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Champions' League is now a de facto if often dull European League

By Antony Melvin on 27 November 2014

When the Champions' League was set up to replace the older, much-loved European Cup, one of the driving forces was to stop a break away European League, where the same big teams would play each other at the top table of European football with mono...



The talk about Manchester United's defence misses the point for a confident Louis van Gaal

By Antony Melvin on 05 September 2014

If the sum total of metaphorical references to Manchester United attack/defence purchases were added together they'd probably go round the earth three times (or some similar pointless measure).  The talk of 'doing the decorating before the underpi...



Dyche and Ings give Burnley fans reasons for optimism

By Hugh Larkin on 15 August 2014

The big question for Burnley fans this season is, how can the club overcome the handicap of having the smallest budget in the Premier League? In 2009/10 the Clarets put up a fine showing but still finished 18th and relegated. Will it be different ...



Were Aston Villa right to release Marc Albrighton?

By Antony Melvin on 25 May 2014



He may only have been 24 but Villa’s decision to release Marc Albrighton brought down the curtain on a 16-year playing career at the club.

Plucked from his junior team in Tamworth, Albrighton was first on the books as an e...



Were Aston Villa right to release Marc Albrighton?

By James Fisher on 25 May 2014

He may only have been 24 but Villa’s decision to release Marc Albrighton brought down the curtain on a 16-year playing career at the club.

Plucked from his junior team in Tamworth, Albrighton was first on the books as an eight-year-old ...



Aston Villa: How will the fans remember the Randy Lerner years?

By Antony Melvin on 20 May 2014

It’s official – Aston Villa are up for sale. The rumour mill had gone into overdrive in Birmingham as fans tried to piece together the jigsaw of what the future held for their club.

It was perhaps the worst kept secret that ch...



Squaefootball''s Team of the Week - Week 38

By Mitch Waddon on 13 May 2014


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.



Aston Villa: How will the fans remember the Randy Lerner years?

By James Fisher on 01 May 2014

It’s official – Aston Villa are up for sale. The rumour mill had gone into overdrive in Birmingham as fans tried to piece together the jigsaw of what the future held for their club.

It was perhaps the worst kept secret that chairman Randy ...



Aston Villa: Can Villa stay up without gaining another point?

By Antony Melvin on 29 April 2014


One point from their last six games should be enough for any team to be relegated.

The way Villa have performed over the past few weeks has been...



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

By Colin Illingworth on 24 April 2014

Southampton striker Rickie Lambert believes the final striking place up for grabs in Roy Hodgson's England squad for this summer's World Cup will be a straight fight between himself and West Ham United's Andy Carroll.

But who...



Man United: Moyes should never have replaced Sir Alex

By Antony Melvin on 23 April 2014

Replacing Sir Alex Ferguson in the Old Trafford hot seat was always going to be an impossible job. For David Moyes, the Chosen One, that turned out to be the case as the Red Devils wen...



Szczesny or Fabianski: Who should be Arsenal''s number one for the FA Cup Final?

By Colin Illingworth on 20 April 2014

Arsene Wenger faces a huge battle on his hand to clinch fourth place this season, but he also has a massive decision to make ahead of the FA Cup Final on May 17. Does he stick with Fabianski, the man who performed heroics in the penalty sho...



Are Aston Villa on the rocks?

By Antony Melvin on 18 April 2014


It seems it’s all going on at Aston Villa after the club suspended two senior members of its coaching staff.

Assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and the head of football operations, Gary Karsa, will not be helping Villa’s push for surviv...



Luton''s return Is a victory for all football fans

By Hugh Larkin on 17 April 2014

Without wishing to denigrate the efforts of clubs like Cambridge United and Alfreton Town the return of Luton Town to the Football League should be a reason for celebration for everyone who loves the game of football.

No bunch of fans has su...



Squarefootball Team of the Week - Week 34

By Mitch Waddon on 15 April 2014

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 colo...



Wigan close in on another amazing FA Cup feat

By Hugh Larkin on 10 April 2014

Wigan Athletic pulled off one amazing record in last year's 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...



Squarefootball''s Team of the Week - Week 33

By Mitch Waddon on 09 April 2014

The race for the title is really hotting up, but so too is the battle for fourth as Everton pile the pressure on struggling Arsenal.

Liverpool returned to the top on Sunday following comfortable victories for Chelsea and M...



How Arsenal and Man United are set to rewrite Champions League history

By Hugh Larkin on 09 April 2014

What were you doing in 1995? It's an awful long way to think back and it's the last time the premier European competition didn't see either Manchester United or Arsenal in the draw. Everton's win on Sunday means we might be about t...



Arsenal: Is it time for Wenger to go?

By Antony Melvin on 08 April 2014

In January, Arsenal looked like potential Premier League champions. Today - following another heavy away defeat - they are in serious danger of missing out on a place in the top four altogether. And there's only one man to blame . . . ...