featurefootballa year ago

Who will top Premier League clubs retain if they had an IPL-style auction?

All the hype and hoopla that IPL managed to create with their retention and RTM challenge to franchises ahead of the mega-auction, has got us thinking how top EPL clubs would do in same situation. Here is a look at what the Premier League bosses would have to do if they are put in such a situation.
Subhayan Dutta
reportfootball2 years ago

Premier League Round Up | Manchester United beat Arsenal; Chelsea outclass Newcastle United

Manchester United won an enthralling clash against Arsenal thanks to a Jesse Lingard brace and a match winning performance from David De Gea, who made 14 saves during the game. Two goals from Eden Hazard and one from Alvaro Morata helped Chelsea beat Newcastle United 3-1 at Stamford Bridge.
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featurefootball2 years ago

Neymar, Pogba and the art of valuing a football player

Recently, Neymar Jr moved from Barcelona to Paris St. Germain for an eye-watering £199 m. To put this in perspective, the team that won the League 1 last season, Monaco, is worth less. Was he worth the money and is there an elegant way to compare ability across players so as to predict their worth?
Shubham Maurya
newsfootball2 years ago

Football Round-up | Real Madrid thrash Barcelona 3-1; Manchester United kick off their campaign with an electrifying win

Real Madrid defeated arch-rivals Barcelona 3-1 at Camp Nou in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a vital goal for the visitors. Meanwhile, in the English Premier League, Romelu Lukaku scored a brace as Manchester United thrashed West Ham United 4-0 at Old Trafford.
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newsfootball2 years ago

FIFA to investigate Paul Pogba's world-record transfer to Man United

On Tuesday, a source at FIFA confirmed that FIFA will investigate Paul Pogba's world-record transfer from Juventus to Manchester United that happened in August of 2016. Though, the aspect of the transfer that would be assessed by the world football governing body has yet not been made clear.
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reportfootball2 years ago

Premier League Round-up | Manchester City thrash West Ham 4-0; United held at home

After taking just one point in their last two EPL games, Manchester City returned to winning ways with a 4-0 hammering of West Ham United at the Olympic Stadium in London. Meanwhile, Manchester United could only muster a goalless draw against a resolute Hull City at Old Trafford. 
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featurefootball2 years ago

Why United will deliver the final blow to Liverpool's title chances tonight?

When two of the biggest clubs in England meet, it is always a spectacle - be it the build up to the match or the match itself. As Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho quite aptly put it, it is just three points but to the fans, it means much more than that.
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featurefootball2 years ago

Fantasy Premier League 2016-17: Players to pick for gameweek 20

Gameweek 19 saw almost all the big teams pick up points to open up a gap between themselves and the mid-table teams, with Chelsea winning their 13th match in a row after their victory over Stoke City. Chelsea are now one win away from equalling Arsenal's record of 14 straight wins in the league.
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featurefootball2 years ago

10 football moments to remember in 2016

It’s been an action-filled 2016 for all football aficionados all across the globe with some memorable performances for fans to remember. We’ve witnessed some spectacular football all year round so here are the top 10 footballing moments of the year:
Tejas Sirohi
featurefootball2 years ago

Fantasy Premier League 2016-17: Players to pick for gameweek 18

Gameweek 17 saw the Chelsea juggernaut continue its dominance in the top division of English football with a comfortable 1-0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur continued their surge to the top with wins over West Brom Albion and Burnley respectively.
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