Tag Archives: Premier League

The Manager Who Asked Por Que

Jose Mourinho has a problem. Coming into this weekend’s showdown with second place Manchester City, he finds himself without Diego Costa, the Premier League’s leading scorer who was banned three games by the Football Association for his various transgressions in the … Continue reading

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Diego Costa: Obnoxiously Infuriating, Beautifully Gifted

He’s a Brazilian traitor. He’s the Spanish scapegoat. One moment he’s in a tussle with an opponent. The next he’s banging another goal in just to remind you he’s the leading scorer in the most popular league in the world. He … Continue reading

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New Scholes Flow

In many eyes, Paul Scholes is one of the most underrated players in Premier League history. A league which revels in midfielders that are either bruising bullies in battle or have cannonball shots worthy of scorching the net from improbable … Continue reading

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Eliaquim Mangala is a Scapegoat

Scapegoating is easy. It’s also dumb. Eliaquim Mangala is increasingly becoming the scapegoat of Manchester City’s season thus far, and there’s no good reason for that. There is a very clear line between frustration and scapegoating, and there are City … Continue reading

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What’s with Crystal Palace?

(Editor’s note: reader James Griffo contacted us last week and wanted to write a piece on Crystal Palace. With the interminable international break, we figured “why not?” Follow him @j_griff and enjoy.) South London’s number one club, Crystal Palace, has always been … Continue reading

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Squad Depth and Title Challenges: The Arsène Quandary

Alexis Sanchez, winger/”striker”: £30 million. Calum Chambers, right back/centre back/defensive midfielder: £16 million. David Ospina, goalkeeper: £3 million. Mathieu Debuchy, right back: £12 million. In total, Arsene Wenger has spent £61 million this transfer window alone. Here’s the sad part: … Continue reading

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David Moyes’ Great Calamity

Manchester United finally sacked embattled boss David Moyes Tuesday morning. Months of pressure on Sir Alex Ferguson’s hand-picked successor culminated in the decision, which was announced after a media firestorm on Monday, and it was a decision reached by the … Continue reading

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What Happened This Weekend?

Oh, man. We had a lot of good footy this weekend. Time to do a roundup. Premier League Manchester City 4-1 Southampton: Dominant win for the hosts, to the surprise of no one. Stevan Jovetic scored! Aston Villa 1-2 Fulham: … Continue reading

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Liverpool 5 Arsenal 1: Meet The New Generation of Liverpool FC

(Note: I apologize for not being able to keep up my previous share of posts on EDIZD. I’ve been writing on an intermediate basis for Back Page Football in the last month or so and I write on a weekly … Continue reading

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Southampton: The Darlings of a Wacky EPL season

On January 18 2013, Nigel Adkins was sacked as manager of Southampton. The move was met with widespread shock and dismay, particularly from former Southampton manager Lewrie McMenemy: The ambition this year is to stay in the Premier League and … Continue reading

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