Monthly Archives: May 2015

Premier League Summer Preview

The 2014-15 Premier League season may be over, but top flight clubs have little time to rest. Promoted clubs AFC Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich must ensure they have a squad that can compete at the top level, Chelsea will strengthen as they look to defend their crowd, and a pivotal summer is in store for both Merseyside clubs. Here is… Read more →

Early goals at Wembley fire Norwich up

Norwich City have secured a swift return to the Premier League, after a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final. Early strikes from Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond put the Canaries in a commanding position, and from then on, they never looked like losing. Middlesbrough will be disappointed with their poor display, especially… Read more →

Drama at Wembley as Southend win promotion

Football is a cruel game. Wycombe Wanderers were seconds away from securing promotion to England’s third tier, after Joe Jacobson’s free-kick went in off the keeper during extra time, but a 122nd minute equalizer from Joe Pigott meant the match was to be decided on penalties. Southend won the shoot-out in sudden death, as the two managers, Phil Brown… Read more →

Premier League Preview: Gameweek 38

On the final day of the Premier League season, Arsenal prepare for their trip to Wembley with a home game against West Brom, who have been putting in sturdy performances of late. Hull City have an outside chance of surviving on the final day, but to do so, they must beat Manchester United, who are set… Read more →

League Two Play-off Final Preview: Southend v Wycombe

Throughout the season, Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth has underplayed his team’s prospects with perplexing modesty. His public comments have always been highly praising of his players and what they have achieved previously, but reserved in terms of what they can achieve in future. Indeed, when Wycombe were top of the league in November, Ainsworth talked about… Read more →

Premier League Preview: Gameweek 37

In the Premier League, already-relegated Burnley have a home game against Stoke City, who will look to build on last week’s emphatic win over Tottenham. Sunderland and Leicester both look likely to pull off a dramatic escape from relegation, while Everton travel to West Ham, with both teams having a chance of qualifying for next year’s Europa… Read more →

Premier League Preview: Gameweek 36

With Chelsea having wrapped up the title, the top 4 nearly decided and Burnley and QPR all but certain to go down, the Premier League’s key battle will be the one to avoid the third relegation slot. Sunderland go to Goodison Park after an encouraging display last week, they beat Southampton, a team who now travel to in-form… Read more →