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Author Archives: Oliver Rhodes

Who Will Be the Main Man at Manchester City?

Posted on by Oliver Rhodes

Every team has a player who the fans see as their knight in shining armor. Thousands call upon this player hoping to spark a response from the hero. Last season, Manchester City’s hero was Carlos Tevez. However, if City’s top … Continue reading

Manchester United Reclaim Community Shield

Posted on by Oliver Rhodes

Video: Community Shield: Man City/Man Utd Football fans watching the Community Shield on Sunday witnessed a truly great spectacle. In what was “just another friendly” according to Sir Alex Ferguson, the match itself was fitting for a FA Cup Final. … Continue reading

Joey Barton’s Twitter Outbursts Expose Bad Stench at Newcastle United

Posted on by Oliver Rhodes

Newcastle United’s return to the top-flight last season was largely enjoyable for Toon fans. The Magpies humiliated their closest rivals Sunderland, produced a stunning comeback against Arsenal and, most importantly, stayed clear of the relegation dogfight. The influence of both … Continue reading

Sunderland’s Steady Climb up the Premier League Ladder

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In recent seasons, Sunderland have continuously improved their position in the league table. Under the management of Steve Bruce, the Black Cats have shaken the shackles of relegation and have now become one of the Premier League’s more established teams. … Continue reading

How £40m Became the New £20m in the European Transfer Market

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Last decade, a price of around £20million could buy you a footballer who had incredible skill, a deadly finish or the vision of a hawk. In 2003, Barcelona paid Paris Saint-Germain €30million for Ronaldinho, who became an eventual Ballon d’Or … Continue reading

Andre Villas-Boas Takes Managerial Role at Chelsea, But Who’s in Charge?

Posted on by Oliver Rhodes

Andre Villas-Boas has become Chelsea’s seventh manager in eight years, after the club triggered the £13.2million release clause in his contract to Porto. It only took Villas-Boas one season to achieve fantastic success at the Portuguese club, which was obviously … Continue reading