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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 seasons Barclays Premiership has seen many extraordinary achievements. Sir Alex Ferguson claiming Manchester United’s 19th Premier League crown, Arsenal defying the impossible in achieving yet another trophy less season and Birmingham City defeating Arsene Wenger’s charges in a topsy-turvy Carling Cup Final to name but a few.
As incredible as each mentioned have been all will certainly, for this writer at least, pale into insignificance if Ian Holloway’s Blackpool can survive the relegation trapdoor by claiming a result at champions Manchester United this coming ‘Survival’ Sunday.
Written off by anyone who’s …

At the start of the 2010-11 season few would have predicted Ian Holloway’s Blackpool would be sitting in 17th place in the Premier League with just two games left to play. A victory in their final home game against Bolton Wanderers on 14th May could just be enough to secure a second season in the top flight.

The club’s Premier League future looked even brighter at the turn of 2011. Unbeaten in five – winning three of those games – and sitting comfortably in mid-table fans were starting to look up …

Although Chelsea spent around £70 million, Liverpool paid £57.8m for two strikers and Aston Villa paid £24 million on a goal machine it looks like Wolverhampton Wanderers may have made the most important signings in January.
Staring relegation in the face going into the transfer window wolves spent just £500,000 but their two signings are helping to drag them away from the drop.  In 18th and unbeaten in four games including a 3-3 draw with Spurs and an away win at Villa, Wolves are full of confidence which wasn’t there at the start …

I was watching Match of the Day last night and seeing two hotly contested games; Liverpool v Man Utd and Wolves v Tottenham. If you follow either of these teams, you will know that the games yesterday each consisted of some debatable incidents that have left groups of fans seething! I aim to discuss the incidents from BOTH GAMES and decide how Video Technology could have played a part in each.
Liverpool v Man Utd
We can quickly assess this match by saying that Man Utd were dyer defensively and Liverpool were …

Has your club ever played a vastly under-strength side in an important Cup Competition and been on the end of a beating as a result? Well, in a week that Aston Villa bowed out of The FA Cup for yet another season; Villa fans like myself are left wondering why the experienced Gerard Houllier devalued the competition by naming such an under-strength side. Villa travelled to Man City and were on the receiving end of a 3-0 beating on Wednesday night, so what was going through Houllier’s mind when he …

Perhaps we are finally witnessing the reality of that great, bold statement we are frequently subject to from journalists, pundits, managers and players: that the English Premier League is “the best league in the world” (TM). Or maybe, from our front row seats, we are actually seeing the exact reverse.
With just 23 points separating top and bottom as the New Year begins to gather momentum, and a mere 12 points the difference between relegation and a top-six European spot, this must be the most exciting season yet. With bottom-placed …

As the League Two season reaches its climax, all remains still to play for as far as the battle to stay afloat in the football league is concerned. With several clubs all in the relegation run in, the final four games will no doubt be make or break to the future’s of the clubs concerned.
However one thing is and has been for a while confirmed; Darlington’s 18 year stint in the football leagues bottom tier has come to an end. A seven game losing streak at the beginning of the …

League One is a league growing in reputation; with the likes of Leeds, Norwich, Southampton and Charlton it possesses a set of ‘fallen giants’. The difference in the size of clubs between the ones battling for promotion and fighting against relegation is, perhaps, the vastest in any division in English football. Whilst Leeds and Norwich, the two clubs currently occupying the automatic promotion spaces, regularly see more than 20,000 supporters flock into their home ground on matchdays whereas some of the clubs at the ‘wrong’ end of the table are …

WITH just four games of the season left, a number of Premier League clubs – including Hull City, Wigan, West Ham and Burnley – are anxiously battling against relegation to English football’s second tier.
Almost a world away, both in terms of distance and money, AC Oulu are too hoping to stay in the top division of Finnish football, the Veikkausliiga. The only difference is, their season is yet to start!
Finland’s domestic season runs over the summer, so isn’t scheduled to begin until later this month, but Oulu are already bracing …