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In The Stands: Premier League 2013/2014 Predictions

The Premier League is back and we for one are immensely excited at that. Clean slate. New managers. Fresh start. Here we go again but before that Premier League ball is kicked in anger let us offer you our hearty, honest predictions to this season. From the Gunners to the Hammers, every club and every fan have their own expectations for the new season. Pre-season is done, the transfer window is flapping and the managerial merry-go-round has finally settled. But despite changes to last season’s ... Continue Reading →

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich: Champions League Final Preview

Borussia Dortmund face off against arch-rivals Bayern Munich at Wembley in a mouth-watering, all German Champions League final clash with the eyes of the world watching. This is nothing new. Britain has been in this position before. Rumbustious Germans by the thousands plotting and penning a means towards descending on the capital. Different day, but the determination remains parallel except 74-years-ago they sought to come wearing the dark colours of Nazism. Today however, they come in peace donning ... Continue Reading →

England Should Eye Double Figure Victory over San Marino!

It is almost impossible to preview the upcoming World Cup qualifier between England and San Marino this week without reminding ourselves of that San Marino goal that inflicted a final ignominy on Graham Taylor when he was the England manager that ended England’s hopes of qualifying for the 1994 World Cup. The goal in question was scored by Davide Gualtieri and came just 8.3 seconds into the match after full back, Stuart Pearce, under hit his back pass to David Seaman and Gualtieri was on ... Continue Reading →

Man Utd Can Add To Brendan Rodgers Woes With Victory Over Liverpool

Manchester United will travel to Anfield on Sunday afternoon looking to compound Brendan Rodgers miserable start to life at Liverpool, who are without a win in the former Swansea manager’s first four games at the helm. Despite a return of just two points from a possible 12, it would appear that bookmakers are finding it hard to separate the two teams in the betting ahead of this clash with the visitors holding the narrowest of advantage according to the odds, with Bet365 quoting the away win ... Continue Reading →

Nicholas The ‘Psychic’ Llama Predicts England To Win Euro 2012!

The spirit of Paul the Octopus has reincarnated in the form of Nicholas the Llama who has predicted that England will win Euro 2012! The Llama from Sussex has history having correctly predicted Chelsea to win both the FA Cup and the Champions League final (well so did I – in fact I put a £15 stake on it!) and having been ‘consulted’ about England’s prospects come Euro 2012, has, well…brought forth good news. As well as predicting an overall England win, the Llama has ... Continue Reading →

In The Stands Euro 2012 Preview

The In The Stands team preview Euro 2012 before going on to give our predictions and thoughts ahead of the opening match. So after months of waiting, weeks of untold preparation and days of scouring for value, the summer’s showpiece football event is set to kick-off and of course we at In The Stands will be bringing forth the very best previews, round-ups, reactions and videos of all the events in Poland/Ukraine as they occur. Predicting a winner is difficult but not as hard ... Continue Reading →

Bayern Munich vs Chelsea Champions League Final Predictions

With the suspension almost at bursting point, the Crystal balls are out as the In The Stands team try to accurately predict who will win the Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea The Allianz Arena will the scene of European football’s showpiece event come 19 May as the two clubs clash for the right to be called kings of Europe. Bookies have Bayern Munich as favourites ahead of the match although the pervading feeling going into Munich’s final is that Chelsea have ... Continue Reading →

Premier League Final Match Day Predictions

The last day of the Premier League season is upon us and with the destination of the title, 3rd/4th place and the final relegation place yet to be decided, ITS makes its predictions. How can we sum up the last nine months? Ah, got it…many highs (well not if your a Wolves fan) coupled with plenty of lows (especially if you support Blackburn Rovers), shock results (ask any Wigan fan), poor displays (anybody been to Anfield recently?), eye watering thrashings (sorry Gooners), as well as supreme ... Continue Reading →

Fight for Fourth to be a Dandy!

In the English Premier League, fourth place is the mark of a successful season. Although no trophy is doled out for being number four, millions of pounds are. Earning the spot ensures that a team enters the UEFA Champions League in the upcoming season. For Arsenal’s manager, Arsene Wenger, the recent seasons’ fourth place results have secured his job. This year, there is heavy competition for this spot. The days of the “big four” are over as Liverpool has struggled and Manchester ... Continue Reading →

Liverpool vs Cardiff City: Carling Cup Final Preview

Cardiff City and Liverpool face-off in the League Cup Final at Wembley on Sunday with Kenny Dalglish’s men hoping to end their six-year trophy drought. Cardiff secured their passage into Sunday’s final after overcoming Crystal Palace on penalties in an edgy semi-final clash whilst Liverpool grabbed a 3-2 aggregate win over Premier League leaders Manchester City as they make their first appearance at the New Wembley Stadium. Unsurprisingly, bookies make the Reds overwhelming favourites to lift ... Continue Reading →

Could Lukas Podolski be the Next German to Join Arsenal?

The Polish born German international, Lukas Podolski, has largely failed to live up to the hype that encircled him during the 2006 Fifa World Cup. At that time, the powerful striker was 21 and seemed destined for greatness. He had just completed a move to German powerhouse Bayern Munich and played as a starter on the national team. He scored three goals in the tournament, developed a shoe line, and was well poised for stardom. However, his recent years seem to threaten that he was just another ... Continue Reading →

Manchester City vs Tottenham: Preview & Predictions

Manchester City and Tottenham are ready to lock horns at the Etihad Stadium in a potential Premier League title-defining clash which promises to be dynamite. For the past two season’s, Manchester City and Tottenham clashes have been largely contests to decide the squabble for the much-coveted fourth UEFA Champions League spot. In 2009 Peter Crouch’s late winner gave Harry Redknapp’s men a deserved 1-0 win and a place in the following season’s Champions League competition to boot. One year ... Continue Reading →