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Who’s had the better first season: Guardiola or Mourinho?

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“Which manager has outperformed their predecessor more, Guardiola or Mourinho?” The other day I heard this question be discussed, and after thinking about it for a while, I thought I’d share my views too. Continue reading Who’s had the better first season: Guardiola or Mourinho?

The Best Chants in British Football

Football fans have a reputation for being extremely devoted to the game. Even when it’s not a rivalry game, fans hold back no emotions. Sometimes that’s shown in violent manners, from getting into fights to throwing things at players. However, sometimes it is displayed through collective chants, where all the fans sing a song in unison. It can be both beautiful and hilarious at times. Here are our top chants in British Football:

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FA Cup Predictions

The “Final Four” of the FA Cup is set, and it is looking to be one of the best conclusions in recent memory. All the upsets and giant killers have been eliminated, and all four teams that remain are in the top 5 of the Premier League – Chelsea, Spurs, Manchester City, and Arsenal. This is far from the norm of the FA Cup; take last year for example – Crystal Palace, Watford, Manchester United, and Everton made up the semi-finalists, and none of those clubs qualified for the Champions League. It’s time to take a look at our FA Cup Predictions: Continue reading FA Cup Predictions

UCL REVIEW: AS Monaco-Manchester City

The first leg of the UCL Round of 16 tie between AS Monaco and Manchester City was a thrilling one, finishing 5-3 in favor of the Citizens. And while City carried a two goal lead, Monaco could definitely take positives from the match, such as their surely insurmountable advantage in away goals. Monaco had to feel like they were going to be able to put at least two goals past City’s questionable defense in the second leg, especially considering they had scored the second most goals in all of Europe this season, trailing only Barcelona. Continue reading UCL REVIEW: AS Monaco-Manchester City

EPL Matchweek 27 Preview

As the season is winding down in the late stages, every point counts. Can Spurs and City continue to put the pressure on Chelsea? Can Liverpool climb back into the top 4? Will United finally get out of 6th? In fact, Everton could even come within one point of the top 6. This week’s match ups are a huge part of the journey that the Premier League season is. Here are some of the top teams’ matchups for the week: Continue reading EPL Matchweek 27 Preview

The 5 Most Entertaining EPL Matches this Season

The 2016-2017 Premier League season has been a reliable source of entertainment for fans. Aside from the occasional dull game, there has been no shortage of attacking firepower and individual flair. It was very difficult for me to narrow the list of 250 matches played this season down to just 5, and there were many that were very close but just didn’t make the cut. Here now are my top 5 most entertaining matches this season.

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The Outcasts of the Top 6

This season, as I’ve said countless times, the top 6 teams in the EPL have looked a league above every other English team. The success of these teams has been a result of a variety of differing factors. For example, Manchester United have built their success on rotating squads and great depth, while Spurs have had a strong first team that seldom sees changes. Liverpool have built their season on high-powered attack, while Chelsea have focused on a neat and organized defense. But there is one thing these clubs have in common: their success has each come at the cost of a couple of high-quality players. We take a look at some of the promising players that just haven’t found a way to crack into their respective lineups regularly.

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Gabriel Jesus: The Savior?

(By Andre Borges/Agência Brasília under CC BY 2.0)

Brazil has always had a knack for producing talented footballers. Such players currently include the likes of Diego Costa, Philippe Coutinho, and Roberto Firmino, who are all enjoying successful careers and have become fan favorites at their respective clubs. We have come to know them as graceful on the ball, beautiful in their shooting, and creative in their passes. Perhaps most of all, Brazilians have become known for possessing a passion for the game that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

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