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Written on 10 Aug 2014 | No Comments

As Sky Sports News struggle to squeeze another rumour onto their rolling on screen ticker, and the football pages of the tabloid media seem to have more spies and insiders than MI5, it’s a sure sign that the transfer silly season is well and truly underway. From bargain basement wheeling and dealing, to the multi million pound super deals, here are a few of the types of transfers you might just come across before the 1st of September.
He’s One Of Us
In the mercenary world of modern football, fans love nothing …

Written on 10 Aug 2014 | No Comments

New Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has already kick-started his Manchester United reign with 5 wins in an unbeaten US pre-season tour, which concluded with a 3-1 victory over rivals Liverpool to lift the International Champions Cup. The Dutchman, who led Holland to 3rd place in this year’s World Cup, has taken the same 3-5-2 system he used with the national team and implemented it at United, and the system has already proved to get United the results they want. United were phenomenal throughout pre-season, picking up victories over …

Written on 6 Aug 2014 | No Comments

With just under a month to go before the summer transfer window slams shut, the transfer activity of English Premier League clubs shows no sign of slowing down. Indeed, a recent report from Deloitte’s Sports Business Group stated that this years transfer window spend could surpass the record of £630m set in 2013.
While the big name and big money signings naturally attracting all the headlines, I’ve decided to take a close look at the ‘under-the-radar’ transfers that have happened so far this window.
The big names might help get bums on …

Written on 3 Aug 2014 | No Comments

The Tigers are set to start their fourth campaign in the Premier League, following the most successful season in the club’s history. Last campaign Steve Bruce guided the East Yorkshire club to safety with relative ease against the odds, despite a dip in form towards the end of the season; Bruce also led the club to their first ever FA Cup final in which they were narrowly beaten by a rather unimpressive Arsenal side, but has given the club their first opportunity of European football after being entered into the …

Written on 3 Aug 2014 | No Comments

Tottenham have sold Iago Falque to Genoa, is there a case for promoting from the academy? Instead of wasting money and wages on foreign talent.
I would say yes. Tottenham have proved with Caulker, Kane and Carroll that we can produce very good players. In comparison to young talent which was brought into the club, examples of players who were young and bought in and didn’t show much, Taarbat(QPR), Dos Santos (Villarreal) and Kevin Prince Boateng(Schalke); Some could say they didn’t get the chances or that the manager didn’t show faith …

Written on 31 Jul 2014 | No Comments

Eric Dier is one step closer to becoming Tottenham Hotspur’s newest defender. Pictures have emerged of the Sporting defender at Lisbon Portela Airport. Various reports have said the defender will sign from Sporting for £4 million on a 5 year deal. The left back would slot right in to the starting Spurs defence.

Written on 28 Jul 2014 | No Comments

Aston Villa
Manager – Paul Lambert 
Major summer transfers so far:
In’s                                                                                                     Out’s
Joe Cole – Free                                                       …

Written on 28 Jul 2014 | One Comment

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Have you watched the new Tottenham?
I’ve been really impressed with the way Tottenham are doing things this season, we needed a left back to compete with Danny Rose so we sign Ben Davies.Tottenham actually strengthening in a position we have been desperate for quality in since Christian Ziege/Taricco.The good thing about Davies is he can actually defend. But the best thing Levy and the club are doing is signing key players to longer deals Lloris signed a five year deal then today Jan Vertonghen …

Written on 27 Jul 2014 | No Comments

Manager – Arsene Wenger
Major summer transfers so far:
In’s                                                                                                        Out’s
Alexis Sanchez – 35 million                                                     …

Written on 27 Jul 2014 | No Comments

So England have left yet another World Cup in a disappointing manner. In this blog I will offer my own opinions and analysis on England’s current debacle and their potential future outlook.
The Manager
After the 2010 World Cup there was an outcry from England fans for Fabio Capello to be replaced as England manager. Roy Hodgson has not had to endure such an outcry despite failing to guide England through their group into the second round at this years World Cup. I believe the decision the FA have taken to allow …