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Does football without fans favor the big or small PL clubs?
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Does football without fans favor the big or small PL clubs?

The football season has returned in style with lots of goals in boots waiting to hit the net across the various leagues in Europe. Meanwhile, the 2020/21 Premier League season thus far can't be ignored as lots of goals have already been scored in just 3 rounds of games with some upsets handed out thus far. However, we'll be taking a look at how playing games behind closed doors will affect the big and supposedly small sides in England. Fans are a major constituent of the game and the aggressiveness of some fans on the stands is one of the reasons why some Premier League grounds are fortresses. Rival teams travel to these venues and are intimidated from the start by the stadium capacity, number of fans, and the jeers and boos that come from these home fans. The atmosphere is jus...
Arsenal are the club with most interest in James Rodriguez
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Arsenal are the club with most interest in James Rodriguez

Real Madrid attacker and Colombia international James Rodrguez is available for transfer this summer and Arsenal are the club who have shown the most interest in the player based on reports in Spain. The 29-year-old has been deemed surplus to requirements at Santiago Bernabeu under Zinedine Zidane having made just 14 appearances this season in all competitions with one goal to his name. James Rodriguez, alongside Welshman Gareth Bale, was left out of Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League R16 return leg against Manchester City at the Etihad on Friday. They were subsequently eliminated from the competition with a 2:1 defeat having lost by the same margin to the Citizens in the first leg at the Bernabeu some months back. Super Agent Jorge Mendes is working to engineer a move away fr...
Mourinho – Finishing above Arsenal should not be enough for Spurs
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Mourinho – Finishing above Arsenal should not be enough for Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has stated that the club has to aim higher than finishing above Arsenal, although the feat is always a thing of pride amongst supporters. Well, if you ask for an opinion, I would say this is Mourinho just trying to divert attention from the fact that he hasn't really hit the ground running as Spurs boss and has been average at best. That's my opinion. The North London derby on Sunday saw Spurs come from behind to beat Arsenal 2:1 with the winner coming through a Toby Alderweireld header in the 81st minute. The result pushed Spurs to 8th on the log and two points above Arsenal with three games to go. The opener came through Alexandre Lacazette early in the first half although it didn't last long as Sead Kolasinac assumed the role of a villain...
Abraham seemingly takes a swipe at Lampard’s attack-minded tactics
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Abraham seemingly takes a swipe at Lampard’s attack-minded tactics

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has seemingly taken a swipe at manager Frank Lampard after the Blues were thrashed 3 nil by Sheffield United on Saturday. Speaking shortly after the game whose result put their top 4 hopes in doubt, the forward admitted that Chelsea's tactics were too attack-minded and left the defense vulnerable. Although he did not outrightly criticize Frank Lampard's tactical decisions, his comments insinuated that the way the game was approached contributed to the defeat. In an interview with Stadium Astro, in quotes by Metro, when asked if Chelsea needed a change in style, he replied: “Yeah, of course it’s fair. “We know that ourselves, we throw so many bodies forward. “We’re very vulnerable when we lose the ball higher up the pitch and that’s something ...
Worst Excuses Used After Losing a Football Match
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Worst Excuses Used After Losing a Football Match

If you love football, you always want your team to win against all the odds. Well, this doesn’t always happen and while many managers, players, and fans accept defeat as part of the game, others have to find an excuse. And while some excuses make some sense, others are out of this world. From the pitch conditions, atmospheric conditions, the ball to sex, there are some bizarre excuses for losing a football match. We laugh at these excuses, but these could be the reason the team you bet on ends up not winning. So which excuses rank as the worst?  Here’s a recount of some from across the globe. READ: Klopp expects a four-team Premier League title race next season Ghosts Yes, you read that right, ghosts have been blamed for a football match loss. In 1996, Blackpool blamed its awful...
The Premier League is great to bet online on site 1xbet.ng/en
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The Premier League is great to bet online on site 1xbet.ng/en

You are probably already a fan of the Premier League, which is basically the biggest, best football league in the whole world! All the clubs are pretty big, and the football is also top quality. Most of the Nigerian players dream about playing there, and you can follow all of their success while you do bet online on site 1xbet.ng/en. Nigerian players were always a constant in the Premier League. Here are just a few, to freshen up your memory: Kanu, who went to Arsenal coming from Inter Milan; Yakubu Aiyegbeni, who had a discreet career in middle-of-the-table clubs such as Middlesborough and Blackburn; current Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo; and, of course, Obafemi Martins, which is something close to a Premier League legend. As you can see, there are plenty of N...
Will the Premier League top 4 see a change of positions today?
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Will the Premier League top 4 see a change of positions today?

The Premier League returns today and all eyes will be on the race for the final top two places as the Citizens have all but consolidated on the second position with the 4 nil mauling of Liverpool at the Etihad on Thursday night. Just 3 points separate third from sixth on the log with 6 games to go which will eventually become 5 after today's round of games. Today is a day for the final top 4 contenders to do battle as they all play today on their home turf. 1. MANCHESTER UNITED VS BOURNEMOUTH Red hot Manchester United will welcome struggling Bournemouth to Old Trafford in a game where the Red Devils are overwhelming favorites and cannot afford to drop points. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer could make it into the top 4 places today if Chelsea slip up again. BEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR T...
Premier League top 4 race could go to the wire
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Premier League top 4 race could go to the wire

The race for the top four places of the 2019/20 Premier League heated further after third and fourth place Leicester City and Chelsea lost respectively to Everton and West Ham on Wednesday night. The Foxes lost 2:1 at Goodison Park while the Blues succumbed to a 3:2 defeat against strugglers and relegation-threatened West Ham at the London Stadium. West Ham successfully completed a league double against Chelsea this season. Meanwhile, Manchester United and Wolverhampton Warriors who are chasing hotly for the UEFA Champions League places won away from home on against Brighton and Aston Villa. The Red Devils put in class performance as they thrashed Brighton 3 nil at the Amex while Nuno Espirito Santo's men won 1 nil away to Aston Villa at Villa Park, all on Tuesday. We're are se...
Alisson forever grateful to Klopp, sets sight on more laurels
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Alisson forever grateful to Klopp, sets sight on more laurels

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is pleased with the club's Premier League and UEFA Champions League triumphs but is eager to win more in the future. According to the Brazil international, he'll forever remain grateful to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp for handing him the chance to become an Anfield Legend and to continue in the chase for more laurels. Alisson has established himself as a favorite amongst Reds fans at Anfield since joining in 2018, playing a vital part in the club's recent major successes domestically and in Europe. All eyes were on the Brazilian goalie when he joined from Roma in a world-record transfer for a goalkeeper at the time, worth £65 million. However, he has proven himself worthy of the price tag with his consistent performances under Jurgen Klopp. READ: Ang...
Everton make informal contact with Juventus midfielder
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Everton make informal contact with Juventus midfielder

Premier League outfit Everton have had informal contacts with Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot according to reports. The French midfielder has been seriously linked with a move to the Premier League this summer and Everton, being managed by his former boss at PSG, Carlo Ancelotti, are interested in signing him. The Italian gaffer requires someone in his team to control the tempo of the midfield, and also control possession for the Toffees in the middle of the pack. Therefore, Rabiot could be the ideal candidate to do this as both of them have a working relationship in their time together at Paris Saint-Germain. Rabiot made the move to join Juventus in Serie A, a move that has seen his development stall due to lack of regular first-team action under Maurizio Sarri. Therefore, h...