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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 …

Following their defeat to West Ham, Wigan Athletic find themselves in the bottom three with six games left to their season; five in the league, and one at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup final. After they host Tottenham at home on 27th of April, Wigan face three tricky games in a week: a trip to West Brom, a home game against Swansea three days later, and a final played in front of nearly four times the capacity of the DW Stadium the following Saturday. Due to this year’s Champions …

It has been 2 months since Harry Redknapp officially took charge at QPR, and to the shock of many football fans, the club still remain at the bottom of the Premier League. However, as many know, Redknapp is not a manager to lose a relegation battle, but has even Harry himself left it too late?
Redknapp has become renowned for his famous escapes from the dreaded drop-zone, appropriately starting this trait in his first major coaching role at Bournemouth in 1982-83, where he was handed the manager’s position after a disappointing …

I think its important to make clear now that what I mean is the misery of being a mid-league, mid-table side that no one has any comment about.

Apart from a couple of seasons supporting Chelsea when Di Matteo was a player and a couple supporting Man Utd leading up to the triple I have been a Portsmouth supporter all my life. In this time I have seen my club sell John Aloisi for peanuts to Coventry, Robert Prosinecki keep the side out of relegation trouble single handedly, Harry Redknapp buying …

Liverpool vs Norwich
Liverpool have turned around their home form recently, with four wins out of five all accompanied by clean sheets, as Rodgers’ team displays a new-found solidity at Anfield. Joint-third in home goals conceded is an impressive statistic, and if new signing Daniel Sturridge can continue taking the goalscoring pressure of Luis Suarez, Liverpool could be on the up.
Norwich on the other hand look like they’re on the slide. After a ten-match unbeaten run was brutally ended by four consecutive defeats, their goalless draw with Newcastle at least stopped …

Supporters of the Sao Paulo outfit Palmeiras will have to come to terms with the fact that their club will be playing Serie B football in 2013 for the second time in their history.
Palmeiras’ relegation was confirmed on 18th November 2012 after a 1-1 away draw to Flamengo in Rio. And to rub salt into the wounds, they lost seven days later to another relegation outfit Atletico Goianiense 1-2 at home, which understandably made the partisan home crowd furious and pretty much summed up Palmeiras’ league season.
Amazingly though, in a …

Living in a Liverpool household is kind of awkward these days. Some of you live in the 1980s, singing tunelessly to Bon Jovi, and waving silk scarves on the way to matches. You think that Liverpool are still in contention for trophies. And some of you live in 2012, are thoroughly depressed with the state of modern music, and are convinced that Liverpool’s relegation is just around the corner for a team that will do, as the saying goes, ‘a Leeds’.
Leeds, of course, were the English champions of 1991, inspired by …

By Patrick Gleeson 
If I told you that I thought it would be a successful season for Aston Villa this time round, I would be lying.
Here’s why.
What worries me about Aston Villa, is the way the club seemed to implode last season. After a solid finish of 9th in the 2010/11 campaign under Gerard Houllier, The Villains changed the management team and ended the 2011/12 season in a miserable 16th place and only two points above the relegated Bolton Wanderers. When Houllier fell ill in April 2011 he left Villa by mutual consent …

I’ve been watching Forest since the 1990/91 season, my first game being a 1-1 draw against a QPR side containing the, at that time, dangerous Roy Wegerle who scored that day but his team were denied the points by a Garry Crosby penalty. I got thinking the other day about all the dross I have seen since then, missing out on the European Cup victories and dominance of the late 70’s and the league cup runs and high placed finishes of the mid-eighties. Although I missed out on them, these …

Few successful League climbing signings have been made during the 31 days of January, but Paul Jewell is hoping his Ipswich side can make two; to re-enforce his goal-leaking defence and climb The Championship table.
He does have food for thought; his side have conceded 47 goals so far this season. Leaving the Tractor Boys 12 points from the last play-off place and languishing in 19th position. Town`s defensive problems put them in the company of League 1 Chesterfield (conceded 45 goals) and League 2 teams Northampton Town, Bristol Rovers, AFC …