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Author: Declan Wiseman

Premier League’s Underrated Players: Matchday 2

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur shoots and scores his side’s second goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham FC at Wembley Stadium on August 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images) On Matchday 2, there were many impressive scorelines and results. Brighton defeated Manchester United 3-2, whilst Manchester City hit six past Huddersfield. This article takes a look at the goalscoring heroics of Glenn Murray assisted by teammate Antony Knockaert, the new freekick specialist Kieran Trippier, as well as Ricardo Pereira’s impressive start at Leicester City....

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Luke Amos and Why Spurs Miss New Signings Less

AC Milan’s Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie (C) vies for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur’s British midfielder Luke Amos (R) during the International Champions Cup friendly football match against at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 31, 2018. (Photo by STEPHEN MATUREN / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEPHEN MATUREN/AFP/Getty Images) There is no denying that Spurs could have and should have made new signings. However, the introduction of Luke Amos on the opening day provides some hope. The club won’t necessarily be doomed by its lack of signings. In fact, the absence of big named stars allows...

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Premier League’s Underrated Players: Matchday 1

Crystal Palace’s English midfielder Aaron Wan-Bissaka (L) vies with Fulham’s English defender Ryan Sessegnon during the English Premier League football match between Fulham and Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage in London on August 11, 2018. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images) The Premier League returns! On Matchday 1, there were many cracking moments...

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Jordan Ayew Signs for Crystal Palace

SWANSEA, WALES – MAY 13: A dejected Jordan Ayew of Swansea City during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Stoke City at Liberty Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images) Jordan Ayew has signed for Crystal Palace for a season-long loan. The Ghanaian fell out with Swansea and was no longer attending their training sessions. This deal ensures he plays Premier League football once again. Premier League Return He first entered the Premier League with Aston Villa in 2015, but they were relegated after his first season there. He left...

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Bernard Signs for Everton

Bernard of Shakhtar Donetsk during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy on 13 March 2018 (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Bernard has signed for Everton after being released from Shakhtar Donetsk. The Brazilian attacking midfielder is a massive coup for the club. Experience Since 2012, Bernard has made 14 appearances for his nation. He was utilised most under Scolari. He even participated in the 2014 Rio World Cup. However, he was also part of that infamous 7-1 defeat to Germany. Since then he has struggled...

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Mateo Kovačić Signs for Chelsea

Mateo Kovacic of Croatia and Lasse Schone of Denmark during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia on July 1, 2018 (Photo by Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Mateo Kovačić has signed for Chelsea FC on a season-long loan from Real Madrid. The player wished to leave his club for more playing time. Chelsea really bolster their midfield with this Croatian international star. Competition Kovačić, like most Real Madrid players, has had a hard time sealing a starting eleven spot. After all, he has the...

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Stan Kroenke’s Shares of Arsenal Could Reach 97%

Arsenal’s US owner Stan Kroenke waits for kick off in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS / NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images) Alisher Usmanov is selling his shares in Arsenal FC, meaning that Stan Kroenke’s shares of the club reach 97.11%. As a result, this puts the remainder of individual shareholders at threat. Kroenke could soon have complete ownership of the club, to potentially disastrous effect....

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A Lack of Signings Does Not Mean Disaster

at Allianz Arena on August 5, 2018 in Munich, Germany. The lack of signings at both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United do not have to spell disaster. These clubs are hugely successful and have the talent to easily compete in the top level of the Premier League. However, in this modern game, with new levels of spending, they really ought to be matching their rivals’ expenditure. Zero Zero. That is how many signings Tottenham Hotspur have made so far. In comparison, rivals Arsenal have made five new signings and Liverpool have made six signings. There is clearly a big...

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A Lack of Signings Does Not Mean Disaster

at Allianz Arena on August 5, 2018 in Munich, Germany. The lack of signings at both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United do not have to spell disaster. These clubs are hugely successful and have the talent to easily compete in the top level of the Premier League. However, in this modern game, with new levels of spending, they really ought to be matching their rivals’ expenditure. Zero Zero. That is how many signings Tottenham Hotspur have made so far. In comparison, rivals Arsenal have made five new signings and Liverpool have made six signings. There is clearly a big...

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Max Meyer Signs for Crystal Palace

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – MARCH 03: Max Meyer of Schalke reacts during the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and Hertha BSC at Veltins-Arena on March 03, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images) Max Meyer has completed a move to Crystal Palace after being released from Schalke. He has signed a three-year deal with the club. Schalke Say Goodbye Meyer wasn’t driftwood that the club wished to dispose of. He was an influential player, making 24 Bundesliga appearances last season. Indeed, he even started his senior career at this club, making 146 league appearances since 2013. At...

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Tottenham Riots and the Importance of the Stadium

In a recent interview, Donna-Marie Cullen, the executive director, revealed that the Tottenham riots were a key trigger to keep the new stadium in Tottenham. Before this event, the club were considering moving outside of Tottenham. This was mainly due to finances but also administration issues. But, upon the occurrence of the riots, the club decided they had to stay put. It’s possible to see how the new stadium is important financially, but this new light reveals that it could mean a whole lot more. Community A stadium brings to mind a place full of people, all united together in...

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Rob Green Signs For Chelsea

Huddersfield Town’s Robert Green during the pre-match warm-up during Premier League match between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town at Emirates Stadium, London, England on 29 Nov 2017. (Photo by Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Rob Green has signed for Chelsea FC on a one-year deal after being released by Huddersfield. He will be a backup to Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero for his new club. Bench There seems to be a pattern with older goalkeepers, who enjoy sitting on the bench whilst winding out their careers. Green now signs with Chelsea to fulfil this role. Chelsea have had the likes...

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Tottenham Transfers Will Come Says Pochettino

TOTTENHAM, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 11: Manager Mauricio Pochettino (L) and chairman Daniel Levy on stage at the Tottenham Hotspur Fans Forum on December 11, 2017 in Tottenham, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images) Mauricio Pochettino renewed his contract until 2021, signifying he still has plans to take the club further. However, only proper financial backing in the form of Tottenham transfers can achieve this goal. The club still lacks at least a couple of world-class players to take the final step to win some silverware. This transfer window has been frustrating and disappointing for...

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Update: Will Spurs Stadium be Ready in Time?

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 16: An aerial view as work continues on Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium at White Hart Lane on July 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images) Spurs stadium is almost complete, as it looms over N17. However, the construction team are still applying the finishing touches  Nevertheless, the club have announced some test matches in order to prepare for the opening of the new arena. Innocence and Experience The academy and then an assemblage of Spurs legends against Bayern Munich’s legends team will be the first two opening...

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