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Tag Archives: english premier league

Reasons Why Tottenham Hotspur Won’t Make The Top 4

Posted on by Saad Rashid
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The appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham Hotspur manager brought a sudden feeling of optimism to the club. While Tim Sherwood had stepped in and performed admirably, Pochettino’s success at Southampton convinced chairman Daniel Levy that he was the man … Continue reading

How Chelsea Can Put Teams That ‘Park The Bus’ To The Sword

Posted on by Saad Rashid
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Jose Mourinho’s first season back in charge at Chelsea FC did not go according to plan. A key victory over Manchester City at the Etihad in early February had established them well and truly in the title race. They followed … Continue reading

First-Hand Experience Recount of Tottenham Away at Stamford Bridge

Posted on by Andrew Puopolo
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Away days; a tradition cherished amongst sports fans in Europe but almost unheard of in the United States. To be put quite simply, there is no experience for a sports fan that can compare to an away day in the … Continue reading

Arsenal Goalkeeper Emi Martinez Making The Most of His Opportunity

Posted on by Chris Moore
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In most instances, when a team is forced to go to their third choice goalkeeper following injuries to the first two shot stoppers, there is a drastic difference in the team’s defensive makeup. In Arsenal’s situation, this is not the … Continue reading

Liverpool Are Still Well And Truly Haunted by Last Season’s Title Slip

Posted on by Gary Driver
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It’s currently 24 years since Liverpool Football Club were the Champions of England, during that time they have been crowned Champions of Europe, but still that elusive and coveted 19th league title remains beyond their grasp. The last time Liverpool … Continue reading

Player Ratings: Arsenal 1 Southampton 0

Posted on by Chris Moore
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The Gunners left it late once again, as Alexis Sanchez scored the winning goal in the 89th minute of the match to get Arsenal within three points of third place Southampton. Arsenal mostly dominated many of the categories throughout the match, … Continue reading

Previewing Newcastle United’s Lineup Against Burnley

Posted on by Chris Paraskevas
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After a six-match winning run in all competitions came to an end against West Ham, Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew now faces a stern test of his tactical acumen. Despite having a lengthy injury list to contend with throughout the … Continue reading

A Change to The Penalty Law – Triple Punishment to be Reviewed

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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A striker is through on goal and hares into the penalty area with just the keeper to beat.   The last covering defender though has a chance to make a last ditch tackle and prevent the striker from getting a shot … Continue reading

Premier League Tactics Corner; Analyzing West Brom’s Lack of Pressing

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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When a smaller club plays a bigger club, it isn’t rare to see the smaller club play outstanding soccer for about 10 minutes before being beaten back by the better side. This was the case when Arsenal played West Bromwich … Continue reading

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 13

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
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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 … Continue reading

Why Sam Allardyce Must Manage His Striking Options Carefully Now Andy Carroll Has Returned

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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West Ham United have enjoyed a start to the 2014-15 season that very few could have predicted last August. After a summer of speculation regarding the future of manager Sam Allardyce, as well as disharmony amongst a fan-base unsupportive of … Continue reading

Moussa Sissoko Has Been Key to Newcastle United’s Upturn in Fortunes

Posted on by Chris Paraskevas

When Moussa Sissoko burst into the English Premier League in January of 2013, it seemed the competition had welcomed a new superstar. A powerhouse display in his second outing for the club – scoring the equalizing and winning goals in … Continue reading

English Premier League Would be Better if ‘Smaller’ Teams Could Win Titles

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Admittedly I am a newer soccer fan. The 2006 World Cup helped me truly fall in love with the beautiful game to the point where I began to actively follow it online and on TV. Since that World Cup, I … Continue reading

Premier League Could be Set to Introduce Friday Night Matches

Posted on by Chris Moore
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With the battle for the new Barclays Premier League television rights set to begin at the start of the New Year, it is understood that the competing networks are keen on producing Friday night matches in the near future. BT … Continue reading

Premier League Tactics Corner; Analyzing Louis van Gaal’s Use of Pressing Tactics

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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When talking about tactics, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype over a formation and entirely ignore the system. There is a lot more thought put into the intricacies of how a team functions on a pitch than … Continue reading

Arsenal Has Dilemma With The Wenger And Klopp Situation

Posted on by Chris Moore
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At 65 years of age, Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger is most likely nearing the end of an outstanding career as a soccer manager.  Since going from a relatively little-known manager to being appointed as Arsenal’s leader in 1996, Wenger has … Continue reading

2 Main Issues That Arsenal Need To Address

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Despite dominating both possession and shots, Arsenal fell to defeat at the hands of Manchester United on Saturday at The Emirates.  The 2-1 loss not only saw the Gunners drop down to eighth in the Premier League standings, but it … Continue reading

Read Our Progress Report on Leicester City’s Performances for October-November

Posted on by Jord Willis
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Our previous progress report on Leicester City’s opening to the season left the reader with one resounding message – if Leicester continue as they started, they would survive relegation from the Premier League. However, after strong draws against Everton and … Continue reading