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Jesse Marsch is Revitalizing Leeds United

Jesse Marsch is Revitalizing Leeds United

Leeds United manager, Jesse Marsch, led his side to an enthralling 3-0 victory over Chelsea this past weekend, marking arguably the most significant win of his coaching career thus far and indicating that an American revolution is underway in Leeds. Following the sacking of Marcelo Bielsa in February, Marsch was brought in to stabilize the ship midseason. The change in coaching was preceded by Leeds United ... »

Should Cristiano Ronaldo Leave Manchester United?

Should Cristiano Ronaldo Leave Manchester United?

Since David Ornstein broke the news that Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to leave Manchester United on Saturday – the fanbase has become polarized on the subject. Should Manchester United keep one of their club legends and arguably the greatest player of all time, or should they sell him to expedite Erik Ten Hag’s revolution at Old Trafford? Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United last summer brought a e... »

Xavi’s Revolution is in Full Swing at Barcelona

Xavi’s Revolution is in Full Swing at Barcelona

FC Barcelona legend Xavi Hernández took over as manager from Ronald Koeman this past fall, following the Dutchman’s sacking in October. Koeman left the post after a slew of poor results and performances on the pitch, which culminated in a fragmented dressing room and discontent amongst the fanbase. In five short months, Xavi has rejuvenated the club by unifying the current squad and bringing in proven... »

Premier League Trophy is Liverpool’s to Lose

Premier League Trophy is Liverpool’s to Lose

Following a convincing 2-0 victory against Arsenal, Liverpool finds themselves one point off Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. Arsenal went into this match in fine form, having won their previous five Premier League fixtures. Head coach Mikel Arteta deserves the most praise for the Gunner’s upswing in results, fine-tuning his youthful squad into a legitimate top-four contender th... »

Impact of the UK’s Sanctions on Chelsea

Impact of the UK’s Sanctions on Chelsea

Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich has owned Chelsea Football Club since 2003. Under his stewardship, the club has won every major trophy possible in professional soccer, accruing 19 major honors in total. This figure ties Manchester United for the most trophies won by an English club in that span. Before Abramovich’s involvement with the club, Chelsea won 15 trophies in its 98-year history leading up ... »

Why Are Manchester United Not Among Europe’s Elite?

Why Are Manchester United Not Among Europe’s Elite?

Manchester United suffered a 4-1 defeat against league leaders Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. The result provided two significant takeaways. One, how wide a gap there is in the quality of play between the crosstown rivals, and two, just how far away Manchester United is from the elite European clubs. After finishing runners-up in the Premier League and Europa League last season, Manchester... »

Will Newcastle United Survive a Relegation Battle in the Premier League?

Will Newcastle United Survive a Relegation Battle in the Premier League?

In October, Newcastle United was acquired by a Saudi-led consortium worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Yet with all this financial might now available to the club, there is still a chance Newcastle will get relegated to the EFL Championship. “The Toon” currently sit 18th in the Premier League. However, with half a season still to play, Newcastle United fans should be optimistic based on thei... »

Assessing Ralf Rangnick’s First Ten Matches in Charge of Manchester United

Assessing Ralf Rangnick’s First Ten Matches in Charge of Manchester United

Following Manchester United‘s 1-0 win against West Ham on Saturday, Ralph Rangnick now has six wins, three draws, and one loss in his first ten games at the helm. The German coach replaced Ole Gunnar Solkjaer at the end of November and was tasked with steadying the ship following a string of poor performances by United’s previous manager. Nearly two months into his tenure, Rangnick has instilled... »

Liverpool Forward Mohamed Salah Reaches the Premier League One Hundred Club

Liverpool Forward Mohamed Salah Reaches the Premier League One Hundred Club

Mohamed Salah has enjoyed a solid start to the 2021-22 Premier League season; scoring three goals and assisting two in four appearances for Liverpool thus far. This past weekend the Egyptian forward scored his 100th Premier League goal against Leeds United, a feat achieved by only thirty players in the league’s history. Of those select few, he is one of only two wingers to score over 100 goals. So whe... »

How Detrimental Will Pep Guardiola’s Announcement Be?

How Detrimental Will Pep Guardiola’s Announcement Be?

Pep Guardiola recently announced that he would step down from Manchester City following the 2022-23 Premier League season. Guardiola’s side has dominated English football during his five-year tenure thus far, winning three of the last four Premier League titles and amassing four Carabao Cups, two Community Shields, and a FA Cup. The Spanish coach will undoubtedly go down as one of the most prominent P... »

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