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Written on 11 Feb 2016 | No Comments

Arsene Wenger’s men need to step up or risk damaging the legacy of the professor.
Champions Chelsea struggling to regain their title winning form shown last season, Manchester United still in transition with the uncertainty over Louis Van Gaal’s future and Manchester City failing to show the consistency that is needed to win the league title. All these factors taken into account the most obvious answer would be that Arsenal are set to win their first title since 2004, though it seems they are making very hard work of it.
For years …

Written on 10 Feb 2016 | No Comments

Zinedine Zidane goes down in history as one of the greatest midfielders who ever graced a football pitch. Now the French International has been given the chance to become one of the greatest managers after taking over the reins from Rafael Benitez, who came under criticism from the Real Madrid president after he believed the results just weren’t good enough. Real Madrid has a homely feel for Zinedine as he spent the final stages of his career at the capital club from 2001 to 2006. Also his 4 children Enzo, …

Written on 9 Feb 2016 | No Comments

There are many different ways of telling the amazing story of Leicester City, different points in time to start the story and different theories behind its remarkable nature. 
Rightly, many of the stories cite the years in the faceless doldrums of multiple owners, managers and seemingly endless amount of players on a conveyer belt passing them in and out of the club. However this story is less about those years. Instead, this one focusses on the last three years and why and how this remarkable story can be made more understandable, …

Written on 24 Jan 2016 | No Comments

This ‘soap opera’ of a Premier League Season thus far continues to enthral, surprise and entertain us with each week. The main storyline being Leicester City’s unexpected title tilt. With unpredictable results providing intriguing plot twists, this season is actually playing out more like a ‘Telenovela’. It is highly unlikely that we shall get another campaign as schizophrenic as we have so far witnessed again anytime soon.
Each week, we tune in expecting them to fall out of the frame, allowing a more familiar played out scenario to take charge, one …

Written on 4 Jan 2016 | No Comments

When Philippe Coutinho was chosen by his peers as part of the PFA’s 2015 Premier League Team of the Year, it seemed as though the world was about to fall at his feet.
His prodigious natural talent had seen him entrusted as playmaker-in-chief and potential heir to Luis Suarez as Liverpool’s most talismanic player. It suggested that better times were looming large on the horizon for both the player and the club, despite the team’s laboured efforts on the pitch and the largely clueless management of Brendan Rodgers.
Fast forward seven months …

Written on 20 Dec 2015 | No Comments

Been thinking about writing a blog for a long time and thought Derek Mcinnes’s 100 league games in charge of my beloved dons would be a good place to start.
I want to write the type of blog the captures my passion for my team, so on a home match day I will try to write what I think before I have herd what pundits have to say and I have seen any replays.
As I said this is about Derek’s 100 league games in charge. I think the stats is a …

Written on 16 Dec 2015 | No Comments

It is not very often that a manager will lead his players to salute the fans after his team draws. Jurgen Klopp is not like any other managers, though, and he did just that. At the end of the game against West Brom on Sunday, the manager led the Liverpool players to the Kop where they all saluted the fans for the support they gave.
Liverpool was 2 – 1 down against West Brom until the 96th minutes. Divock Origi managed to rescue a point for the Red thanks to a …

Written on 22 Nov 2015 | No Comments

There was a lot of negativity at Hillsborough over the summer with the sudden departure of Stuart Gray whom did a great job on a small-ish budget, but left with some dour performances as well the 1-2 defeat to Leeds at home springs to mind. Further added to the price of tickets as well, which were hiked up to pay for the new pitch, new scoreboard and extensive player recruitment. We also then hired an unheard manager to take us forward, and completely overhauled our playing style. Risky stuff!
What has …

Written on 19 Nov 2015 | No Comments

An emotionally charged rendition of ‘La Marseillaise’ set the scene for an International friendly fixture between France and England on Tuesday night. Both sets of players and supporters sang the French national anthem as the Wembley arch was lit up in bright red, white and blue.
This show of solidarity, for the unspeakable atrocities in Paris, then materialised into a half-decent game of football that the home side won 2-0.
England fielded their youngest team for over half a century and were the better side throughout. The Tottenham trio of Eric Dier, …

Written on 10 Nov 2015 | No Comments

Another season, another mediocre Liverpool start. Life post-Suarez has yielded little. The man scripted to fill his void is in treatment more than on turf. Brendan Rodgers (may his character rest in peace) has wasted millions on failing, baby-faced ‘prodigies’ from far-flung leagues. Yet again, us Never-Walk-Alone-ers have to bear the likes of Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva, patrolling a midfield once occupied by Gerrard and Alonso. My tears could fill the Mersey twice over.
Rodgers, the epitome of a managerial enigma, has gone. It was only a matter of time. …