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Michu - signing of the season.....so far

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Hazard £35 million 

Michu £2 million



Swansea have made the signing of the season....so far. 

Cavani to Arsenal?

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Arsenal fans will love this one. Arsene Wenger has actually announced his interested in top player! Imagine, Edison Cavani playing for Arsenal, what a signing that would be for a struggling side.

This doesn't happen often. Usually its a teenager, or maybe a player who has never been heard of by the majority of the Arsenal faithful. If Wenger is trying to win back the fans, this is the right way to do it.



Of course, this is only the first step, now you need to put your money where your mouth is and actually table a bid! A massive bid for Cavani, even if it is rejected, shows us you are not afraid to spend money, something the Arsenal fans are not used to.

Cavani would also be an excellent signing. At 25 he is just hitting his peak, and with 69 goals in 80+ games for Napoli, he is a proven goalscorer.

Can Remy fire QPR up the table

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I expected QPR to be force in the Premier League this season. Not to be fighting for Champions League, but to put up a Newcastle type battle from last season and finish in the top six. This, obviously, was not the case.



QPR currently sit bottom of the Premier League, 5 points from safety. If they were to be relegated, there is no doubt in my mind Redknapp would get the sack. With the players they have they should really be at least 10 places higher in the standing.

The board, and Harry himself, recognised change was needed, and they have signalled their intent to improve with the signing of French striker Loic Remy. Remy, 26, of Marseille signed for the London club for a record fee after flying over to England to initially sign for Newcastle. In the 68 games he has played for Marseille, he has 27 goals, so he should make a tasty partnership with whoever they decided to play up top beside him.

QPR are also in the market for long term Arsenal target Yann M'Vila, a strong and athletic defensive midfielder. Should they land the Rennes star, I can't see them at bottom of the table for long.


Manchester United v Liverpool

Friday, January 11, 2013
Or, as the media is hyping it up to be - Van Persie v Suarez.



United and Liverpool games never really go according to plan. You wouldn't expect Liverpool to beat United 1-4 at Old Trafford, but they did, and to be honest, I can see them winning again.

Simple reason, Liverpool are on good form (for their standards). Off the back of two 3-0 victories and boosted by the addition of Sturridge, I think they will be gunning for the win.

I'm not an idiot though, I'm not going to tell you to back them, that would be stupid, even at more than 3/1 it would be far to risky. This is just my personal opinion, maybe gut feeling of what will happen on Sunday.

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Some more new faces you might see in the Premier League very soon

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Some more new faces we could be seeing in the BPL come the end of January!

Leandro Damiao is a long time target of Spurs
Spurs have long been in the running for highly rated Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao. Admittedly, the only glimpse I have caught of Damiao was at the Olympics, and the quick glance at his stats in FIFA 13. Brazilian talent is hyped up too much, so it would be interesting to see in the Premier League.

On his way back to England
Once Tottenham's best player, now voted the worst signing of this season in the La Liga. Modric has failed to impress at the Santiago Bernabeu, and recent reports he is unsettled have sparked interest from Man United and Chelsea, who have pursued Modric before. 

Newcastle and QPR leading the chase
Newcastle will be looking to increase their French contingent by adding Loic Remy to their ranks. The striker is also being watched by QPR, who have started the season terribly. From what I have seen on Remy in the Champions League and such, he seems to possess a fair amount of pace. A similar type player to Djibril Cisse, minus the tendency to get sent off every now and then.





Is selling Lampard the right decision?

Monday, January 7, 2013
It may be the right decision financially, but sometimes owners and managers alike need to look at the bigger picture.

I would imagine loyal Chelsea fans are fuming right now. For the best part of 12 years Frank Lampard has been a Chelsea player, and a bloody good one at that.




This however seems to be a new era at Stanford Bridge, bringing in a host of fresh, and young, faces into the squad. No time for poor old Didier Drogba, and it seems now Frank Lampard is the latest to be let go. What an absolute shame.

Lampard looks set to leave

I'm not a Chelsea, nor am I a Lampard fan, but I would have liked to see him finish out his career with Chelsea, as it is clear the club means a lot to him. It would want to after 12 years! Just like United fans want to see Scholes and Giggs end their playing time with Manchester United, and Liverpool fans want to see Steven Gerrard end his playing days at Anfield, I'm nearly positive the die-hard Chelsea fans would wish the same for old Frank.



Youth is useless without experienced faces with a passion for the club - ask Senior Wenger.

FA Cup Betting

Saturday, January 5, 2013
Fancy  a few bets on the FA Cup? Here's my two cents, stay well clear. The FA Cup and League Cup are well known for having a few upsets, so you really never know how your team is going to do. These lower league teams ALWAYS want a huge performance against the bigger clubs.

Who will lift the trophy this season?


However, the cup ties always bring goals. For today I've stuck on two goals galore bets, one four-fold and one 6-fold. Try any find a site that gives you a bonus coupon, like Betfred, although they have cut their prices in recent times.

Good luck.

Fixtures

                                    05/01
Brighton & Hove Albion
v.
Newcastle United
-12:30
                                    05/01
Middlesbrough
v.
Hastings United
-15:00
                                    05/01
Nottingham Forest
v.
Oldham Athletic
-15:00
                                    05/01
Manchester City
v.
Watford
-15:00
                                    05/01
Crawley Town
v.
Reading
-15:00
                                    05/01
Sheffield Wednesday
v.
MK Dons
-15:00
                                    05/01
Bolton Wanderers
v.
Sunderland
-15:00
                                    05/01
Leeds United
v.
Birmingham City
-15:00
                                    05/01
Crystal Palace
v.
Stoke City
-15:00
                                    05/01
Blackburn Rovers
v.
Bristol City
-15:00
                                    05/01
Luton Town
v.
Wolverhampton
-15:00
                                    05/01
Macclesfield Town
v.
Cardiff City
-15:00
                                    05/01
Charlton Athletic
v.
Huddersfield Town
-15:00
                                    05/01
Aldershot Town
v.
Rotherham United
-15:00
                                    05/01
Fulham
v.
Blackpool
-15:00
                                    05/01
Peterborough United
v.
Norwich City
-15:00
                                    05/01
Leicester City
v.
Burton Albion
-15:00
                                    05/01
Oxford United
v.
Sheffield United
-15:00
                                    05/01
Barnsley
v.
Burnley
-15:00
                                    05/01
Aston Villa
v.
Ipswich Town
-15:00
                                    05/01
Wigan Athletic
v.
Bournemouth
-15:00
                                    05/01
Southampton
v.
Chelsea
-15:00
                                    05/01
Millwall
v.
Preston North End
-15:00
                                    05/01
Tottenham Hotspur
v.
Coventry City
-15:00
                                    05/01
Southend United
v.
Brentford
-15:00
                                    05/01
Hull City
v.
Leyton Orient
-15:00
                                    05/01
Queens Park Rangers
v.
West Bromwich Albion
-15:00
                                    05/01
Derby County
v.
Tranmere Rovers
-15:00
                                    05/01
West Ham United
v.
Manchester United
-17:15
                                    06/01
Swansea City
v.
Arsenal
-13:30
                                    06/01
Mansfield Town
v.
Liverpool
-16:00
                                    07/01
Cheltenham Town
v.
Everton
-19:45

Some faces you may see in the Premier League very soon

I love the transfer window. The excitement of rumours, transfers, gossip and battling for signatures can be only matched by and Aguero goal in the 94th minute..

David Villa could be heading to the Emirites
David Villa, Barcelona and Spain striker, is apparently extremely keen on a move to England after falling down the pecking order at Barca. Whether he will move or not yet is yet to be seen. Arsenal, Liverpool and amazingly Swansea are said to be keen. What a move it would be for them! 

Sneijder could make a shock move
I could not believe it, and will refuse to believe it until is happens, but Wesley Sneijder was rumoured to be offered to QPR by current club Inter Milan. The Dutch maestro will want a fairly hefty contract, something which QPR could offer him. They certainly need someone to pick them out of their slump. 
Youngster could make dream move 
This is Wilfred Zaha, you have probably head of him. He has been turning heads in the Championship this season, performances so head turning they have caught the eye of the Manchester United scouts. Should he move, he surely won't be a starter, but another player United fans can look forward to seeing in the future along with summer signing Nick Powell.



The Premier League top five

Friday, December 21, 2012
If you look at the current Barclays Premier League, you can see that it goes like this:

1st - Manchester United: Pts - 42
2nd - Manchester City: Pts- 36
3rd - Chelsea: Pts - 29 (one game in hand)
4th - Tottenham: Pts - 29
5th - Arsenal: Pts - 27

If you ask me, the current table looks identical to what it could be next May. Manchester United, they are looking pretty strong if you ask me. With Vidic coming back, and also beating their rivals in the derby recently, it looks like they could be on course to retaining their title. Their attacking options are second to none. To be honest, I don't see them losing enough games to concede the title, even though we aren't even half way through the season.

Manchester City aren't the team they were last year. Bar Yaya Toure, Aguero and Tevez I have been far from impressed with their so-called world class players e.g Nasri, Silva and Dzeko. Chelsea's situation is odd. Without Abramovich, they wouldn't be where they are today, but he also cost them a chance at the title by sacking Roberto Di-Matteo. They have the talent, no doubt, but they lack consistency in the managerial and board-room department.

The fight for fourth place is pretty interesting. Arsenal and Tottenham, local rivals, always seem to fight it out for that last Champions League spot. Arsenal have looked utterly shambolic this season, but somehow remain only two points behind their rivals. Spurs, in my opinion, have always had an extremely strong team but have only rarely made the cut. I can see Arsenal grabbing fourth spot, but it will be very close.

Every weekend from now on will be an interesting one. I can't wait to see if Fergie and his players manage to regain their title, and hopefully there will be some last-day drama to look forward to. Every game counts, especially during this busy Christmas period.

Di Matteo - probably the most unfair sacking in Premier League history

Thursday, November 22, 2012
Roman Abramovich is probably the most impatient man of all time. From my knowledge of the Russian billionaire, his main goal with Chelsea was to win the Champions League. What did Roberto Di Matteo do? He brought his team to the Champions League final, where they won. He also won the FA Cup. That's two trophies for a manager who wasn't even in charge at the start of the season.

Along with the success he brought to the club last year, he brought in some fantastic players over the summer transfer window. Whether that was Ambramovich or Di Matteo, a player would be reluctant to join a club if he doesn't think the manager can do the job. Hazard, Oscar and Moses are all exciting young players, the type of players Chelsea haven't had for years.

Unfortunately for Di Matteo, he hit a slump in his managerial career, which in all honesty, was bound to happen sooner or later. However, Chelsea currently sit third in the Premier League, not far behind the Manchester Clubs, and although their Champions League ambitions were hit by a 3-0 thumping by Juventus, they can still qualify, with a bit of luck.

Within 24 hours of Di Matteo getting the sack, Rafa Bentiez was appointed as Chelsea chief. Can he spark Torres back in to life? I doubt it. I can see Chelsea slowly slipping down the Premier League table, as they once again have to adjust to a new manager.