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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 →

10 Interesting Football Facts

Here are some interesting football facts (including fun Premier League and FA Cup stats to throw around before this weekend’s set of games). My personal favourite is the one about English managers – it may only be in the ‘Premier League’ era but after 20+ years it’s not a trend, it’s a problem.  Read the full article Tweet Continue Reading →

Chelsea and City realistically playing for second in the Premier League

The Premier League’s second and third placed sides meet at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, with Manchester City hosting Chelsea. Despite there being 12 games left in the domestic season, Premier League betting odds are suggesting that the title race is over due to Manchester United’s dominance, and that these two could well be battling it out for the runners-up berth.  Read the full article Tweet Continue Reading →

Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur Preview – Spurs looking for third straight win at Carrow Road

Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur English Premier League Carrow Road, Norwich Wednesday 30 January, 2013 19:45 GMT Tottenham Hotspur must beat 13th placed Norwich City if they are to maintain a gap from Everton in the race for the Champions League. A seventh win of the season for Norwich could see them go into the top half of the table if other results go their way.  Read the full article Tweet Continue Reading →

Betting odds for Premier League relegation – who would you pick for the drop?

The relegation battle in the Premier League always attracts considerable sports betting interest, and this season is no exception. There are a number of teams that have been dragged into the relegation fight, and with so few points between them it is difficult for sports betting fans to make the right call, when it comes to placing their bets.  Read the full article Tweet 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 →

Walcott’s contract situation on a knife-edge

Theo Walcott’s contract situation is finely-poised with less than 48 hours left in the transfer window, with the Arsenal winger’s future hanging in the balance. With less than a year left on his existing deal at the Emirates Stadium, the England international has refused a new five-year £75,000-a-week contract from the Gunners, with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool keeping tabs on the situation. With the attacker reportedly asking for a staggering £100,000-a-week to kick ... Continue Reading →

Manchester City’s squad depth hampered by financial constraints

Manchester City may be the Premier League’s biggest spenders in recent years but they’re still not through with building the ultimate football team. Problem is, the owners now want to practice financial prudence, something that does not sit well with a manager used to spending big. Manchester City have been surprisingly quiet in this summer’s transfer window, with Jack Rodwell the only notable addition to the Premier League-winning squad. Roberto Mancini has vocalised his desire to ... Continue Reading →

Full Premier League Fixture List 2012-2013

The Premier League fixture list for the upcoming 2012/2013 season has been revealed with champions Manchester City commencing their campaign against newly promoted Southampton. City will begin their title defence against Southampton whilst Manchester United face a tricky trip to Goodison Park to play Everton – a place where they have traditionally struggled. The two Manchester giants are the favourites to lift the Premier League trophy come May 2013 but footy lovers will have to wait a while ... Continue Reading →

Laudrup Capable Of Building On Foundations Laid By Rodgers At Swansea City

So what do Swansea City get for their money after securing the services of Michael Laudrup as their new manager in the wake of Brendan Rodgers departure to Liverpool? The first thing they get of course is the services of one of the greatest footballers to grace a football pitch inEuropein living memory. As a player, Laudrup was peerless, possessing incredible timing, he was two footed, highly intelligent, quick thinking with great strength and an unshakeable belief in bringing the best out of his ... Continue Reading →

Huge Pressure On Rodgers To Delivery Instant Success At Anfield

It will not be an easy transition for Brendan Rodgers as he makes the huge step up in club management from Swansea City to Liverpool after he was named the Reds new boss, replacing the departed Kenny Dalglish. Rodgers will be entering unchartered waters by taking over the Anfield hot-seat, following in the footsteps of some legendary managers and against who he will be compared. Names such as Shankly, Paisley and Dalglish and whilst not one of these three legends were originally from Liverpool themselves ... Continue Reading →

West Ham Promoted Back To The Premier League

West Ham have been promoted back to the Premier League after a 2-1 win over Blackpool in the Championship Playoff final Ricardo Vaz Te struck an 87th minute winner as the Hammers made an immediate return to the top-flight after being relegated in 2011. In an absorbing game it was Blackpool who started the brighter of the two having created three good goal scoring opportunities within the first 15 minutes. However, Sam Allardyce’s men are dogged and somewhat resistant and after waving the early ... Continue Reading →