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For the 2016/17 Team of the Season I have decided to go with a 4-3-1-2 formation that to an extent could actually play as a 4-3-3. This is as teams are season by season moving away from the traditional 4-4-2. The likes of Eden Hazard, Phillippe Coutinho and Romelu Lukaku did not make it, which will surprise some, but let’s look at the players that make the cut.
Goalkeeper
Tom Heaton (Burnley) – The 2016/17 season gave Heaton his second attempt to show us what he was about in the top division …

I used to go to the match with my dad and have a little chuckle to myself at all the little things that used to wind him up. It seemed like every foul was soft and they would never get away with it ‘in his day.’ It conjured up images of people in his day playing with two broken legs, a three tooth smile and a ball as heavy concrete. He wasn’t alone in this. To be honest he was relatively progressive in his football views in comparison to some …

It is awful, jarring, the equivalent of a scraping fishbone stuck in a football fan’s gullet.
It is a cringe-worthy television advert produced by Qatar Airways, starring the players of F.C. Barcelona.
If the advert did not exist, it would have to be invented. For there is no other existing piece of media that better encapsulates the worldview of football in the neo-liberal age. It is forty seconds of distilled ideology crystallised at its purest.
Juan Mata Leads Man United To Victory
The advert begins by zooming in on a mystical never never land-like …

There has been a lot of criticism of referees this season especially of late, after Martin Atkinson has failed to see critical decisions that seemed to the naked eye pretty straight forward. As we have all heard Mourinho has picked out minutes 30, 33, 43 and 69 to be the most critical point where Martin Atkinson really needed to do his job and failed. The most critical point of the game came on the 69th minute where Nemanja Matic was sent off for retaliating to what was a horrifying tackle …

A tantalizing end to last season saw Liverpool come within touching distance of a league title; 2 points adrift of eventual winners Manchester City come the final day. The result was many supporters of the club choosing to try and forget the 3 game collapse and rather look forward to a 3 month period of rest, recovery, and most importantly, progression. It seemed, going into the summer that with the right additions, and limited departures, 2014-15 season might just see that 19th league title come to Anfield.
Half a season, 1 …

Usually in the summer transfer window, Arsenal fans are left anxiously biting at their fingernails for their manager, Arsene Wenger, to make his first move. It usually ends up with last minute transfer panic buys, which, in past years, has led to the introduction of players such as Andre Santos and Park Chu-Young. However, in the summer of 2014, Wenger moved relatively early in a World Cup year to bring in players to improve the squad, in an attempt to compete for the league title and add quality, as he …

Mike Ashley is looking for his fifth permanent manager since buying Newcastle United in 2007 after Alan Pardew opted to head to South London and a three and a half year contract with his former club Crystal Palace.
Managing Director Lee Charnley along with Chief Scout Graham Carr will be tasked with appointing the man to replace the un-liked Pardew and hopefully winning over the Toon faithful in the process.
Many names have been mentioned and a few ex-players have chipped in with their suggestions…
Ill review the bookies favorites and a few …

Basketball and Football, two similar yet entirely different games. Same basic rules which are to score as many as you can before the end of the game, but the difference is so big you sometimes forget that they are so similar. With the obvious fact of Basketball is a ball being dribbled with hands and Football is a ball being dribbled with feet, there are other rules which make the sports almost opposites in a way. Basketball could improve the future of English football.
I believe this as if you look at …

On the 2nd January 2015 Liverpool’s captain Steven Gerrard announced his intention to leave Anfield at the end of the 14/15 English Premier League season after a 25 year link to the club he joined at 9 years of age.
After almost 700 appearances and 180 goals the Whiston born Midfielder is not signing the deal offered to him by the club and is moving to a non-competing club will that will not be lining up against his beloved Liverpool in the future, now this leaves a few options for future employment:

Australian A-league …

There is a common misconception from the outside that Tottenham fans expect too much, complain all the time and don’t deserve what they have. But from the inside, it is quite the opposite.
Treated to FIFA like corruption, constantly lied to on just about every big media circus, subjected to bizarre decisions, poor communication and ultimately the most inconsistent nonsense in the one place it matters, the pitch.
The only consistency that has taken place in my most memorable years as a Spurs fan, has been the chairman.
Levy is a broken record, …