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Author Archives: Michael Schwartz

Robin van Persie Heroics Mask Manchester United’s Glaring Weaknesses

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What else could you really expect from Sir Alex Ferguson’s 1,000 Premier League match? On a waterlogged pitch against a hungry Southampton squad on the verge of a statement win, Manchester United’s most sensational summer acquisition, Robin van Persie, saved … Continue reading

8 EPL Transfer Deals That Could Go Down to the Wire

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In the final days of the transfer season which concludes on August 31, there could be a number of summer sagas and last-minute deals that can be resolved. With Deadline Day fast approaching, let’s take a look at eight potential … Continue reading

Chelsea Will Struggle to Score Goals This Season

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After a strange year of turbulent highs and lows, Chelsea will prepare for the future with a squad full of new, exciting additions. Chelsea was a massive disappointment in England as they finished sixth after the the Andre Villas-Boas experiment … Continue reading

Solving Manchester United’s Left Back Conundrum

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As Manchester United continues to be embroiled in transfer sagas involving Brazilian starlet Lucas Moura and Arsenal’s Robin Van Persie, another position that hasn’t been addressed is who can provide cover for an aging Patrice Evra at left back. Fabio, … Continue reading

Why Manchester United Should Sign Joao Moutinho

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The state of Manchester United’s midfield continues to be one of the main talking points of the transfer season. Unlike last summer where United failed to make any new additions to bolster their midfield, the Red Devils have signed attacking … Continue reading

Despite Being on the Verge of Greatness, Spain is Easy to Root Against

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Back in Euro 2008, the style of play Spain engineered attracted awe and acclaim from pundits and fans all over the world. Their form of free-flowing passes was beautiful to watch as they broke down overwhelmed opponents. As Spain won … Continue reading

England Must Focus On Their Central Midfield for Brazil 2014

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As England’s run through the Euro ended in a painfully familiar fashion, all hope of an improbable run concluded bluntly on penalties. After the match, manager Roy Hodgson focused on the positive aspects of England’s four matches. He remained proud … Continue reading

England vs Italy, Euro 2012 Quarterfinal: Open Thread

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England vs Italy 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy England and Italy shirts England team: Hart, Johnson, Terry, Lescott, Cole, Milner, Parker, Gerrard, Young, Rooney and Welbeck. Two titans of international football will square off on Sunday as the redemptive Three Lions take on the experienced … Continue reading

Why Ireland May Be the Dark Horse of Euro 2012

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In the past two European Championships, there have been teams that went far despite low expectations. Whether it was Greece in 2004 or Russia in 2008, there seems to be a recent trend of at least one team making a … Continue reading

England Needs to Play Ugly to Stand Any Chance at Euro 2012

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In the final days before Euro 2012 kicks off, questions abound over how far England can realistically go this summer. As the injuries continue to mount, optimism steadily decreases over England’s chances. Yet, could lowered expectations work in England’s favor? … Continue reading

Positions Where Manchester United Needs to Strengthen

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In the aftermath of Manchester City’s stunning finish, Manchester United will prepare to bounce back after falling just short of their twentieth title. With City’s first Premier League championship since 1968, many believe that this could be the start of … Continue reading

Who Should Start Up Front for England at Euro 2012?

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With the appointment of the experienced Roy Hodgson as the newest manager of the Three Lions, there is hope that England can make a run at this year’s European Championship. After all the controversy and negative media attention that makes … Continue reading

Liverpool on the Verge of Signing Uruguayan Defender Sebastian Coates

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With big expectations this year, Liverpool has been busy as ever in the transfer market though most of their acquisitions have been to their midfield. Only recently did Liverpool start addressing their defensive concerns by signing left back Jose Enrique … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Gameweek 3

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I’m back again — this time with tips for the Fantasy Premier League instead of ESPN’s Premier Fantasy — with some potential transfer targets that should be watched for Gameweek 3 and beyond. Michel Vorm (£4.0 million) When trying to … Continue reading

Remember the Name Paul Pogba, A Man United Star In The Making

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On August 5, Manchester United honored Paul Scholes with a testimonial match in celebration of his retirement after a distinguished 17 year career with the Red Devils. It was a fantastic night for Scholes who closed his career with a … Continue reading

ESPN Premier Fantasy: Tips On Who to Add to Your Team

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After months of anticipation, it is hard to believe that the first weekend of the Premier League has already come and gone. As we all look ahead to the second week, here are some additions that should be made to … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Steals and Busts

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As the Premier League commences this weekend, I can’t wait for what promises to be a lively and exciting season ahead. With that, the joy of Fantasy Premier League has returned which promises to be an absorbing hobby for all … Continue reading

What Impact Will Charles N’Zogbia Have At Aston Villa?

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It has been an eventful summer for Aston Villa as several key players have left the squad including most notably, Ashley Young and Stewart Downing. With the loss of the two key wingers, new manager Alex McLeish must have thought … Continue reading