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As a Leicester City fan I was recently very surprised to discover that a bookmaker had offered the foxes as favourites to win the Championship in the upcoming 2012/13 season.  This was ahead of Bolton, Wolves, Leeds, Blackburn and Cardiff who were given as the 2nd to 6th favourites respectively.
Despite a large input of money and constant statements of ambition from the Thai consortium currently owning Leicester, the 9th placed finish last season and inconstant results (Leicester didn’t record back to back victories until the middle of February) didn’t seem to give …

The post euro depression set in pretty rapidly after Spain’s mauling of the Italians, yet we can’t overlook this years Olympics which potentially could prove just as exciting as the Euros. At the very least it bridges the gap to everyone’s favourite game of the year The Community Shield and than a return to normality with our beloved Premiership. Spain are already been thrown around as the favourites as they will likely be for anything involving a ball for the next 30 years, other nations are fielding strong teams and …

My title may come across as harsh, but I will say from the start that the majority of English football writers/pundits do a good job. I enjoy reading match reports from a lot of the major papers to get different views as to how a specific game was played. And I also enjoy listening to podcasts such as the Sunday Supplement (cannot watch it live in Canada). But if you read/listen them enough you can realize that when it comes to predicting anything, they are wrong a lot …

For the third time in it’s history the FA Cup Semi-Finals see two local derbies back-to-back, with rivals from Liverpool and London both trying to book their place in the final of the FA Cup. A competition that all four clubs will consider winnable the FA Cup could change the season of all still involved into a success, but who will get this chance and a second trip to Wembley?

Everton – Liverpool
A great time honoured local rivalry that will see blue and red descend on London in swarms on Saturday …

Have you heard the breaking news this week? I’m pretty sure you have as it has been all over the newspapers and internet. England manager Fabio Capello has resigned. This has come as a result of a meeting that Fabio and the FA had on Wednesday night. There have been many views from the likes of Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer that mainly say that the next manager has to be English. Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp is being tipped for the job, but there are other options that the …

With the increasing influence of money in the modern game, I cannot help but fear for the so called ‘unattractive’ clubs in the Premier League.
As the wealthy clubs continue to prosper, the gulf between ‘the rich’ and ‘the rest’ continues to grow. Manchester City have struck lucky, attracted investment and now have a seemingly bottomless pit of transfer funds at their disposal. They proved an attractive choice for the would-be investors given their geographical location, stadium and reputation at the time of investment – not to mention the challenge of …

Last night (Tuesday) saw a ten man Manchester City side cruise to a 3-0 victory against Northern neighbours Liverpool. Liverpool fans will be all too familiar with the scenes coming from the Etihad stadium, as the Merseysiders were probably the better side, enjoying 64% of possession and taking more shots, however their toothless attack was once again their downfall, as most of this possession was in front of their opponents back four, and they struggled to penetrate a well organised Man. City defence. Ultimately it is Liverpool’s inadequacy in front …

An exciting and pulsating start to proceedings has graced the first half of the Premier League season. We’ve had extraordinary games, huge ongoing controversies, and the ever present antics of our dear friend “Mario Balotelli”. Love him or hate him, either way there’s no way you can question his persistent enthusiasm to make the headlines.
To note some significant achievements; a formidable Manchester City side have revealed themselves in shining colours playing attractive Football, winning the odd game by a huge margin, most notably beating Manchester United in their emphatic 6-1 triumph. It seems …

This is the penultimate of the Top 100 Players countdown from 20th-11th place on our chart, which will be completed on New Year’s Eve. I thought I would start this blog by making my predictions on what will happen in the next year; don’t forget to bring this up in the unlikely event that a prediction is horribly wrong. In the Premier League, I think that Manchester City will win the title, the Lancashire trio of Bolton, Blackburn and Wigan will get relegated and Harry Redknapp will get the England …

Entering the exciting January with the transfer window reopened, the Premier League team managers will be active in looking for useful addition(s) to their squads. We witnessed success of January inputs in the past: Evra and Vidic in 2005, Rodallega to Wigan in 2009, Andrei Arshavin arriving in London in the same year; and of course, there are ones that don’t work too and cost up to 50 million (you know who he is)!

This year, Tevez has already got his suitcase packed, and Anelka is ready to enjoy some dim …