Can Arsenal win the League this season?

October 3, 2013 in Premier League

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It’s a bit premature to start judging whether teams are likely to win the league or not, but Arsenal’s storming start with 5 wins out of 6 games combined with victories in the Champions League and the Capital One cup, predictions have already begun.

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Poyet’s place is not at sinking Sunderland

September 25, 2013 in Premier League

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Gus Poyet, the highly rated up and coming manager, is tipped for the vacant managerial position at Sunderland, and after having initial success with a lower league club, the former Brighton boss is looking to step up a level. However, it seems as if people have already forgotten the exact same description was applied to Paolo Di Canio just 6 months ago when he joined Sunderland. Learn from the mistakes.
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Season Preview 2013-14: Stoke City

August 15, 2013 in Premier League, Team Previews

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Stoke City, the 19th worst team offensively during the 2012/13 campaign having scored just 34 goals, are set to start the new season under the ex-manager of the only side which finished below Stoke as worst goal scorers - Mark Hughes (to start with, anyway). I’d like to counter this with a positive point to fairly balance this article, but truth be told, I’m struggling.

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Is Arouna Kone to Everton good or bad business?

July 9, 2013 in Premier League, Transfers

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Yesterday, Everton completed the signing of Ivory Coast international Arouna Kone for a fee reported to be in the region of £6.5 million, almost double what Wigan paid for him less than a year ago. Whilst the transfer has proved to be successful business for the Latics, has Roberto Martinez conducted good business for his new Merseyside club?

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Is it finally the end of the road for Wigan?

May 9, 2013 in Premier League

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May after May, we find ourselves in this same position. Wigan Athletic hover in and around the drop zone with just two more games left to pull off, before yet another last minute relegation escape. However, this year’s different. Is this altered version of  last season’s antics just too much to ask for Martinez this time round? The hurdle he faces is a huge one.

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