Premier League preview: Chelsea v Newcastle

Chelsea host Newcastle for the second time at Stamford Bridge this term, after the boys from the North took the spoils at their last visit. United won 4-3 in a thrilling Carling Cup encounter in West London last year, with Shola Ameobi netting twice in the upset result over Carlo Ancelotti’s men. A lot has changed at St James’ Park since, with notable differences to the first-team squad being striker…

May 14, 2011

Arsène Wenger Fails to Give Newcastle Credit They Deserve

For a supposed football visionary Arsène Wenger can sometimes fail to see the big picture. No one expected Arsenal’s manager to be ecstatic after watching his side make Premier League history by forfeiting a 4-0 lead but few imagined his infamous myopia and lack of generosity towards opponents would prove quite so pronounced. As Wenger implied it was all the referee Phil Dowd’s fault, someone attempted to introduce a touch…

February 7, 2011

Premier League – Who’s great and who’s Not?

Great team Some excellent performances and on any other week, Bolton would have been right in the frame for this award. Next on the list would be Liverpool who attacked brilliantly in the first half against Chelsea and defended brilliantly in the second. As it is, I think this can only go to Newcastle. They were excellent at Arsenal and to restrict the home side to just five or six…

November 9, 2010