Manchester United: Coaching at the Heart of Defensive Woes

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Manchester United served up a disastrous defensive performance in their 6-1 mauling by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. What’s more, it was all so entirely predictable. In the club’s previous Premier League encounter, Brighton & Hove Albion hit the woodwork no fewer than five times as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side gave up chance after chance. Adding […] READ MORE


Luke Shaw Enters his Make-or-Break Campaign at Manchester United

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Manchester United kicked off their Premier League season in dominant fashion with a convincing 4-0 win over West Ham. José Mourinho’s team were barely challenged as they dispatched the London outfit with some fluid attacking football. The result enhanced expectations for the rest of the season, as well as making a statement to the other teams in the […] READ MORE


Manchester United, Tradition and the Money

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Manchester United have confirmed the signings of Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin. These follow the early acquisition of Memphis Depay who was unveiled by the club on Friday. United have been ruthless in the transfer market in recent times and more new faces are expected at Old Trafford. However, United’s tradition has been […] READ MORE


Incoming Premier League Players To Watch

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Although the new Premier League season is in full-swing, there are some new, familiar and unfamiliar faces that have arrived on the English Premiership scene. Every Top flight club has brought in at least three additions to their squads, in the hope of reinvigorating their teams for the lengthy, turbulent season ahead. Incoming Premier League […] READ MORE


Premier League Performances: Southampton FC Make Strong Start

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The James Beattie era was many moons ago and it has, thus, been a good stretch of time since I frequented St. Mary’s Stadium. In fact, the only living remnants of the quest for my team to achieve the triumphant title are outdated posters, an XL Sanderson-sponsored shirt, and a Team Saints CD wallet (well, amongst […] READ MORE


Southampton Fire Sale

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There has seldom been such a summer fire sale of footballers on the back of a season of success. Vast player movement on this scale is usually very well known amongst newly promoted or relegated sides, but is a pretty unusual occurrence amongst “stable” clubs, or teams in the ascendency. Since finishing 8th in the […] READ MORE


Southampton FC Sign Saintly Serbian Dusan Tadic

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One of the latest sizzling transfers in the (English) Premier League has gone to my traditionally underachieving home team, Southampton FC, who have lately pulled up their red and white striped socks and earned themselves a more encouraging place on the leader board. For a team who have changed managers like (for most people) under […] READ MORE




England’s Young Lions: England World Cup Preview

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On Saturday England will embark on another World Cup campaign. The current squad will take on Italy in the heat and humidity of Manaus in a game which comes with less expectation than the English public are used to. England are used to the tabloid press banging the drum about how this is the year […] READ MORE