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Ronan Groome

Ronan Groome is an accomplished journalist with insightful and analytical articles. He also writes for the Racing Post.

Top Five Youngsters To Make Big Moves After The World Cup

Just as soon as the final ball is kicked in Brazil next month, you can rest assured that the normal order of club football business will resume immediately. The World Cup itself represents a cinema-screen size shop window for all clubs around the world, so here are five players that could impress and prompt big money moves.   1. Julian …

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Three Conclusions from Gameweek 13 in the Premier League

Benteke

Andre Villas-Boas, Crystal Palace and Christian Benteke feature heavily in this week’s Three Conclusions from Gameweek 13 in the Premier League. 1. AVB under unwarranted pressure After what was a perfectly satisfactory draw with current champions Manchester United on Sunday, it seemed unfair that Andre Villas Boas felt the need to launch a tirade against those who criticized him during …

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Three Conclusions from Gameweek 12 in the Premier League

Upton Park

Ronan Groome is back with his three conclusions from Gameweek 12 in the Premier League. 1. Boruc halting Southampton momentum Mauricio Pochettino must have been so frustrated last Saturday. Southampton are going well at the moment and they’ve already took four points from two away games at Manchester United and Liverpool. They would have fancied their chances of getting something …

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Five Horses to Follow for the Jumps Season

Ronan Groome lists the top five horses that could make a splash during the jumps season. Felix Yonger Looking for horses that go under the radar is the best way to find value winners. Sometimes horses that go completely out of the radar for a period of time are even better for this purpose. The name Felix Yonger ring any …

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Three Conclusions from Gameweek 11 in the Premier League

Ronan Groome discusses the battle for supremacy, West Brom and Martin O’ Neill during this week’s conclusions from the Premier League. 1) Tight at the top Well they said it was going to be tight didn’t they? Five points cover the top seven in the league after another unconventional weekend, and that top seven doesn’t even include Manchester City, who …

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Three Conclusions from Gameweek 10 in the Premier League

Aaron Ramsey, Wes Brown and Hugo Lloris feature heavily in this week’s concussions, I mean conclusions, from Gameweek 10 in the Premier League. 1. Premier League should seriously look into the area of player concussion In what was a particularly drab game at Goodison Park on Sunday, a somewhat bizarre incident involving Hugo Lloris late in the game has rightfully …

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Three Conclusions from Gameweek 9 in the Premier League

Ronan Groome discusses Gareth Barry, strike partnerships and West Ham’s away form in this week’s conclusions from Gameweek 9 in the Premier League. 1.Gareth Barry playing a big part in Everton’s success: The assessment that Everton did the best business of the summer transfer window was perhaps debatable at the time but now should be a point fully accepted. Offloading …

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Three Conclusions from Gameweek 7 in the Premier League

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Manchester City’s defensive frailties come to the fore as Ronan Groome makes his three conclusions from the weekend’s Premier League action. 1) City’s defensive problems beyond Hart Joe Hart has come in for stern criticism during the past week and probably justifiably so given the basic mistakes he has made this season. However, this has deflected criticism away from City’s overall rearguard which …

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Three Conclusions from Gameweek 6 in the Premier League

1) Liverpool’s ‘SS’ attack. The parallel footnote that came alongside Daniel Sturridge’s excellent start to the season for Liverpool was that the return of Luis Suarez could affect his form and even starting place in the team. But Brendan Rodgers avoided a selection headache by playing both strikers up front against Man United in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday …

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Three Conclusions from this weekend’s Premier League action

Ronan Groome reviews another action-packed weekend in the English Premier League. As always, here are his three conclusions from this weekend’s results. 1) United’s core problem at the centre These are testing times for David Moyes and Manchester United. It was inevitable this type of setback was on the horizon for United and the word patience has always been the …

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