Category Archives: Club Focus

Liverpool’s recruitment policy more worrying than their lack of depth

As Liverpool stumbled to a 3-1 defeat at Hull on Sunday, the Reds’ so far almost impeccable run this season was abruptly brought to a halt, leading Brendan Rodgers to demand reinforcements and others to question the former Swansea manager’s … Read more…

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How much are United going to miss Michael Carrick?

Just when their season seemed to have picked up some momentum, Manchester United have been dealt a huge blow as Michael Carrick is set to miss up to six weeks with an achilles injury that forced him to withdraw from … Read more…

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Norwich’s misfiring strikers have clipped the Canaries’ wings

It wasn’t supposed to go this way. When Chris Hughton took out the cheque book last summer, his plan was completely different and it certainly did not include seeing his side in the bottom three with almost a third of … Read more…

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Arsenal must be wary of high-flying Napoli

Bizarrely, for a man who’s managed one of Arsenal’s arch-enemies in London, Rafael Benitez is likely to receive a better atmosphere at the Emirates tonight, than he did at Stamford Bridge for most of his spell in charge last season. … Read more…

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Martinez’s attacking philosophy behind Everton’s unbeaten start

“I’ll bring you Champions League football”. Those were the words Roberto Martinez introduced himself to Bill Kenwright in the summer, as the former Wigan manager was chosen to replace Manchester United-bound David Moyes. Martinez’s bold claim sounded overly optimistic in … Read more…

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Four teams that could surprise you in this season’s Champions League

If there was anything to be learnt from last season’s Champions League is that even without spending the equivalent of the GDP of an African nation on a player, clubs can still go a very long way in the competition. … Read more…

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