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How Long Will José Last At United

By Ryan Corry January 22, 2018 (No)
A short-term answer. That was the phrase used wide and large by pundits, writers and fans alike when ‘The manager formerly known as the Special One’ was announced as the successor to Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson had departed. David Moyes had been pushed out while Louis Van Gaal was simply nudged off the winner’s podium in Wembley following his 2016 FA Cup win. José Mourinho’s arrival was another one of football’s very poorly kept secrets, a lot of which seem to come from Old Trafford these days. Since the announcement of Ferguson’s retirement and Moyes’ imminent arrival right up to the present day, there seems […]

Anthony Joshua V Wladimir Klitschko – The Ultimate Preview

By Andy Leech April 29, 2017 (No)
When Anthony Joshua first stepped into the ring at the age of eighteen, it can be assumed that nobody knew exactly what they were watching. When the tall, athletic Briton pulled on the gloves for the first time, surely even he never thought that in less than ten years, he would be a household name and about to take part in one of the highest grossing and well attended fights of all time. On Saturday, the former Olympic gold medallist will step into the ring at the sold-out Wembley arena, to defend his IBF World Heavyweight title and pursue the vacant IBO Championship and WBA Super Championship, to face what […]

The 2017 FA Cup Semi-Finals – Preview

By Andy Leech April 22, 2017 (No)
There is little doubt that the oldest competition in world football, has become a little stale in recent years. The trend probably began in 1999, when a recent treble-winning Manchester United team withdrew from that year’s edition of the competition, to concentrate on the newly formed Club World Cup in São Paulo. Of course, this is not the only factor which contributed to the demise in popularity of the FA Cup. The glamour of European football, the importance of league standings, and the “resting” of players, all being cited as reasons for the irrelevance of the once revered trophy. However, this year’s competition has gone a long way in recapturing the […]

FA Cup 6th Round – Who Are The Dark Horses?

By Andy Leech February 21, 2017 (No)
There has been much debate about the relevance of the FA Cup in recent times. The “magic of the cup” is being shoved down our throats regularly by media outlets such as the BBC. But replays, player rotation, and designated weekends are really beginning to irk a generation that has grown up with the sex-appeal of Sky Sports. Nevertheless, as the competition progresses, excitement and interest levels grow. While the FA Cup may not have been the objective of a club at the dawning of the season, it could now be the only realistic chance of silverware. In a competition that is known for its upsets and shocks, we take […]

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