Bruno Guimaraes: The First Statement Of The New Toon Era?

Reports suggesting Newcastle United are about to sign Lyon’s Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes are circulating widely this week. If the move goes through, Bruno Guimaraes would be the first ‘marquee’ signing under Newcastle’s new ownership. It is notable, and slightly surprising. Nobody expected Newcastle to be signing Champions League players at this point, and that’s

January Transfer Window: Where Are The Strikers?

As a relatively subdued January transfer window enters its final week, the role of the center forward comes into focus. Pep Guardiola has implemented a striker-less system at Manchester City to devastating effect for almost two years now. In spite of this, City still pursued Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo over the summer transfer window.

The Premier League Breathes A Sign Of Relief

Premier League players (who don’t play for their national teams) have a chance to rest their weary legs this week. The upcoming international break means most Premier League teams don’t play for two weeks. Normally, an international break is an inconvenience in the Premier League. It could put a premature stop to a good run

The Carabao Cup Suddenly Means Something For Arsenal

The Carabao Cup is traditionally a competition used for rotation, to rest first team players and blood youngsters.  The semi finals in particular fall during the most hectic time of the excruciating Christmas schedule of English football. It’s a nice competition to win, but it is the smallest priority for teams with title or European

Newcastle United Are Still A Basket Case

When Newcastle United were taken over by their new abhorrently rich owners, it caused quite a stir among football fans. For Newcastle United supporters, there was jubilation and for the first time in eons, optimism. For everyone else, dread. Dread that another behemoth in the mould of Manchester City was about to come and steal

The Arsenal Rebirth Is For Real This Time

In just over two years under Mikel Arteta, Arsenal have experienced a number of false dawns only to falter again. At one point, it looked as if he would be more of a Frank Lampard than an Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer, and certainly not a Pep Guardiola. However, after a pandemic, huge squad upheaval and myriad

Romelu Lukaku Storm Abates As Striker Apologises

Romelu Lukaku will return to the Chelsea team following his controversial Sky Italy interview that saw him sidelined. Romelu Lukaku appeared to criticize manager Thomas Tuchel and gave the impression he would like to return to Inter Milan. As a result, he was left out of Chelsea’s 2 – 2 draw with Liverpool. Given the