Since joining from Inter Milan for around £5.3 million in the summer of 2011, Davide Santon’s time at Newcastle has been mixed. In the 2011/12 season he looked dangerous going forward but often had no end product and was caught out of position. The 2012/13 season started much better for the Italian, he was arguably […]

Has Suarez been treated unfairly by the English press, or is he clutching at straws? At the time of writing, it looks to me, and the vast majority of football fans, that Luis Suarez will be leaving Liverpool in the summer, his destination is unknown at this time, though it is thought to be either […]

At the time of writing Gareth Bale has bagged a goal or an assist in every one of his last 9 games for Spurs, totalling an impressive 10 goals and 4 assists. He’s been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, he plays in the same position, they are both deadly at the ‘knuckleball’ free kick, they both […]

A Team of talented Premier League players who were, or are, injury plagued. Goalkeeper  Chris Kirkland – Between having an ankle injury in 2003 and being assaulted by a Leeds fan on the pitch in 2012 Kirkland has finished a game after dislocating his finger and having it popped back in place, suffered a collarbone injury […]

Arsenal Transfers in: Nacho Monreal (Malaga) Transfers out: Johan Djourou (loan to hannover 96), Emmanuel Frimpong (loan to Fulham), Chuks Aneke (loan to Crewe), Chamakh (loan to West Ham) The Gunners needed to sign a strong leader with grit and determination and a Striker. They got neither of those. Keiron Gibbs’ injury meant that an […]

Where did it all go wrong for Newcastle? Last season they surprised everyone by finishing fifth in the league and therefore qualifying for the Europa League qualifiers and Pardew won several manager of the year awards. As of the first of January, United lie in 15th place and are a mere 3 points from the […]

I switched on Newcastle against QPR, turning down the opportunity to count the raindrops that plummeted past my window, or watch paint dry, I tried to predict what would happen between the two sides. I came to the conclusion that this game had 0-0 written all over it and I’d happily put a lot of […]

West Ham United    22 Jaaskelainen 8/10 02 Reid 7/10 17 O’Brien 7/10 19 Collins 8/10 20 Demel 7/10 (McCartney – 46′ ) 04 Nolan 8/10 07 Jarvis 9/10 14 Taylor (YC) 8/10 (Maiga – 86′ 6/10) 16 Noble 9/10 21 Diame 8/10 (Tomkins – 73′ 6/10) 09 Cole 9/10 Liverpool 25 Reina 8/10 02 Johnson 6/10 03 Jose Enrique* (Cole […]

I was watching Southampton-Newcastle and amidst another terrible refereeing performance against Newcastle (this season I’ve really felt sorry for them and Everton) Gaston Ramirez was hassling Steven Taylor trying to get the ball from him in front of the 18-yard box, he then gave Taylor a blatant, very hard push. Taylor stumbled at least 2 […]

Sunderland Line-Up 22 Mignolet    5/10 02 Bardsley    7/10 16 O’Shea (Booked) 6/10 (McClean – 46′ ) 7/10 24 Cuellar      8/10 03 Rose          7/10 06 Cattermole 6/10 (Gardner – 35′ (Booked)) 8/10 07 Larssonn    7/10 14 Colback     7/10 (Saha – 73′) 6/10 21 Johnson      5/10 28 Sessegnon  8/10 26 Fletcher     7/10 West Bromwich Albion Line-Up 13 Myhill       9/10 03 Olsson       […]