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Part 1 of this 15-16 Season review looked at the newly promoted sides and the teams that survived the drop (14th-17th) in the Premiership last season. For the second out of this three part review of the season we now look at the teams who finished 7th to 13th in 14/15.
 
West Bromwich Albion (Last season – 13th)
With Tony Pulis still at the helm, you are already on board when looking at West Brom expecting them to be safe come the end of the 2015-16 season, though their signings do not …

Swansea welcome Van Gaal to the Premier League
After a long three months without league football, the Premier league was back last weekend and it all kicked off at Old Trafford with Manchester United playing host to Swansea City. Once again the new season sees a new era at Manchester United, with Louis Van Gaal talking over for caretaker manager Ryan Giggs, who will now go back to a coaching role under the Dutch Coach. Van Gaal’s arrival at Manchester United meant a new system for the players to learn and …

Michael Laudrup has been sacked by Swansea City after a poor run of form that has left them in danger of losing their Premier League status, but the outgoing manager’s positive attributes should be enough to attract new employers.
Laudrup came and took the Premier League by storm by annihilating QPR 5-0 at Loftus Road in his first match in charge, earning plaudits for both his side’s attacking style of football and the players he had recruited who made an immediate impact. Laudrup was perhaps a forgotten name to many in …

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.
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Although the transfer window still lingers on, the majority of players in the Premier League will remain where they are. Last season introduced some relatively unexpected stars, notably Michu, Christian Benteke, Chico Flores, et al. The coming season will too bring a flurry of players previously unknown or not rated that will rise to prominence. Here are five that I have tipped for success in the coming season:
1. Nicklas Helenius – Although 6ft5, the Dane isn’t typical for someone of his size. Instead of play the role of a long-ball target man, …

West Ham, Arsenal, Man United produced many amazing players such as Ryan Giggs, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Robin Van Persie and more, can they provide more amazing stars for this campaign of the Premier League?
Yaya Sanogo, Arsenal – The young Frenchmen signed for Arsenal earlier this summer while helping France U20 to beat Urugauay and get their hands on the U20 World Cup for the first time in history (Mirror.co.uk). Sanogo played for Ligue 2 side Auxerre but only featured 8 times which didn’t prevent him from scoring 9 goals …

After the news broke this morning that Jonjo Shelvey was due to leave Liverpool Football Club for Brendan Rodgers’ old club, Swansea City few expected the deal to be completed so quickly however Liverpool via their official website have late this afternoon confirmed that the deal has been completed. In an official statement on Liverpoolfc.com the club stated, “Liverpool Football Club have confirmed Jonjo Shelvey has completed a transfer to Swansea City.”
Jonjo Shelvey was one of the first signings made by Damien Comolli during his reign as director of football …

After Swansea’s impressive second season in the premier league, there’s only one piece missing from the jigsaw. A striker. The Swans are keen to sign an out and out forward so that player of the season Michu can revert back to his favored midfield role, and the press has been quick  to link several forwards to the club.

It couldn’t have got much better for Swansea City in their centenary season. Ten years after almost falling out of the football league, the Swans found themselves on the verge of a Premier …

Swansea’s recent rise and successful retaining of their Premier League status has been outstanding but with the club seemingly going from strength to strength they now have the chance to really stamp themselves as a top 10 team. This would be huge for a club that was only promoted to the Premiership in 2011 and now are one of the most exciting and dangerous teams outside the European places. So what has given Swansea such an epic rise from underachieving football league team to Premier League starlets?
First of all is …

It wasn’t long ago when Swansea City were playing average football in the Championship, but this season has turned out to be a fairytale run for them. February 24th 2013 – The day Swansea City returned to Wales with the club’s first ever major trophy, in the bag. Not only that, but also a Europa League campaign, next season. Unlike some managers, such as Alan Pardew, Landrup doesn’t feel that he needs to expand his squad, following a Europa League campaign. Idealizing Barcelona, Landrup believes that his current squad will …