It has been a summer of change so far in the Premier League as clubs start to prepare for the unexpected next season. Manchester United in particular.
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Cesc Fabregas continues to be linked with a move away from Barcelona. The midfielder only rejoined the Catalan giants two years ago from Arsenal. If he were to leave and return to England would it mean that his time back in La Liga has been a failure?
Arsenal fans must be in despair right now. Their one-time favourite Cesc Fabregas is on the way out of one of the biggest clubs on the planet and they have next to no chance in getting him back. What makes it worse is that the two Manchester clubs, City and United, are the two hot favourites in securing his signature, according to the Daily Mail.
From what the whole world has seen this past week, there’s been a widely held assumption that there’s been a tectonic shift in the corridors of power. Spain’s cycle of dominance is at an end and the mantle’s been passed onto the mighty Germans.
Everybody has a favourite player but for me I have two which share that honour and one of them is Ryan Giggs. The other being our 38 year old magician Paul Scholes.
Is there such thing as loyalty in football these days?
The likes of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Francesco Totti are all in the twilight of their careers and while there are still a few one-club men out there, with the exception of players such as Steven Gerrard, Iker Casillas and Carles Puyol who are unlikely to move anywhere but their respective clubs, the loyalty is largely gone.
After reading Michel Platini's ideas on expanding the Champions League to 64 teams, I thought I would write an article on my thoughts.
European competition has been under many guises, but the ones I enjoyed the most were the European Cup and the Cup-Winners Cup.
First of all, I am a Celtic fan writing this piece on Victor Wanyama so I will aim to be as unbiased as possible whilst giving my opinion as to why I know he would be a great signing for Manchester United (although hopefully not for a while!).
After his performance against Barcelona I'm sure there is quite a bit of hype surrounding the young Kenyan so it's hard not to get carried away.
When Paul Scholes retired from Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson focused his attention on replacing the Old Trafford legend with a player who mirrored the same attributes.
It really is no hidden secret that the reds made a serious and lucrative offer for Inter Milan midfield play maker Wesley Sneijder, the deal never happened and United suffered without that touch of calmness and class in the centre of park.
In recent years it strikes me that the ownership of football clubs is an important factor in the on-field performance of the team. There seems to be several ownership models which I've broadly divided into 4 groups:-
1) Mega rich owners
2) In it for the money owners
3) The fans owners
4) Not sure I know why owners
The relationship twins share is a very unique and special one. It has been said that twins can share a somewhat telepathic relationship with each other. On the other hand being a twin doesn’t come without some problems.
As Manchester United's Danny Welbeck delicately back heeled the ball into the Sweden goal to confirm England's 3-2 win, it proved to me that I made the correct decision to drop all interest in our national side.