Category: Premier League News

Solanke’s (last) big chance?

Bournemouth pulled off the surprise of the Transfer Window on Friday with the capture of Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke. The England Under 21 was signed for £19 million just 18 months on from arriving at Anfield. Solanke moving on isn’t a surprise having not made a senior appearance this season, but most expected a loan

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Football didn’t come home but hope remains it will…and soon.

Yesterday the sun shone and in the evening and England played for a place in the World Cup Final. This morning we awoke taking in a bitter loss to a grey sky and the news Donald Trump was flying in- how quickly a mood can turn sour. But as the dust settles we need to

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The Exodus to the Bundesliga Continues

In 1960 a Liverpool based promoter named Allan Williams arranged a residency in Hamburg for a little know Rock n’ Roll band called The Beatles, it was here that John, Paul & George honed their craft before playing on into history. 17 years later the same city would welcome another Liverpool import : Kevin Keegan

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Spark out in Stoke: Hughes has finally gone

Such is The Premier League merry-go-round that no sooner had a pair of ‘solid football men’ (media speak for uninspiring and limited) reappeared at Everton and West Brom another departed in Stoke. Mark Hughes’ sacking at the Britannia Stadium ultimately felt like a mercy killing. It was understandable after Tony Pulis’ hoof-ball had secured Stoke’s

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Barkley’s big chance

On Friday and 4 months late Ross Barkley finally joined Chelsea. At his unveiling Chelsea Director Marina Granovskaia beamed a huge smile as Barkley put pen to paper and with good reason- she’s got an absolute snip bagging the Everton midfielder for £15million. In the week a certain other attacking midfielder left Merseyside for almost

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Pulis Sacking Unsurprising, Allardyce Rumours uninspiring.

It was to no great surprise this week when West Brom called time on Tony Pulis’ 3 year reign at The Hawthorns. West Brom have been plummeting since they peaked at 8th in the Premier League in early spring. Ironically it was at that peak that Pulis sowed the seeds of his own downfall- by

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Bilic sacking sympthomatic of a club lost

Most of us have a club for whom we have a soft spot; that’s to say a team you don’t support but like so long as they’re playing someone else. The reasons for having a  soft spot for a club are usually centred on a clubs philosophy, history, style of play and tendency to beat

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Shakespeare sacking no surprise

Imagine my annoyance on Tuesday afternoon when I was finishing off an article on the Premier League sack race and before publishing it Leicester City beat me to the punch, incidentally I had Craig Shakespeare in the silver medal position behind Ronald Koeman. Shakespeare did well as interim manager but things never looked like working

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The blocked pathway- How the Premier League is failing young players, England and its own Champions League ambitions

This week in the Premier League only 65 English players started games that’s 29.5% last week it was 64. It’s a shocking yet predictable statistic. It gets worse- those numbers include retired England players Milner & Rooney and veterans Jagielka, Barry & Ashley Young. Since it’s formation 25 years ago when the elite clubs gained

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