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Written on 1 May 2016 | No Comments

Performance not good enough, conduct not good enough – Aston Villa’s captain apologises to fans and quits as team captain.
After years of decline, Gabby Agbonlahor has been praised for doing something right. The Aston Villa striker resigned as club captain on Thursday, after an investigation into his off-the-field conduct. Agbonlahor asked fans for their forgiveness saying “I do not deserve to carry out such a role anymore.”
The 29-year old player was pictured partying in Dubai last month causing anger amongst loyal fans. Photos of him smoking a shisha pipe spread …

Written on 27 Apr 2016 | No Comments

 
This season, more than any other in my recollection there has been so many brilliant signings made by so many teams. I think this may have been due to the potential money on offer for simply being in the Premier League next season, to earn £100 million for simply finishing bottom next season made it so important for teams to be there next season. Therefore the new teams and already existing teams, had to scour the UK, Europe and the World for the best talent to bring into the Premier …

Written on 12 Apr 2016 | No Comments

With the Premier League season almost coming to an end, we see that Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur have so far outclassed the rest of the competition. At the beginning of the season no one would have predicted that this would have been the outcome after 30+ weeks of play. This season has been a very odd one indeed as Southampton and West Ham are still very much in the top four.
Many EPL expert tips had the winner of Premier League as one of the teams that made the top four …

Written on 10 Apr 2016 | No Comments

On April 2, the emergency loan window closed for the final time. It has long been viewed by many as one of the factors that keeps lower-league clubs afloat, and capable of remaining in a healthy financial position. But now, FIFA is of the opinion that transfers – regardless of the circumstances – should only take place within its designated transfer windows, in a bid to ensure greater legislative consistency across the board.
It is clear as to what this will mean to clubs below the Premier League, where the decision …

Written on 28 Mar 2016 | No Comments

Aston Villa Football Club are an important club to the premier league and are one of the most popular English Teams supported across the world. They are backed by the Royal Prince himself and current Conservative party leader and Primeminister of England David Cameron. However, the support of the world’s Elite and the millions of global support has not been able to stop the ever sinking ship that is Aston Villa F.C. Once a top four club always competing in Europe’s biggest tournaments and attracting some of the biggest names …

Written on 20 Mar 2016 | No Comments

England fans are used to the same old pre-tournament concerns. Nervousness when key players seem to turn into glass dolls and shatter on the eve of major tournament’s. Hodgson’s men have a real opportunity to challenge the big guns this summer in the European Championships. Injury concerns is always a troubling trend especially amongst English players, as the gruesome club season comes to its conclusion. Currently; Rooney, Shaw, Oxlade-Chamberlian, Delph, Wilshere, Austin, and Young are all sidelined with long-term injuries. At least four of those are almost nailed on to …

Written on 8 Mar 2016 | No Comments

The race for promotion to the Premier League is shaping up to be a cracker! With just 11 games left there are still several teams fighting for automatic promotion, not to mention several vying for a play-off berth.
The top spot is held by Burnley however Middlesbrough, Hull and Brighton are all within touching distance. Derby find themselves safely in fifth place whilst Sheffield Wednesday, holding the final play-off spot, are under pressure from  Cardiff, Birmingham and Ipswich, snapping at the final play-off position. So who’s got what it takes to go up?
Burnley
After beating Lancashire …

Written on 23 Feb 2016 | One Comment

As of February 21st Leicester City stand, incredibly but unsurprisingly, top of the Barclaycard Premiership. Their clean, crisps and aggressive style of play as seen them take the Premier League by storm losing only three times this season to Arsenal home and away and Liverpool. Leicester are currently the league leaders with two points to spare from second place Tottenham, but only goal difference separates Spurs from Arsenal. This means should they hold their impressive spot at the top of the Premiership, not only would they be crowned the champions …

Written on 16 Feb 2016 | No Comments

The January transfer window was needless to say quite dull, no real major signings, few shipped out on loan and one or two shock moves, but for the Chinese Super League, it was a transfer window never to forget. It may be the transfer window that the Chinese national league stamped its mark on the game with some serious signings, and with big names comes big money. Of course the Chinese economy Is growing rapidly and it seems they’re investing into markets where the people will most certainly put their …

Written on 16 Feb 2016 | No Comments

Old Trafford, the once fortress like coliseum of entertaining and ruthless football is no longer apparent in more recent times. Scents of past glories gloom continually throughout the entire club. The rumble of the ever rising ‘noisy neighbours’ grows louder season by season. Never more than now.
The appointment of Pep Guardiola is will only increase demand to keep up with the chasing pack. Most notably Manchester City’s grip on English football has tighten. The class of players they have managed to sign, the fleeting success over the clubs academy system, the …