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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Virgil is a Wanted Man

One of the hottest properties within the English market during this transfer window is Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk. Apparently around 50 million is the asking price and even then the south coast clubs stance is he not for sale, though we all know every player has his price. Van Dijk has shown he is a silky, strong and adaptable centre half who can read the game superbly. He would be an outstanding addition to any back line in the Premier League. A STEAL OF A DEAL When he joined the…

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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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Round 16 of Soccer Saturday’s Super 6

Hello and good afternoon. How are you all keeping on yet another wet and windy day? I don’t think it’s stopped since last weekend and I’m already hearing off local pitches in my are already full of water with games and coaching sessions already being cancelled and it’s only Friday. None of want to see kids or even adults for that matter missing out on their weekend football but in some cases it just can’t be helped. Hopefully as stuff has been cancelled early, other things can be put into…

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Nowhere to hide for a humiliated Jose Mourinho

It was Saturday 24th September a chastened Chelsea team had been demolished by a rampant Arsenal. The players had performed pitifully and there were even reports new manager Antonio Conte was already under pressure for his job, especially as this was their second poor performance in just eight days after their home defeat against Liverpool the previous week. At the time they were 8 points from the top of the table and a title charge was a long way off. Roll on a month and after their 4-0 demolition of Manchester United last weekend…

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Soccer Saturday Super 6 – Week 12

Hello and how are you all? Missed me again? Yes, I have been overseas again with work and then on holiday as well with the family. I’m back for a while now though, well until at least Christmas. Therefore unfortunately, I haven’t had time to do my Super 6 blog predictions and previews in recent weeks for Two Footed Tackle. In fact, my last predictions on here was nearly a month ago to the day on 20th September. I have actually managed to do my Super 6 each week though…

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Preview: Liverpool versus Manchester United

Monday Night Football kicks-off the working week with a battle of the northern powerhouses. An already rapturous Anfield crowd hosts its third game since an 8500 expansion. A rowdy sea of Liverpool and Manchester United reds will undoubtedly set the tone for the most significant North-West Derby of recent years. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Luke Shaw are both nearing a return, but unlikely to start, with lifelong Evertonian, Wayne Rooney, fully fit, but set to be overlooked in favour of the inform Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford. Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne will return to Liverpool’s…

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Football is a funny old game – a brighter future ahead for Hull City AFC

I was on a train frantically faffing around with my digital radio as my signal was in and out listening to Hull City vs Manchester United and it was in stoppage time that ‘Johnny-on-the-spot’ Marcus Rashford tapped in after good byline work from Wayne Rooney to deservedly win the game for Jose Mourinho’s men. Hull’s players, fans and hierarchy would have been devastated after a herculean performance but the right result was a win for the Reds of Manchster. On another day the spoils would have been shared, but lets be honest…

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Soccer Saturday – my last chance?

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We all have issues Big Sam! You only have to pick your new England squad every now and again though, starting with your first one next week. We have to pick our Super 6 predictions every week! Who’s the most stressed? Anyway, another week and I’m still here, thanks to Two Footed Tackle again. How are you all keeping this weekend? Did you enjoy the football last night? I watched Burton v Derby but it wasn’t the greatest match, however what a win for Burton Albion! Onto today’s Saturday games and of…

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Super Super 6 this week

Another week comes and goes and I’m back again thanks to Two Footed Tackle, how are you all doing this weekend? Did you enjoy the football last night? I knew I should have had a little flutter on the Manchester United v Southampton game. I got the score wrong as thought United would win 3-0, however all day I was saying Zlatan would score two goals and I was right. If you get something in your end like that you should always be betting on it. Never mind, I’ll make sure…

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