Category: English Premier League



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There are many self proclaimed ‘in the know’ agents on Twitter, the social medium in which news seems to be leaked before anyone else knows, and they seem to have got another Arsenal signing correct in the form of Alex Song, just days after Robin Van Persie switched allegiances. Continue reading

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Speculation has surrounded the future of Robin Van Persie throughout the transfer window, with a number of clubs chasing the prolific Arsenal hitman.
It was confirmed today August 16th 2012, that Manchester United had come out with the Strikers signature.

In a reported £22m transfer The Red Devils have now spent in the region of £44m so far.
The question is can RVP fit in and replicate his Arsenal form.

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In 1957, taking in bonuses, wages and international match fees, a footballers income for the year would be £1,600 on average. Fast forward 55 years and compare it to the average in the Premier League in 2012, £75,000 a week is the rough average, with this average falling due to promoted teams in the league not being able to offer mammoth wages. Continue reading


Having to play the whole of the second half with ten men after Branislav Ivanovic was sent off for a ‘strong’ challenge on Kolarov, it would have certainly been no surprise to the Chelsea fans if their team managed to grind out another victory, given their heroics in the latter stages of the Champions League last season. Continue reading


Last season provided one of the most entertaining seasons of football for English football, with key examples including Chelsea’s enthralling Champions League journey Continue reading


 
26 years ago Sir Alex Ferguson stepped into the unknown. He never quite knew that the club he would take over in 1986 would turn into such a world force that is Manchester United. Little did he know about the success he would have, he would go on to say he wanted 1 trophy and then he could see where that brought him.

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There seems to be a certain buzz amongst Chelsea fans that I have spoken to, following the attacking talent that has been signed by the club over the summer, with the Brazilian Oscar and Eden Hazard’s younger brother, Thorgan Hazard being the latest arrivals at the London club. Although the chances of Thorgan Hazard being given playing time in his debut season are minimal, Roberto Di Matteo looks spoilt for choice with his attacking options, having the earlier summer signings of Eden Hazard and Marko M Continue reading


I will be looking at which European club managers in my opinion have the potential to be sacked first in the upcoming season. These are in no particular order; Continue reading



Following the mammoth double signing PSG have made in the last week with the backing of their Qatar based owners in the form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva, both of AC Milan, we will look at whether they make it into the top 10 football transfers of all time, and whether these signings have justified their price tag. With the transfer market having a reputation for producing inflated prices for footballers in recent times, the club splashed out £33 million on the Brazilian defender, whilst spending around £31 million on the Swedish striker, who made his second big money move in recent times, following his well talked about transfer to Barcelona a few seasons ago.  Continue reading


 As the new season creeps upon us, we are taking a look at 10 young talents that could make a big impact on the football world this year. Continue reading