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Five of the Best – November 2013

The return of the ‘Five of the Best’ blog series where I review the 5 best Football League matches, only this time it’s now being done monthly rather than weekly. I hope you enjoy this first month’s edition. AFC Wimbledon 4-0 Portsmouth – 16th November Rewind to the 2007/08 season, and you’ll find both sets…

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A look at Arsenal after turbulent transfer window

Late last Tuesday night, Arsenal shocked the footballing world with the transfer of Mesut Özil from Real Madrid for roughly £42m. This had Arsenal fans going wild, Real Madrid fans devastated, Barcelona fans relieved, and fans of the other Premier League clubs quaking in their boots. Short Outlook on Mesut Özil Not only has he come from…

Tactical Analysis – Cagliari

After a turbulent few years, it seems Cagliari may be finding stability under Ivo Pulga. With their best squad since they won Serie A in the late 60s and star player, Radja Nainggolan looking more likely everyday to stay the future could be bright for the Rossoblu’s. But there is an if, and that if…

Sky Bet Championship Preview

Last season’s Championship was arguably the most hotly-contested league in Europe with just 8 games left there was just 10 points between relegation and the play-offs. We lost 6 teams with Cardiff City, Hull City and Crystal Palace being promoted and Bristol City, Wolverhampton and Peterborough United relegated to League One. With this we gained…

Down to the wire: The race for the Champions League

Being an Arsenal fan, I know the story with Valencia. Used to be title challengers but now have to battle for Champions League every season on a shoe string budget in comparison to some other La Liga clubs. This is perhaps why I have grown fond of Valencia in recent years, it’s a sort of…