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Steven Gerrard – Time Waits For No Man

The die has been cast. Steven Gerrard will leave Liverpool and so begins the five month farewell.    As the title of this article suggests, the Liverpool captain has suddenly encountered that age old dilemma sports stars in they’re mid 30’s, feel will never arrive. To stick or twist. Reading passages from Roy Keane’s latest book, gave me an insight into what …

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Liverpool Game More Than Just A 3rd Round Tie For Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon have come a long way in the past 12 years. The fans rescued and reinstated a London footballing mainstay and have subsequently stewarded the club to their current position in League Two. The fall and subsequent resurrection of Wimbledon is, in many ways a footballing fairytale. The next step in this club’s unique and inspiring journey comes as a third round …

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3 Key Focus Points For Tottenham Against Chelsea

Tottenham host Chelsea in tomorrow’s London derby and here Rob Lyons looks at three areas in which Spurs must prevail if they wish to stifle the table-toppers.  3. Win the battle against Nemanja Matic This writer has written before of the importance of Matic to this Chelsea side. Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard and co. pick up the plaudits but it is their …

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Liverpool vs Leicester: Defence Still The Reds’ Weak Link

Liverpool overcame Swansea City 4-1 on Monday night but here Rob Lyons argues that this scoreline did not tell the whole story and once again the Reds’ defence comes into acute focus ahead of their clash with Leicester City.  At times against Swansea the organisation of Liverpool’s defence was abysmal and the frantic period at the beginning of the second half …

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Saints To Seek Revenge Against Arsenal

It’s less than a month since Southampton narrowly lost out to Arsenal, courtesy of a last minute-winner from Alexis Sanchez. But was the Saints’ 1-1 draw against chelsea with just ten men a sign that Southampton can hold out against the perceived ‘bigger’ sides now? Alexis Sanchez was the hero for the Gunners on the 3rd of December and the …

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Newcastle United vs Burnley: Managerial Distraction

Rob Lyons argues that Alan Pardew’s imminent departure at Newcastle will be a hindrance for the Magpies as they aim to find some form of consistency, starting with their clash against Burnley. Looking at the Magpies’ recent turnaround, albeit it with a few losses of late, Pardew has turned around a ship that looked to be sinking along the north east coastline up until mid-October. One can …

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Match Preview: Aston Villa vs Sunderland

The Black Cats must travel to Aston Villa today following two disappointing results for both sides.  Sunderland were brought back down not earth following their derby day win over Newcastle by Hull City on Boxing day as Aston Villa lost out 1-0 to Swansea City. Both sides find themselves perched just above safety. Consistency has been the downfall for both …

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Southampton & Chelsea Go Head To Head

After losing four successive league matches to Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United and Burnley – it wasn’t looking good for Southampton fans as their dreams of a top-four finish began to fade. However, two wins on the bounce against Everton and Crystal Palace have put Ronald Koeman’s side back in the mix.   On Sunday the Saints welcome Chelsea to …

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Chelsea To Show The Saints What It Takes

Chelsea’s win over West Ham showed just how big the gulf is between the sides who believe they can challenge against the big boys and the big boys themselves. West Ham were swept aside by the league leaders on Friday and it looks like it will be a similar situation against the Saints today. Southampton, for their part showed against Crystal …

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2 Points And A Ton Of Opinion Separate Newcastle United & Everton

Everton’s season has been persistently lacklustre. Newcastle United have taken their fans on a rollercoaster, but only two points divide two very different teams.  At this stage of the season, two points is nothing. They’ve both lost seven times. Only one win and one less draw than Everton is what puts Newcastle ahead of the Toffees, despite a worse goal difference. …

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