50 Most Captivating Footballers of 2016: Part 1

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2016 has been a fascinating year for football. From Leicester City‘s league title triumph at odds of 5000/1, to Portugal‘s shock victory in the Euro 2016 final, to the bizarre rise of Will Grigg on and off the field, the last 12 months have not been short of entertainment. This five-part series looks at 50 of the most captivating footballers […] READ MORE


2016/17 West Ham United Season Preview

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West Ham United turned quite a few heads in the Premier League last season, with an impressive seventh-place finish that saw them in contention for Champions League qualification. Manager Slaven Bilic has been able to instill a fighting attitude in The Hammers, and the Croatian will be expecting an even better showing in the upcoming campaign. […] READ MORE



Irish Eyes Now Turn To The World Cup

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Irish eyes now turn to the World Cup and Russia 2018. Republic of Ireland players can be reasonably proud of their performances, as their Euro 2016 participation ends. The Boys in Green, came up against a very determined host nation in France. Despite going behind to an early goal via Robbie Brady, the French didn’t wilt in […] READ MORE


Players To Watch at Euro 2016

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The European Championships are upon us! After eight months of scintillating domestic football, culminating in an 11th European title for Real Madrid, stars of several teams around Europe descend on France for their national service. Here is LWOS’ Players to watch at Euro 2016, and, no we’re not looking at the usual suspects: Players To Watch at Euro […] READ MORE


Dimitri Payet is the Signing of the Season

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There have been some very good signings from last summer’s transfer window in the Premier League. N’Golo Kante has dominated the middle of the park for Leicester City, while Christian Fuchs has been a hallmark of consistency for the Foxes. Virgil Van Dijk has been a rock at the back of the Southampton defence; Dele […] READ MORE


Premier League Standout Debut Performers

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We’re just one week into the new 2015-16 Premier League campaign and there have been some standout performances from a range of debutants, here’s just a few of the many that have stood out so far. Premier League Standout Debut Performers Andre Ayew The man of the match performance from Swansea’s free transfer signing, Andre […] READ MORE


20 Premier League Previews in 20(ish) Days: West Ham

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Stadium: The Boleyn Ground (capacity: 35,016) Manager: Slaven Bilić (first season) Nickname: The Hammers, The Irons 2014-15 Record: 47 points (12-11-15), 12th in the Premier League 20 Premier League Previews in 20(ish) Days: West Ham This coming season will be the final one at the Boleyn Ground for West Ham United as they move into the […] READ MORE


Premier League Summer Transfers: New Players to Watch

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As the 2015/16 Premier League season kicks into action this weekend, and with the transfer window drawing to a close, most clubs would have liked to have completed the majority of business in preparation for the coming season. Like any transfer window, the summer has been full of rumours, some more ridiculous than others, of […] READ MORE


What is Happening at Olympique Marseille?

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Le Stade Velodrome in Marseille last saw the Ligue 1 title in 2009-10, and five seasons on, it does not seem that France’s famed and most historic club will be receiving the trophy any time soon. With financial faux pas at the forefront of the club’s fall from grace, the biggest side on the French […] READ MORE