English Football

Manchester City made a statement of intent in the Champions League in their 3-1 victory over Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola’s men dominated the contest to keep themselves on track for progressing into the knockout phase as they attempt to reach the final of Europe’s elite competition for the first time in their history. “duke-0525” (CC BY 2.0) by Thomas Rodenbücher The Citizens have played with an attacking flair both on the continent and the Premier League, scoring 10 goals in their four Champions League matches, although they have been exposed at the back due to their forward pressing. That could…

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Chelsea climbed to the top of the Premier League table after their 5-0 win over Everton, which prompted bookies to recalculate their odds for the title. The London side also laid down a marker for their opponents, showing that they could be the team to beat this season. Liverpool played the next day, though, and turned the title race on its head again. They smashed six goals past Watford in the 6-1 victory and basically told their title rivals: “Anything you can do, we can do better.” “Coutinho Goal” (CC BY 2.0) by Dean.Jones Until their annihilation of Watford at…

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The Liverpool vs Man Utd fixture has always been an entertaining game which has always been marked as one of the biggest rivalry’s in the world of Football. The next time these two teams meet is on the 17th October 2016 and you can be sure this fixture, amidst all of their recent results, is going to be another cracker to add to the fixtures history. Both teams are fighting for the Premier League title this season and recent performances suggest both teams have a chance of doing so if they get down to business – and this fixture will…

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England surround a lot of controversy when it comes to playing football, many managerial debates, player debates and debates amongst the support and media. One thing that annoys fans the most is the inclusions into the team, which at times can be confusing. In recent years we have seen many odd and random inclusions into the international team – based on a player sudden good league form or a player who suits the managers play. Yet, they contribute nothing.. 1. Gareth Barry This is the first man on my list. Barry had a great time at Aston Villa, leading their team out week in…

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Before this clash Liverpool must have been flowing in confidence following their dismantling of Chelsea at The Bridge the previous Sunday and their promising 1-0 win over Rubin Kazan mid-week. Despite their confidence Palace do have a very good record vs. Liverpool recently and fans acknowledge that this may be their ‘bogey’ team. Palace have managed 3 positive results against Liverpool in their previous 3 league meetings. Line-Ups The Game The game started poorly for Liverpool as Palace used their pace and power to take advantage of Liverpool’s weary legs after their long trip to Russian midweek – a message…

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Arsenal are one of the Premier League’s in-form sides and the Gunners moved to the top of the table after a hardfought 2-1 victory against Roberto Martinez’s Everton on Saturday evening. Goals from Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny were enough to earn all three points for Arsene Wenger’s side to cap off an excellent seven days for the north London outfit. Last weekend, Arsenal earned a 3-0 victory away at Watford, while they kept their Champions League dreams alive with a phenomenal 2-0 win against Bayern Munich earlier in the week. Wenger was clearly overjoyed at Arsenal’s victory on Saturday…

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The long anticipated Premier League is back on our TVs and with it comes the chance to make some serious cash. When played right, football betting can not only boost your bank balance but can also add an extra level of excitement and interaction with the beautiful game. Here are some Premier League outright betting tips and news to help you get the money rolling in. The Premier League odds are currently in Chelsea’s favour for a second year straight, with Mourinho’s men pegged as the favourite’s to retain their championship. The Blue Lions are a very tempting safe betting…

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Finishing eight last season was considered a wonderful achievement for Southampton, who showed promising signs of developing into a top half Premier League team, but very few expected them to go even further in 2014/2015. Losing a number of star players and the manager who made them produce eye-catching football was a real indication that the South Coast club had become a victim of their own success. However, Ronald Koeman has done a wonderful job in not only showing shrewd business acumen to bring in new arrivals who have made a real impact, but also take their performance levels to…

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After another pulsating north London derby where Spurs emerged victorious over Arsenal, the race for the top four has heated up even more. Just ten points separate 2nd place Manchester City and 7th place Liverpool and after Harry Kane’s double, Spurs fans can be expectant of a top four place for the first time since 2012 if they keep their performances up. Here are the player ratings for the game: TOTTENHAM Hugo Lloris – 6 Couldn’t do anything about Ozil’s excellent finish but other than that, had very little to do but did well when called on to action, saving…

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After a summer with European football sidelined and the World Cup taking centre stage, the Premier League is back and ready to kick off again. Opening weekend is only a few days away, beginning the roadmap of a season for every club in the Premier League. For Manchester City, winners of the 2013-2014 season, opening weekend is all about setting the stage to improve their odds of defending their title. For every other team in the league, winning on opening weekend is the chance to show that trades and movements throughout the offseason were smart bets that will pay off…

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