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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Arsenal: Top four or the FA Cup - What's your priority?

A few weeks ago Arsenal were being talked about as potential Premier League winners. Today they are in danger of not even making the top four. However, after nine years without a trophy, the Gunners could move to within 90 minutes of FA Cup glory if they can see off the cup holders Wigan tonight...

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Wigan close in on another amazing FA Cup feat

Wigan Athletic pulled off one amazing record in last years FA Cup - albeit an unwanted one. The Latics became the first club to win the competition and be relegated from the top division in the same season. Now a year on, they are threatening to make history again. West Bromwich Albion take pride o...

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Arsenal must put aside the memory of the 2011 Carling Cup final

Its around this time in the season when Arsenals campaign starts to unravel. Yet another exit from the Champions League knockout stages following a few weeks where the Gunners have been caught in the race for the title - familiar territory. They could still win the title but not many would put m...

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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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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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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week Nine

It was a great weekend for all but one of the top eight sides in the Barclays Premier League this past weekend. Leaders Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and surprise package Southampton all won, leaving error-prone Joe Hart and his City side with a lot of ground to make up...

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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Manchester United's Lingard auditions for role in four-midable club

Manchester United’s on-loan midfielder Jesse Lingard scored four times on an extraordinary Birmingham City debut, helping his team to a 4-1 win over hapless Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend. However, he isnt the first, and he wont be the last, player to be so four-midable in front of goal...

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Dave Blackburn's predictions 2013/14

The return of the most action-packed and exciting league in the world is only three days away, but what will the Premier League produce this season? For a start there will be no Sir Alex Ferguson. The Manchester United boss has retired, leaving David Moyes to deal with the mess that is Wayne Ro...

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Monday, 12 August 2013

Championship: Who will win the Golden Boot?

Watfords Troy Deeney scored the Championships first hat-trick of the season in the Hornets 6-1 annihilation of Bouremouth at the weekend. His effortsin front of goal has taken his tally to four and currently tops the chart in the race to become the Championships top scorer. But will he end the seaso...

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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Dave Disciascio's predictions for 2013/14

The Premier League season is just days away and we at Squarefootball are getting ready by staring into our crystal balls and predicting our winners and losers for the season ahead. Weve already had Mitch Waddon predict title glory for Manchester City while Jim Barry has plumped for Jose Mourinh...

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Jim Barry's predictions 2013/14

There are only days remaining until the most exciting league in the world kicks off for another action-packed season of goals, controversy and talking points. The action is already under way in the Football League and Scotland, but who will be the biggest winners and losers during 2013/14 campaign?...

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Sunday, 04 August 2013

Who will win the 2013/14 League Cup?

Swansea City stunned everyone last season by clinching the League Cup in Michael Laudrups first season at the Liberty Stadium, earning the Swans a long-awaited return into Europe. But who will be victorious at Wembley this time? The competition kicks off on Monday with Preston, who drew with Wolves...

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Saturday, 03 August 2013

Championship: QPR, Reading and Bolton get the nod for the Premier League

The 2013/2014 Championship season gets under way today with Queens Park Rangers being pushed as the favourites to make an immediate return to the Premier League. The Hoops, managed by wheeler-dealer and former England manager contender Harry Redknapp, will be hoping to utilise Tony Fernandes’s for...

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Monday, 10 June 2013

Football's five biggest traitors

In the wake of the current Luis Suarez controversy, lets take a look at some other high profile footballers who went through with transfers that broke their fans’ hearts. 1. Luis Figo In 2000, Figo made a surprising 60m euro move to Barcelonas bitter rivals Real Madrid. Many Barcelona fans felt ...

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Monday, 03 June 2013

Lisa De Vanna, Rooney, Ibrahimovich or Sinclair - Who has scored the best overhead kick?

Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovich are huge names in the world of football and have left their mark by scoring some fabulous goals, none more so than their famous overhead kicks against Manchester City and England respectively. But has Australian womens striker Lisa De Vanna scored the best overhe...

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Thursday, 30 May 2013

The shortest reigns in football management

With Mark Hughes on the verge of becoming Stoke Citys next boss, Jose Mourinho set to return to Chelsea and Manchester City having agreed a verbal deal for Malagas Manuel Pellegrini, all three of them will be hoping for a long stay in English football. However, Hughes has already had his first Hugh...

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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Who will replace Roberto Martinez at Wigan?

FA Cup winning manager Roberto Martinez has expressed his desire to leave the DW Stadium after four years in charge and it looks as though his next challenge will be to fill the void left by David Moyes at Goodison Park. Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has accepted the Spaniards decision, but who will M...

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Sunday, 26 May 2013

Squarefootball's Player of the Season

Tottenhams Gareth Bale swept the boards this season, winning the PFA Player and Young Player of the Year awards and the Football Writers award, but can he also add the Squarefootball title to his collection too? Does the Welshman really deserve to be named player of the year or should Manchester Un...

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Predict the Premier League: Wigan and Newcastle end the campaign on a high

Wigan Athletic endured a rollercoaster end to the Premier League season. A fortnight ago they were crowned the FA Cup winners. Three days laterthey were relegated. However, Wigan fan Jimmy Shine has ensured the Latics ended the season on a high by finishing as our top pundit on the final day of the ...

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Predict the Premier League: Sunderland clinch the title

Sunderland may have finished just one place above the drop zone in the Premier League but Black Cat Tony Ratton has walked away from our Predict the Premier League competition with the title under his arm and his head held high. Mr Ratton was the long-time leader in our quest to find the best pundi...

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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Squarefootball's Goal of the Season - Joy for van Persie

The 2012/13 season has seen some classic goals, but who scored the best? Here is what the panel at Squarefootball thinks. Swansea City fan Jim Barry will never forget two out-of-this-world strikes by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robin van Persie. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a goal for the ages against En...

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Squarefootball's Fantasy Football winner revealed

Sir Alex Ferguson has walked away from Manchester United after 26 years with his 13th Premier League title under his arm but not even the former Aberdeen great would have been able to catch our Fantasy Football winner Mikael Axelsson. Mr Axelssons side, Forbrytarbeteende IK, clinched the title on t...

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Friday, 24 May 2013

Squarefootball's Signing of the Season

Arsenals Oliver Giroud, Swansea Citys Michu and Aston Villas Cristian Benteke all graced the Premier League for the first time this season and all had an impact on the English game. Former Arsenal star Robin van Persie left the Emirates to hook up with Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in pursu...

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Squarefootball's Flop of the Season

Continuing our look back at the 2012/13 season, today we are going to highlight our biggest flop of the season. Only two subjects dominate the nominations for this award, Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City midfielder Scott Sinclair. QPR promised so much in the summer and brought so many class ...

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Squarefootball's Manager of the Season

Sir Alex Ferguson topped his final season as manager by not only lifting the Premier League trophy but also the coveted Manager of the Year award. However, with so many good performances from the likes of David Moyes, Michael Laudrup, Steve Clarke and Rafa Benitez this season, has Fergie won the Squ...

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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Roman Abramovich, Luis Suarez or Odemwingie - Who is Squarefootball's Fool of the Season?

The 2012/13 season witnessed a number of jaw-dropping decisions being made. Who will ever forget the final day of the January transfer window and seeing West Broms want-away striker Peter Odemwingie trying to force through a move to QPR? Or how about Liverpools Luis Suarezs decision to try and taste...

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Squarefootball's Game of the Season

So the 2012/13 season is almost over. All thats left to play is the Champions League final, Championship play-offs and the Scottish Cup final until we put the past nine months into the archives. But before we look forward to seeing snaps of our top stars relaxing on a sun-drenched beach surrounded b...

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Monday, 20 May 2013

Team of the Week - Week Thirty Eight

Arsenal will be playing Champions League football again next season following their narrow final day victory at Newcastle. Gareth Bales phenomenal late strike for Spurs got them the three points they needed against Sunderland, but they always needed Newcastle to do them a favour. Elsewhere on t...

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Sunday, 19 May 2013

Wigan Athletic v Aston Villa: Can the Villans end up victorious?

This was supposed to be the crucial game in the fight to beat the drop, the game where the loser would be consigned to Championship football. However, Wigan blew their chance of the great escape by losing at home to Swansea City. The Latics have created history this season by becoming the first tea...

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Predict the Premier League: Wigan turn the heat on Sunderland

Manchester United have won the league and Wigan Athletic have now joined QPR and Reading in the Championship, but who is going to win Squarefootballs Predict the Premier League title? It has been a busy few weeks in the Barclays Premier League and the only issue that still needs to be decided is wh...

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Predict the Premier League: Just six points separate Sunderland and Wigan at the top

Squarefootballs Predict the Premier League title race is going down to the final game and it looks as though it will be Sunderland or Wigans name etched on to the coveted trophy. The Black Cats Tony Ratton is six points clear of his nearest rival, Wigan fan Jimmy Shine. With 30 points up for grabs ...

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Arsenal v Wigan: Can Wigan ruin Arsenal's top four hopes or will the Gunners send the Latics down?

It really is do or die for FA Cup winners Wigan tonight. Win and they go into the last game of the season knowing victory will keep them in the top flight. Lose and they become the first FA Cup winners to be relegated in the same season. The Latics have won the support of most neutrals this season ...

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Outside the Box – Football on TV: Fergie calls time, but Sky ensure we’ll see plenty of him before he goes

So, I’m not sure if you’ve heard but Sir Alex Ferguson announced to the world last week that he intends to quietly walk away from football at the end of the season. In mass hysterical scenes usually only seen when a monarch dies or a Twilight film comes out, the entire country seemed to let o...

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Monday, 13 May 2013

The five biggest FA Cup Final shocks

Wigan Athletic became the 43rd team to lift the FA Cup on Saturday thanks to Ben Watsons late header against Manchester City. Before the game, nobody gave them a hope in Hell. And why should they have?Manchester City won the Premier League title last year and have money coming out of every orifice w...

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Saturday, 11 May 2013

FA Cup Final: Man City v Wigan - Can the Latics lift the cup?

Manchester City may have relinquished their grip on the Premier League title this season but Roberto Mancini can still end the season as winners if they beat Wigan today in the FA Cup Final. The Latics though, in their first FA Cup Final, will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Wimbledon wh...

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Thursday, 09 May 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 36

Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs all won 1-0 at the weekend to keep their Champions League hopes alive with the latter two drawing on Wednesday night at the Bridge. Liverpool and Everton played out a goalless draw at Anfield while Newcastle picked up what could be a crucial point at West Ham. Aston Vil...

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Tuesday, 07 May 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Bruce goes through Hull as the Championship season ends in drama

There are not many days in the course of the long football season that the glitzy farce of the Premier League is shuffled into the background like an ugly sister at a wedding. Usually, as the weekend rolls around every pundit, fan and newscaster is eagerly sharing their thoughts on Van Persie...

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Wigan v Swansea City: Can Martinez put Pardew and co through the wringer?

Wigan Athletic have scared more people than Michael Myers and Freddie Krueger put together. The Latics came from behind twice on Saturday at the Hawthorns to take away all three points and put the fear of God into the likes of Paolo Di Canio, Alan Pardew and Chris Hughton. A win tonight and Wigan wi...

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Saturday, 04 May 2013

West Brom v Wigan: Will the Latics net three points?

Aston Villas sensational 6-1 win over Sunderland has opened up a five-point gap over Wigan at the bottom of the table, but the Latics have two winnable games coming up before their attention turns to the FA Cup Final - starting this afternoon against West Bromwich Albion. West Brom ended four g...

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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Bale, Benteke, Hazard, Lukaku, Welbeck, Wilshere - Who will win the PFA Young Player of the Year?

Tottenhams Gareth Bale could clear up at this weekends PFA awards. Not only has the Spurs ace got the chance of winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award but he is also nominated in the Player of the Year category. With Spurs playing Wigan later today, Bale could also find himself in third plac...

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Wigan v Spurs: Can Spurs climb above Arsenal and Chelsea in to third?

Spurs gave their Champions League hopes a massive boost in the arm last Sunday by coming from behind to beat the champions Manchester City at White Hart Lane. With Arsenal and Chelsea playing tomorrow Spurs have the perfect opportunity to put the pressure on their London rivals by climbing up to t...

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Friday, 26 April 2013

Bale, RVP or Suarez: Who should win the PFA Player of the Year award?

Tottenhams Gareth Bale is the bookies favourite to win the PFA Player of the Year award for the second time but could last seasons winner Robin van Perise make it a personal double or could Liverpools bad boy end a terrible week on a high by scooping the accolade? Manchester Uniteds midfield maestr...

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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Predict the Premier League: QPR, Everton and West Ham top the table

QPR may be going down, Everton may have blown their chance of finishing in the top four but West Ham have guaranteed their place in the top flight next season. And despite the gloomy expressions at Loftus Road and Goodison, John Jaycock and Chris Goodwin have tried their best to raise the spirits by...

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Predict the Premier League: Sunderland storming towards the title

Talk about making an impact. Paolo Di Canio led his Sunderland troops to victory at St James Park and then followed it up with another three points in his first home game against Everton. No wonder Sunderland fan Tony Ratton is smiling from ear to ear. Mind you, it could also have something to do wi...

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 33

Arsenal regained third place as Chelsea dropped points at Liverpool and Spurs stunned everyone with their late comeback to beat the champions Manchester City. But the big winners this week were Manchester United who clinched their 20th league title with a convincing 3-0 win over Aston Villa. Elsewh...

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: The football world turns on Suarez as he bites off more than he can chew

Just when you think the sleaze-ridden, hate-filled, cartoon puppetry ghoul fest that is football can’t plunge any lower, out pop the gnashers of a serial offender to attract the world’s accusing eyes once again. Luis Suarez, the only footballer in Britain who can be involved in controversy wi...

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Sunday, 21 April 2013

Would you sell your ground's name for £100m?

Arsenal did it with the Emirates, Manchester City did it with the Etihad and Bolton Wanderers did the same with Reebok, but would you be happy to sell the naming rights to your stadium if it guaranteed a multi-million pound investment on the pitch? Manchester United recently agreed a £120 million d...

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Saturday, 20 April 2013

West Ham v Wigan: Can the Hammers defeat the FA Cup finalists?

Wigan have booked their place in the FA Cup Final but can they retain their place in the Premier League for next season? Roberto Martinez has six games to steer the Latics out of the bottom three but you could feel the air being sucked out of Wigan, Aston Villa, Stoke and so on following Sunderlands...

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Friday, 19 April 2013

Premier League: Has Aston Villa's Brad Guzan been the best keeper this season?

Readings Alex McCarthy was in the form of his life against Liverpool at the weekend. The Royals shot-stopper denied the Reds at every opportunity with a string of world class saves. This got me thinking, who has been the best goalkeeper this season in the Premier League? Manchester Citys Joe Hart w...

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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 32

Another exciting week of Premier League and FA Cup football saw Manchester City and Wigan make a date at Wembly, Reading hold Liverpool, Arsenal beat Norwich City and Sunderland outclass Newcastle. But who made it into our Squarefootball Team of the Week? Heres Mitch Waddons best XI from the w...

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