English Football

Fulham 2 – 3 Liverpool It seems that at every single twist and turn, this Premier League season flatly refuses to stick to the script. Liverpool visited Craven Cottage on a storm-wracked February evening just days after ripping a gaping hole in the side of then-league leaders Arsenal’s title challenge with a 5-1 drubbing at Anfield. Meanwhile, Fulham sat rock bottom of the table, in spite of a thrilling 2-2 draw with Manchester United over the weekend. Surely Liverpool would have it all their own way? As a matter of fact, they were lucky to escape with three points in…

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Jose Mourinho admits his Chelsea squad isn’t perfect but says he is determined to build towards the future at Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese boss returned to West London in the summer, bringing a number of big names in with him such as Andre Schurrle, Willian and Samuel Eto’o but they have at times struggled to gel and suffered their third league defeat of the campaign at Stoke on Saturday. Chelsea are now out to 4/1 with the likes of Paddy Power to win the Premier League. Part of the problem has been down to Mourinho’s inconsistent selection, with him appearing…

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David Moyes’ future as Manchester United manager looks increasingly uncertain after another placid display at the weekend saw them drop further away from the title race. Adam Lallana’s 89th minute goal earned Southampton a deserved 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday, stunning a United crowd so used to watching their side see out games. Since Sir Alex Ferguson left the managerial post, United have suffered a downturn in performances and results, having won just five of 11 in all competitions this campaign, and the pressure on Moyes’ future is now mounting. The former Everton boss admitted there’s a fear…

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Everton boss, Roberto Martinez, has allayed fears that Darron Gibson’s season is over after the midfielder damaged his anterior cruciate ligament during the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan. It was originally thought that the 25-year-old former Manchester United star’s injury was so severe that he would be facing a nine-month lay-off, but Martinez is hopeful that Gibson will still have a part to play in Everton’s campaign. The former Swansea City and Wigan Athletic manager said: “I was expecting the worst but after the scans we are really positive now. “It is an anterior cruciate ligament but…

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5. Mikel Arteta from Everton to Arsenal – £10million Okay, so you loose Fabregas and Nasri, and realistically you’re Arsene Wenger, what do you do? Well, in his case, he watched his team struggle and lose to Liverpool at home, then watched his team get annihilated  by Manchester United 8-2. They needed midfielders. Rosicky is past his best, Song is solid, and the rest are young and shouldn’t be relied on just yet. Frimpong hasn’t got much Premier League experience, and Ramsey has the potential but at the moment the matches have been too tough for him. Arteta is perhaps…

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Theo Walcott is still a young player, looking to improve his somewhat raw game, there is no doubt any player in the world would love his electric pace, but to be considered as the next Henry, he is going to have to improve a lot! Walcott has been quoted by the English press in recent days, that he wants a new contract, but would like to play a forward role, and try and emulate what Arsenal legend Thierry Henry did for the club. We have a go at the press sometimes for labelling players up to the next superstar, but…

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Premier League goes into its six round of matches this weekend, and the pick of the games is Tottenham’s visit to Manchester United this Saturday evening. Tottenham haven’t won a match, in any competition, against Manchester United since 2001. That is 27 games, including cup games, home and away, where Tottenham have gone into a match against United, and come away getting no more than one point. To put it into perspective, a lot of teams in that period, who have played a lot of games against Manchester United have still beaten them. You look at teams like Derby, Burnley,…

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Liverpool have agreed a fee with Newcastle for the services of Spanish defender Jose Enrique. The player is a left footed full back who has impressed at Newcastle, particular last season in the Premier League. Enrique, who is 25, joined Newcastle from Villarreal for £6.3 million back in 2007. There is no confirmation on the fee that Liverpool has bid for Enrique. Liverpool has always struggled to find a suitable left footed player for quite some time. Fabio Aurelio was a regular since Riise left Liverpool, but injuries stopped his chances of playing in the first team. Roy Hodgson last…

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Tottenham’s opening day clash with Everton has been postponed due to the London riots. There have been riots all across UK, but it was in Tottenham where it started and where the biggest damage was made. The Premier League confirmed today it wasn’t safe enough for the match to take place this weekend but it does seem like this is the only game to be called off. Tottenham have realised that statement on their website, and confirm that the match has been postponed due to safety reasons, and due to local roads being closed, it would also be hard to…

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Paul Scholes had 17 years at Manchester United, and was renown as one of the best midfielders in his generation, from the likes of Zinidine Zidane and Xavi, as well as all the fans of the Premier League throughout his career. He scored some fantastic goals in the Man Utd shirt, and some are regarded the best goals ever scored in Premier League history. Paul Scholes also played for England from 1998 to 2004, in two World Cups and two European Championships. Since Paul Scholes retired from international football, the team has decreased in quality and always wanted Scholes to…

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