Yearly Archives: 2015

Can Leicester Challenge for the Title?

Posted on December 24, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Nobody would ever have thought Leicester City would be top of the Barclays Premier League on Christmas day, but that’s certainyl the case tomorrow. It’s astonishing to think that a team who gained promotion just last year is now above the likes of Man City, Manchester united, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and well… everyone else!

Some say they don’t have the depth in their squad to maintain a push for the title, but who’s to say they can’t? Vardy and Mahrez seem to be scoring for fun, and the teams around them seem to be struggling every now and then. It’s certainly the oddest tile race for years, and from a neutral’s perspective, we can only hope that Leicester’s form continues well into 2016. Let us know what you think, can they really challenge for the league?

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How Klopp turned Liverpool’s form around

Posted on December 6, 2015 at 11:05 pm

Liverpool fans will be loving the start Jurgen Klopp has made to his Liverpool career. Famous wins against Chelsea and Manchester City show that Liverpool are on the up, and it can only be down to one man.

Klopp has come in with the backing of the fans and the players, and it’s clear to see that they’re all behind him. Statistics show the players are pressing more, running further and scoring more goals, and there’s no doubt that Klopp has got them working harder.

Under Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool looked rough around the edges, but with creative players now getting the goals, we can only expect good things to come for Liverpool during the second half of the campaign.

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Should Mourinho Get the Sack?

Posted on October 16, 2015 at 10:34 pm

With Chelsea sitting deep in the bottom half of the table, is it time for the board to sack Jose Mourinho? If any other Chelsea manager would be in his position, they would have already been kicked out the door, but it’s pretty tricky to sack one of the best managers in the world.

Mourinho believes he is the man to turn things around but the pressure is mounting, and even the majority of Chelsea fans want to see a change of personnel. Arsene Wenger will no doubt be happy to see his arch nemesis suffering, but how sad would it be to see Mourinho leave England again? Very.

We feel that sacking Jose would be a big gamble by the club, and it’s better to put faith in a manager with such an impressive record in the past. It’s the players who should be getting the axe this time round, because there form has been terrible!

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The Best Summer Sports to Play

Posted on August 28, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Sport can be a great way to get outside and enjoy the summer weather throughout August and September. It can be enjoyable to get a big group of friends together, or you might want a game that just a couple of you can play. Whatever it is you fancy doing, we’ve come up with some summer sports to help you enjoy the sun:

1. Croquet. As few or as many people can play as you like, and croquet sets can be found for quite a low price on the internet.

2. Golf. A gold course is a beautiful place to be on a lovely sunny day.

3. Football. This one tends to get everyone feeling pretty competitive, and it’s good fun with a group of friends.

4. Tennis. It’s always on television during the summer months, so if you’ve been inspired, pick up a racket yourself and give it a go.

5. Swimming. This is an especially enjoyable pastime in the summer if you have an outdoor lido nearby. You can do it with friends, or on your own.

6. Frisbee. Casual enough to play anywhere, a game of frisbee is lively, energetic and great fun.

7. Rounders. If you have a larger group of people to entertain, a game of rounders will go down well. Many people will have played it before in school, but if anyone needs reminding of the rules, they’re very simple.

8. Running. It’s a great way to get out and see some lovely places during the summer months.

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Liverpool’s Summer Spree

Posted on June 28, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Liverpool have tended to their business quickly over the past few seasons, and they’ll be hoping their early business in the transfer window this year will keep them in good stead for the season ahead.

So far, they’ve completed the signings of Milner, Ings, Clyne, Felino and Gomez, and more are expected to follow, including the odds on favourite Christian Benteke. There’s been a lot of excitement surrounding the Felino signing, and the pressure will be on, especially considering the amount the club forked out.

Clyne is the most recent purchase but at just 12.5 million he’s come as a a bit of a bargain, and there’ plenty of potential there at age 24. Milner also seems to be a shrewd piece of business, and Liverpool are guaranteed a proven, experienced and hardworking midfielder, while Bogdan will look to put pressure on Mignolet. Gomez is the youngest singing and he may be loaned out for a season to gain experience, but only time will tell whether he turns out to be a worthy investment.

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Getting your Child into Sports

Posted on February 22, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Physical activity, teamwork and competition are three healthy aspects in a child’s life, and there are plenty of opportunities in school and out of school to get your children involved in sports. They can join local football teams, learn martial arts or join after school running classes.

The options are virtually limitless, and there are many social skills that can be acquired from playing regular sports, whilst your child can build relationships with other kids and make new friends in the process. The Olympics may not have succeeded in pushing people into joining sports clubs, but that doesn’t mean you child should miss out, and you should always urge them to partake in some healthy competition.

Whether you’re 6 years old or 68, it’s always nice to be a part of something, and you can certainly get that from local sports teams.

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Do Manchester United Play Unattractive Football?

Posted on February 15, 2015 at 10:45 am

Many questions have been asked of Manchester United this season, and there’s been a lot of talk about ‘long ball united’ after Sam Allardyce criticised the team for their style of play. With players like Rooney, Di Maria, Van Persie and Falcao, you’d never expect comments about an unattractive style of play, but is there truth to his remarks?

Van Gal doesn’t seem to think so, and his statistics on ‘long balls’ say otherwise, but Di Maria has only scored 3 times in 17 league appearances, Rooney has been positioned in a slightly defensive midfield role of late, and Falcao has only scored 4 times in 15 appearances.

The goals don’t seem to be flying in for Van Persie either, and on the whole Manchester United are not creating too many chances. That said, they are third in the league, and most Manchester united fans would prefer points over ‘attractive’ performances.

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