Monthly Archives: March 2012

Premier League Vice: Wigan Athletic


Wigan Athletic and Roberto Martinez

It’s Saturday afternoon, my team isn’t playing until Monday and a combination of precarious finances and the acutest of hangovers rules I won’t be leaving the house to catch a random game this weekend. Next stop for today’s football fix? Well there is only one other place and that’s the wonderful (but illegal) world of football streams. Where else could I watch Wigan Athletic continue to fight the relegation everyone seemingly thinks is an inevitability for Roberto Martinez’s side?

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Five Everton players reborn under David Moyes


Stephen Pienaar Everton

You have to be doing something pretty special to keep your job for ten years in any high pressure industry, but when the stakes are high as they are in the Premier League these days and impatience continues to spread throughout the game like an outbreak of a deadly virus, David Moyes must be wondering how he has managed to stay in charge at Everton football without seemingly getting close to putting his hands on that Premier League trophy.

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Brazilian players in the Premier League: Failing to live up to expectations


Robinho and Jo Manchester City

There were a lot of things wrong with Manchester United’s Europa League performance against Athletic Bilbao. It was a night where the absences of Vidic and Ferdinand clearly showed but one moment summed up United’s inadequacies more than anything else and that was the moment Rafael was slow to react to Muniain’s winner.

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Mahamadou Diarra: A great signing that has fallen under the radar


Mahamadou Diarra Fulham FC

I may well be in the minority when it comes to getting excited about a defensive midfielder, and while I would never expect a 30-year old joining a mid-table Premier League side to bump talk of England off the back pages, Fulham fans will surely not be the only ones fascinated by the arrival of Mohamadou Diarra.

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