England stars running out of time before transfer deadline day

As we head into the first international break of the Premier League season, the pressure on both players and managers is already beginning to intensify.  Many of the world’s most acclaimed coaches are employed by teams in the division, and with the ‘big six’ regarding qualification to the Champions League as a bare minimum, at least two managers […]

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Lacazette: Arsenal saviour or overpriced reserve? 

Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal hierarchy are convinced they have landed a major coup by signing 26-year-old French striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.  Arsenal fans, who have repeatedly criticised the board for failing to invest large sums of money on new signings, should be delighted by the club’s willingness to break the club record transfer fee and complete a […]

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18 is a magic number

As England discovered on Saturday, reaching number 19 is devilishly difficult.  The week before Eddie Jones’ team had made history by steamrollering Scotland to equal the All Blacks’ record of 18 consecutive international victories.  Yet, like the Kiwis, England appeared laboured and out of ideas against a defiant Ireland side. Across sport, 18 appears to mark a major […]

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