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The Curious Case of Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

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Sociologist Robert K Merton defines self-fulfilling prophecy as, in the beginning, a false definition of the situation evoking a new behaviour which makes the original false conception come true. This specious validity of the self-fulfilling prophecy perpetuates a reign of error. For the prophet will cite the actual course of

Manchester United vs Brighton: All The Talking Points.

It seemed so familiar- a homely English club, a small stadium generating a raucous atmosphere and a team with a blue-white top. Manchester United faltered for the first time in their last campaign at the John Smith Stadium to Huddersfield Town. United fans were nervous, and rightly so. Their team

The London Derby: Arsenal’s Perspective

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If someone thought the 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Arsenal was entertaining at the Emirates last year, they need to look at this match. Arsenal may have lost 3-2 on the day but there were some good signs for Unai Emery and his men. A lot has changed since last season

Commanding City Romp The Terriers: A Match Report

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Manchester City’s 6-1 drubbing of Huddersfield Town had a sense of déjà vu for the in-attendance goalscoring trio of Tony Adcock, Dave White and Paul Stewart, who had struck a treble apiece in a 10-1 rout against the Terriers in November 1987. Pep Guardiola showcased his renowned tactical malleability as he

Manchester United Look To Build Momentum

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Written by Veer Badani A Winning Start Manchester United kicked off the 2018/19 Premier League season on Friday, August 10th with a 2-1 win against Leicester City at Old Trafford. World Cup winner and new club captain Paul Pogba netted the first goal of the new campaign from the penalty spot after

What We Learnt From Spurs’ Opening Day Victory Against Newcastle

Two well-crafted first-half goals with some genius intervention from goal-line technology handed  Spurs an opening match win for the second season running versus Newcastle (Spurs def. Newcastle 2 – 0 in last season’s opener). Here we discuss all the takeaways from the game. Let’s talk Goals! Jan Vertonghen had a great header

Premier League Shirt Sponsorship Continues to Boom

Premier League action begins on Friday 10th August when Manchester United take on Leicester City at Old Trafford. Whilst most of us will be eager to see what transpires on the pitch during the first weekend of the 2018-19 season, financial experts are focusing on what makes the English top

Jürgen Klopp: The Man Steadying The Ship at Anfield

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A first exclusive by Arnab Mukherji Liverpool was the club to watch out for during the 70s and 80s when legends Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley led the club to 11 League titles and seven European trophies. However, to the dismay of the supporters, the club was unable to find a

It’s Time for Sarri-Ball at Chelsea

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Antonio Conte won the FA Cup back in May, but barely 24 hours after tasting the champagne his head was supposedly on the chopping block. Ever since then rumours began to swirl in Italy and England that Chelsea were pursuing Maurizio Sarri, who had recently been replaced at Napoli by

The Beautiful Game: Huddersfield Town’s survival Story

The Beautiful Game – A reoccurring exclusive where fans talk about their fondest/most unforgettable memories relating to football. Today guest EADF writer Sivan John recollects Huddersfield Town's fantastic Premier League survival story and the plethora of emotions Huddersfield Town fans like himself felt over the season. "10th of May 2018 will

Ainsley Maitland-Niles: The Future is Bright

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~Versatile, confident and oozing coolness~ The Taylor Takeover profiles young Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Ainsley Maitland-Niles had been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dark season for Arsenal. His successful integration into the first team has been a preview of the level of talent Arsenal have coming through their

United reach agreement to sign Fred

Manchester United have announced that they have reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos. (Feature Image via Manchester United Site) More details to follow - Fred vs Roma Compilation via Breaking the Line https://twitter.com/BTLComps/status/1004012300834082816 Fred will become United's 18th South American player to date, coming into

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