Category Archives: Player focus

Four deadline day signings set to impress

For all the frenzy that surrounded deadline day, the international break that followed has proved to be a bit of an anti-climax as the Premier League gave way to the World Cup qualifiers. A bit like a kid opening a … Read more…

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Willian is a great addition to Spurs and to the Premier League

As the wheels begin to come off from the oligarch’s utopia that is¬†Anzhi Makhachkala, Europe’s top clubs have started circling around some of the Russian outfit’s stars as the chance of securing top players for a relatively cut-price has become … Read more…

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Is Southampton’s new arrival Pablo Osvaldo a Saint or a sinner?

In the space of two years Southampton have gone from slugging it out against the likes of Barnsley and Peterborough in the Championship, to sign an Italy international for a club record fee. If the signings of Victor Wanyama and … Read more…

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Man City, Chelsea or Real Madrid,who’s best for Edinson Cavani?

Since the departure of Diego Maradona in the early nineties, few football-mad cities have been desperate as for a hero as Naples. When Napoli’s president Aurelio de Laurentis completed the signing of Edinson Cavani three seasons ago, few could have … Read more…

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Is Suarez biting his way out of Liverpool?

Not many players could be shortlisted for the PFA Player of the Year Award on Friday, provide an assist and scoring a last-gasp equaliser on Sunday and still be talked about for the wrong reason.

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Andy Carroll isn’t England’s saviour, he’s a relic.

Forget about tiki-taka…Barcelona’s revolutionary approach to the game has become increasingly tedious – crafty playmakers and a ‘False number 9′ are not a necessity for every team, strictly speaking that is. As football fans we welcome a nice passing game … Read more…

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