The Premier League Season Prediction Extravaganza – Part 3: The Mid-Table

Continuation from Part 1 and Part 2. 12 Queens Park Rangers I’m not all that taken with QPR or their over-confident manager, Mark Hughes. He left Fulham after a reasonable 12 months: “I hope the supporters and all those connected to the club will understand that as a young, ambitious manager I wish to move […]

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Hodgson has his targets right

Is a move for former England right-back Luke Young a sign of how far Liverpool have fallen or a sign that the consistent and respected defender is finally getting his just rewards? If all goes to plan the former Tottenham and Charlton player will move from Aston Villa to Anfield for £2.5m – a sum […]

O’Neill ready to stand up to Liverpool again

Martin O’Neill has said he will not take a Liverpool bid for his services lying down.  The Irishman was named as 6/4 favourite for the manager’s role at Anfield after Rafa Benitez left by mutual consent on Thursday. But after rebuffing repeated attempts by Liverpool to sign his captain Gareth Barry in 2008 and 2009, […]

Premier League Preview 2009/10 [Part 1]

As is traditional – sometimes – here is part one of a rundown of how I see the Premier League panning out this year. 1st Liverpool Last season: 2nd Transfers in: Glen Johnson (£18m, Portsmouth), Alberto Aquilani (£20m. Roma) Transfers out: Sebastian Leto (£1.3m, Panathinaikos), Jermaine Pennant (free, Zaragoza), Sami Hyppia (free, Bayer Leverkusen), Alvaro […]

Magpies discuss Barton future

Man U News In other news, the transfer merry-go-round continues.  Man U think they might fancy a bit of Colombian striker Falcao for £15m rather than shell out £30m for proven Premiership player Dimitar Berbatov.  Clearly the Diego Forlan fiasco didn’t dent Sir Fergie’s faith in South American strikers. Perhaps more worryingly for Fergie is […]