Arsenal’s Title Challenge Over Again

Today’s 3-1 win for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge effectively means that Arsenal’s title challenge is over for another year. The Gunners are now 12 points adrift of Chelsea, and given the difference in form of the two sides, that is a gap that they are highly unlikely to overhaul. Instead, Arsene Wenger will be looking over his shoulder as the two Manchester sides will now threaten Arsenal’s position in the top four. It’s a familiar story for Gunners fans. Kind of like an annual Groundhog day. Early in the season…

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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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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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Euro 2016: A Punter’s Tale

So we’re almost a week in to Euro 2016 and I wanted to take a look at the tournament so far from a punter’s perspective. I decided to use small stakes to try to make a profit betting on the tournament on a daily basis. The idea is not to necessarily bet on every game, but just trying to make one or two smart bets every day and see if I can beat the bookies over the course of the month. Well, you never know… Day 1 So we started…

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Big News: Apparently Some Footballers Have Pets!

Some human beings have pets. Some human beings work as professional footballers. Therefore, it is likely that some professional footballers have pets. Don’t bother trying to figure out the logic of this for yourself though, because the geniuses at the Daily Mail have done all the hard work for you. And although this article isn’t actually labelled as an EXCLUSIVE, I can assure you that it is. Because nobody else gives a shit. If you click the above link, which I strongly advise you don’t, you can amaze yourself with…

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Big News: New Employee Wants To Do Well At Job

The Sun are well known for bringing us the most in depth, well thought through news and analysis of the day’s big stories. However they have outdone themselves with today’s back page offering. Read it if you must. We’re not sure whether this is an “exclusive or not” but apparently a man who has just been given a very lucrative new job has stated that he would quite like to succeed at it. In a speech so controversial it must have shaken the very foundations of football, Jose Mourinho stated…

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Moyes Can Do Better Than Villa

It’s been a difficult few years for David Moyes. He was clearly the wrong man for the Man Utd job, and was deservedly sacked after 10 months of miserable under performance. The way the club handled the sacking was classless, but the decision itself was entirely justified. Moyes had turned a title winning squad into one that struggled to 7th. He’d also managed to buy Fellaini for £4m more than he would have cost the week before, and completely alienate the support with a dour, negative brand of football. He…

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The Premature Pardew Dance

Oh dear Alan. Celebrating before the final whistle is never a good move under any circumstances. It has a bit of a habit of coming back to bite you in the backside. But celebrating with a strange dad dance at a wedding is particularly ill advised. At a wedding you might get away with it if the official photographer is pointing elsewhere. In front of a capacity crowd at Wembley and a worldwide TV audience, there is nowhere to hide. Generally we like Alan Pardew here, what with him being…

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You’re Not Special Any More?

It’s happened then. Jose Mourinho finally has the Man Utd job after a second season of under achievement from Louis Van Gaal ended in his inevitable sacking. It’s been the worst kept secret in football for the past few months now, and for neutrals it will come as something of a relief, if only because the Sun will now have to stop telling us it’s going to happen every single day. But for United fans, the news will bring a mixed reaction. On the one hand, they generally don’t like…

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