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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Squaefootball's Team of the Week - Week 38

After a season full of thrills and spills there were no final day shocks in the Premier League as Manchester City beat West Ham United to pip Liverpool to the title. Here is our final team of the week for the 2014/15 season. Goalkeeper: John Ruddy (Norwich) Ruddy may not be on the plane to Bra...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Squarefootball Team of the Week - Week 34

Liverpool kept the Premier League title in their own hands as they saw off a resilient Manchester City side at Anfield on Sunday, but Chelsea are still on their tails following their hard-fought victory at Swansea - building up to one colossal match between the two a week on Sunday. Spurs also s...

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 33

The race for the title is really hotting up, but so too is the battle for fourth asEvertonpile the pressure on struggling Arsenal. Liverpool returned to the top on Sunday following comfortable victories for Chelsea and Manchester City the previous day. Brendan Rodgers men were made to work at Upt...

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Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 32

Arsenal took a point off title-chasing Manchester City but Liverpool were undoubtedly the biggest winners of the weekend. Brendan Rodgers men strolled past a feeble Tottenham to top the table following Chelseas shock 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace. Everton, Manchester United, Southampton, Swans...

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 31

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger marked his 1,000th game in charge of the Gunners with a 6-0 drubbing by title rivals Chelsea. The lunchtime kick-off was the springboard for the second biggest goalfest in Premier League history. The past weekend provided us with goals, goals, goals. But they werent ju...

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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Chelsea v Arsenal: Can Wenger celebrate milestone with a win?

Arsene Wenger marks his 1,000th game in charge of Arsenal this afternoon away at Chelsea, but will the Frenchman be celebrating with all three points come full time? There was a time when an Arsenal v Chelsea game always resulted in a win for the Gunners. No matter what Chelsea threw at Arsenal, th...

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The Champions League last eight: Top quality or same old, same old?

When Manchester United struggled through to the last eight of this years quarter-finals it ensured that the last eightshowed a striking resemblanceto the Forbes and Deloittes lists of the wealthiest clubs in the world. The last eight come from the English, Spanish, German and French leagues. With t...

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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Do Chelsea or Manchester United have a chance of winning the Champions League?

Premier League leaders Chelsea and current champions Manchester United this week booked their place in to the quarter-final draw for the Champions League, but can they actually go on and lift the most sought-after prize in club football? Well if you look at the latest odds from SkyBet the answer is...

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Squarefootball'sTeam of the Week - Week 30

Aston Villa blew the title race wide open on Saturday evening with their shock win over leaders Chelsea. Jose Mourinho had Willian and Ramires sent off and he too was shown to the stands by referee Chris Foy. To compound his misery, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal all won too. It was a me...

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 29

Arsenal booked their place in the FA Cup semi-final at the weekend alongside Hull City and Sheffield United, while Manchester City were dumped out by current holders Wigan Athletic on their home patch. Meanwhile, back in the Premier League under-fire David Moyes saw his United side leave West Br...

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Fulham look doomed, but who will be dropping in to the Championship?

Fulham are rooted to the foot of the Premier League and Saturdays defeat at Cardiff City could have a devastating effect on their hopes of beating the drop. The Cottagers lost that massive six-pointer in Cardiff and their 13-year spell at the top table of English football looks to be coming to an e...

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Friday, 07 March 2014

Where will Robin van Persie be come the start of the 2014/15 season?

Former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie enraged Gooners around the world when he turned his back on the club in 2012 to sign for arch-rivals Manchester United. The Dutchman insisted the move had nothing to do with money and everything to do with competing and winning silverware. Van Persies deci...

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Thursday, 06 March 2014

Benteke joins Rosenthal, Torres and Van Vossen in the worst misses ever club

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke scored a sensational strike for the struggling Premier League side on Sunday in a rousing 4-1 home win over Norwich City. He left Villa Park the hero as he made a goal out of nothing to beat Norwich keeper Jon Ruddy. The big Belgian controlled the ball on his c...

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Wednesday, 05 March 2014

Bookies make Luis Suarez odds-on to be Player of the Year

March marks the beginning of the seasons run-in and as well as club prizes there are individual awards to be won. But this year the bookies are agreed that the PFA Player of the Year award is a shoe-in for Luis Suarez. All the firms currently running a book on this award have the Liverpool hitman a...

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Tuesday, 04 March 2014

Arsenal, Mourinho, Pardew, City and Liverpool: Five things we learned this week in the Premier League

Week 28 in the Barclays Premier League proved to be an eventful one, especially for Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew. The former West Ham and Reading boss used his head - but in the wrong way - against Hull Citys David Meyler and will now surely have the book thrown at him by the FA. Elsewhere...

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Chelsea: Can the Blues restore some English pride?

It has been a pretty pathetic seven days in Europe for our Premier League clubs. Arsenal, Manchester City, Spurs and Manchester United have all suffered defeat while Swansea City earned a point at home to Napoli. But the most shameful part of all this is that not one of them have managed to score...

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 27

Premier League leaders Chelsea left it late to see off Everton at the weekend but the chasing pack of Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool remained hot on their taills with vital wins of their own. Arsenal destroyed Capital One Cup finalists Sunderland at the Emirates, City struggled to see of...

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Saturday, 22 February 2014

Chelsea v Everton: Will it be a blue day for Mourinho or Martinez at the Bridge?

Premier League leaders Chelsea kick off the weekend with a lunchtime kick off against Champions League hopefuls Everton, but will it be a blue day for Mourinho or Martinez? Chelsea dropped two crucial points in the race to the title last time out against West Brom. Fortunately for them neither Arse...

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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool or Man City: Who will win the 2014 FA Cup?

The Fourth Round of the FA Cup passed without any major shocks, but there will be two huge casualties this weekend when Arsenal take on Liverpool and Chelsea and Manchester City clash. But who will be crowned FA Cup winners in May? Manchester City are the bookies favourites right now. Pellegrinis ...

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 25

Does anyone really want to win the Premier League title? This weekend Arsenal were embarrassed at Anfield and Manchester City drew a blank for the second consecutive game against Norwich City, allowing Chelsea to march to the top of the table with a 3-0 win over Newcastle. There were also huge ...

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Wednesday, 05 February 2014

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 24

It wasnt a good week if you were a fan of Manchester United, Man City or Newcastle United. All three of them suffered big defeats this past weekend, but its Swansea City defender Chico Flores who has taken most of the flak following his disgraceful play acting at Upton Park. Chico went down like h...

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Monday, 03 February 2014

Manchester City v Chelsea: Will Mourinho attack at the Etihad?

Its the biggest clash of the Premier League season so far but will Jose Mourinho head to the Etihad with a plan to attack Maunel Pellegrinis men or will he park the bus like he did at Manchester United and Arsenal? The Special One made himself look incredibly daft last weekend when the Blues droppe...

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Friday, 31 January 2014

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 23

Everton were mauled by Liverpool in the Merseyside derby while Spurs were destroyed by the new league leaders Manchester City. Arsenal dropped points and a place as Manuel Pellegrinis side took full advantage of the Gunners slip-up at St Marys. However, who has found themselves a place in the Sq...

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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 23

The Barclays Premier League. Dont you just love it! What a set of midweek fixtures weve just had, with major implications at the top and bottom of the league. Arsenal squandered top spot to Manchester City, Chelse failed to score past West Ham United while Sunderland and Crystal Palace continue ...

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Monday, 27 January 2014

FA Cup: City to host Chelsea and Arsenal will face Liverpool - who will win the FA Cup?

After a pretty non eventful fourth round in the FA Cup, the fifth round looks like being a corker with two massive games coming our way. The first biggie out of the hat was free-scoring Manchester City against Jose Mourinhos Chelsea followed by Premier League leaders Arsenal hosting the resurgent L...

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Friday, 24 January 2014

FA Cup: Man City are favourites but can Arsenal or Chelsea win the cup?

Manchester City are the bookies favourites to win this seasons FA Cup but anything can happen in the worlds greatest cup competition. The fourth round gets under way tonight with Premier League leaders Arsenal hosting the 1987 winners Coventry City. The Sky Blues head to the Emirates for a reminder...

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Chelsea: Has Mourinho pulled a blinder in selling Mata to Manchester United?

When Jose Mourinho returned to Chelsea he told the waiting media that he no longer wanted to be referred to as the Special One. He wanted to be known as the Happy One. But having agreed a deal to sell Juan Mata to Manchester United for £37 million, should Jose pick up his former title? There was a...

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Squarefootball Team of the Week - Week 22

Premier League leaders Arsenal retained their place at the top of the tree with a tough 2-0 win over Fulham, but Manchester City and Chelsea remain within touching distance following wins over Cardiff City and Manchester United respectively. Week 22 proved to be another action-packed installment...

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Manchester United: Cabaye or Mata - who would you prefer?

Manchester United boss David Moyes is a whopping 14 points off Premier League leaders Arsenal but the former Everton chief refuses to rule the champions out of the title race. Either Moyes is extremely optimistic or hes coming down with some degenerative eye disorder and cant see whats in front of...

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Monday, 20 January 2014

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 22

The Premier League produced 30 goals at the weekend - and thats before we even get to tonights game between West Brom and Everton. Weve had own goals, red cards and a number of inept displays. But who has made it into Squarefootballs Flops of the Week this time? Goalkeeper - Allan McGregor (Hu...

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Sunday, 19 January 2014

UEFA team of 2013 v Premier League all stars

UEFA caused a stir this week by releasing its team of 2013 without choosing Barcelonas magic man Lionel Messi. The Argentine play maker is one of the greatest players of all time, but was overlooked for this accolade. Worse than that, only one current Premier League player made the grade and that w...

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Chelsea v Manchester United: No Rooney, No RVP, No chance?

The champions head to Stamford Bridge this afternoon without their too biggest stars and everyone has written United off before a ball has been kicked, but could David Moyes be the man to end Jose's remarkable home record? Manchester United have not had a great season so far, with a place in the to...

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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Going Down - but which three sides will be exiting the Premier League?

The Premier League title race is the tightest it has ever been, but the battle to beat the drop is just as intense. Just six points separate Hull City in 10th place and basement boys Crystal Palace and any one of 10 teams could be relegated this season. But which three clubs will be digging out the...

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 21

It proved to be a great weekend for the top seven sides in the Barclays Premier League. Arsenal started it on top but were replaced by Chelsea, then Manchester City, before gaining their place with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa. Things are also hotting up at the bottom of the table with just six poin...

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 21

Arsenal started the weekend as Premier League leaders before Chelsea then Manchester City took occupancy with victories over Hull City and Newcastle United respectively. But the Gunners regained top spot on Monday night with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa. It was a good weekend for the top seven sid...

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Friday, 03 January 2014

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 20

Theres nothing worse than starting a new year on a downer, but the likes of Manchester United, West Ham, Newcastle and Sunderland did just that on New Years Day with defeat in the Barclays Premier League. Sunderland and West Ham occupy the bottom two places following poor results against Aston...

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Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 20

2014 started with a bang in the Barclays Premier League as Arsenal left it late to beat Cardiff City, Man City were too strong for the Swans and Chelsea put three past Southampton to ensure the top three sides all kicked off the new year with three points. Liverpool bounced back from consecutive de...

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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 19

Arsenal finished 2013 on top following a hard-fought win at Newcastle while Liverpool, who were top for Christmas Day, slipped to fifth after defeat at Chelsea. The final weekend of the year produced goals, controversy and great individual displays, but who has won themselves a place in the fina...

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Saturday, 28 December 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 18

The Boxing Day fixtures went with a bang with a mixture of great games, controversial decisions and goals, goals, goals. Arsenal regained top spot following their victory at West Ham as Liverpool lost to Manchester City. Chelsea ground out another three points as Manchester United showed their winn...

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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Premier League's 10 best bargain deals

The Boxing Day sales get under way today and everyone loves a bargain. Football managers are no different. Sure the fans love to see their clubs splash out on the biggest names. Just look at Arsenal when they signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. Mind you they had waited a few years for Wenger to spen...

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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 17

Its Christmas time, theres no need to be afraid, was the opening line from Band Aids smash hit Do They Know Its Christmas Time? While that may be the case to most humans, that rule doesnt apply to turkeys - who have been frantically running around farms across the globe over the past few weeks des...

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Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 17

Arsenal and Chelseas bore draw on Monday night saw Liverpool top the table for Christmas Day following their convincing victory over Cardiff City at Anfield. Brendan Rodgers side climbed above Arsenal on goal difference but Liverpool now have two tricky away games against Man City and Chelsea to ne...

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Monday, 23 December 2013

Arsenal v Chelsea: The ultimate dream team

Arsenal take on Chelsea tonight at the Emirates in what should be an absolute cracker of a game. Victory for either side will see them top the table at Christmas - albeit joint top with Liverpool in Chelseas case - and both Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho would love to be top dogs come Christmas Day...

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Friday, 20 December 2013

Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool - Who will be top of the league on Christmas Day?

Just two points separate Premier League leaders Arsenal with joint second placed Liverpool and Chelsea and all three sides will be looking to top the tree come Christmas Day. Rampant Liverpool and Luis Suarez can throw down the gauntlet to Arsenal and Chelsea, who face each other on Monday night, i...

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 16

Arsenals defeat at Manchester City has blown the title race wide open. Just two points separate Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, with Everton and Newcastle also battling it out for the title. It was another fine weekend for Liverpools Luis Suarez, while even Danny Welbeck manged to find the back ...

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 16

The Premier League never fails to disappoint. On Saturday Manchester City and Arsenal went toe-to-toe at the Etihad with the hosts delivering a punishing blow to the Gunners title hopes while Liverpool went goal crazy against Spurs at White Hart Lane to climb to second. It wasnt such a good time...

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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Will Arsenal, Chelsea, City or United bring the Champions League trophy back to England?

The draw for the last 16 in the Champions League takes place on Monday with most of the favourites firmly through as group winners, but who will be triumphant come May? Holders Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid have been the bookies best bet from day one - and nothing has happened to change ...

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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 15

It was another rollecoaster of a weekend in the Barclays Premier League. League leaders Manchester United lost at home for the second time in as many matches, Chelsea dropped three more points away at Stoke City while both Arsenal and Manchester City were forced to settle for a share of the spoils b...

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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 15

Premier League champions Manchester United and Europa League holders Chelsea suffered defeat at the weekend while leaders Arsenal extended their lead at the top to five points. There were a number of great performances in the top flight, Evertons Ross Barkley and Liverpools Luis Suarez were just tw...

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Thursday, 05 December 2013

Liverpool's Luis Suarez joins Owen and Fowler in exclusive four-midable club

Is Luis Suarez a secret Ipswich Town supporter? There simply cannot be any other explanation to the Liverpool strikers sheer dislike of the Canaries. On Wednesday night Suarez not only scored his third hat-trick against the men from Carrow Road, he found the back of the net four times to join an ex...

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