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Newcastle United vs Manchester City – Match preview, team news, expected lineups and prediction

Written by Anaamaya Mishra Competition – Premier League; Game week 24 Venue – St. James’ Park, Referee – Paul Tierney Timings – Wednesday, 30th January, 20;00 PM GST;1:30 AM IST Title challengers Manchester City travel to St. James’ Park to salvage three valuable points against 17th placed Newcastle United. It is the first time

Young Lions – Jadon Sancho

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History suggests that the notion of English footballers departing to greener pastures abroad in the pursuit of blossoming on the biggest stages is somewhat of an anomaly. While sizeable names such as Gary Lineker, Steve McManaman and David Beckham instantly spring to mind, it is important to note that each

The FA Cup Fourth round upsets

The draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup provided some tantalising fixtures, with the potential for lower league clubs to upset their supposedly superior opposition. While the likes of Chelsea, Derby, and Swansea City managed to avoid being the subject of an upset, others weren’t so lucky. Manchester City,

Young Lions – Callum Hudson-Odoi

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Plagued with claims of the national team underperforming at the highest level for decades despite the hype, England have recently been rejuvenated by winning competitions in the lower age groups over the last two years. And when discussing about England's latest set of football prodigies coming through, it'd be hard

Young Lions – Ademola Lookman

                         "Ademola Lookman is the present and future of Everton Football Club" - Marco Silva Not something you’d hear from a Premier League Manager talking about a 21-year old youngster, especially if he’s just made 4 starts for Everton at that

Girona vs Barcelona – Match Preview, Team news, Predicted lineups & Predictions

Girona vs Barcelona Competition - La Liga, Matchday 21 Venue - Estadio Montilivi Timings: Sunday, 27th January 2019, 16:15 pm BST/WAT (UK and Nigeria), 10:15 am EST, 7:15 am PT (USA), 20:45 pm IST (India) Barcelona travel to Estadio Montilivi today for the Catalan Derby against Girona. The Blaugrana have been successful in maintaining their

Kevin De Bruyne shines in FA Cup triumph – Manchester City player ratings vs Burnley

Manchester City’s unbeaten start to 2019 has continued with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley in the FA Cup Fourth Round. Pep Guardiola’s sharp shooters extended their goal tally to 29 goals in their previous 8 outings since they last conceded a goal. Goals from Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De

The Marcelo Bielsa Conundrum – Reminiscent of the ‘Last Envoy’

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Marcelo Bielsa was moving his hands furiously, not in anger or nervousness - he was explaining a power point presentation showing hours of analysis on Leeds United's opponents. He had admitted sending a club employee to spy over Derby County and made a presentation of his analysis of rival teams.

Young Lions – Phil Foden

We are kick off our first series -'Young Lions - The Future of English Football' with an in-depth look into Manchester City's Phil Foden, one of England 's brightest midfield talents. Resident writer Udhav Arora gives us a lowdown on the "Stockport Iniesta". “Balance and a left foot you can’t believe” is

Memorable FA Cup finals revisited

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Not only is it the oldest club competition in the world, but the FA Cup has also served up some of English football’s most iconic moments the game has ever seen. From third round giant killings to some  damn right outrageous scorelines, the FA Cup has witnessed it all and

Liverpool’s defensive framework – An in depth analysis

Liverpool have been in imperious form this season leading the premier league table by 4 points. A large portion of their success this season has to do with their watertight defence that has been impenetrable at times against almost all the Premier League teams. They have conceded a measly 13

Racism in football – An on going problem that needs to be dealt with a zero tolerance approach

27th December 2018, the Serie A clash between Internazionale and Napoli at the San Siro finished with the hosts grabbing a late winner for a 1-0 victory. However, the high profile matchup between two Serie A contenders made news for all the wrong reasons. The game was marred with racist

Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjær – A breath of fresh air

Six wins in six and Manchester United have sprung into life under Ole Gunnar Solskjær. José Mourinho’s sacking took place a bit too late if anything, but it was absolutely the right decision. In fact, irrespective of how United do this season under Solskjær, the call to bring him in

Declan Rice – The fulcrum of West Ham’s revival

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Academy graduate, fan favourite, most wanted international and now Premier League goalscorer. What a start to life in football for Declan Rice. Oh, and he’s just 20 years of age. Is he destined for the top? Born in London to English parents, you could be forgiven to feel somewhat angered by his pending

David De Gea – Old Trafford’s eagle-eyed guardian

When you ask a Manchester United fan why they love their club, most might reply, they've always stood for playing thrilling football with a certain unabashed swagger. But at the same time, they've had great moments of courage and standing defiantly in the face of adversity. United have had some of

Tottenham face United in what is poised to be Solskjær’s first real test

Competition - Premier League, matchday 22. Venue - Wembley Referee - Mike Dean. Timings - Sunday, 13th January, 5:30PM CET (Madrid), 5:30PM BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 12:30PM ET, 9.30AM PT (USA), 10pm IST (India) The fixtures come hard and fast in the Premier League as we see an in-form Manchester United travel to North

Premier League recap – December

EADF presents another installment of the Premier League monthly recap. Here is your one-stop review of all 20 teams for the month of December. Liverpool - Can they actually do it? 22 goals scored. 7 wins from 7 games. 3 goals conceded. Top of the Premier League table. December was pure perfection

The Premier League’s brain drain

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As interest in the Premier League’s brightest starlets intensifies from across the Channel, more British prodigies appear open to moving abroad. Managers, players and fans alike are all asking the same question. Why? Why would they go? As any 18 year old will attest to, it’s hard to know which step to

GW22 Fixtures – Analyzing the differentials

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To find out how we have been doing with our predictions this season, head over to our FPL archive With the Christmas fixtures done and out of the way, we can now finally take a step back and take a look at the state of things in FPL. Most managers have

The tragic but inspiring tale of Santi Cazorla – Romance in football isn’t dead yet

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Santiago Cazorla González or “Santi” completed his comeback into the world of football by scoring a brace for his club, Villarreal, against Club World Cup Champions Real Madrid. It bookended a happy few months for Santi at his boyhood club after a horrific two years plagued by surgeries, injuries, and

Transfer Rumour Mill – January 8th & January 9th

Let's see what the papers are saying - - "Gonzalo Higuaín has already said yes to the offer presented by Chelsea and in the coming hours could be finalized his transfer to the English club from Milan." - [Marca] - BVB have started negotiating with Gladbach over Thorgan Hazard. He would cost

Getafe vs Barcelona: Team News, Preview, Predicted Lineups

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Getafe vs Barcelona Competition: La Liga, Matchday 18 Venue: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez Timings: Sunday, 6th January 2019, 19:45pm BST/WAT (UK and Nigeria), 14:45pm EST, 11:45am PT (USA), 01:15am IST (India) La Liga fixtures come thick and fast after the winter break, as FC Barcelona make a trip to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in the

Etihad Stadium set for tectonic title showdown – Building up to City vs Pool

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Manchester City vs Liverpool promises to be an exciting affair and one that could determine the fortunes of both clubs in the Premier League this season. A truly season-defining game in every sense of the word, it promises to be an ultimate clash between the two best sides of the

Drained by the new stadium deal can Madrid compete with the world’s richest in the post Ronaldo era?

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31 May 2018, Zinedine Zidane’s call for a surprise press conference that evening sent alarm bells ringing through the Spanish capital. A few hours later, the Los Merengues’ fan's worst fears were confirmed. After almost 3 seasons at the helm of the European champions, Zizou had decided to step down

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