Huddersfield and the need to shed their underdog status

Huddersfield’s David Wagner made a comment during his post-match interview following his sides 6-1 defeat to Manchester City a fortnight ago that read, “We can now easily leave these two results behind us. We hoped for more but we weren’t able to expect more. Our season starts now”. Wagner reiterated that this was the exact…

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Premier League 2018-19 ICYMI: Gameweek 2

So then, game week two. Everyone should be back from their holidays, the country has finally shaken off that World Cup fever, and the Premier League’s stars are shaking off the cobwebs and showing their class. In Short The blue side of Manchester continued their fine form from last season, crushing David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town…

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Premier League 2018-19 ICYMI: Gameweek 1

The Premier League is back! In Short Manchester United and Leicester City got the 2018/19 season underway on Friday at Old Trafford. The hosts took an early lead through Paul Pogba’s penalty and Luke Shaw capped off a decent performance with a goal to win the game – the first of his senior career. Jan…

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Why you should be watching the Liga MX

Now that France have lifted their second World Cup, it will be nearly a month before the major European leagues begin their 2018/19 season. During that time, many people will turn to rumors and signings of the European summer transfer window to satiate their soccer fix. However, there is a league that begins a mere…

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Memphis Depay: the lion reborn in Lyon

Thirty-seven games had elapsed; just two minutes of another Ligue 1 season remained. None of the capacity sea of colour and noise at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais were leaving this one early. Having seen Les Gones recover from a first-half breakaway strike from Nice’s Alassane Pléa, the home crowd were a bag of nerves. The…

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Sunderland AFC’s disturbing fall from grace

As the full-time whistle blew at the Stadium of Light, there were only mixed feelings. Sunderland had just beaten the league champions, Wolves, in a refreshingly positive display. But just the week before, amid a resounding chorus of boos, the club had been relegated to League One. The Black Cats had long been one of…

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Dimitar Berbatov: An artist amongst the stars

Amongst all the big names and the glamorous strikers that have graced the Premier League — such as Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, or the graceful Dennis Bergkamp — there has perhaps never been a striker who represented the perfect blend of frustration and brilliance more than Dimitar Berbatov. http://gty.im/98645567 Born in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, Berbatov was…

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Will Rui Faria’s departure freshen up Mourinho?

While both Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho have enjoyed immense success in their careers, their approach towards achieving it can be narrated through their choice of assistant managers. Ferguson was known for changing his right-hand men every now and then, and the reasoning was obvious; familiarity leads to stale ideas, and Ferguson always wanted…

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Premier League ICYMI: The season comes to an end

As the Premier League season drew to a close on Sunday, it’s the perfect chance to reflect on the season that has gone by. We’ve lost three teams, plenty of managers and a whole load of records have been broken. In Short It was an embarrassing end to the season for Chelsea, who slumped to…

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: the potential pundit?

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was supposed to be a part of the 2018 World Cup with England. In case you’ve been living under a footballing rock, you may have missed the 24-year-old’s horrific knee injury during Liverpool’s Champions League semifinal against A.S. Roma. This distressing 15th minute attempted challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov put an immediate…

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