Value in football is not always an immediate thing – time usually tells

Value in football is not always an immediate thing – time usually tells

What is value nowadays in the transfer market? One things for sure you need to work at it, with good scouting and having people in place who understand the market, unfortunately there are not many of those about. With a rumoured 100m + deal for Paul Pogba to Manchester United in the offing (though I will only believe it if it actually happens), the thing I seem to be hearing the most is that this guy is not worth the money. Was Rio Ferdinand worth 30m at the time he went to…

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Kante To Chelsea: The Cheque Book Beats Ambition Again

Kante To Chelsea: The Cheque Book Beats Ambition Again

It wasn’t exactly unexpected, but N’Golo Kante’s move to Chelsea is certainly a disappointment. Kante was one of the main reasons why Leicester won the league last season. Having arrived there as an unknown quantity this time last season, Kante took the Premier League by storm, winning rave reviews as he formed a one man screen in front of the Foxes’ defence as they defied the odds to become champions. It was a superb story for all football romantics, and made several Leicester players into household names. This inevtiably would…

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Lukaku to Arsenal? I should say so Arsene

Lukaku to Arsenal? I should say so Arsene

So I think it is safe to say Arsenal need a striker and I’m not talking about Takuma Asano, their recent Japanese purchase. Thanks to a hefty pay rise by his current employers, Leicester City and an extended contract, Jamie Vardy has already said no thanks to the London side. So where do the Gunners look now. Well for me there is one player who would be perfect for them, his name Romelu Lukaku. Arsenal are crying out for a big bustling strong as an ox striker. Olivier Giroud has done…

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France or Portugal to win?

France or Portugal to win?

Good afternoon! Oscar here again, well it’s the final tonight between the hosts France and Portugal. Although the majority had Germany as slight favourites against France, I still believed France would win against them last Thursday and I at least got that prediction correct. They fully deserved it as well and Antoine Griezmann’s two goals (his 5th and 6th of the tournament) were the main difference. On to tonight, what another great game this could be! Although France are big favourites to win of course and not just because they’re the hosts. Facts don’t…

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France or Germany to win?

France or Germany to win?

Good morning! Oscar here again, well I got the Wales v Portugal prediction wrong last night. Oh well, we move on but I was convinced Wales’ luck may just keep going, but I suppose Portugal were due a win eventually inside 90 minutes. Wales just didn’t look the same team though and maybe they had just ran out of steam. On to tonight, wow what a game this could be! The press and media have already started mentioning it could be as good as their World Cup semi-final at Spain ’82. What…

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Wales or Portugal to win?

Wales or Portugal to win?

Or should I just say Portugal to just qualify for the next round? Just kidding… Hi, I’m Oscar and to be honest I haven’t enjoyed these Euro Championships as much as previous ones but it hasn’t stopped me watching as many games as possible. Unlike Kristian who’s also been blogging on this site and has been watching every single minute. That takes some doing for sure. Fair play to him! Anyway, I’m not going to go rambling on about my goings on and where I’m watching the match etc. Instead…

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My diary of watching ALL of Euro 2016 (second two Quarter Finals)

My diary of watching ALL of Euro 2016 (second two Quarter Finals)

Follow @KJFootballBlogs  –   Hello, my name is Kristian and I’m going to be bringing you a brief blog each day of my match day goings on of trying to watch every Euro 2016 game. Second two Quarter Finals. Germany 1-1 Italy (6-5 pens) was an entertaining game, well I thought so but I had been drinking most of the day. After a catch up with friends in the afternoon and evening before the game started. Then with a few more friends in another pub where we sat right in front…

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My diary of watching ALL of Euro 2016 (first two Quarter Finals)

My diary of watching ALL of Euro 2016 (first two Quarter Finals)

Follow @KJFootballBlogs  –   Hello, my name is Kristian and I’m going to be bringing you a brief blog each day of my match day goings on of trying to watch every Euro 2016 game. First two Quarter Finals. Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens) was the final outcome of Thursday night and I had no issues or other plans when this game was on, so sat happily at home at watched it. It did drag at times, especially in extra-time, but I thought it would all be different when Lewandowski scored…

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Who Should Be The Next England Manager?

Who Should Be The Next England Manager?

So after another shambolic tournament exit, Roy’s reign as England manager is over, and thoughts turn to who should replace him. Hodgson is clearly a decent man, but there is no doubt that Euro 2016 was a massive underachievement for England, compounded by a series of baffling substitutions (or lack thereof). There was no way he could continue in the job. So let’s take a look at the potential candidates to replace him. It is my belief that the next England manager should be English. In fact I believe that…

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My diary of watching ALL of Euro 2016 (England-Iceland)

My diary of watching ALL of Euro 2016 (England-Iceland)

Follow @KJFootballBlogs  –   Hello, my name is Kristian and I’m going to be bringing you a brief blog each day of my match day goings on of trying to watch every Euro 2016 game. Round of 16 – England v Iceland. Well, what can I say. I’ll give you three words how I currently feel this morning after the England game last night – angry, annoyed, appalled. I thought about the word ‘shocked’ but knowing a fair bit about Iceland’s talents and ability I thought it would be wrong to…

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