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Author Archives: Sam Dalton

Manchester United Could be in for a Rough Ride at Fulham

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Despite their current supremacy, their abundance of exquisite footballers and their unwavering determination to succeed on all fronts, Manchester United may find an FA Cup sixth round trip to Craven Cottage a difficult challenge to overcome tomorrow. Sir Alex Ferguson’s … Continue reading

Sky Sports Mock ITV over Missed Goal Blunder

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During Saturday morning’s Soccer AM programme on Sky Sports, the programme mocked ITV’s midweek blunder of showing adverts instead of Everton’s winner against Liverpool in the FA Cup. Just as studio guest John Barnes was about to show everyone how … Continue reading

It is Time for The World Cup to Come Home, to England

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FIFA have a massive decision to make in December 2010: who will host the 2018 World Cup? There are many strong contenders to stage the tournament, from Australia to Russia, but there should really only be one country in FIFA’s … Continue reading

Just One of Those Horrible Nights for Liverpool…

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January was a difficult month for Liverpool, from the frustrating draws to the distracting court hearings, and, though February began in encouraging fashion with the defeat of Chelsea, things continue to be miserable for Rafael Benitez and his men, with … Continue reading

Disgraceful FIFA Need Rules Shake-up after Boswinga Let-off

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When I first saw the news that Chelsea defender Jose Bosingwa will not be punished for his blatant stamp on the back of Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun in yesterday’s Premier League clash, my first reaction was one of complete and … Continue reading

Selling Robbie Keane Could Be a Huge Mistake for Liverpool

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Having only scored five goals in the league and two in the Champions League, you might not think that letting Robbie Keane re-sign for Tottenham would be a particularly bad decision for Liverpool. But the Anfield staff and board should … Continue reading

Only a Miracle Will Save Premier League for Liverpool

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So much has gone wrong for Liverpool in January. They have recorded no league wins, their captain has appeared in court, their manager got himself involved in stupid mind games with Sir Alex Ferguson and Everton forced them into a … Continue reading

D-Day Approaches for Tottenham

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There are strong rumours today that Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of signing Portsmouth striker Jermain Defoe and Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing; two arrivals that could be hugely important in the club’s push to stay in the Premier League. … Continue reading

FA Cup Action Shows That the Romance is Not Evaporating

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Though it would be fair to say that the past weekend of FA Cup football has not produced a great number of real shocks, it would be totally unreasonable to suggest that the smaller sides from the lower divisions have … Continue reading

Liverpool End Anfield Drought with Impressive Bolton Hammering

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By Sam Dalton at Anfield Liverpool’s last three home performances in the league have drawn stinging criticism for a lack of creativity and spark in front of goal, and rightly so, but on Boxing Day the recent Anfield drought came … Continue reading

Arsene Wenger Slams Referees After Graham Poll Highlights Weaknesses in Officials

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It was on Monday night, when Graham Poll was speaking live on Setanta Sports in the aftermath of John Terry’s controversial dismissal against Everton, that a serious weakness in top flight referees was revealed. Poll claimed that even the best … Continue reading

Top Three Set for Intriguing Premier League Showdown

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This season’s Premier League title race is turning into more of a 1500m running race, with the two front-runners too reluctant to step into first position because they are so worried that the competitor they are fiercely battling with will … Continue reading

Kinnear Must Stay On as Newcastle Seek Stability

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It is not quite time for the champagne to come out at St James Park after Newcastle finally won their second match of the season against West Bromwich Albion and lifted themselves out of the drop zone, though for a … Continue reading

Curbishley and Keegan Prove Foreign Owners Should Lerner from Randy

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If the decisions that Alan Curbishley and Kevin Keegan took earlier this season to leave their respective Premier League clubs doesn’t serve as good enough evidence to foreign owners that trying to get involved with matters on the pitch is … Continue reading

Ramos Faces Axe at Spurs Unless Results Improve

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The last time Tottenham endured such a poor start to a season was the year the Titanic went down, and if the dreadful results continue at White Hart Lane in the coming weeks then manager Juande Ramos will be the … Continue reading

Berbatov Sparking Manchester United Revival

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Manchester United were not quite home and dry at a sodden Ewood Park yesterday evening but so comfortable was their victory over Blackburn Rovers that they must’ve felt as relaxed as if they were enjoying a kick-about in their own … Continue reading

Strong Start Gives Liverpool Platform to Glory

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Liverpool’s performances in the early stages of this campaign may not have been pretty, but with the club sitting level on points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League and having earned two victories from two games in … Continue reading

Babel and Riera Key for Liverpool

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Following Albert Riera’s timely arrival at Liverpool on the last day of the transfer window, Rafa Benitez finally has two good wide players to deploy in his line-up who he can trust to produce excellent performances consistently. Ryan Babel can … Continue reading