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Ginger Pirlo
Football Writer since 2011. Professional Football Analyst. Premier League In-stadium Data Operator. Qualified FA Coach currently Level 2. TheGingerPirlo.com. @ToonBano

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Bournemouth's Tyrone Mings' five-game ban is a disgrace!
15:00 Friday 10th March 2017

The FA have slapped a FIVE-game ban on Tyrone Mings after the incident with Zlatan Ibrahimovic last weekend, as replays showed the lanky defender catches the Manchester United striker in the head as he hurdled over him to back and defend. …

Mourinho Is Getting Away With Murder This Season Compared To Guardiola
15:00 Sunday 5th March 2017

There are two months left of the season to go and Man Utd are in sixth place, nowhere near the league title, whereas Man City still remain the closest challengers to Chelsea as they lie in 3rd with a game in hand, but yet it's Pep Guardiola…

Premier League
Leicester City should have replaced Ranieri in the summer - not now
15:22 Friday 24th February 2017

So Leicester owners have shocked the football world after sacking title winning manager Claudio Ranieri. The most shocking part is the timing of this decision as it came a day after, arguably, one of the best results in their history. The owners…

Premier League
Leicester City have actually had a remarkable season so far
13:10 Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Leicester City have had a terrible start to 2017 with no goals scored and only one point won in the league, they sit just one place outside the relegation zone and then they were then dumped out of the FA Cup by 10 man Millwall in injury time.…

Wenger, Ozil & Sanchez deserve to be sacked - not given new contracts
18:00 Tuesday 21st February 2017

Arsenal's 3 wise men that hold the key to their successes this campaign are Arsene Wenger (obviously), Alexis Sanchez & Mesut Ozil. Fans,  pundits and players alike are all adamant that Sanchez & Ozil HAVE to be given new contracts as they…

Rafa Benitez's tactical stubbornness could cost Newcastle United promotion
16:30 Wednesday 15th February 2017

Newcastle currently sit at the top of the Championship with a small gap to 3rd placed Huddersfield, which on the face of it may not seem that bad as automatic promotion is the one and only objective for the North East club. However, the Magpies…

Premier League
Bournemouth are in massive danger of being relegated
18:00 Thursday 2nd February 2017

January has been a terrible month for many teams. Some club's results have dropped off a cliff like Liverpool for eg, others have had a frustrating transfer window being unable to strengthen their squad and others have had key players leave.…

Premier League
Claude Puel needs to be reunited with genius Hatem Ben Arfa
10:04 Tuesday 31st January 2017

Despite Southampton's incredible run to the EFL Cup Final where they haven't conceded a single goal, Claude Puel has taken the Saints backwards from previous Premier League successes. His transfer record has been pretty shocking so all Saints…

Top 10 Goalkeepers In The Premier League - Who's Your No.1?
09:15 Friday 27th January 2017

The Premier League is blessed at the moment to have some of the world's best goalkeepers between the sticks of our domestic clubs. They all have their strengths and weaknesses, they all make game winning saves and they all have their share…

Premier League
7 days left: 5 Premier League players desperate for a transfer!
13:58 Tuesday 24th January 2017

There are just 7 days left until the Transfer Window slams shut and there are some players in the Premier League that should be desperate to get a transfer out of their club. Below are 5 players that are not in their current manager's plans…

Claude Puel Has Taken Southampton Backwards This Season
15:30 Saturday 21st January 2017

Claude Puel is slowly but surely taking Southampton backwards, massively, and wasting any feel good factor the club had from last season.

Antonio Conte Doesn't Believe In The Loan System!
15:00 Sunday 15th January 2017

Antonio Conte doesn't believe in the loan system. If not the system itself, he certainly doesn't like any of his players playing for anyone else. He has recalled loanee Nathan Ake early from Bournemouth despite the player being first choice…

Top 5 Left-Backs In The Premier League - Surprising No.1
21:00 Saturday 14th January 2017

There are some quality left-backs in the Premier League at the moment and a fair few are English which is great to see. This got me thinking as to which are the best in the country. So I've put together a list of the Top 5 and feel free to…

Antonio Conte Has Angrily Told Sell-Out Diego Costa - 'Go To China!'
16:15 Saturday 14th January 2017

Diego Costa has had his head turned by the Chinese Super League with a quite ridiculous offer of around £600,000 a week which breaks down to paying the Premier League top scorer £1 every second. Conte has had a major bust up with the Brazilian-born…

Premier League
Arsenal need to sell disgraceful Sanchez and bring in petulant Payet
20:00 Thursday 12th January 2017

So Dimitri Payet has finally spat his dummy out and demanded a move away from West Ham. Bilic broke the news from absolutely nowhere during his standard, supposed to be boring, pre-match press conference. He was almost in tears as he delivered…