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Nicolas Pépé plays better when playing the full 90 minutes

Image Credits Now that club record signing Nicolas Pépé has played six games in the Premier League and one game in the Europa League for Arsenal, it seems an appropriate juncture to have a look at the early statistics for the 24-year old Ivory Coast international. A few months ago, former Arsenal club legend Nigel Winterburn said in an exclusive interview ...

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Newcastle are the outright favourites to be relegated

Newcastle are the new outright favourites to be relegated from the Premier League this season after slumping to consecutive defeats in their opening two games. Image Source The Magpies lost iconic manager Rafa Benitez in the summer after he grew frustrated with a lack of investment in the squad. Steve Bruce was parachuted in to replace him and he has ...

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Match Preview: Liverpool vs Wolves

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Liverpool will play Wolverhampton Wanderers in the final match of the Premier League season on Sunday 12th May at 3 pm BST, knowing that they have to win but also that, even if they do see off the challenge of the visitors, it will not be enough to give them a first title in 29 years. That is because Manchester ...

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The Contenders for the PFA Player of the Year 2018 – 2019

There are many candidates on the shortlist to end up as the PFA’s Player of the Year in 2019. It is a very prestigious reward so everyone is waiting with anticipation to hear the announcement, despite the Premier League games grabbing much of the attention. Keep on reading as we take a closer look at the many candidates and their ...

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Premier League Relegation? Always Bet on Dyche

It’s become almost clichéd to say that Sean Dyche doesn’t get enough credit for the job he has done at Burnley, but, you know, Sean Dyche doesn’t get enough credit for the job he does at Burnley. Indeed, it’s ironic when you look at the squad he has at Turf Moor – one that finished 7th last year and qualified ...

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The curious case of three Dutch legends who won little

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The first came out of retirement to play for one last time. The second has made it clear he would retire at the end of the 2018-19 season. The third announced he had retired from professional football with immediate effect. The simultaneous retirement of these three high profile players is not just a mere coincidence. It happens to be one ...

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Club Manager 2019: A game made by equals but with no equal

They say that pressure makes diamonds, but rough diamonds are more often than not mistaken for worthless pebbles. From Gerard Pique to Jerome Boateng, Mohamed Salah to Kevin De Bruyne, footballers who were precipitously considered as flops have gone on to become household names in the game; establishing themselves as some of the best there is in their positions. Although players often fall victim to the harshest of criticisms, how ...

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Wales 4 – 1 Ireland Review: Ryan Giggs era begins

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Wales produced a scintillating display to demolish the Republic of Ireland 4 -1 in Cardiff on Thursday evening. Ryan Giggs will be extremely pleased by the sheer quality of the performance given by his side and especially the brilliant individual showings from his young midfielders David Brooks and Ethan Ampadu. For the Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, this devastating result and performance in what has been ...

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