All posts by: Gabriel

Newcastle United Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Newcastle United fan @jabbinho ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses why Yohann Cabaye was key to Newcastle’s good form pre-January, the signing of Remy Cabella, and he argues that Alan Pardew staying in a job highlights the lack of moral grounds in football. Newcastle went on a poor… Read more →

Man United Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Manchester United fan @AdamMcKola ahead of the new season. You can follow his YouTube channel Adam McKola TV. Here, he discusses the departure of the long-serving ‘Rio & Vidic’ partnership, new signings Shaw and Herrera, and why Louis Van Gaal’s direct approach to management will serve the club well. Clearly Manchester United… Read more →

Man City Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Manchester City fan @MacNab63 ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses the attacking changes under Manuel Pellegrini, the added competition for Joe Hart with Willy Caballero arriving, and, surprisingly, tips his Manchester neighbours for the league title. You’re yet to really cut it on the European stage. Is that something… Read more →

Liverpool Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Liverpool fan @ReviewFootball ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses Liverpool’s defensive problems, the importance of having players who love the club… oh, and the small matter of Luis Suarez’s exit. The big summer news for Liverpool is that Luis Suarez has completed a £75 million move to Barcelona. Could… Read more →

Leicester City Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Leicester City fan @Jack_Munton ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses the strike partnership of Nugent and Vardy, the departure and Lloyd Dyer, and why Danny Drinkwater may command a huge transfer fee if he performs in the Premier League. Despite hardly signing anyone last summer, you won the Championship… Read more →

Hull City Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to fan @Ollie_Claxton ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses last season’s excellent performances from Curtis Davies, the signings of wingers Tom Ince and Robert Snodgrass, and why getting established in the Premier League is more important than Europa League progression. Having reached the FA Cup final, you’ll now be playing… Read more →

Everton Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Everton fan @bradyates_ ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses the club’s link with Barcelona, whether another centre-back is needed, and the impact Roberto Martinez has had on the club. Roberto Martinez has got Everton playing more attacking football. Has his more positive attitude rejuvenated the team? Yes it… Read more →

Crystal Palace Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Crystal Palace fan @tweetingnav ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses the importance of midfielder Mile Jedinak, the dramatic improvements under Tony Pulis, and how the team’s reactive setup has limited the number of chances for strikers. When Tony Pulis came in, Crystal Palace looked destined for relegation, but he guided… Read more →

Chelsea Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Chelsea fan @NourAgha. Here, he discusses Chelsea’s failings in the title race last season, the key signings of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa, and shares the belief of most pundits that the Blues will win the title, for the first time in 5 years. Last season, you took 16 points from… Read more →

Burnley Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Burnley fan Jamie Smith, editor of nonaynever.net. Here, he discusses how Burnley benefited from having a small squad last season, Burnley’s survival chances, and with poor performances from Glen Johnson, he tips right-back Kieran Trippier to break into the England squad. Working with one of the lower budgets in the division, Sean Dyche… Read more →