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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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Thursday, 24 April 2014

England: Rickie Lambert or Andy Carroll - who would you take to Brazil?

Southampton striker Rickie Lambert believes the final striking place up for grabs in Roy Hodgsons England squad for this summers World Cup will be a straight fight between himself and West Ham Uniteds Andy Carroll. But who would you take to Brazil? Lambert has enjoyed a wonderful season at St Mary...

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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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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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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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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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Saturday, 01 March 2014

Southampton v Liverpool: Will the Reds title charge come undone at St Mary's?

Liverpool have the chance to move above Manchester City this afternoon but to do so they must achieve something they have managed only once in the past 15 years . . . beat Southampton on the south coast. The Reds are the team of the moment - theyve thrashed Arsenal and neighbours Everton and beat S...

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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, 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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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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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Southampton v Arsenal: No room for complacency for the Gunners

The Gunners can extend their lead at the top tonight against the Saints, but the hosts will be no pushovers. The wheels may have come off at St Marys in recent weeks but Pochettinos men still play great football and will be a danger to Wengers side. Arsenal will head south in buoyant mood. They ha...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tuesday, 03 December 2013

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 13

Premier League stars have dedicated their entire lives to the beautiful game, but even the best players have an off day. Yesterday we brought you Squarefootballs Team of the Week, highlighting the best the Premier League had to offer, today were turning the spotlight on those who need to up their g...

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Monday, 02 December 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 13

Week 13 in the Barclays Premier League proved to be another enjoyable one for Arsenal fans. Not only did they succeed where Manchester United failed by beating Cardiff City at home, they also watched Spurs, Manchester United, Southampton and Liverpool all drop points. Chelsea moved up to second...

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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 12

Week 12 in the Barclays Premier League proved to be another enjoyable one for Arsenal fans. Not only did they watch the Gunners extend their lead at the top of the table, they also saw their north London rivals Spurs hit for six at Manchester City! Chelsea got back to winning ways as they eased pas...

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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 12

Just like model Katie Price and Big Brother star Imogen Thomas, Squrefootballs Flops of the Week is something Premier League footballers should be ashamed to be associated with. However, this weekend there was a string of players seemingly desperate to get in there - our team that is, not the aforem...

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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Arsenal V Southampton: A statistical perspective

The international games are finally over; and what exciting few international games they were. You dont always say that with international games that are wedged between such busy schedule of club matches, especially when it comes to an Arsenal fan. Luckily, the matches did not claim any of our playe...

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Arsenal: Gunners now joint second favourites for the title

Arsenal are two points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League, but the bookies have placed the Gunners as joint second favourites for the title. The Gunners failure to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford a fortnight ago has affected their odds, slipping from 4/1 favourites to 7/2 alongs...

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Monday, 18 November 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Season so far

The Premier League resumes this weekend and the battle for the title looks like being the closest in years. Arsenal currently lead the way, but Chelsea, Man City, Man United, Liverpoool and Spurs are all desperate to get their hands on the coveted prize in May and even Southampton are in with a shou...

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Friday, 15 November 2013

Is Krul, De Gea, Cech or Szczesny the best goalkeeper in the Premier League?

Tim Krul took all the plaudits following Newcastles stunning victory at White Hart Lane with a virtuoso display between the sticks. No matter what Tottenham threw at the Dutchman there was simply no way he was going to let them past. The Newcastle number one made an astonishing 14 saves in that gam...

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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 11

Arsenals lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League has been cut to just two points following their defeat away at the champions Manchester United, but it could have been worse. Rivals Chelsea, Man City, Spurs and Everton also dropped points as the title race heats up. Things are also gettin...

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Monday, 11 November 2013

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 11

It proved to be an excellent weekend for Manchester United, Liverpool and Southampton as they all took full advantage of Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City and Spurs all dropping points. Now just five points separate leaders Arsenal and fifth place United. There were some mesmerising goals ...

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Wednesday, 06 November 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week Ten

Arsenal couldnt have dreamt of a better weekend than the one just gone. The Gunners saw off rivals Liverpool and second placed Chelsea surprisingly lost at Newcastle. Manchester City and Manchester United were always going to win their games but Evertons draw with Spurs ensured that Arsenal visi...

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