Stoke City Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Stoke City fan @STOkEyle ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses the signing of Mame Biram Diouf, the numerous options in midfield, and the club’s progress under Mark Hughes. Mark Hughes has converted Stoke from a side that knows little but tackle and hoof, to one that can play some… Read more →

Sunderland Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Sunderland fan @JakeStappard ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses last season’s performances from keeper Vito Mannone, the departure of Jack Colback to rivals Newcastle, and why Connor Wickham will be Sunderland’s main striker this season. At one point, Gus Poyet said Sunderland needed a miracle to stay up,… Read more →

Southampton Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Southampton fan Jay ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses the appointment of Ronald Koeman, the signing of Graziano Pelle, and the departure of key players this summer.  Last season’s stars, Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw seek Champions League football elsewhere. Some believe these departures may stifle… Read more →

QPR Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to QPR fan @bexhoops ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses the importance of keeping striker Charlie Austin fit, the need for more creativity in midfield, and he argues that with referees, Joey Barton’s reputation counts against him. Having had by far the biggest wage budget in the Championship last… Read more →

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 →