Player Focus #3: Xavi is the boss of all our Midfielders

Player Focus #3: Xavi is the boss of all our Midfielders

“Xavi is the boss of all our midfielders” Words uttered by Ivan Rakitić in admiration of legend Xavier Hernández at a press conference the day before Barcelona took on Apoel Nicosla in the Champions League. When Rakitić moved to the Nou Camp from Sevilla in the summer he insisted that he had not arrived to replace Xavi. After rumours circulated of Xavi’s potential departure from Barcelona he was in fact named club captain. A strong…

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Player Focus #2: One Nil to the Arsenal?

Player Focus #2: One Nil to the Arsenal?

Recent reports have suggested that Arsenal have agreed ‘in principle’ to sign Petr Cech from Chelsea. Whether this is simply paper talk or if there is actually some truth in the rumours it’s time for every Chelsea fan to question why. Allowing a goalkeeper of Cech’s class to leave the club is a worthy concern alone, but to allow him to move to another Premier League team brings it to a whole new level. Let’s…

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Player Focus #1 : Among Three Lions an Eagle Roars

Player Focus #1 : Among Three Lions an Eagle Roars

Calls for Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward to be included into England’s World Cup squad in the summer fell on deaf ears. His performances last season were no short of excellent. Playing across the back four he displayed a remarkable ability to adapt to the teams needs. Versatility such as this is at a premium in today’s game, especially at international level. However, unfortunately, Ward missed out in being selected for the national squad. The…

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My Fantasy Football Sun Dream Team #1: Transfer Window 2

My Fantasy Football Sun Dream Team #1: Transfer Window 2

The Sun Dream Team has never been my favourite game, mainly because it is a game that I have never been overly good at even though I have won £1,350 nationally in weekly and monthly games in the past three seasons. When it comes to private super leagues against good Dream Team players I typically sit mid-table and do not trouble the leaders. However this season my start has been a good one. I entered…

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