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Europa League Is Only Avenue For Everton Redemption

With Everton failing to live up to the hype they created last term, Rob Lyons looks at whether or not it’s a case of second-season syndrome for Everton.  This writer is a big fan of Roberto Martinez’s style of play and his footballing philosophy but what has happened this season is almost inexplicable after having such a fantastic campaign in 2013/14. …

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Sturridge Return A Timely Boost For Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge is set for a return to action soon, according to manager Brendan Rodgers, when quoted in the Liverpool Echo. The 25-year-old is expected to return to Melwood Training Ground within the next few days after spending Christmas and new years eve in America seeking a cure to his ongoing injury issues. Sturridge who starred last season, along with now …

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Noel Hunt Pens Deal With Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town have confirmed the signing of Noel Hunt in a deal that will run until the end of June, after initial loan spell came to an end last week. Having left Leeds United by mutual consent Mick McCarthy’s Tractor Boys were quick to sign the Republic of Ireland international in a deal that will run untill the end of …

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Ryan Manning Swaps Galway For QPR

Galway’s Ryan Manning has today completed his long-awaited move to Harry Redknapp’s QPR.  Rumours have surrounded the 18-year-old’s future for weeks but he has finally been confirmed as the latest signing at Loftus Road. Quoted by RTÉ Sport, Manning sees joining the Hoops as a ‘dream come true’. “It feels like a dream come true – it’s all very surreal at …

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The Future Of David De Gea

This week, Manchester United signed the much esteemed goalkeeper, Victor Valdes. With three Champions League medals and a World Cup win under his belt, there is no denying the elite status of Valdes. So what does this mean for David De Gea? David De Gea has consistently shown promise in recent years. Almost inevitably this season, he has become undoubtedly …

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Oldham Pull Out Of Evans Deal

Oldham Athletic have pulled their deal with Ched Evans, after the club yesterday confirmed that a deal was 80% complete. After members of staff and their families were threatened, the League One side pulled the deal, worth an estimated 2,500 pounds a week, with Evans. The Leauge One side had also come under heavy pressure from sponsors, with food chain …

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Shane O’Connor Column: Chasing The Dream

Former Liverpool and Ipswich Town player Shane O’Connor gives an insight into the mindset of an aspiring footballer and the problems they often face if they unfortunately find themselves without a club. It is every kid’s dream from the first time they lace up their boots to become a professional footballer in England. For the lucky few that do get a contract from a club overseas, the …

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Should The Premier League Have A Winter Break?

Jack McCann discusses the idea of the Premier League having a winter break. However this idea, which is the norm across many European leagues is being hamstrung by the money on offer for festive-period games.   ‘’We shouldn’t be playing then, we shouldn’t.” ‘’You can see the players can’t recover in two days.’’ These are Gus Poyet and Louis Van Gaal’s respective comments after …

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