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Author Archives: Sebastian Shepard

This Summer May Be A Bad One For The EPL

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Will it be another Spanish summer? Or is there hope for England yet? No, I’m not talking about winning the World Cup; instead I’m talking about the glamorization of La Liga more and more at the expense of the Premier … Continue reading

Chelsea Should Sign Bastian Schweinsteiger This Summer

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With another FA Cup final, three games remaining on the Premier League fixture list and one point between Chelsea and second placed Manchester United, it may be a little premature for the Blue’s management and players to think about summer … Continue reading

Reasons Why Chelsea Won't Win the League

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For the entirety of the season, Chelsea have seemed poised to put insurmountable distance between  themselves and the nearest opposition.  Yet this moment never arrived.  Draws and losses, often at those crucial games, have seen them lose ground in the … Continue reading

Are the Best Young Players in the World Shunning the EPL?

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Who are the very best young players in the world?  For the purposes of this article, “young players” are those no older than 22. First there are the obvious: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Alexandre Pato, Francesc Fabregas, Karim Benzema, etc.  … Continue reading

Does Chelsea have a Frank Lampard problem?

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After 10 games, one might think that Frank Lampard, the engine and inspiration behind most of Chelsea’s offensive production over the past 5 seasons, has run into a torrid patch of form.  This is mostly due to his low goal … Continue reading

Proposed Caps to Halt Spending Are Bad for Football

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The inexplicable is often the standard in football.  The £14 million pounds Man City paid for Wayne Bridge is inexplicable.  Florent Malouda’s protean hairstyles are inexplicable.  Arsene Wenger’s ability to see zero penalties against Arsenal is inexplicable.  Yet even bearing … Continue reading

Why Aren’t English Teams Making Their Dominance Count in the Champions League?

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That the EPL is the best championship in the world is plain for everyone to see.  The teams are far and away the strongest, most physical, and quickest.  With exceptions to super teams like Barcelona, the four Premier League teams … Continue reading

Manchester United Must Sign Carlos Tevez

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Surely Manchester United must sign Carlos Tevez now.  With Cristiano Ronaldo off to Madrid, the Red Devils need a replacement that cannot be found in one player.  CR7 is a complete footballer, blessed with pace, power, dribbling, shooting, heading, free … Continue reading

This Year’s Champions League Final Will NOT Be Ronaldo vs Messi

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If you would believe various pundits, the annoying debate that many football fans have been subject to this year and last – Ronaldo vs. Messi – will come to its conclusion in the UCL final in Rome.  On the biggest … Continue reading

Is David Moyes Ready for a Big Four Management Position?

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David Moyes has spent over a decade managing clubs in English football, hitting his peak over the last couple of seasons after some strange yo-yo performances by the Merseyside club in prior years. He has earned a spot in the … Continue reading

2 Players Who Should Move On: Daniel Agger And Didier Drogba

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1. Didier Drogba Possibly the sulkiest striker at Chelsea, Didier Drogba has been constantly linked elsewhere since the departure of the Special One in 2007.  First Barcelona and La Liga, and then Inter and the Serie A tempted the hitman.  … Continue reading

Restructuring Chelsea

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This summer should be a restructuring time for Chelsea, when new faces are brought in everywhere. Manager:  If Guus Hiddink stays, this would be a great boon for Chelsea as so far, he seems to have instilled belief, or at … Continue reading

Liverpool Need to Relax if the Title Will Actually be Theirs

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The first noises started when Real Madrid were humbled at Anfield.  Then Liverpool managed to make up ground on United since what seems like the first time since the winter break with a thumping of the champions at Old Trafford.  … Continue reading

More Ballon d’Or Winners from the EPL, Please

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Why does the Premier League produce so few Ballon d’Or winners? This year’s edition of the Champions League has followed the script so far, and unless a major upset occurs in the quarter-finals, then at least one English team will … Continue reading