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Young Lions in review: John Stones

July 23, 2015

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NB: Special thanks to Chris Smith for his valuable contributions to this article. “I want to set a mark and be a mixture of Rio Ferdinand and John Terry.”  John Stones immediately set the bar of expectation high when he spoke to FourFourTwo’s Jonathon Fadugba in June 2015.  Setting his sights on becoming the embodiment […]

Young Lions in review: Raheem Sterling

June 10, 2015

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NB: Special thanks to James Dutton for his valuable contributions to this article. Just over a year ago, Raheem Sterling was billed as the potential MVP for England at the World Cup in Brazil. The then 19-year-old had played without fear at the cutting edge of Liverpool’s attack; an integral part of a three-pronged assault of the opposition where […]

The big, yellow monster and 4 significant January transfers

February 3, 2015

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Transfer deadline day, it’s a biannual event in the football calendar.  ‘Event’ being the keyword in that sentence, it now happens as routinely as the FA Cup or the Champions League final.  Football fans find themselves submerged in a sea of yellow ‘BREAKING NEWS’, rumours and media hyperbole for 24 hours on deadline day.

Too much, too young?

July 1, 2013

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England made another embarrassing exit from an international tournament this summer.  This time at the European Under 21 Championships in Israel without gaining a single point.  Thus fresh questions were raised about England’s youth development policies.  The structure of the youth system has come under intense scrutiny in recent years, especially after the slow demise […]

Chelsea ‘regret’ handling of Clattenburg case

November 29, 2012

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On Tuesday 27th November, Chelsea Football Club released a statement which detailed their ‘regret’ over the handling of their accusations against referee, Mark Clattenburg. Whom Chelsea claimed had racially abused John Obi Mikel. The clubs statement came on the back of the Football Association announcing that Clattenburg had no case to answer and was officially […]

A blistering first week in the Premier League!

August 21, 2012

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After a fantastic first week on the return of the Barclays Premier League, I can safely say the football on show did not disappoint!  There was a number of surprising results that really did herald the return of the greatest league in the world.  Personally, I was looking forward to a number of big clashes this […]

Premier League Preview 2012/2013

August 15, 2012

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As the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League season is literally just around the corner, I offer my thoughts and predictions on the upcoming campaign… So, obviously after the unpredictability and sheer excitement of the previous season, the first question to answer is “Can football fans expect something similar this year?” For me, the answer is a […]