Despite their much maligned owner, Vincent Tan, Cardiff seem to be in the best place to get back to the Premier league since their relegation. This is undoubtedly due to their manager, Neil Warnock. Seven promotions makes him the man to get a club into the next division up. Many had thought him finished when 

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I think most would agree that with a few exceptions, the prices being paid for players this summer are staggering, especially for those who aren’t any better than mediocre signings. Of course this was always going to be the case in the Premier League where television revenue fees have skyrocketed over the past 3 years 

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The Liverpool we all know and love has returned. The Reds’ pre-season performances sent us rocketing back to the start of the last campaign, where they were a severe threat to anyone competing for the title. The friendly competitions saw LFC lift the Premier League Asia trophy and make the final of the Audi Cup 

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Granted, there has been much turnaround in both players and management at Wolves in recent years. The board have decided to go with a foreign manager, following Paul Lambert’s failure to propel the midlands club toward the playoffs last season. The man taking the reigns is the former Porto and Valencia boss Nuno Espirito Santo. 

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Chelsea midfield worked as a powerful engine to facilitate their possession game in the last season mainly due to the sturdy and well-balanced partnership of the two box-to-box midfielders, Kante and Matic. However, with the news of Matic reuniting with his former boss, Mourinho, Chelsea fans all over the world have been concerning over their 

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In 2015, according to La Stampa, the FIGC were looking to initiate around 70 federal football centres as well as 200 development centres in Italy each levying near to 4 million euros in investment. Reports such as this surfaced prominently in 2015 and essentially the targets of growing initiatives were 12-14 year olds. It should 

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You only need to look into the recent past to see the struggles teams face in the Championship after they got relegated. Fulham, Cardiff and QPR have all been in the Premier League in the last five seasons, and have since languished in the lower half of the nation’s second division. However, as the teams 

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As the business end of the transfer window is approaching and the start of the new season is edging closer, Newcastle’s summer business so far indicates the type of squad Rafa Benitez is trying to build. Thus far, Rafa has brought in Florian Lejeune, Jacob Murphy, Mikel Merino and Javier Manquillo, as well as securing 

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Memory lane History is important to understanding both the present and the future. In the 1960’s, most notably between 1963 and ’67, I Nerazzurri swashbuckling (of sorts) use of the catenaccio system under the stewardship of Helenio Herrera brought the kind of success its supporters have come to see as a standard bearer. A guidance 

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In recent years teams have been successful once getting into the Championship, managing to stay there. Last season was no different with Barnsley and Burton surviving relatively comfortably, despite early predictors condemning them to relegation. So how will the promoted sides fare this season?   Sheffield United A big fish in League 1 terms, Sheffield 

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The imminent departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain leaves Barcelona in an unenviable position with just one month to go in the summer transfer window. The club are now light in two positions within their starting line-up and are about to have a cool £197 million burning a hole in their pocket. However this could 

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Last time out Recording a 6th consecutive and 33rd league title overall, the Old Lady’s dominance is looking hard to prevent. With Miralem Pjanic providing nine assists, not to mention his contribution to countless magnificent slick moves, and Gonzalo Higuain registering twenty-four goals, Juventus won the league by four points. Roma who gave the eventual 

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In the summer 2017 Luciano Spalletti took over as the new manager of Internazionale, a surprising move considering his Roma side finished 2nd in Serie A with their highest points total ever.   Much-needed stability For Inter, Spalletti’s arrival will be an effort to bring some stability to the club. The Nerazzurri have gone through 

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Last year Domestically both Internazionale and Milan fell well short of the standard set by the likes of Juventus and Roma, during last season’s campaign. An astonishingly low scoring Milan nestled in 6th, a place above their fierce rivals, who slumped towards a disappointing 7th. Juve’s campaign was born out of the quality and consistency 

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A dramatic and rather alarming headline has been circulating the media over the past week – the sharks that are FC Barcelona are hunting Philippe Coutinho again. Only this time, they’ve made an offer and rumours are flying about that ex-teammate Luis Suarez could be the key to sealing the deal. It’s no secret that 

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The failings of Aston Villa in the 2016/17 season were no mystery. Huge transfer fees and an excessive wage budget could only take them to mid table mediocrity, in what can only be seen as a terrible campaign. Though none particularly blame Steve Bruce for their shortcomings last season, he must this season show why 

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News of Real Madrid finally making a concrete move for Kylian Mbappe has sent the transfer window into a spiral with Monaco likely to pocket £161 million in total from any deal to sell the teenage forward. Both Los Blancos and Manchester City are in the running with the up-front fee more than likely to 

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If you were a Juventus fan, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little glum in recent weeks with the exit of central defender Leonardo Bonucci to A.C. Milan. A genuine Italian world-class star, leaving for an archrival is always going to be a bitter pill to swallow. But the blow has been softened somewhat with 

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Financial Fair Play (FFP) has become a three letter acronym to strike fear and confusion into the hearts of fans, managers, and board members alike. Yet, many of us are left questioning what Financial Fair Play is, and why it exists. In an era of football where the elites of the game are having no 

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Chris Smalling and Phil Jones have been highly touted as the future of Manchester United ever since Sir Alex Ferguson signed the English defenders from Fulham and Blackburn Rovers respectively. But are they producing their potential?   Potential Chris Smalling joined United from Fulham in 2010, just 2 years after leaving non-league Maidstone United. Smalling’s 

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Pre-season provides the opportunity for fringe players, players who are not in the manager’s plans and those who have returned from loan deals away to impress the manager and strive to be part of the team again. Although they are expected to depart, Rafa Benitez will be watching the likes of Henri Saivet, Emmanuel Riviere 

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When, on 25 May 2017, Garry Monk penned his resignation as head coach of Leeds United, everyone concerned with the Whites were in shock. Having guided Leeds to a seventh-place finish on the back of a remarkable season – Monk’s first year in charge – expectation was that the former Swansea player would begin building for 

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There are numerous clubs around Europe who have already had a great transfer window. Everton have had a great window, so have Bayern Munich and Manchester United. However, there is one club that have surpassed them all: AC Milan. But why?   Keeping Donnarumma Keeping Gianluigi Donnarumma is by far the best bit of business 

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