Archive | August 6, 2012

The forgotten man Aquilani

Recruited by Rafa Benitez in the summer of 2009, as a 20 million pound replacement for Xabi Alonso, Soccernet.com’s Adam Digby discusses where things went wrong for Alberto Aquilani. Advertisements

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How can United bounce back?

Despite only losing last season’s Premier League title on goal difference, Manchester United will still need to make changes if they are to have any chance of overhauling rivals Manchester City in 2012/13. Alex Keble, editor of TheChalkBoard.org.uk, assesses where they went wrong last season, and where they need to strengthen…

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Football Manager stole my life

‘We know what it is to sit on the sofa tinkering until 3am, scared to go to the toilet in case the flush wakes your partner. We know how it feels when hours of work fall apart in an injury crisis that extinguishes your promotion hopes for another year. But we also know that there […]

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QPR: A threat or just a tease?

“Having secured their top flight existence on a dramatic final day, Queens Park Rangers have wasted no time in recruiting new players as they attempt to establish themselves in the Premier League. With a wealth of new signings, an experienced manager and a group of owners who seem far more in tune with the club’s […]

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Does Balotelli now deserve to be the main man at Man City?

  Paul Wilson over at The Guardian certainly seems to think so in his article:   “Following his performances for Italy, particularly in the jaw-dropping semi-final win over Germany, Balotelli should go straight to the head of the queue of Manchester City strikers, although that is quite a long queue and they still might bring in Robin […]

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Why this is finally Torres’ time to shine

“Signed for a record fee of 50million in 2011 you wouldn’t be wrong if you said that Torres hasn’t totally lived up to his luxurious price tag. A string of unflattering performances has led to the Spaniard amassing a range of critics, as the pressure now mounts on him to fill the void left by […]

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