• Tottenham Could Regret Their Isco Hesitation For Years

    On December 1st 2016, Euan McTear wrote,  The scoreboard at the Estadio Vicente Calderón read 3-0 at full-time in the Madrid derby, with Real Madrid having humbled their neighbours to move even further ahead in the LaLiga table. Yet Atlético Madrid might not end up being the only losers from that night, as Tottenham Hotspur could come to regret that result and the fact that it further reduced their chances of signing Isco. ...

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  • Hull City’s New Ownership Must Emphasise Identity

     On October 21st, Raj Bains wrote, After several tumultuous years and what feels like weekly failed attempts to sell the club, Hull City finally appear to be on the verge of finding new ownership. With a conditional agreement in place with a consortium from the Far East, the Allam family look set to relinquish their ownership, putting an end to one of the more hostile relationships in the league. Having steered them towards promotion and invested heavily in the squad, the present issues between the current owners and the Hull fanbase are far more complex than just the state of on-field success, with identity at the heart of the falling out. ...

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  • Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero Is A Victim Of His Own Ability

    On November 1st, Seb Stafford-Bloor wrote,  At the weekend, Sergio Aguero came roaring back to life. At The Hawthorns, he ended a run of six games without a goal with a first-half double, knifing an opener through Ben Foster, then fizzing a second into his top-corner. One, two...game over. From a technical perspective, that second was flawless. There are few players who can maintain such a low centre of gravity, who can manufacture scoring angles by themselves, and who can finish with such power and accuracy while also requiring minimal back-lift. ...

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  • Chelsea Have Made A Mistake In Recalling Nathan Ake

    Within the space of just one season, Antonio Conte has managed to transform Jose Mourinho’s depleted and uninspired Chelsea into the Premier League’s most organised and effective side. Yet still, despite all of these encouraging signs of what's still come at Chelsea, some things just don't change. Since 2010, Chelsea have twice been crowned winners of the FA cup, won the Champions League, the Europa League, the League Cup, and the Premier League twice over; but throughout all of this, one constant criticism that they can’t seem to shake off, is their reluctance to promote from within. Something that judging by their recent management of Nathan Ake, they still aren’t willing to change. ...

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  • Claudio Ranieri’s Sacking Was Understandable, But Timed Inexplicably

    It had been coming, despite nobody wanting to admit to it, Claudio Ranieri’s job had been on the line for several weeks. ...

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