Lionel Messi to Manchester???

Dani Alves, formerly of Barcelona and Juventus and currently at PSG once commented words to the effect that he did not know Manchester had two football teams. Those comments from 2014 related to five years earlier when Manchester City were beginning their ascent to becoming one of the best teams in their country before attempting to conquer Europe and become a worldwide brand. Two Premier League titles, a FA Cup and two League Cups later, everybody in football knows how many clubs are based in the Northwest’s largest city. Whilst the red half…

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Last Chance at the Europa Saloon for Manchester United

So after a dramatic, nervy and noisy night at Old Trafford last Thursday, Manchester United’s season took another turn, this time for the positive. Ironically a 1-1 draw, the result that has been the bane of the Red Devils season, was enough to see them through to the Europa League Final at the expense of a spirited Celta Vigo side. A season of ‘what ifs’ (despite already securing a League Cup triumph) can now be turned into a very successful one with the opportunity to win two major trophies as…

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Is Zinedine Zidane the man

Headlines can be hugely deceiving, and this one is no exception. Phillipe Coutinho has been Liverpool’s MVP of 2016/17, but – for reasons that will become apparent – Barcelona would be ill-advised to pursue him for a third confirmed time. Meanwhile, Georginio Wijnaldum continues to perform erratically for Liverpool, causing many to question why exactly the Dutchman is linked with Real Madrid, the reigning European Champions and league champions-elect. In what is the most intense title race in living memory Barcelona currently top La Liga on goal difference with three…

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Champions League Super 6

Good afternoon, not very often you hear me say that is it, well not unless I’m doing my predictions on a Friday afternoon before a Soccer Saturday Super 6. This is another midweek one though and the first time I believe that the UEFA Champions League games have been involved. Should be fun and I’m so glad to have European football back on the TV too, I shall be watching it tonight. As for last Saturday’s predictions went well, with my best Super 6 prediction game score for a couple of weeks…

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We need to talk about Henrikh

It is fair to say Jose Mourinho’s time as manager of Manchester United is not going as smoothly as planned. Lying 6th in the Premier League, 9 points off the top of the table (6 from a Champions League qualification place) is not where the club wants to be and positive results  are needed sooner rather than later as the pressure undoubtedly builds. He has cited that the culture within the club has to change, which is fair enough after three underwhelming seasons, despite a FA Cup triumph last May.…

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