Monthly Archive: August 2015

A Premier League Weekend In Review

Home and Away There’s something odd happening this season, there’s no doubt about it. Of the 40 games that have been played so far this season the home team has won just 9 of them. That’s less than a quarter of all games being won by the team that are supposed to have a significant advantage. What’s going on? There’s an argument to be made …

Premier League Transfer Rumours And News: 28th August 2015

Arsenal Arsene Wenger made a somewhat strange statement this week. He said that Arsenal were ‘not close’ to signing anyone, but that he was ‘always confident’. He also said that he’s available ’24 hours a day’ for transfer business. Play it cool, Arsene, play it cool! The Gunners seem destined to miss out on Karim Benzema, which is weird considering his plane has been circling …

The Premier League Week 3: A Look Back

When Tony Pulis Plays Tony Pulis With Money, The Money Talks Jose Mourinho continues to be heralded as one of the best coaches in the world and, arguably, one of the best managers of all time. Yet it’s often dismissed or forgotten that during his career he’s spent the most money of any manager ever. Between 2004 and 2014 the self-proclaimed special one has spent …

Premier League Transfer Rumours And News: 21st August 2015

Arsenal Have you heard about the link between Arsenal and Karim Benzema? They’ve been trying to keep it quiet, but something’s come out about it so we thought we’d best report it. The Telegraph are saying that the odds on the Gunners signing the Real Madrid forward have been slashed. At the time of writing BetVictor are offering 5/6 that he’s an Arsenal player before …

Analysis Of The Weekend – What Did We Learn?

Jose Mourinho’s Running Out Of Excuses Jose Mourinho has long been the master at deflecting attention away from his team when they have under performed. Whether it’s blaming the referee for “favouring the other team” or blaming his own medical staff for doing their jobs, the self-proclaimed Special One knows how to get the press talking about something other than the way his team have …

Premier League Transfer Rumours And News: 14th August 2015

Arsenal Arsenal are signing Benzema! Honestly, they’re going to sign Karim Benzema from Real Madrid! Seriously! Ok, so the rumour has been going on all summer and his plane has been circling Heathrow for so long it’s had to be refuelled too many times to mention. But now Jeinny Lizarazo, a reporter for ESPN Deportes, has told her Twitter followers that the deal is definitely …

What Have We Learned From The Opening Weekend?

The opening fixtures of the new Premier League season are now completed, with wins for Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool at the top end of the table. Impressive performances from Swansea and West Ham led to Chelsea and Arsenal dropping 2 and 3 home points respectively, whilst Leicester also ran out 4-2 winners at home to Sunderland. Past just looking at the results, though, …

Premier League Preview: Part 4

We’ve now had a look at 15 of the 20 teams that will be competing in this season’s Premier League. In Part 1 we explained why we think Chelsea will be missing out on the title this season, and in Part 2 we went through the reasons we think Manchester City will win it. In Part 3 we discussed why we reckon Norwich will just …

Season Preview: Part 3

With each passing day we get closer and closer to that most glorious of things – the first day of the new Premier League season. Depending on how your team did last year you will either be overwhelmed with excitement at the approaching kick off or else dreading what might happen to your team this time around. Whichever camp you fit in to, though, we’re …