As always at this point of the football calendar, fans tend to focus on Premier League newcomers from abroad and the substantial figures paid to bring these players in. However, many people forget that the newly promoted Championship sides also boast their own Premier League newcomers who could provide serious excitement of their own. These 

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Manchester United’s friendly win over Real Madrid at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday evening will not be remembered for the abysmal penalty shoot-out which followed a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes but rather the sensational piece of individual skill performed by Anthony Martial as he assisted Jesse Lingard’s opening goal. The Frenchman weaved in and out 

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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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It has been an eventful year for Huddersfield Town. Last summer, manager David Wagner was preparing a squad for what pundits expected a relegation battle in the Championship for the team from West Yorkshire. Instead, Wagner masterminded an phenomenal feat and led Huddersfield to the glamour and riches of the Premier League. However, pundits again 

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Liverpool FC gaffer Jurgen Klopp has been pretty quiet on the signing front this transfer window, recruiting just three players in almost two months. Meanwhile Merseyside rivals Everton are boasting their list of successful transactions, signing seven new players so far including the return of their former front-man Wayne Rooney. The Reds don’t seem too 

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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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A bright, daring and clearly talented Oxlade-Chamberlain first entered the mainstream consciousness when his performances for League One Southampton gained national coverage. Deployed as an attacking midfielder, capable also of playing on the wing, his trickery and light-feet too much for League One defences. An inclusion in the Team of the Season soon came and 

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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 24-year old striker who had 24 goals and 6 assists in a Premier League season decides to leave your favourite team, it is very normal to feel worried. Surely, that was how many Evertonians felt after Everton announced the reported £75m sale of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United. Lukaku definitely left a big void 

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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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Arsene Wenger has arguably commanded the best Premier League team to-date and has overseen the most successful period in Arsenal Football Club’s history. So, it is strange that he cannot command a coat zip. Maybe it isn’t ‘of quality’, I don’t know. Named the ‘Invincibles’, following an astonishing forty-nine game unbeaten run that lasted the 

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Mauricio Pochettino is one of the youngest and most prolific managers in the Premier League. From his short spell at St. Mary’s to his current reign with Spurs, the Argentine’s progressive and transformative development of youthful players into household names in the Premier League bears great semblance to some of the games’ great. Yet still, 

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Aside from the arrival of Mohamed Salah early in the summer, much of Liverpool’s transfer business on the incoming side of things has ended in frustration with moves for Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita both hitting supposedly immovable stumbling blocks. In spite of this there is to be some good news for Liverpool supporters 

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With preparations for the 2017-18 season well under way, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has once again been linked with a move away from Old Trafford. Spanish giants Real Madrid have been chasing his signature for the past two seasons after a series of scintillating performances over the years, which have caught the eye 

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Liverpool’s transfer market is currently quiet despite the major signing of Mohamed Salah, so to make things livelier again here we are to discuss transfers. However, we are not talking about players that could come to Liverpool rather we are talking about players that could leave Liverpool. Here are four players that could leave Jurgen 

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Every July, anticipation heightens in the households of football fans everywhere. With league fixtures published a couple of weeks previous, attention turns to those friendlies, love them or hate them, the smell of football is back! For those in the lower leagues, it’s far withdrawn from the money that washes over the Premier League and 

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