Tag: premier league


Premier League relegation candidates

The start of the new Premier League season brings optimism and excitement to the majority of fans across the country. Prospects of a top half finish, European qualification, or even a title challenge makes the long summer


Who could be first to get the dreaded sack this Premier League campaign?

As the 2014/15 football season looms upon us it becomes clear that no one in their right mind should want to be a Premier League manager. Increased player power, financial pressure, media speculation and a rich Arabian


Retired referee Howard Webb signs off in style with cheeky Panenka penalty

After announcing his retirement today, opinions on former Premier League referee Howard Webb seem to be doing the rounds, with views amongst the football community divided. Many saw him as the best referee in the cou


Five players Spurs could sell ahead of the new campaign

While the majority of Premier League sides have been spending big in the current transfer window, it’s been an unusually quiet summer at White Hart Lane. Spurs are traditionally active at this time of year and it’s hard to b


Stability in the Championship – is it really the key?

The word stability in football is a deeply ambiguous term. It can be used to describe any number of teams (apart from Blackpool) in myriad different ways. Stability is a term barked by chairmen, managers and players alike,


Arsenal gunning for glory

They say the best things come to those who wait. Well Arsenal fans must have been getting pretty tired of waiting before their FA Cup triumph last May. Since Arsene Wenger took charge in 1996 his team boasts 3 Premier


Why I support League 3

The League 3 debate is perhaps the most one-sided in the history of English football. Almost everyone is against its creation – it seems that only the sport’s financial elite and the bean-counters in the Premier League’s headqua


James Milner: criminally underrated

The latest rumour in the ever-rotating transfer mill has seen Manchester City’s 28 year-old winger, James Milner, linked with moves to Liverpool and Arsenal, as the Englishman has found first team opportunities limit


Is it all doom and gloom for English football?

Greg Dyke shared his findings last week from his England Commission and the way forward for the national side if they wish to succeed. The main criticism the Football Association has been faced with (and rightly s


Hughton’s sacking: a Norwich fan’s view

It would be an understatement to say that, as a Norwich City supporter, this past weekend has seen me experience a plethora of emotions. From the abject disappointment of Saturday’s loss at home to West Brom, to the ne


End of season predictions

As it’s nearing what’s known as ‘the business end’ of the season I thought I’d take a look at the run in across Europe, both in the leagues and the major knockout tournaments and see who’s in with a realistic


It would be great for English football if Liverpool won the title

With the Premier League title race nearing its climax it’s virtually impossible to call it with Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and now outsiders Arsenal, all in with a shout of winning it. There seems to be a general consensus


Potters fans left trailing in the football knowledge league

Stoke City are a club with a rich and varied history with many highs and lows. Right now, the Potters are enjoying a good spell in the Premier League, with their time in the third tier around 15 years ago


Ignore the hype: the Premier League’s best can’t cut it with the rest

Arsenal are out of the Champions League, as are Manchester City, and Manchester United could easily follow suit, although even if they did, progression to say the semi-finals would shock the footballing world purely because of the fact that


Why judging a club based on the amount of supporters they attract is ludicrous

Trends within British football supporter culture are not new. Every season sees new behaviours, attire or attitudes; all influenced by a myriad of social and cultural developments and fashions. One trend that I hope passes in to the annals