José Mourinho: Not Even a Shadow of His Former Self

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When Tottenham Hotspur sacked José Mourinho on the 19th of April, one would have been forgiven for thinking that he would be out of a job for at least a month or two. Certainly, the evidence suggested that he would be in no rush to find a new job. The enormous pay-off that he would […] READ MORE


Premier League Big Six Owners: Their Background in Football and Beyond

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Depending on their team’s fortunes, football fans will always be either suspicious or welcoming towards their club’s owner. One point of contention which will always exist regardless of what happens on the pitch, however, is whether owners and stakeholders should have a connection to the football club, or at least some background in the sport. […] READ MORE


Unai Emery v Mikel Arteta: An Argument With Few Winners

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If you are a football fan with any sort of access to the internet, it is likely that you will have seen the Unai Emery v Mikel Arteta debate come up on a number of occasions. This could have included anything from arbitrary statistics, tangential talk of ‘philosophy’, or using either of these facets to […] READ MORE


The Annals of Arsenal’s Missed Opportunities in Europe: 2003-2006

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In many ways, Arsène Wenger’s career will be remembered for the ‘what-if?’ moments as much as the never-ending supply of entertainment, quite literally from the sublime to the ridiculous; Arsenal‘s 1-0 win away to Real Madrid with a back four of Emmanuel Eboué, Kolo Touré, Philippe Senderos and Mathieu Flamini is just one example of both […] READ MORE


The Annals of Arsenal’s Missed Opportunities in Europe: 2000-2003

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In many ways, Arsène Wenger’s career will be remembered for the ‘what-if?’ moments as much as the never-ending supply of entertainment, quite literally from the sublime to the ridiculous; Arsenal‘s 1-0 win away to Real Madrid with a back four of Emmanuel Eboué, Kolo Touré, Philippe Senderos and Mathieu Flamini is just one example of both […] READ MORE


The Annals of Arsenal’s Missed Opportunities in Europe: 1997-2000

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In many ways, Arsène Wenger’s career will be remembered for the ‘what-if?’ moments as much as the never-ending supply of entertainment, quite literally from the sublime to the ridiculous; Arsenal‘s 1-0 win away to Real Madrid with a back four of Emmanuel Eboué, Kolo Touré, Philippe Senderos and Mathieu Flamini is just one example of both […] READ MORE


Barcelona Confirm Payment from Neymar’s Representatives

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Barcelona have confirmed that Neymar Jr’s representatives visited the club’s offices in person with a view to terminating the contract between the two parties, making a payment of €222m in the process. This should mean that the Brazilian is now free to join Paris Saint-Germain. The statement reads: “On Thursday afternoon Neymar Jr’s legal representatives […] READ MORE


The Wenger Out Brigade Were Not “Right All Along”

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Perhaps the most infamous of all the “Wenger Out Brigade”, Piers Morgan, proudly announced today that he has wanted Arsenal’s longest-serving manager to leave the club for eight years, hinting that this season’s failure to make the top four and the consistent disappointments in the Champions League in that time have proved him to be […] READ MORE


How the Arsenal Cycle Became Less and Less Enjoyable

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Countless articles which state the obvious about the current situation at Arsenal have been written: about how the fans are allegedly more fickle than anyone else in football; about how the club is in a seemingly never-ending cycle of what is deemed to be ‘failure’; about what needs to be done to solve all the […] READ MORE


Joleon Lescott Signs for Sunderland

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Sunderland have signed veteran defender Joleon Lescott on a free transfer, the club announced earlier today. The centre-half, who has been capped by England 26 times, joins on a short-term deal which lasts until the end of the season. The Black Cats are currently bottom of the Premier League table and have not won a […] READ MORE