the Premier League In Decline?

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For years the Premier League has been branded as the “best” league in modern day football. Yet as this season has shown, this statement can no longer be the case. The abject failure of many English clubs in Europe has … Continue reading

Why Wolves Should Not Have Sacked Mick McCarthy

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Having watched the gutless performance exhibited by the Wolverhampton Wanderers players yesterday, I was expecting a response but certainly not this. First off, Wolves is still in with a great chance of avoiding relegation and to get rid of the … Continue reading