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Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 13

Southampton against Manchester City was the showpiece game of the weekend, following the home side’s superb start to the season. Mike Jones was the man in charge at St Mary’s and had a strange first 45 minutes. The most bizarre decision was to punish Sergio Aguero for a dive, when […]

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 12

Jack Wilshere was lucky to escape a red card, let alone a yellow on Saturday against Manchester United at the weekend. The midfielder fouled Marouane Fellaini, then showed dissent towards Mike Dean, in an aggressive manner, which warranted a yellow card I felt. Wilshere then turned to Fellaini and leaned […]

Best and the Worst Premier League Shirt Designs of 2014/15 Season

Like it or loathe it, soccer teams are into the fashion of changing kits every season — even third shirts, which 75% of the teams in the Premier League currently wear and sell. In today’s world of instant social media and commercialization it’s just as important to look good as being successful, so here is […]

Latest Premier League Odds On Who’ll Get Relegated

Typically, the approach to predicting the Premier League’s relegation candidates in pre-season goes like this: One, include the three newly promoted sides. Two, nclude three other teams that were just above the drop the previous season. And three, choose your least favorite mid-table team and assume they will have a […]

Hull City August-September Progress Report

Team strengths: Strength in depth, Hull City have a very impressive squad as a whole, something that would’ve been a necessity if their European adventure was as successful as they would’ve had hoped. Bringing in players with the skill and experience of Hatem Ben Arfa, Gaston Ramirez and Michael Dawson […]

Premier League Tactics Corner – Round 6

Through wide areas, Hull City has found a lot of its success, and Steven Naismith has become the centerpiece of Everton’s alternative system of play. Hull Raids The Flanks When Ahmed Elmohamady went on trial with Steve Bruce’s Sunderland in 2009, the Egyptian flank-raider changed his career. The Wearside club […]

Premier League Clubs Are Benefiting From Influx Of South American Players

European clubs have been increasingly snatching up South American players over the past few seasons. This summer, some of the most expensive player transfers involved South American footballers: James Rodriguez to Real Madrid (£63.2m), Luis Suarez to Barcelona (£65m) and Angel Di Maria to Manchester United (£59.7m). Players from this […]

Tom Huddlestone: England’s Untapped Midfield Resource

With the exception of a few die hard soccer fans, most viewers will not be rushing to the television to watch today’s Premier League encounter between Hull City and West Ham. Under Sam Allardyce, the Hammers have staggered to the start of the season with two losses in their opening three BPL fixtures. While […]

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Where Have All the Good Investigative Journalists Gone?

For football reporters, last season was an investigative journalist’s wet dream. There was Kia Joorabchian’s role in the Tevez and Mascherano loan signings. BBC’s Panorama lifted the lid off the bung scandal. Plus the riveting boardroom drama inside Arsenal. And these were just a few of the headlines. In comparison, […]

Poll: Surprise Team In La Liga

<a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1265079/” >Who do you think is the surprise team of La Liga so far this season?</a> <br /> <span style=”font-size:9px;”> (<a href=”http://www.polldaddy.com”> surveys</a>)</span>

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