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Now Mark Hughes Knows Exactly What’s Required

When Mark Hughes agreed to replace Sven Goran Eriksson last summer, no doubt he knew things would be interesting at Manchester City, it very rarely isn’t in the sky blue half of Manchester, but I doubt he’d have expected anything like the events that ultimately played out. What with the […]

Can Manchester City Win The UEFA CUP?

Could Manchester City finally put their 33 year major trophy drought to bed this season by winning the UEFA Cup this season? Why not, what  with Ajax crashing out last night at the hands of Marseille and Zenit St Petersburg and CSKA Moscow losing today, the competition for the trophy […]

Man City Finish Transfer Window Back Where They Started

When the financial and managerial reins to Manchester City Football Club changed hands early on this season for the second time in fairly quick succession on both fronts, this time with the Blues having instantly catapulted to the top of the world football rich list, everyone’s attention immediately turned to […]

Defoe Joins The Boomerang Gang

When Jermain Defoe rejoined Tottenham yesterday, he became the newest member of an extremely unique club that has seen it’s membership dwindle over the last few seasons. Very few players rejoin a club they used to play for whilst at the peak of their powers but Defoe returns to Tottenham […]

The Race to Replace Sir Alex

Neither a flying pizza nor a kick in the shin could fell him, but Sir Alex Ferguson is 66-years-old.  He will retire at some point.  Manchester United manager for 22 years, Ferguson’s teams have won 10 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League Finals.  His run must, […]

Hughes the wrong man for the Abu Dhabi United Group?

One point off the relegation zone is the last place Sheikh Mansour would have expected Manchester City to be when he took over at Eastlands in September. Now with the club verging on a relegation battle rather than one for a Champions League place must have the ADUG questioning whether […]

Top Heavy City Struggle With Flair

Watching Manchester City yesterday left me in no doubt as to the scale of the issues currently affecting Mark Hughes team and the dreadful run of form they currently find themselves in. With 4 wins, 1 draw and 7 defeats so far in the Premier League, the optimism that greeted […]

How Chelsea Ruined Shaun Wright-Phillips

The way Chelsea Football Club ruined Shaun Wright-Phillips is a travesty. Go back in time to 2005 and the dimunitive winger was tearing down the right wing at the City Of Manchester Stadium. The player was such a joy to watch as he took on players and went on mazy […]

Are Manchester City About To Go Into Meltdown?

When the Vedran Corluka story broke on Thursday, it seemed nothing more than transfer speculation hitting the news wires, stoked by the usual rumour mongers and agents, desperately trying to earn a bit of corn for themselves, pushing a transfer through. Manchester City denied it, Tottenham didn’t mention it and […]

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Stoke City Home Jersey For 09/10 Season Revealed

Photographs of the new Stoke City home jersey for the 2009-2010 season have been revealed on the club’a web site featuring the familiar red and white stripe design of one of the most historic clubs in English football. Designed and manufactured by Le Coq Sportif, the new design is the […]

Premier League Referee Howard Webb Retires From Officiating

In a surprise announcement made today, the Premier League released a statement saying that Howard Webb was officially retiring as a match referee and would be appointed technical director of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL). Webb will now be responsible for overseeing the technical direction and standards that […]

Chile vs. Uruguay predicted lineups and team news

Hosts Chile play holders Uruguay in the first quarter-final of the 2015 Copa America tournament at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos. The two sides come into this match under much different circumstances. Chile were impressive in their group and picked up seven of the nine available points to finish […]

EPL Talk Podcast: Simon Kuper in Miami

Host Kartik Krishnaiyer had the opportunity to sit down with acclaimed author and Financial Times columnist Simon Kuper in Miami this week and discussed among other things – The integration of the Dutch National Team with racial minorities – The future of Serie A – the legacy of World War […]

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