Category Archives: Premier League

Can anyone stop Leicester City winning the Premier League?

Leicester City appear destined for one of the greatest upsets in football history in winning the Premier League. Yet, five points adrift Tottenham Hotspur still dream of glory and even Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refuses to give up hope whilst there is still a mathematical possibility of a fourth Premier League title. So what does historical precedent tell us about each side's claim on the Premier League history? In the table below we look at the margin of difference between…
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Liverpool FC: Transfer Signing and Rumours this Transfer Window

The winter transfer window is never the busiest one, but some clubs do beef-up their options in the areas that they?ve identified weak links in their sides through the first half of the season. It often takes January signings a while to settle in, and they often don?t perform at their optimum levels while they get used to the physicality and busy fixture list in the UK. Many of the big clubs have struggled in one position or another and…
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Why January transfer window spending may go through the roof

The January transfer window opened on Saturday for clubs in England, Scotland, Germany and France with expectations of a high spending round dependent on early sales to set the merry-go-round in motion. Transfer windows open today in Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain, with Turkey following tomorrow and Ireland on Thursday. Switzerland’s window doesn’t open until the 16th, Poland’s on the 18th and Romania’s not until the 26th. Premier League clubs have until 11pm on February 1st to complete their…
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How embedded is football sports betting in the Premier League?

Whilst Chief Executive Richard Scudamore says the Premier League will not accept a betting partner and against the background of horseracing’s move to banish betting companies who don’t contribute to the sport, we look at how fully embedded sports betting sites are in the Premier League. The Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Act which came into force a year ago requires gambling operators that provide facilities for remote gambling or advertise to consumers in Britain to obtain a licence from the…
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Has Mourinho lost it?

By Steve Sands As Chelsea prepare to host Aston Villa on Saturday, in what is a should win game, the big question is why the Premier League title holders sit 16th in the table midway through October – ten points behind league leaders Manchester City. Jose Mourinho seems to have taken to blaming everyone for Chelsea's poor start to the campaign, from match officials, the FA to a supposed rat in the camp leaking information about team selection and tactics.…
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Santi Cazorla: Premier League Player of the Year

After another year of poor showings in the European competitions, and with the star players of the last couple of seasons leaving for the La Liga giants, the criticism of the Premier League as a league has come from all directions; and it has been coming hard. Actually, it is becoming a little tedious. However, some improved decision-making (Manchester City, Manchester United) and further development of existing sides (Chelsea, Arsenal) down the line, and the top Premier League teams –…
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