Archive | December, 2013

Manchester United: Who stays, who goes?

After another defeat left Manchester United stagnating in mid-table at the weekend, David Moyes was once again a target for criticism as he continues to struggle to get the best out of a group of players that won the Premier League title last season. There is, however, only so much that Moyes can do sitting […]

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Keane & Vieira: Best of Enemies

Two great leaders, two men who would give everything to win and two captains who shared a mutual hatred of each other on the pitch, Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira come face-to-face once again in a new documentary, “Keane & Vieira: Best of Enemies,” which is being broadcast on British channel ITV4. The hour-long production […]

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Manchester United’s confidence-sapping tumble has long roots

David Moyes will receive the majority of the criticism for a run of form that extinguishes Manchester United’s title ambitions before the equinox and leaves the confidence of their fans and players in tatters. While the new manager is performing badly, the blame cannot be laid solely at his door. Those in the directors’ box […]

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FANTASY FOOTBALL – GAMEWEEK 15 (FPL Hints)

Game Week 15 picks bought to you by FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE HINTS. Form is key. Class doesn’t matter! Top 0.2% finishes in last 2 seasons.  2 TRANSFERS:   Gibbs & Cabaye OUT  Ivanovic & Shelvey IN Complete Team: Vorm, Davies, Vidic, Flanagan, Ivanovic, Townsend, Shelvy, Ozil, Ramsey, Aguero, Suarez. Bench: Pantilimion, Ryan Bennett, Morison, Rooney.   66, […]

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Loss to Athletic Shows Barca Need Winter Signings

It can hardly be described as a crisis. Barcelona sit top of La Liga with an amazing 40 points from a possible 45 and are through to the second round of the Champions League as group winners. But two losses in the space of five days have taken the gloss off the Catalans’ superb season […]

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Lukaku and the Loan System – Martin Samuel

…From my angle, I’m happy that he’s scoring goals against our direct rivals, and he doesn’t score against us because he can’t,’ said Jose Mourinho of Romelu Lukaku. ‘It’s phenomenal you have a player that, even when he is not playing for you, is scoring against your opponents.’ Indeed it is. Phenomenal, outrageous, diabolical, the […]

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Bale’s hat-trick for Madrid

…This time, Bale bombed through from deep, space opening up before him. He played the ball wide to Marcelo and the return ball was perfect. “On a plate,” Bale said. From four yards he scored, left-footed. That fact turned out to be significant: he’d already got one with a header and another with his right […]

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