Why Niasse’s ban won’t eradicate diving

After Everton’s Oumar Niasse threw himself to the ground to earn his side a penalty in their 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park last weekend, he this week became the first Premier League player to be reprimanded for ‘Successful Deception of a Match Official’, which is a euphemistic way of saying ‘cheating’. Niasse will now be…

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Why the Premier League title won’t be a two-horse race

We witnessed an intriguing start to the 2017/18 Premier League season. Both Manchester club had flying starts to the season, and many adopted the opinion that the title would be decided in Manchester. Recent results, however, suggest that the Premier League title might not be a two-horse race after all. It has thus far been…

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Premier League Team of The Week – Gameweek Nine

Another weekend of fixtures have passed and Man City remain top of the Premier League. With Man United losing 2-1 to Huddersfield, the Citizens are now five clear at the top. Spurs won against Liverpool at Wembley while Chelsea, Newcastle and Southampton all picked up home wins. Arsenal, Brighton and Bournemouth were also victorious on…

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Mesut Ozil in a possible move to Manchester United next summer

It has recently been reported that German international Mesut Ozil has plans to leave Arsenal. Losing his starting place for Arsene Wenger’s side isn’t what the creative midfielder had hoped for as he firmly believes Jose Mourinho is interested in him. Ozil joined Arsenal back in 2013 where he left from Real Madrid. He broke…

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Premier League Team of The Week – Gameweek Eight

Returning from the international break Man City didn’t lack attacking quality as they beat Stoke City 7-2. Man United drew 0-0 with Liverpool as Spurs won and Watford beat Arsenal. Crystal Palace secured their first win of the season over defending champions, Chelsea. Swansea were also victorious with a 2-0 home win against Huddersfield. While…

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5 talking points from Manchester City’s 7-2 Stoke win

Manchester City continued their fine league form with a superb 7-2 victory over Stoke City at the Etihad this weekend. Pep Guardiola claimed it was City’s ‘best performance since he arrived’ at the club as the Citizens dominated their former boss Mark Hughes’s side. With a number of eye-catching displays in this nine goal thriller,…

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Irish punter beats the bookies with enormous Ladbrokes accumulator win!

One lucky Irish punter made an already unforgettable week even more unbelievable during the international break, turning over a huge profit on his midweek Ladbrokes accumulator. The unnamed Dublin customer would have more than likely had a hangover regardless after Martin O’Neill’s side earned an impossible result in Wales on Tuesday – though his hangover…

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European World Cup Qualifiers Team of The Week – Final Fixtures

Now that the European qualifiers for Russia 2018 are over, we now know who have booked their places in the final tournament. France, Portugal, Germany, Serbia, Poland, England, Spain, Belgium and Iceland all won their groups respectively. Eight nations qualify for the playoffs while the second-placed team with the lowest points don’t make it. That…

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Why Leicester City’s success will never be repeated

As Wes Morgan, captain of Leicester City, held aloft the Premier League crown, the footballing world looked on in amazement. 2015/16 – the year that made us all believe in miracles, a unique year in the Premier League era, and one I’m now certain will never be repeated. Any fresh impetus that Leicester gave to…

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