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Premier League End Of Season Awards

Team Of The Year The 2014-2015 season was not the finest in the history of the Premier League. The performance of Chelsea at the beginning of 2014 was such that it was generally considered that by December the title was theirs to lose. It shouldn’t take anything away from Chelsea’s season long performance, but it was made an awful lot easier for them that all …

Is The Top 4 Now Locked In?

Money, Money, Money UEFA have announced that the prize money in the Champion’s League is increasing significantly for the 2015-2016 season. Previously clubs would receive £6.4m simply for reaching the group stage of the competition, with a further £750,000 per win and £370,000 per draw on top of that. That will rise to £8.9m for group stage qualification, with an additional £1.1m for a win. …

The Managerial Merry-Go-Round

Roll up, roll up! Join the Magical Mystery Tour that is the Manager’s Merry-Go-Round! Who will stop where? Nobody knows! As the season enters its final game there will be a few managers feeling rather twitchy about their future. Can Brendan Rodgers survive at Liverpool? Has Mauricio Pochettino done enough at Spurs to remain in charge next season? And will Arsene Wenger finally step down at …

The Best League In The World?

It’s an oft-touted expression, that the Premier League is the best league in the world. Sky use it in their adverts, BT Sport make shows all about it, but is there any truth to the statement? The simple answer is, of course, that it depends on what you consider to be an important factor in the make-up of the “world’s best” league. Is it attendance …

The Battle To Avoid The Drop

Who Will Stay In The Premier League? The nail in Queen’s Park Rangers’s Premier League coffin had been hit into place long before Manchester City scored their sixth goal at The Etihad on Sunday, but David Silva’s goal made it a formality. They joined Burnley in seeing the trapdoor open under them, with the Lancashire club themselves relegated after their 1-0 loss away to Hull …

What’s Happened To The Fun In Football?

There’s a blue fog hanging over football in the 21st Century. A cloud of negativity that seems to inform the way football fans feel about anything and everything. Put simply: the fun has gone from football. It’s evident in the small things, like the fact that a protest seems to be occurring at a different club around the country virtually every week. You can see …