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Author Archives: Rob Kotoviets

Manchester United vs Swansea City Player Ratings; Premier League

Posted on by Rob Kotoviets

Going with his original 3-4-1-2 Dutch setup, Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United was clearly still getting used to the new formation against a Welsh team that pressed. In the second half United switched to a 4-4-1-1 formation. but Swansea manager … Continue reading

Belgium Footballers Who Are Making an Impact in the Premier League

Posted on by Rob Kotoviets

Since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, various footballers from all over the planet have displayed their skill and talent in what is arguably the most competitive league in the world. We have seen a Dutch invasion, a … Continue reading

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Why the Time is Right for Roberto Di Matteo to Return to Management in the Premier League

Posted on by Rob Kotoviets

Despite sources in Italy saying that Roberto Di Matteo may not be interested in the Sunderland job, Sunderland’s Director of Football Roberto De Fanti is recommending Di Matteo for the manager position, but Ellis Short and the Sunderland staff have … Continue reading

League Cup Third Round Preview Including Manchester United vs Liverpool

Posted on by Rob Kotoviets

This week marks the third round of the Football Association League Cup, better known these days as the Capital One Cup. But before we get to the preview, here’s some history regarding how the tournament first started. In the late … Continue reading

6 Memorable Moments From the Manchester Derbies, 2001 to 2012

Posted on by Rob Kotoviets

As the classic A Tale Of Two Cities begins, “It was the best of the times, it was the worst of times.” However this weekend’s protagonists have a long and fabled history against one another with the backdrop being the … Continue reading

Wiley 2–Hull 1: The Men in Black

Posted on by Rob Kotoviets

If today’s opening match fixture was a litmus test for the rest of the premier league season, my bet is on the match officials. As soon as the match kicked off I had that gut feeling of “here we go … Continue reading

Total Loyalty

Posted on by Rob Kotoviets

First a shout out to our readers in Canada. Happy Canada Day! In a world where loyalty is hard to come by, it’s still nice to know that in some part of the world it still exists. Case in point, … Continue reading

Ruud Is Better Than Berba

Posted on by Rob Kotoviets

I never thought I would say this, but I miss Ruud van Nistelrooy. I know he had his critics, but he was the right fit for United. It’s unfortunate that not playing him in the 2006 Carling Cup final in … Continue reading

Red Card Rising

Posted on by Rob Kotoviets

Not since the fall of the Soviet Union has there been a menacing force like the red card. It somehow magically appears out of thin air, from the referee’s pocket to rear its ugly head. The red card is to … Continue reading