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Van Gaal’s Overhaul At Manchester United – More Trimming Than Spending

Since Louis Van Gaal’s appointment at Manchester United, the rumour mill has gone into overdrive linking the club with almost every eligible player in Europe. With the club in a precarious situation after Ferguson’s retirement and David Moyes’ subsequent tenure, it has become normal for the media to hit the red button and cry SPEND, SPEND, SPEND! But without Champions …

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Can West Ham cope without Andy Carroll?

West Ham target man Andy Carroll faces up to four months on the sidelines with torn ankle ligaments. Colm Hayes discusses the potential repercussions for West Ham following the unavailability of their striker. England international Andy Carroll has had an injury ravaged time at the Boleyn Ground since making a club record £15m move in 2013, managing only 15 appearances …

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Kevin Strootman: Right Man For Manchester United Midfield?

Kevin Strootman, the Dutch midfielder who plays in Italy with Roma, is a wanted man. Manchester United reportedly put in a £30 million bid for the midfielder who is valued at £22.5 million. However, is he the player that United need in their midfield? Strootman is a 24-year-old who plays mainly as a central midfielder, but can also be utilised …

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Weekly Transfer Talk – Mangala makes Manchester City move?

Colm Hayes is here with the latest news in a big week for the transfer window. In a strange occurrence over the weekend, a clip appeared on Manchester City’s website of ferocious French defender Eliaquim Mangala showing him to have signed for the Citizens. It has since been removed with the club claiming their site was hacked and the deal hasn’t been completed. …

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Liverpool Still After That Big Name Signing

Brendan Rodgers’ spending spree shows no signs of abating, with the Reds boss still after that marquee signing which would soften the blow of Luis Suarez’ departure.  Nicolas Gaitan is the latest name to be linked with a move to Anfield according to French radio station RMC. The Argentine winger, currently at Benfica, would be an expensive signing however, with …

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Forgotten Friday – Giles Barnes

Forgotten Friday returns after a break this week. This Friday looks back at another football player who was touted for a big future but fell by the wayside. That player is Giles Barnes. Barnes burst onto the scene with Derby County in the 2005-2006 season and the seventeen-year-old had many moments of quality. He caught the eye of the public …

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Premier League Pre Season Roundup #3

Jack Cahill is here with a roundup of all the pre-season friendlies of Premier League teams as they prepare for the coming season.    Darlington 1883 1:5 Sunderland 19th July Sunderland’s miraculous escape from the relegation zone last season will have inspired players and fans alike. They picked up where they left off as Gus Poyet’s side got their pre-season …

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Liverpool Fans Want Big Name Striker

The question all summer long for Liverpool fans is where are the 31 goals scored by the Luis Suarez in last term going to come from next season? Liverpool really need to back up last season’s impressive showing to cement their re-emergence as a force in English football. While Rodgers has been spending cash in the transfer window signing good players, the Reds, having …

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Chelsea Look To The Next Generation

It looks like there won’t be any more stories to interest Chelsea fans over the summer with Jose Mourinho insisting that he is happy with his squad and that any additions will come from the youth ranks. The Special One was quoted in Sport magazine as saying. ‘The market is open but we are happy with what we have. We feel that our squad is …

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Chelsea Need More Fire Power

Jose Mourinho may have already splashed the cash, but some Chelsea fans still believe more firepower is needed if they are to launch a successful assault on the title. After a summer transfer window where Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, and Filipe Luis were landed Chelsea fans can expect a quiet time for the rest of the transfer window with  The Express …

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