• Clear-Out Leaves Everton Well Primed For Summer Overhaul

    On February 2nd, Richard Buxton wrote, Ronald Koeman has finally succeeded where many of his Everton predecessors had failed. ...

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  • Crystal Palace Are Starting To Take Their Manager’s Shape

    On February 2nd, Seb Stafford Bloor wrote, Sam Allardyce looked weary at the end of Crystal Palace's 2-0 win over Bournemouth. Addressing the media post-game, Allardyce was not in the kind of self-celebratory mood which he has sometimes been prone to and neither did he pulse with any victorious bombast. ...

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  • Saido Berahino and The True Effectiveness of Stoke’s Celebrity Policy

    On February 3rd, Blair Newman wrote, Mark Hughes’ arrival as Stoke manager in 2013 coincided with a desire for something new and fresh. Tony Pulis led the club to the Premier League and kept them there, but after five years in the top flight his uncompromising, defence-first style of play was wearing thin even with his own supporters. And managerial change came hand-in-hand with a new transfer policy aimed at providing greater excitement. ...

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  • By The Numbers: What Is The Value Of Chelsea’s Winning Run

    On January 25th, Dan Levene wrote,  Here at ‘By The Numbers’, we like to respond to reader queries – for one thing, it stops me needing to come up with column ideas on my own. Someone (and my sincere apologies, but I can’t recall who) asked me to look at average points hauls for Premier League Champions, and so here you go (whoever you were). ...

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  • Emre Can or Emre Can’t: Should Liverpool Offload German Midfielder?

    On January 27th, Jack Lusby wrote, Amid all the impressive back-slapping and audible sighs of relief which accompanied the announcement of Philippe Coutinho signing a new Liverpool contract, there were still murmurings and mutterings in the background surrounding the other players set to be offered lengthened terms. Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren seem set to be next in line, despite both still splitting opinion to one extent or another, but before either of the former Saints duo’s deals end, Emre Can’s Anfield career could yet be over. ...

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