Premier League Team of the Week

Brandish are now launching a Monday “Premier League Team of the week” after reviewing each team over the weekends matches. Here is this weeks best XI… Thibaut Courtois (GK) – Chelsea shot-stopper Courtois was on sensational form against rivals Manchester United as the two met in yesterday’s fiery clash at Old Trafford. Courtois, however, remained, calm and composed as he expertly …

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Oliver BainesPremier League Team of the Week

Can West Ham challenge the big four?

A quiet look at the Premier League table will cause a few double takes to most fans as they see the likes of Southampton and West Ham occupying positions in the top 4; whilst Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool slump out of the Champions League qualification spots. Albeit, early in the season, West Ham have shown a complete turn around …

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Oliver BainesCan West Ham challenge the big four?

Five players you want in your Fantasy Premier League team!

Season on season the addiction of the sporting world to fantasy teams grows and grows. A number of different organisations run a fantasy team, offering various prizes and incentives to join and the best way to win one is by finding that hidden gem on the cheap who turns out to have a fantastic Premier League campaign. Here is 5 …

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Gareth ThomasFive players you want in your Fantasy Premier League team!

Luis Suarez to make Barcelona debut in El Clasico

When Luis Suarez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in Brazil this summer he received a long 4 month ban from football, now at long last it is time for him to make his competitive debut with Catalan giants Barcelona. As football goes there is perhaps no bigger publicised derby than the famous El Clasico clash between …

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Gareth ThomasLuis Suarez to make Barcelona debut in El Clasico

Bayern Munich meet the Pope following 7-1 win!

Bayern Munich were today rewarded for their phenomenal dismantling of AS Roma last night by meeting the Pope in the Italian capital. Bayern Munich tore apart Roma 7-1 away from home to send out a strong message to the rest of Europe whose attention may have previously been focused on Barcelona or Real Madrid. Pope Francis, known as the Bishop …

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Gareth ThomasBayern Munich meet the Pope following 7-1 win!

5 Championship players who could be of interest to the Premier League

As speculation surrounding the January transfer window comes to the fore, here are 5 Championship players who may be of interest to the Premier League… Bakary Sakho has been a sensation for the newly promoted Wolves this season. 7 goals to his name and a constant threat in attacking areas, Kenny Jackett will have to be ready to quash any …

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Oliver Baines5 Championship players who could be of interest to the Premier League

Champions League: Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool & Arsenal in action!

The Champions League is back this week! Following the international break we saw a fantastic weekend in the Premier League but now comes the greatest club competition on the planet with match-day 3 of the UEFA Champions League. Let’s have a look at some of the games that face the British club’s representing the Premier League across Europe. CSKA Moscow …

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Gareth ThomasChampions League: Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool & Arsenal in action!

The football writing ‘Oscars’ finalists announced

Everyone loves to trawl Twitter and Facebook for the best articles around about the great sport that we love, football! Well to acknowledge the best out there, The Football Blogging Awards was set up covering a number of categories like best new blog, best established blog, best football podcast, best video blog and best football forum to name a few. …

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Gareth ThomasThe football writing ‘Oscars’ finalists announced

Should Raheem Sterling be criticised for “feeling tired”?

There has been a lot of criticism falling on the shoulders on teenager Raheem Sterling after it was discovered that the Liverpool winger asked not to start as he said he was feeling tired. Sterling was complying with the warm-up just before the game and turned to the managing staff and asked to be rested. England manager, Roy Hodgson revealed …

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Oliver BainesShould Raheem Sterling be criticised for “feeling tired”?

Is the “39th game” in the Premier League madness?

The Premier League is the most watched football division in the World. The official website give stats of 4.7 billion viewers in a season across 212 territories and shown in 643m homes. The money made from broadcasting rights amount to £1.2 billion over a three-year cycle as the Premier League is now more lucrative then any other. However one issue that has …

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Gareth ThomasIs the “39th game” in the Premier League madness?

Arsenal fans – Will you miss the injured Mesut Ozil?

Arsenal were today dealt a potential blow when their German international Mesut Ozil was ruled out up to 12 weeks. The injury adds to Arsenal’s current concerns in the middle of the park as they are missing Welshman Aaron Ramsey and captain Mikel Arteta. The 25-year-old midfielder joined Arsenal on deadline day last summer from Real Madrid for a club record …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal fans – Will you miss the injured Mesut Ozil?

Is Brendan Rodgers under pressure at Liverpool?

Is Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers under pressure after a mixed start to the season with the Reds? Liverpool succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Basel last night in the Champions League, leaving them 3rd in the group sitting on 3 points, with Real Madrid to play twice in a row. Rodgers’ side have struggled once again defensively …

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Oliver BainesIs Brendan Rodgers under pressure at Liverpool?

Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck places a seed of doubt in haters heads

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck last night placed a seed of doubt in haters heads after he bagged a Champions League hat-trick against Galatasaray. The former Manchester United striker has been burdened with criticism from fans as they insist that Welbeck simply does not score enough. To point the finger on a, still, very young player who is yet to be …

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Oliver BainesArsenal’s Danny Welbeck places a seed of doubt in haters heads

Champions League preview: featuring Liverpool, Arsenal & Juventus

Last night saw some fascinating action in the Champions League as Barcelona lost 3-2 away to PSG in a superb game in France, Chelsea defeated Portuguese side Sporting CP 1-0 away, Man City were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Roma and Bayern Munich were victorious in Russia against CSKA Moscow. Tonight sees a second night of ties …

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Gareth ThomasChampions League preview: featuring Liverpool, Arsenal & Juventus
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From League One to the Champions League – Adam Lallana

“It’s a dream come true” – the words of £25m midfielder, Adam Lallana on playing in the Champions League. Lallana moved to Liverpool this summer, after moving away from boy-hood club Southampton. A team where Lallana played his way up through the ranks of youth football before making his bow in the first team. Lallana experienced promotion and relegation at …

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Oliver BainesFrom League One to the Champions League – Adam Lallana

Champions League preview: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona

The Champions League is back this week! As ever the biggest club competition in the world throws up some fantastic ties and tonight is no different with Barcelona, PSG, Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich all in action. There are 8 games on offer and all will be incredibly important as match-day 2 sees 3 more vital points on offer. Here is …

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Gareth ThomasChampions League preview: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona

Premier League preview: Featuring Liverpool, Man Utd & Arsenal

After the distraction of the Capital One Cup mid-week, the Premier League returns this weekend! We have some phenomenal ties ahead including the Merseyside Derby at Anfield and the North-London Derby at the Emirates Stadium. Not only that but Manchester United host West Ham United who will fancy their chances and third placed Aston Villa travel to pacesetters Chelsea on …

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Gareth ThomasPremier League preview: Featuring Liverpool, Man Utd & Arsenal

Norwich City – “A commanding position”

Norwich City’s surprise exit from the Capital One Cup may have shaken a few Canary fans this week. However, one must remember the importance of the league. Yes, it would be nice to taste success in the cup competitions, but it isn’t at the forefront of the Neil Adams’ tick list. A somewhat reshuffled Norwich City side collapsed against a stubborn Shrewsbury Town …

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Oliver BainesNorwich City – “A commanding position”

Is Russell Slade the right man for Cardiff City?

  It is days like today I am very thankful I get paid to write about football. With Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade on the verge of taking over the Cardiff City hot-seat following his resignation request last night. However, before the man is even appointed the insults have already begun. I have been a Cardiff City season ticket holder …

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Gareth ThomasIs Russell Slade the right man for Cardiff City?

Capital One Cup: Arsenal out, Liverpool victorious & more clashes to come!

Last night saw the Third Round of the Capital One Cup take place across the country with a number of high profile clashes and a few upsets too! Liverpool faced Middlesborough at Anfield, Arsenal hosted Southampton, Everton travelled to Swansea whilst Fulham and Cardiff continued their manager-less periods. Here is the best of last night’s action with a quick look …

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Gareth ThomasCapital One Cup: Arsenal out, Liverpool victorious & more clashes to come!