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How do we clean up our game?

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Joey Barton

With the big kick off less than a week away, football fans the world over are eagerly anticipating the start of the Premier League season.

Can City retain their title? Who will get relegated? Will Costa be the new Drogba or the new Shevchenko?

But the question I want answering is can we really clean up the image of football once and for all this time, and how do we do it? Continue reading “How do we clean up our game?”

Going Dutch – does the Premier League have the best?

We often hear that the Premier League is the best in the world. If that was true, it would have the best players playing here during the best years of their careers. Is that actually the case?

In this series we will see if the best players from each country have chosen to join the Premier League during the peak years of their career. First, here is the best possible eleven from Holland that have played in England  since the Premier League was formed in 1992. Continue reading “Going Dutch – does the Premier League have the best?”

Could Giggs be heading out of Old Trafford?

Ryan Giggs could be set to leave Manchester United and pursue his coaching career at another club.

Giggs is part of United’s coaching staff and has been tipped by many to become a future manager of the club.

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Ryan Giggs

However, he is still a member of United’s first team squad and has become disappointed and disillusioned with his lack of game time according to the Daily Mail. The newspaper says he is likely to hang up his boots at the end of the season.

The paper also suggests that Giggs is ready to leave the club and prove himself as a manager elsewhere.

It would be a big blow for United boss David Moyes who had promoted Giggs to a coaching role when he took over in summer last year. Continue reading “Could Giggs be heading out of Old Trafford?”

Three rule changes to give football back to the fans

The other week I heard Jason Cundy, the former Chelsea defender and current talkSPORT presenter, make the statement: “Fans want to see their teams win, if they want to be entertained then they should go to the cinema.”

There is a man who has been in football since he was 16, and never had to work hard all week in order to buy a ticket to watch his team. Cundy assuming himself as the voice of the fans was ridiculous, his comment certainly didn’t represent my feelings, or any other football fan I know. Continue reading “Three rule changes to give football back to the fans”