Contrasting Fortunes: Ole vs Super Frank

At the start of the 2019/20 Premier League season, Manchester United and Chelsea were in similar positions. The two clubs, who for so often have demanded success at all costs, now appeared to have been set much lower expectations of the coming season. Both were going into the new campaign with an ex-player at the …

Is Harry Kane the man to end England’s 50 years of pain?

Report’s from FA Chairman Greg Dyke have recently surfaced, as England’s man of the moment and newly crowned Young Player Of The Year, Harry Kane, declared that he is to participate in this summer’s European Championships for the Under-21 national side. This comes as somewhat of a surprise, considering that Kane has forced himself into …

One Step Forward, Two Midfield Steps Back

Isn’t crazy how things in football change within year? Within that year, you could carve a name for yourself or unfortunately destroy a reputation you spent most of a career creating. Almost 12 months ago, news broke that Manchester United had managed to pull off the signing of Radamel Falcao to the delight of United …

14/15 Team of The Year

The PFA will be announcing their ‘Team of the Year’ in a matter of days, it is bound the cause some controversy as it does every year, for example the inclusion of Steven Gerrard last season. We’ve asked a number of people to give their Premier League Team of The Year, we’re going to accumulate …

The Man United Front Three

Over the years, Manchester United have always been renowned for possessing top quality strikers within their ranks. I mean, Eric Cantona, Andy Cole and Ruud Van Nistelrooy are not bad names to have leading various lines right? And that’s just naming a few. The question is though, Rooney aside, what is next for the current …

Champions League or Championship?

As the season reaches its climax and with so much yet to be decided, whilst we don’t really have a much desired title race, we seem to have fights everywhere else in the table. We asked Touchline Fracas Pundits to predict who they feel will be playing in the Champions League next season and who …

Arsenal Set Piece Problems: But is it just an attacking issue?

  Much has been made in light of Arsene Wenger’s recent comments regarding the need to practice attacking set pieces, with Arsenal consistently having one of the lowest goal conversions from set pieces in the Premier League, just the 13 goals scored from a set piece in the previous 3 seasons. To put that in …

The Star of Ruhr Valley – Shinji Kagawa

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A Japanese international who has found a home in the Ruhr District of Germany, Shinji and Dortmund were fated. At Dortmund he is the favourite prodigal son, even deserting the family won’t diminish the love from the raucous Westfalenstadion faithful, they campaigned for their son to come home and the father of the family Jurgen …

Premier League Team Of The Season So Far?

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WhoScored.com operate a feature that calculates the team of the week/month/season so far using their intricate player ratings system. You can find out more about the player ratings system WhoScored uses by listening to our interview with Editor In Chief Ali Tweedale here. Whoscored have gone with this team as their Premier League team of …

Arsenal v Dortmund Review

Preface What a… Yesterday night Arsenal…. It was a lesson… As you can see, Dortmund’s pressing last night was so convincing that even I’m finding it hard to get any words out. Credit to the impressive Dortmund, who bestowed onto Arsenal an unbridled masterful game of how to play football. Dortmund were hungry, and Arsenal were …