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Premier League
Is Caglar Soyuncu proving more than Harry Maguire's replacement?
09:01 Wednesday 25th September 2019

Leicester City bringing in Caglar Soyuncu was a clear contingency project in anticipation of Harry Maguire's exit. The Englishman's eventual departure last summer created a huge vacuum. After six matches, Soyuncu is showing…

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Should Solskjaer restore Manchester United's aerial threat?
08:00 Monday 16th September 2019

When Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City in 2016, bringing his ground-based possession style with him, Premier League aficionados were of two minds. The old school boys claimed the Catalunyan manager needed to adapt his game to English…

Premier League
Is it too early to predict a Premier League Top-6 splinter?
08:01 Saturday 14th September 2019

Four matches are a flimsy hook on which to hang your hat. The Premier League table tends to be an unrecognizable clutter in the early doors. Nearer ten games, however, things begin to fall into place. The problem is that the media…

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Manchester United to shift attentions further up the field next summer?
12:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

For Manchester United, spending big in the summer transfer window was vital. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was given a squad with gaping holes practically all over the park. It was always going to be a tough ask to solve all those issues in one window.…

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Will central defence cost Manchester City the title?
17:00 Tuesday 20th August 2019

Back-to-back Premier League champions, Manchester City secured the title by 19 points in 2017/18 and a narrow one point last season. Pep Guardiola’s team is predominantly built on a free-flowing, devastating attack yet defensive competence…

Premier League
Why does Aaron Wan-Bissaka continue to go under the radar?
19:00 Wednesday 14th August 2019

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the new Manchester United first-choice right-back. I say it without hesitation, he's the best player the Red Devils have had in that position since Gary Neville. The 44-year-old retired eight years ago... Antonio Valencia…

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Lampard stung by transfer ban at Old Trafford
09:00 Monday 12th August 2019

The Premier League’s Matchday One is in the books and there are several things to take away from it even though judging a full season based on one round is foolhardy. You can be certain some teams were ready for the season while others…

Premier League
Can Harry Maguire be Manchester United's VVD?
16:01 Sunday 11th August 2019

Spending astronomically to sign players is now the transfer market norm. According to Transfermarkt, the Premier League spent just shy of £1.4 billion before their window closed. With the UEFA window open until 2 September, La Liga…

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Was Dayot Upamecano the answer for Arsenal?
12:00 Saturday 10th August 2019

Arsenal was desperate for a quality centre-back before Laurent Koscielny's departure to Bordeaux. With their disenchanted captain gone, the urgency increased. Reportedly, the Gunners inquired after RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano.…

Premier League
2019/20 Premier League preview
12:01 Friday 9th August 2019

If you’re the type to draw conclusions from singular events, then the Community Shield bodes well for a repeat of last season’s down-to-the-wire title race between Manchester City and Liverpool. Raheem Sterling’s early opener…

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2019/20 Manchester United Premier League preview
19:00 Wednesday 7th August 2019

As Manchester United fans will know all-too-well, there is no Champions League football on the cards for the 2019/20 campaign. Despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's early-season heroics the team couldn't maintain the energy-levels that's…

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2019/20 Leicester City Premier League preview
17:00 Tuesday 6th August 2019

It’s fair to say Leicester City remains a club looking to establish a precise identity. In general Premier League terms, a club can be in the top six, relegation-threatened or an established mid-table side. Since the 2014/15 season, Leicester…

Transfers
Manchester United continue to ignore Aldeweireld, fixate on Maguire
12:00 Friday 26th July 2019

Until last week, my favourite grocer had a café at the store’s main entrance. At a downtown corner one block from the county courthouse, you could walk in at the traffic light, stop at the liquor store or walk through the atrium…

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Is John Stones ready to step up at Manchester City?
12:01 Thursday 25th July 2019

When Leicester City visited the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City in May, it was a do-or-die affair for the home side. A resurgent Leicester under Brendan Rodgers had become a thorn in the flesh of the big six. But having also shocked…

Transfers
Is the Premier League transfer deadline just a different can of worms?
12:01 Sunday 21st July 2019

Last year, the Premier League imposed a ‘voluntary’ transfer deadline on its clubs that falls several weeks before the official UEFA date. The deadline is only voluntary in the sense of the league as a whole. Individual clubs cannot…