The Bournemouth Injury Jinx

Bournemouth are in England’s top-flight for the first time in their history. It was always going to be difficult for them to stay there, as with all new comers, but now they have three long-term injuries suffered to three very important players. For any promoted side it’s always a difficult choice between going with the … Continue reading The Bournemouth Injury Jinx

Hughton’s Got Brighton On The Up

If you were asked at the start of the season, who are the favourites for promotion from the Championship to the Premier League, not a lot of people would have said Brighton. They finished last season in 20th place, avoiding relegation to League 1 by six points. Although in their previous two seasons, they had finished in … Continue reading Hughton’s Got Brighton On The Up

Premier League Fourth Spot Under Threat

Following defeats for three of the Premier League sides in the opening games of this seasons Champions League group stages, the Premier League fourth Champions League spot is under threat from Serie A. This is decided by the UEFA association club coefficient rankings. England currently sit third in these rankings, behind Spain and Germany. The … Continue reading Premier League Fourth Spot Under Threat

Are Aberdeen A Threat To Celtic?

Celtic and Rangers have dominated Scottish football for years. No one outside the Old Firm has won the Scottish title since Aberdeen in the 1984/85 season. Celtic have won the title for past four seasons with no real competition. The 2011/12 season saw Celtic finishing 20 points of their Old Firm rivals as Rangers struggled with … Continue reading Are Aberdeen A Threat To Celtic?

Winston Reid: West Ham’s Rock

West Ham have enjoyed a good start to the Premier League season, especially on the road, picking up three points at the Emirates, Anfield and the Etihad. While they will be disappointed with home defeats to Leicester City and Bournemouth, I’m sure the majority of West Hams wouldn’t have expected to see their team sitting … Continue reading Winston Reid: West Ham’s Rock

Are England Strong Contenders For The Euros?

Since England’s exit from the World Cup in 2014 they remain unbeaten, winning six games out of six in their European Championship qualifying campaign but is this true reflection of where England stand in International football. If as expected they beat San Marino on Saturday they will confirm their place at next summer’s European Championship, … Continue reading Are England Strong Contenders For The Euros?

Can Crystal Palace Qualify For Europe?

Crystal Palace have always been one of the unfancied teams in English football. Yo-yoing between the Premier League, or old First Division, and what is now known as the Championship. Palace hold the record for the most relegations suffered from the Premier League, having suffered this fate on four occasions. The highest finish in their … Continue reading Can Crystal Palace Qualify For Europe?

Kevin De Bruyne: Is He A Necessity or A Luxury For Manchester City?

Belgium International Kevin De Bruyne’s big-money move to Manchester City has finally been confirmed, but is he a necessity or a luxury for City? De Bruyne will be returning to the Premier League after an unsuccessful spell with rivals Chelsea. De Bruyne arrived at Stamford Bridge at the end of the January transfer window in … Continue reading Kevin De Bruyne: Is He A Necessity or A Luxury For Manchester City?