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Six Impressive Premier League Signings for Smaller Clubs That Could Be Stars

Matt Gault | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

What has been evident from the transfer window this summer is that the Premier League's so-called 'smaller clubs' can now afford to splash the cash, benefitting from the lucrative TV rights deal. Here, we take a look at six of the most impressive summer signings for clubs outside last season's top six...

How The EDL Is Helping Manchester United Win The Premier League

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

The English Defence League is being thanked for bringing Friday night football forward, and it has been suggested that in doing so they may be giving ...

Premier League History Tells Us Signing Too Many Unproven Players Is a Risky Game

Jamie Spencer | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Every fan of every Premier League club expects to see several new arrivals every summer. If done well, buying and loaning new players is the fastest way to see a side improve. However, bringing in too many new faces who are unproven or untested can just as easily end in total disaster.

Why Are Premier League Clubs Raiding Ligue 1 So Much This Summer?

Joe Difford | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

We'll take a look at the first bit to start with, because it's as good a place to start as any. European transfer prices tend to move up and down in cycles, and clubs strike for talent when the prices are lower. That's obvious enough. But the cause goes deeper than that.

Christian Benteke Has Just One Season to Prove Himself and Brendan Rodgers to the World

Joe Cooper | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

If Liverpool want to keep thinking of themselves as one of the world's biggest clubs, then they need to prove it on the pitch. Benteke will either be integral to them doing so, or he will be the poster boy of their fall from grace.

How Fabian Delph's Ill-Advised Statement Cost Him the Villa Send-Off He Deserved

Aiden Cusick | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Sport
Aiden Cusick

Going from "I'm not leaving, I'm staying at the football club" to "leaving Aston Villa football club is the hardest decision I have ever had to make" in less than a week is some retraction and without needing too much insight, it's one you would assume was prompted by the imminent departure of Christian Benteke to Liverpool.

David Seaman And Andy Townsend Were Bartending In A Pub During The FA Cup Final

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Sport

Former Arsenal and Aston Villa captains David Seaman and Andy Townsend crashed a pub during Saturday's FA Cup final so the bar staff could watch their...

Prince William Wades Into Row Over Fifa Corruption Scandal

PA | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Sport

The Duke of Cambridge has waded into the Fifa corruption row, saying world football's governing body must "show that it can represent the interests of...

Arsenal Wins The FA Cup In A Dominating Performance

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Francesca Syrett | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Sport

Arsenal has secured the FA Cup for a record 12th time, after thrashing Aston Villa 4-0 at Wembley on Saturday. In a week filled with football contr...

FA Cup Final Will Kick Off In Near Perfect Conditions At 5.30pm Saturday

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Sport

It's a showdown for football's most coveted cup silverware - the FA Cup - and at 5.30pm on Saturday, a few hours before the sun goes down, the Gunners...

FA Cup Final Tickets Are Still Available - If You've Got A Spare £10k

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Sport

Football fans are in such a frenzy to secure a seat at Saturday's FA Cup final between Arsenal and Aston Villa, tickets are selling for close to £10,...

Best Pubs To Watch The Gunners Defence Of Their FA Cup Crown On Saturday

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

It had been 3,283 days since Arsenal lifted the silverware when they beat Hull City 3-2 to claim victory in the FA Cup last year, so it is no surprise...

Who's Going Down? A Look at the Premier League's Relegation Candidates

Chris Deeley | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

More and more teams who looked safe are being dragged into the relegation dogfight and now five teams are separated by just two points as they fight to avoid the final relegation spot. So, who's going down? Who's staying up? Let's have a look...

'What Is Football?' Asks David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Comedy

The Prime Minister admitted today that he had never heard of the game of 'football'. "Football... is that the one that's like rugger, or the one th...

Why We Want Our Leaders to Pass the 'Man Test'

Mark Flanagan | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

We all have that moment, as a child, when the realisation comes that every other dad is not quite like our own. Mine came early. I was talking to a n...

Joke or Genius? Tim Sherwood's Personality Sees Him Get Underestimated

Chris Deeley | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

If he can keep Villa up, which it looks like he will, then we'll finally get a full season to judge him next term. But everything he's achieved so far seems to point to him being equipped to make a relative success of things next term.

Six Premier League Players Who Will Stick Around if Their Club Goes Down

Joe Difford | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

Whichever three sides go down, they are bound to lose a number of players who want top flight action, but a certain few will remain loyal. Here are six individuals who would, or at least should stick around if their club goes down.

Aston Villa Boss Paul Lambert Has Reached the Dreaded Stage of No Return

Matt Gault | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

At 45, there is still plenty of time to rebuild his reputation, but it needs to be done elsewhere. His reign now carries an air of inevitability and an inescapable sense that his continuation as manager will only bring further heartache to the fans and the club.

The Premier League Silly Season Is Over and the Cream Is Coming to the Top

Chris Deeley | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

As much as it's always claimed that anybody can beat anybody in the Premier League, that's never true over the course of a full season. It's part of what makes league competitions so much better in many ways than cups - it's entertainingly open from week to week, while still ensuring that the winning team at the end of the season is almost always the best one.

Mason and Kane Put Tottenham's Highly Paid Superstars To Shame

Theo Delaney | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Pochettino, Levy and almost all of the players were about to be subjected to a tsunami of the internet's choicest football rage. I say 'almost' all of the players because among the lethargic, highly paid, multinational superstars were a couple of notable exceptions in Ryan Mason and Harry Kane.

Pochettino Struggling to Get His Tottenham Players Out of the Toilet

Theo Delaney | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Pochettino has said that introducing new tactics, training methods and the like doesn't take long but that changing mentality is a much lengthier process. The measure of a good manager is whether he can make his a team add up to more than the sum of its parts.

Keano Is Not Amused

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Sport

Shaking hands before full-time is a benign putdown but José Mourinho seemed to regret approaching Aston Villa's bad cop and badder cop, Paul Lambert ...

Don't Scapegoat Özil, Wenger Tells Arsenal Fans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Sport

Mesut Özil must not be used as a "scapegoat" for Arsenal's shortcomings, manager Arsène Wenger has insisted. Wenger Must Tweak His System to Brin...

Six Reasons for Aston Villa's Strong Start to the Season

Rich Davis | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Sport
Rich Davis

Aston Villa's fortunes appear to be changing this season. Ten points from four games represents a remarkable start for any team in the Premier League and Paul Lambert's side currently occupy a lofty second place in the table.

Strength in Numbers Give Villa Hope Despite Problems Persisting

Martin Laurence | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Sport
Martin Laurence

The early incomings at Villa Park were largely ridiculed but after three matches a number of those have made a real impact, along with some of those that had been previously cut adrift. The later additions of Carlos Sanchez and Tom Cleverley were certainly more eye-catching, adding options to an area where Villa could be labelled a little one-dimensional.