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A look at some smart signings by the Premier League teams outside 'Top-6'
A look at some smart signings by the Premier League teams outside 'Top-6'

Yohan Cabaye traded Champions League football with PSG to join Crystal Palace The Barclays English Premier League, for the past decade has been categorized as a battle between the top 6 and the rest of the teams. In the early 2000’s there was hardly any doubt regarding the identity of the top 4 teams with Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool competing for the Premier league trophy. A few years later, Tottenham Hotspur and

Jul 21 2015
Quiz: All-time Premier League records
Quiz: All-time Premier League records

How much do you know about the Premier League? The 24th season of the English Premier League is just around the corner as the first match week kicks off on 8 August. The self-proclaimed ‘best league in the world’ is one of the most followed leagues around the world with fans and TV deals numbering in the billions.  While we all look forward to yet another highly anticipated season that kicks off much earlier than

Jul 19 2015
5 footballers who lost their pace due to injuries
5 footballers who lost their pace due to injuries

Many players struggle to reclaim their pace and form after an injury  Acceleration and sprint speed typically make up the definition of ‘pace’ in football, and this attribute can be absolutely deadly in open play if used well. There have been plenty of players who have gotten by fairly well without it, but as seen throughout football history, most of the best players in the world have had pace in their locker in addition

Jul 16 2015
Top 10 record transfers for British players
Top 10 record transfers for British players

 Raheem Sterling has become the most expensive English player after moving from Liverpool to Manchester City Raheem Sterling’s transfer from Liverpool to Manchester City has made him the most expensive English player of all time, and second in the list of British players preceded only by the Welsh star Gareth Bale. Sterling’s transfer from the Merseyside club to Etihad was reportedly £49 million (Sky Sports) and the

Jul 16 2015
5 European clubs that require radical changes in personnel
5 European clubs that require radical changes in personnel

As clubs everywhere count down to the resumption of the domestic seasons, the transfer window kicks into full swing and, for some, new additions are imperative to overcome the mistakes of last season. While a few clubs have used an aggressive approach and others a relatively measured one, some have just been left behind and may be in danger of missing out. While not all clubs need to be gung-ho in reinforcing their line-ups, some who desperate

PSV Eindhoven midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum moves to Newcastle
PSV Eindhoven midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum moves to Newcastle

Georginio Wijnaldum made the switch from PSV Eindhoven to Newcastle  Newcastle, July 11 PSV Eindhoven captain Georginio Wijnaldum on Saturday signed a five-year deal with Newcastle United FC, becoming the English football club's third most expensive player in history. The Dutch midfielder signed the deal here after Newcastle agreed to pay £14.7 million, reports mirror.co.uk. Head coach Steve McClaren hailed the deal as a

Jul 12 2015
Mario Balotelli granted leave after adoptive father's passing, absent from Liverpool's training session
Mario Balotelli granted leave after adoptive father's passing, absent from Liverpool's training session

Balotelli was absent at Liverpool’s training session on Monday Liverpool granted Mario Balotelli leave after the death of his adoptive father, Francesco. According to The Telegraph, Balotelli was due back in Merseyside but was given extra time off, after the demise of his father over the weekend. Most of the players were back at Melwood ahead of their pre-season tour, but the Italian striker was a notable absentee during th

Jul 7 2015
2015 summer transfer window: Ins & Outs
2015 summer transfer window: Ins & Outs

The Red Devils confirmed the signings of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Matteo Darmian Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas confirms emotional departure Manchester United sign Schneiderlin and Schweinsteiger Barcelona confirm signing of Arda Turan Nani completes move to Fenerbahce Chelsea sign Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal Ins: Petr Cech (£10m, Chelsea) Outs: Semi Ajayi (Free,

Jul 4 2015
All-time Premier League British XI
All-time Premier League British XI

It has been 23 years since the inauguration of the Premier League and since then, it has gone on to become one of the most-watched leagues in the world. The league started out when the clubs competing in the Top Division in England opted for the formation of a Premier League in 1992, which would give them access to lucrative television deals. These profits would be used to lure the best foreign talent available to try and

Jul 4 2015
India has so many opportunities and possibilities: Ron Vlaar
India has so many opportunities and possibilities: Ron Vlaar

Ron Vlaar was in India to promote Yojana, the NGO he supports in India Footballers are usually remembered for what they do on the field but are very rarely for things they do off it. Holland international Ron Vlaar was recently in India to see how Yojana, an organisation he has supported since he was 20, had helped people in India.  “India is a totally new experience for me. As you know I am an ambassador for Yoja

Jun 27 2015
Player Focus: Would prolific Dost be foolish to swap Wolfsburg for Newcastle?
Player Focus: Would prolific Dost be foolish to swap Wolfsburg for Newcastle?

  “Why would he go there?” countered Wolfsburg head coach Dieter Hecking to reports linking Bas Dost with Newcastle United. Why would one of Europe’s most prolific strikers last season trade in Champions League football with the second best team in Germany for a club that has become a graveyard for ambition under the greedy eye of Mike Ashley? He has a point. It is clearly a subject that does not sit well wi

Jun 26 2015
Premier League Transfer Rumour Roundup: June 25
Premier League Transfer Rumour Roundup: June 25

Yevhen Konoplyanka After being linked with a host of Europe’s big hitters in recent years, a move for Yevhen Konoplyanka never materialised, with the winger remaining at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. A transfer to Liverpool 18 months ago failed to go through after club president Ihor Kolomoyski refused the sanction the deal, but that is the closest the 25-year-old has come to securing a switch to one of Europe’s top 5 leagues of late.&nbs

Jun 25 2015
10 oldest active football stadiums in the world
10 oldest active football stadiums in the world

Anfield and Parc Des Princes then and now. For any football club, the stadium stands as a symbol, an architecture that affixes history and its proud heritage with the beautiful game. Throughout the years, several stadiums in top-flight football have witnessed historic matches – games that have shaped the landscape of the sport, and in the process have transformed these grounds of yesterday into the cathedrals of today. Stadiums l

Jun 25 2015
10 personalities who dramatically changed the fortunes of their clubs
10 personalities who dramatically changed the fortunes of their clubs

Throughout football history, there have been players and managers who have had a marked effect on the fortunes of their club.  Whether, by word or deed, these men will be synonymous with periods of a club’s history and their memory will live long in the annals of the clubs concerned. These personalities were entertaining, purposeful, and yet, had their eye on the target. Some won’t be larger than life to every one’s tastes

Jun 25 2015
10 greatest comebacks made by footballers
10 greatest comebacks made by footballers

“And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” These words from Thomas Wayne would go on to serve as the biggest piece of motivation for his son Bruce Wayne, as he turned himself around and became the “man” that Gotham needed. There I was was sitting laid back in my theatre seat when I heard these words. In years to come, the lines that would etch out its own niche in the conscience of not only m

Jun 24 2015
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