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- Mar 5th, 2013
Manchester United took a 1-1 result in the opening leg of their Champions League tie against Real Madrid. What can we take from that match as we look towards tonight's return leg at Old Trafford. Today on the blog Josh Askew shares his thoughts. Ferguson conservative When the line-ups were announced, it appeared Sir Alex Ferguson had gone for quite a ballsy attacking eleven. It wouldn’t be the first time Ferguson had thrown a curveball in his team selection, but it wouldn’t have ...
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- Feb 3rd, 2013
Liverpool have shown the ability to be both wonderful and woeful in equal measure this season. Today on the blog Josh Askew takes a look at what has caused the club to be so inconsistent in season 2012/2013. Something at Liverpool clearly isn’t right. The various thrashings they have handed out this season, and the controlled manner in which they did it, show there’s definitely some quality there, but that they are still yet to beat anyone in the top half of the table hints at som...
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- Dec 30th, 2012
Is Fernando Torres' best behind him? Will the appointment of Benitez at Chelsea help the Spaniard return to old form? Today on the blog Josh Askew looks at where the much maligned forward is at and what the future may hold. It is fair to say Fernando Torres has not been at his best since his move to West London. Among fans of opposition teams, the £50 million man’s poor form was initially met with amusement, but it went on for so long it is difficult to not just pity him now, whil...
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- Nov 21st, 2012
Can Milan rectify their season? After 13 games they find themselves mid-table with just 15 points. Today on the blog Joshua Askew takes a close look at famous Italian club and what challenges they face in season 2012/2013. It says quite a lot about how this season has gone for Milan so far that they went into their game against Napoli as considerable underdogs. The last time Napoli finished above the Rossoneri in Serie A, Diego Maradona was playing for them, and even then they weren’t n...
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- Oct 11th, 2012
With the first El Clasico of the season in the books, today on the blog Josh Askew offers us some points of consideration to take away from the 2-2 result last weekend. Xabi Alonso not mobile enough The Basque playmaker may have developed into one of the best holding midfielders in the world, nevertheless it isn’t the first time his lack of agility has caused him problems. He was never the quickest of players anyway, but the broken ankle he sustained at the hands of Frank Lampard in hi...
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