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Both very attacking minded teams, Liverpool and Manchester City will meet in their second game of the season, but how should Liverpool line up against the reigning champions of England? 

Despite the protestations from Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini that the 2014 Community Shield should be viewed as the climax of the previous season, the 2014-15 season’s curtain raiser witnessed an impressive 3-0 victory for the 2014 FA Cup winners Arsenal against last season’s Premier League Champions that was enough to suggest the Gunners will provide a serious challenge for City’s title this season. Picking up where he left off last season, the outstanding Aaron Ramsey looked fit and ready to lead that title challenge, which is seemingly increasingly credible …

With just under a month to go before the summer transfer window slams shut, the transfer activity of English Premier League clubs shows no sign of slowing down. Indeed, a recent report from Deloitte’s Sports Business Group stated that this years transfer window spend could surpass the record of £630m set in 2013.
While the big name and big money signings naturally attracting all the headlines, I’ve decided to take a close look at the ‘under-the-radar’ transfers that have happened so far this window.
The big names might help get bums on …

So, to the fourth in this series of 6 articles looking at the top 60 players in world football and probably the hardest list to select. In researching this list I realised our generation is blessed with a group of fantastic central midfielders and picking just 13 was very difficult. In fact, it proved too difficult and I had to choose 4 honourable mentions instead of just 3. I apologise and hope you will understand the difficulty. Thank you and please enjoy, comment, discuss, vent your outrage at my selections and read the …

The third in a series of six articles looking at the best 60 players in the world at the moment, we are now onto full-back having done golkeepers and centre-backs. Please enjoy, comment, discuss and read the next article; the top 10 central midfielders.
Full-backs
Honourable mentions:

Fabio Coentrao – A frustrating year for the 26 year old former Benfica man, playing second fiddle to Marcelo for club and having a disappointing World Cup for country. However, he is still an intelligent player, who is technically skilful and tactically versatile. Young enough to still …

Leading on from the top 10 goalkeepers in the world; I now present you the top 10 Centre-backs in the world. Remember, this is partly judged on recent performances and partly on permanent class. Enjoy, comment and discuss and remember to look out for the remaining four articles in this series of 6, the next one being the top 10 full-backs.
Centre-backs
Honourable mentions:

Diego Godin – An old school centre-half who bought into the ‘Simeone way’ from the very beginning to great effect. His dogged style and aerial prowess means he is now crucial …

So it has happened again! A footballer and his agent have hit the headlines, only this time it is in relation to the way the player has been allegedly treated by his club over… No! not money! not a new contract!… But by a football club not acknowledging his birthday! With the domestic season now drawing to a close and the transfer window now open we are now in a period until the 31st August when Sky Sports very own Jim White will bring down the hammer on what is …

This week the FA Commission released its first report on how it plans to improve the level of the English game and how it wants to increase the numbers of English players in the top flight. One if its main points is to oversee the implementation of B teams from the Premier League into a new 3rd division above the conference. This will comprise of what it hopes 10 B teams and the rest made up of conference sides promoted into this new league
Upon the release of the report the …

Four years ago Dwight Gayle was scoring for fun for non-league Stansted, last night he practically ended Liverpool’s final chance of lifting the Premier League title with two late goals for Crystal Palace.
The Walthamstow born striker, in his first season at Selhurst Park following his big money move from Peterborough United in the summer, came off the bench with his side three goals down as the Merseysiders were fully in control and cruising towards a 3-0 victory.
But after Damien Delaney had pulled one back for the Eagles, it was Gayle …

So the game at Anfield ended 2-0 to Chelsea, but both clubs were winners when it came to the PFA’s Premier League Team of the Year with six out of the eleven being named from the title contenders.
There were no surprises with Liverpool duo Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge named in the team alongside Eden Hazard and Steven Gerrard in the midfield. Chelsea stopper Petr Cech took the number one jersey with Gary Cahill also named.
Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure were also named along with Southampton duo Luke …