Jol has all the right pieces, but he can’t get them to fit.

October 4, 2013 in Premier League by Matty Deller

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Being a Fulham fan right now isn’t exactly a bed of roses. The team has won once in the league all season, and twice thrown away leads against beatable opposition in Cardiff and a West Brom side who were at the time, without a win that season. The team looks sluggish going forward, too defensive throughout the game and even though we play deep win, lose or draw – we are still leaking goals every game. So what gives? A section of fans have nailed their colours to the mast be it through their voices or their keyboard that Martin Jol is working on borrowed time, if you read the tabloids and the online sources ‘in the know’. But what exactly has gone wrong down by the river?

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Can Arsenal win the League this season?

October 3, 2013 in Premier League by William Kent

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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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5 reasons for Liverpool’s good start

October 2, 2013 in Premier League by George Curtis

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I had a nosebleed the other day. It wasn’t because Fernando Torres gauged me in the face with his claws or because the weather has gotten nose-numbingly cold. It’s because Liverpool are in a position of solidarity at the top of the Barclays Premier League table, and it feels so damn good. It’s an unfamiliar climate up there – the last time the Reds were sitting pretty in second, Gordon Brown smiled. Talk about once in a blue moon. But Brendan Rodgers has manufactured Liverpool’s best start to a league campaign in 20 years and he’s had a little help along the way. Read the rest of this entry →

Martinez off to a Flying Start

October 2, 2013 in Premier League by Louis Baxter

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Pre-season there was a realism from Everton fans about the effect of a new manager after spending the previous decade under a single manager. Even the optimists who had no qualms about Martinez’s appointment, many did, thought there was no realistic chance the team could match last seasons 6th placed finish. The general consensus being 7th or 8th, a solid start while Martinez gets used to the players and the players get used to Martinez. Compared to Manchester United fans, who went on about United having winning ‘in their DNA’ and thought replacing the greatest manager of all time with David Moyes wouldn’t have any effect. Perhaps this isn’t the time to point out United haven’t won a trophy without Ferguson since the 1960′s, and he was appointed in 86. Decent chunk of time that. Read the rest of this entry →

Arsene Wenger: 17 Years in 17 photos

October 2, 2013 in Premier League by Lizzi Hollis

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This week, on 1st October Arsene Wenger celebrated his 17th anniversary as manager of Arsenal. As a devout life-long Arsenal fan it only seems right for me to celebrate this extraordinary milestone with a tribute to the most successful, infuriating and ultimately best loved manager ever to grace the red site of North London. For those of you who do not share my passion for this amazing football club, don’t worry – this isn’t going to be a saccharine expression of admiration that glosses over all the rough times. This is 17 years of Arsenal and Arsene Wenger: The good, the bad and the ugly (which doesn’t just mean Gervinho’s forehead!) Read the rest of this entry →