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Due to the competitive nature of the Premier League, there are now more ‘derby’ matches than ever before. While the traditional local derbies are still popular, rivalry fixtures have become much more important as these play a key role in the fate of the title race. Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal all feature highly in this list of the top five top flight derby matches but there are also others that may catch you by surprise. Here are our selections:

Manchester United vs Manchester City
One of the most important clashes …

The 2015-16 Premiership season is almost upon us, I will have a lot at each team and access what they have done thus far and what they possibly still need to do to achieve their target.
I shall split this into 3 parts, the first part being the hypothetical bottom seven, including the three promoted sides, and the four teams who survived the drop, (positions 14-17th), in the Premiership last season.
Bournemouth (Last season – 1st in the Championship)
The only times I have had to mention Bournemouth before the 2014/15 season was …

With the start of the 2015/16 Premier League season less than two weeks away, the transfer rumour mill is in full swing, no more so than at Newcastle United. Chairman Mike Ashley’s TV interview before the West Ham game to finish last season promised that more cash would be spent and it seems the controversial businessman has been true to his word.
Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic have come through the door at St. James Park, with defender Chancel Mbemba expected to be announced once visa and work permit issues are …

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 …

It’s a very interesting story concerning Newcastle United. This is a fantastic football club which has massively underachieved ever since the Premier League started way back in 1992. NUFC have had and still do have the foundations of a top 6 Premier League club. The fan base is phenomenal no one can ever criticise the Geordie faithful’s support through the good times and the bad. 52,000 pack into St James’ park every game, every season. Newcastle is a football city, the people live and breathe the game. However, constantly being let down …

What started off with an air of optimism to the new season, with the arrival of 9 new signings during the summer, including the likes of De Jong, Cabella and Rivieire, has turned into an all familiar debacle at St James’ Park.
Although defeated by the champions in our first game, we still left in high spirits following what was a promising performance, which seen the men in black and white dominate for large periods of the game, only to be outdone by 2 goals from the Manchester City counter attack.
A …

Anybody with half an eye on this seasons Premier League will know its been terrifically exciting and probably the most open its ever been. The entire bottom half  are within 8 points of one another and everyone in the top half has something to play for whether it be an Europa League position, champions league spot or aiming for the title itself which means every game is vital. So what better time to step up and give some outstanding performances, and who amongst others have been doing that? ENGLAND PLAYERS.
We’re …

Now its time to review the fortunes of three more clubs Man City, Newcastle and Sunderland. All can look forward to drama with one being the potential Champions, another striving for that wonderful European land and the other just trying to stay afloat. We start with the former champions:
Manchester City
Roberto Mancini achieved a  mediocre everything : results , table placings and  Champions League campaigns that often ended in tatters. Yet it became clearer and clearer that many sections of the press admired this rather impatience and often sulky looking individual. …

27 year old French international Yohan Cabaye has been tipped for an Arsenal move by fellow Newcastle team mate Massadio Haidara. It has been reported on French website footmercato that Haidara would rather Cabaye leave to Arsenal than French giants PSG.
Haidara states “He’s really a good person who works hard to be at this level. I am happy to play with such a player, he has the qualities to go to a bigger club than Newcastle yet”.
“Whether PSG or Arsenal, two big clubs, but I personally find that Arsenal would …

Already one of the more colourful figures to grace the English Premier League, Papiss Cisse may have taken a gamble with his Newcastle United career, following the latest incident in his chequered period at the club. A picture has appeared of him apparently enjoying a few hands of poker at a casino, just days after his refusal to don this season’s Newcastle shirt.
The Senegalese striker claimed the Wonga loan company sponsorship clashed with his religious convictions. Consequently he dropped out of the Magpies pre-season tour in Portugal on these …