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Is This The Best Premier League Season Ever?

Is This The Best Premier League Season Ever?

  We may only be 21 matches in, but already this 22nd Premier League season is being heralded by all and sundry as the best ever. Better than 2003/04, when Arsenal’s Invincibles achieved...

6 things to watch out for in the Premier League this weekend

6 things to watch out for in the Premier League this weekend

1)    Moyes must win against top opposition   Outside of a win against Arsenal, United’s record against the rest of the top half is appalling, with losses to Man City,...

Toronto FC: A fact file

Toronto FC: A fact file

With Jermain Defoe’s impending move from Tottenham to MLS side Toronto FC I thought it would be a good idea to put together a bit of a fact file, because let’s face it, I don’t know anything...

Stoke 3-5 Liverpool: The good, the bad and the return of 'the Sturridge'

Stoke 3-5 Liverpool: The good, the bad and the return of 'the Sturridge'

Liverpool's 5-3 victory over Stoke City on Sunday put to bed a hideous record that had seen the Reds fail to record a single league victory at the Britannia Stadium previously. It also lifted...

 

1)    Moyes must win against top opposition

 

Outside of a win against Arsenal, United’s record against the rest of the top half is appalling, with losses to Man City, Liverpool, Everton, Tottenham and Newcastle, and draws against Chelsea and Southampton. This results in five points from an available 24 against sides in the top nine, something that has to dramatically improve if they are to challenge for a top four place.

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Liverpool's 5-3 victory over Stoke City on Sunday put to bed a hideous record that had seen the Reds fail to record a single league victory at the Britannia Stadium previously. It also lifted Brendan Rodgers' team back into the top four of the Barclays Premier League, ensuring that six of the top seven all won, with Villa due to play Swansea City on Monday night.

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Edin Džeko’s 66th minute winner against Crystal Palace last Saturday marked a milestone for the player and his club; the strike was the Bosnian’s 50th goal in a City shirt. Since arriving three years ago in the January 2011 transfer window from Wolfsburg, Džeko has been one of those players who frustrates and delights in equal measure. All City fans know what he’s capable of, but the striker rarely appears to fulfil his potential.

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In the not too distant future...

The silence was unnerving; Kevin didn't want to be here at all. He glanced around at his men, aimlessly roaming the sodden ground, uncertain if any of them would survive the ensuing battle. He wondered if he could escape without them noticing, but surely they would recognize a lack of leadership, and capitulate far easier than expected.

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1)      Redemption for Wenger

Losing to Aston Villa on the first day of the season caused a lot of Arsenal fans to descend into panic and despair. They thought this might be the season where everything falls to pieces, after threatening to for the last couple of years. Instead, it’s been the season they rejoined the title-chasing elite, and a win against a Villa team currently in disarray at Villa Park would put to bed a couple of demons born out of that first day and fully confirm that they are for real.

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We may only be 21 matches in, but already this 22nd Premier League season is being heralded by all and sundry as the best ever. Better than 2003/04, when Arsenal’s Invincibles achieved the impossible and went through a whole season undefeated; better than 1998/99, with United’s treble-winning triumph; better even than 2011/12, when Sergio Agüero wrested the title from the red to the blue half of Manchester with practically the last kick of the game.

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