Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. A point gained, or two points dropped? The answer lies somewhere in between for both Manchester United and Liverpool after the latest edition of the M62 derby at Old Trafford. While a win for either team would have been a real statement of intent to the rest of the 

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Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column.  There are less and less players like Javier Mascherano in today’s modern game. Few who are prepared to play in different positions for club and country and fewer have ever made the transition look so seamless. Having moved to Barcelona on the back of impressing as a defensive midfielder, 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. Brentford owner Matthew Benham has said he hates the term ‘Moneyball’ but there is no doubts that the methodology of using mathematics and detailed statistical analysis to identify players they believe to be undervalued is currently serving them well. Under the direction of Mark Warburton, the Bees earned promotion 

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Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column.  It was a fitting way to start 2017 at the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon as Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with his fourth Ballon D’Or trophy and Real Madrid trounced Granada by five goals to nil. Even though the Portuguese only scored one goal in the rout, there was no 

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Praveen’s latest “The Arsenal Annals” column. Sitting fifth in the Premier League after match day 20, Arsenal’s chances of usurping clear favourites Chelsea to lift the Premier League title in over 13 years seems bleak, at least according to the slightly pessimistic Gooner demographic. However, should the results go their way between now and the 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. As his Brighton team made the journey back from the capital on Monday, manager Chris Hughton would have allowed himself a satisfactory smile. Hughton knows better than most, given Brighton’s failure to get promoted last term despite finishing on 89 points, there is a long way to go until 

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Praveen’s latest “The Arsenal Annals” column. The Sun reported last week that Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri would be interested in replacing Arsene Wenger at Arsenal if the latter were to step down in the near future. Although he has hardly been tipped to become Wenger’s successor, Arsenal may not identify a more capable gaffer to 

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  Praveen’s latest “The Arsenal Annals” column. Former Arsenal player Denilson found his loan move to Cruzeiro terminated after making just two starts earlier this month. Having returned to UAE side Al-Wahda, his parent club, his future now looks bleaker than ever before. Born in rowdy favelas in Sao Paulo, Denilson earned a move to 

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Praveen’s latest “The Arsenal Annals” column. Arsenal succumbed to their second consecutive loss on December 18 at Etihad Stadium as a Sergio Aguero-less Manchester City drubbed an allegedly soulless Arsenal 2-1. The defeat followed another capitulation at Goodison Park as Everton had beaten them by the same scoreline just three days earlier. The Gunners are 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. What a difference 10 days can make. After a 1-1 draw away at Goodison Park where Manchester United threw away 2 points, games vs Zorya Luhansk (in the Europa League), Tottenham Hotspur, and Crystal Palace (in the Premier League) all became must wins for the club if they wanted 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. Back in June 2015, with Gary Rowett at the helm having taken them from 21st place in the Championship the previous October to a league finish of tenth, the outlook was rosy for Birmingham City. The investment vehicle Trillion Trophy Asia had just taken-over, ending the troubled reign of 

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Praveen’s latest “The Arsenal Annals” column. Rumours linking Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez with a move away from Emirates Stadium had begun emanating from the British media the moment the club announced his arrival from Barcelona for £32 million. However, with recent reports suggesting that Chinese Super League clubs are poised to offer him a £400,000-per-week 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. There is unlikely to be too much festive cheer in the air for Mick McCarthy over the Christmas period as he tries desperately to solve his Ipswich team’s issues with consistency. The Tractor Boys, who missed out on the play-offs by five points last season, have not managed to 

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Charles’ latest “The Mind of Conte” column. The game was the highlight of the weekend and it delivered. It had all one could ask for: tactical as well as physical battles, uncertainty, controversy, and excitement. Focusing on the tactical battle, let’s take a look at how the game unfolded.   City neutralize Chelsea in the 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. Another weekend passes, another draw for Manchester United, and another two points thrown away with a 1-1 away at Everton. A sixth draw in eight Premier League matches leaves the club in 6th place with over a third of the season gone, and now 6 points away from Tottenham 

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