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Were Aston Villa right to release Marc Albrighton?

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?

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 ...



Dyche and Ings give Burnley fans reasons for optimism

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 ...



Wigan close in on another amazing FA Cup feat

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...



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

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...



Squarefootball''s Team of the Week - Week 33

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...



Arsenal: Is it time for Wenger to go?

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 . . . ...



How will Aston Villa cope without Benteke?

Villa fans couldn't believe their eyes as they watched the ticker tape roll past on Sky Sports News on Thursday with the devastating news that striker Christian Benteke will be out for six months.

It's terrible news for the player ...



Manchester United: Should Evra stay or should he go?

When Patrice Evra was hauled off at half-time on his Manchester United debut in 2006 not too many people thought he'd still be at Old Trafford eight years later.

The Frenchman, signed from Monaco for £5.5 million, was given a ste...



Squarefootball''s Team of the Week - Week 32

Arsenal took a point off title-chasing Manchester City but Liverpool were undoubtedly the biggest winners of the weekend.

Brendan Rodgers' men strolled past a feeble Tottenham to top the table following Chelsea's shock 1-0 d...



Manchester United v Bayern Munich: Can United defeat the German giants?

Manchester United and Bayern Munich are two of the biggest names in world football. Between them they have been crowned kings of Europe eight times, their national leagues 44 times and have huge fanbases around the globe. But despite their...



North London derby is Spurs last chance

The Premier League is a very long campaign and most teams endure ups and downs during the season, but Spurs have endured a more rollercoaster time than most. At times they have looked smooth, composed and ready for the breakthrough - and alt...



Bookies believe Manchester City have a fighting chance in the Nou Camp

Bookmakers don't make money being generous. The prices being offered on Manchester City's chances of getting through their Champions League tie with Barcelona are miserly to say the least.

Let's just recap. City go to the Catalan...



Aston Villa: Is Randy Lerner making the right choices?


The fans have been quick to have a go at chairman Randy Lerner and manager Paul Lambert – myself included - this season.

It’s been a very frustrating time down at Villa Park with the team struggling against relegation for the t...



Where will Robin van Persie be come the start of the 2014/15 season?

Former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie enraged Gooners around the world when he turned his back on the club in 2012 to sign for arch-rivals Manchester United. The Dutchman insisted the move had nothing to do with money and everything to d...



Benteke joins Rosenthal, Torres and Van Vossen in the worst misses ever club

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke scored a sensational strike for the struggling Premier League side on Sunday in a rousing 4-1 home win over Norwich City.

He left Villa Park the hero as he made a goal out of nothing to beat Norwich keep...



Where now for Arsenal?

Judging by Arsenal's fixtures, March is going to be "the" month of the season that will decide Arsenal's fate this campaign. This is nothing new for everyone at the club, including manager Arsene Wenger and the players, acknowledged...



Bookies make Luis Suarez odds-on to be Player of the Year

March marks the beginning of the season's run-in and as well as club prizes there are individual awards to be won. But this year the bookies are agreed that the PFA Player of the Year award is a shoe-in for Luis Suarez.

All the firms cur...



Can Hull City Finally Make Their Mark In The FA Cup?

After the Capital One Cup Final Gus Poyet missed out on writing himself into the folklore of Wearside, but former Black Cats boss Steve Bruce still has a fighting chance of making history on Humberside.

When the eight teams for this season&#...



Arsenal, Mourinho, Pardew, City and Liverpool: Five things we learned this week in the Premier League

Week 28 in the Barclays Premier League proved to be an eventful one, especially for Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew.

The former West Ham and Reading boss used his head - but in the wrong way - against Hull City's David Meyler and wi...