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The gap between City and the chasing pack is widening, and the fallout from Lukaku’s interview is going to be quite a mess to clean up.

As entertaining as Sunday’s game was, it has now opened up a gap between Manchester City and Chelsea and Liverpool that the two chasing teams will not be able to claw back. Both sides showed great quality, especially in the attacking third, and Chelsea mounted a great comeback to go in at half time level… Continue reading The gap between City and the chasing pack is widening, and the fallout from Lukaku’s interview is going to be quite a mess to clean up.

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The Premier League: What’s going wrong this time?

Omicron surge puts Premier League in dangerous territory The Premier League seems like it will continue for now. And I don’t think that is the right decision. While the Omicron variant starts to take over from Delta for the general public, cases are starting to rise again for football clubs as well. Over half of… Continue reading The Premier League: What’s going wrong this time?

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Chelsea grind out a result, City and Liverpool keep pace and what impact will Rangnick actually have at United?

It was not a performance full of verve and attacking quality on Tuesday from Chelsea. It was probably up there with one of their worst performances of the season. Until Mason Mount slammed the ball into the bottom corner to open the scoring, Chelsea had not threatened much at all. One Mason Mount shot against… Continue reading Chelsea grind out a result, City and Liverpool keep pace and what impact will Rangnick actually have at United?

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Being in the stands beats watching on TV any day of the week.

Being back at Stamford Bridge was an absolute joy. For the first time in a year and a half, I went to see my team play live last Tuesday. Football has been a large part of my life since I went to my first game in January 2003. Chelsea have always been my club. So… Continue reading Being in the stands beats watching on TV any day of the week.

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New managers will need time to bed in

The return of the Premier League this weekend will see three new managers in dugouts across the league. Dean Smith at Norwich, appointed just eight days after losing his job at boyhood club Aston Villa, his replacement Steven Gerrard and Eddie Howe at Newcastle United all face their first games in charge of their new… Continue reading New managers will need time to bed in

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Manchester United have left Ole at the wheel for too long.

The thing is though, who would replace him? Solskjaer has done a pretty decent job to get United out of the pit they had found themselves in as Jose-third-season-syndrome took hold, but he is in his third full season in charge now, and they seem no closer to returning to the summit of English football.… Continue reading Manchester United have left Ole at the wheel for too long.

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Chelsea return to winning ways, and how well will Russell and Hamilton work at Mercedes?

Chelsea make hard work of it, but get the job done Well, as we head into the final international break of the season, it is Chelsea who sit atop the Premier League. Now, there are plenty of qualifiers to that statement. We’ve only had seven matchweeks in the Premier League so far this season. It’s… Continue reading Chelsea return to winning ways, and how well will Russell and Hamilton work at Mercedes?

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A week in Sport.

The 5th Test Match against India was cancelled. It was a great shame to see the final Test match between England and India called off. The series had been set up perfectly for a barnstorming finish as India looked to complete a series win over England and add their scalp to that of Australia that… Continue reading A week in Sport.

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Some thoughts about the Premier League

Now that we’ve had two weekends of Premier League fixtures, I think we can draw some slightly more informed conclusions about what the season may entail. It’s never really wise to do something like this until we’ve seen a month or two of the season, but every sports writer seems to do it every season… Continue reading Some thoughts about the Premier League

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Let the game of manager musical chairs begin.

Now that the football season is over, the usual roundabout of transfers will kick into life again. But it’s the manager’s market that is looking like the more interesting. Quite a few top clubs are looking for new managers this summer, and this could have a very big impact on how next season will play… Continue reading Let the game of manager musical chairs begin.