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Friday, 19 April 2013

Premier League: Has Aston Villa's Brad Guzan been the best keeper this season?

Readings Alex McCarthy was in the form of his life against Liverpool at the weekend. The Royals shot-stopper denied the Reds at every opportunity with a string of world class saves. This got me thinking, who has been the best goalkeeper this season in the Premier League? Manchester Citys Joe Hart w...

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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 32

Another exciting week of Premier League and FA Cup football saw Manchester City and Wigan make a date at Wembly, Reading hold Liverpool, Arsenal beat Norwich City and Sunderland outclass Newcastle. But who made it into our Squarefootball Team of the Week? Heres Mitch Waddons best XI from the w...

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Millwall, Chiles and Aguero ensure unedifying scenes all round, but let’s keep the One Direction boys out of it

It was a weekend of football in which the seamier, more ugly side of the game sprang forth. A dispiriting reminder of a time we’d hoped had passed; a nightmarish collage of unedifying horror and depressing folly. Yep, Adrian Chiles was fronting the FA Cup again. Obviously, the game on Saturd...

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Friday, 12 April 2013

Predict the Premier League: QPR, Spurs and Arsenal lead the way

Its been a good fortnight for the three London clubs - well off the pitch any way - with QPRs John Jaycock and Tottenhams Adam Crawford picking up 19 points, with Arsenals Josh Ben Moshe on 18. Its not been so good for Stoke City, Southampton or Norwich City, with the sides occupying the bottom thr...

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Predict the Premier League: Sunderland edge ahead of Wigan

Sunderland may only have six games left to save their Premier League status but Black Cat Tony Ratton is edging slightly closer to Predict the Premier League title glory. Mr Ratton, who has been favourite for the title for the majority of the season, has moved one point clear of his nearest rival W...

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Arsenal, Chelsea or Spurs: Who will miss out on the top four?

Just two points separate Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs in the battle for a Champions League spot and the riches that come with it. But with only two places available one of them is going to miss out, but who? Arsenal have finally found their feet and won seven of their past nine league outings. They h...

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Tuesday, 09 April 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Di Canio attempts to form his first impression while West Ham’s Brady dispels hers

Fascist, egotistical, divisive, authoritarian, plain bonkers; these words are ringing around all our ears right now thanks to a recent media storm it’s been impossible to escape from. No, not the death of a former Prime Minister yesterday, although I can see why you’d think that. Instead it i...

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Sunday, 07 April 2013

Spurs v Everton: Can the Toffees take advantage of Bale's absence

Arsenals win over West Brom yesterday has put the Gunners to within a point of Spurs in the battle for fourth place. The pressure is all on AVB and Spurs and today they host an Everton side thats also looking to secure a late place in the Champions League places, but how will Spurs cope without the ...

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Saturday, 06 April 2013

Premier League: Where has all the excitement gone?

ThePremier Leagueseason should be coming to the boil, but for me its been strictly alukewarm affair.The last nine months have had an air of inevitability about them. Manchester United havebreezed to their 20th top flight title and even Sky have struggled to sell this title race. From them...

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Tuesday, 02 April 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 31

Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Southampton, Wigan and West Ham all picked up three points in a weekend that produced a whopping 23 goals - five of which came at the Emirates. There was a number of outstanding individual performances at the weekend, but who has done enough to win...

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Outside the Box – Football on TV: Sunderland swap experience for explosive as all eyes focus on Wearside

On the day the new bombastic series of Doctor Who crash landed on to the screens of the BBC, there was the cataclysmic beginnings of a regeneration of a different kind in the otherworldly realms of the North East. That’s right, Martin O’Neill, football’s very own wide-eyed madcap enigma was u...

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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Swansea City v Spurs: Can AVB copy Arsenal's formula at the Liberty?

A fortnight ago Tottenhams north London rivals Arsenal went to the Liberty Stadium and left Wales with all three points and a clean sheet. That was a huge result for the Gunners as it kept them in touch with Spurs and Chelsea. Tottenhams shock defeat at home against Fulham the following day made it ...

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Gazza’s running out of chances while England run riot in San Marino

Let’s face it, there’s an awful lot of guff on TV isn’t there? In the ever-burgeoning crevasse of broadcasting channels, the sheer volume of half-baked tripe and lightweight, hollowed-out husks of regurgitated twaddle leaves the average viewer starved of visual stimulation and viewing conten...

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Monday, 25 March 2013

Spurs: Can AVB really bring the title back to White Hart Lane?

The last time Spurs were champions of England Elvis Presley was top of the UK singles chart with Wooden Heart, Harold Macillan was the British Prime Minister and a pint of milk cost just 3.3p. Yes, you have to go back to 1961 for the last time Spurs were the best team in England. However, former Spu...

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Friday, 22 March 2013

Predict the Premier League: Liverpool are on top of the pile

Its been almost a month since the scores for Squarefootballs Predict the Premier League were last updated, so without further ado lets get cracking. Liverpool 5 Swansea City 0 The Reds were braced for a tough game against the Capital One Cup finalists, but Michael Laudrups mind was already focused...

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Predict the Premier League: Sunderland and Wigan remain neck and neck

Sunderlands Tony Ratton was the man to beat in our Predict the Premier League competition, but since the turn of the year Wigan Athletic fan Jimmy Shine and even Manchester Citys Callum Rothwell have both taken over top spot. However, today, as we update the league for the first team in a month, the...

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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Spurs v Fulham: AVB tipped to get back to winning ways

Spurs were given a real fright in the San Siro on Thursday night on the back of last Sundays defeat at Liverpool, but surely theyll get back to winning ways today wont they? AVBs men have been on an excellent run recently but Liverpool and Inter Milan have shown that they still have a lot to do in ...

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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Bale, Michu, RVP or Suarez: Who is your Player of the Season?

There have been some outstanding performers in the Premier League this season. Gareth Bales stunning goals and man of the match displays have helped Tottenhams top four dreams, Luis Suarez is currently topping the leagues scoring charts, Robin van Persies arrival at Old Trafford has all but wrestled...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Munich is top of United’s problems but Nani ain’t one

Last week saw a big few days for Manchester United. Prodigal son and spray tan admirer Cristiano Ronaldo sauntered back into town with the same cocksure swagger and over-preened sense of self-worth he left with four years ago, and along with his slightly misfiring team broke the hearts of his...

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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Liverpool v Spurs: AVB has his sights on Man City

Spurs saw off their old enemy Arsenal last weekend. Victory today at Anfield will see them close the gap on second placed Man City to just two points. But Liverpool have their own aims and goals to achieve. If they can beat Spurs they will go above Everton in sixth place on goal difference, and they...

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Thursday, 07 March 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week

Arsenal lost the crunch north London derby while Liverpool and Manchester United went goal crazy, QPR gave their survival hopes a boost with victory over Southampton and West Ham became only the second side this season to win at the Britannia, but who has made it into our Team of the Week? Here i...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Comical Colin losing his seat could mean Match Of The Day 2 losing much much more

It could be argued that watching football on television has become a full-time endeavour. Well obviously for me it is because each week I force my rambling and churlish thoughts on the subject on to your computer screens in a senseless demonstration of puerile envy. But for all of us now, it ...

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Sunday, 03 March 2013

Tottenham v Arsenal: Will Arsenal put Spurs in their place at the Lane?

The big day is finally here. Arsenal travel to White Hart Lane to take on their nearest and dearest in a battle that could go some way to determining who will be playing Champions League football next season. Spurs enter the day four points clear of Arsenal. Victory today will see them extend that ...

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Saturday, 02 March 2013

Bale or Wilshere: Who would you rather have in your side?

Arsenals Jack Wilshere and Tottenhams Gareth Bale have lit up the football world with their all-action displays this season. Wilshere has been Arsenals main driving force and recently dominated the midfield for England against the samba kings of Brazil, while Bale has been Tottenhams main goal threa...

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Friday, 01 March 2013

Spurs v Arsenal: Can the Gunners beat Tottenham?

Third place Spurs entertain north London rivals Arsenal on Sunday with the Gunners four points behind their old foes. Arsene Wenger has seen his side dumped out of the FA Cup and needing a miracle to stay in the Champions League, but can they beat Gareth Bale and co to keep alive their top four hope...

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 28

Arsenal and Spurs picked up three points at the weekend to put the pressure on Rafa Benitez and Chelsea. Spurs are now two points clear of Chelsea in third place with Arsenal just two behind the Blues, but with the north London giants squaring up to each other this weekend, Chelsea may have the op...

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Spurs v Arsenal: Are Spurs now the most dominant force in north London?

Tottenham star Gareth Bale lit the blue touch paper at the weekend ahead of this Sundays mammoth north London derby by stating that Spurs are now a better team than Arsenal. After years of being overshadowed by the all-conquering Arsenal, Spurs have now established themselves as a consistent top f...

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: A lack of fanfare for the Final but Swansea make worthy champions nevertheless

There was a time in football, about six or seven years ago when it all became a bit tedious. Mourinho’s Chelsea and Fergie’s United were so far ahead of everybody else that those two goliaths monopolised the English game completely. It seemed as though every piece of silverware was theirs to ...

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Monday, 25 February 2013

West Ham v Spurs: Can the Hammers win it for Bobby Moore?

Twenty years ago on Sunday the football world lost one of the greatest defenders and nicest guys ever to have graced Gods green Earth. Bobby Moore was a national treasure and West Ham legend. He remains the only Englishman to have lifted the World Cup and will never be forgotten, but can West Ham ho...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Schmeichel talks us through United’s trip to Madrid while Piers talks down to Owen

For me this past weekend’s football was filled to the brim with acute annoyances and irksome irritations. To start with it was FA Cup Fifth Round and all the best games were on ESPN, and as I’m still too cheap to upgrade it means I had to go without. On top of that, my beloved Leicester didn’...

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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Predict the Premier League: Man City on top with Wigan and Sunderland in close pursuit

Manchester City may have blown their Premier League chances following their defeat at Southampton but Citys Callum Rothwell could be about to continue the clubs push for honours in our Predict the Premier League competition. Mr Rothwell, a former winner of this competition, has put his disappointme...

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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 26

Manchester Uniteds victory over Everton at the weekend combined with Citys defeat at Southampton has put Fergies men 12 points clear of their rivals and the title looks to be heading back to Old Trafford. City just werent at the races and were duly punished by the Saints and United made sure the...

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Saturday, 09 February 2013

Spurs v Newcastle United: Can Pardew do to AVB what he did to Rafa?

Newcastle United threw a spanner in Chelseas Champions League hopes last weekend, could they do the same to Spurs in todays lunchtime kick-off? In March 2008, Newcastle United ran riot at White Hart Lane, running out 4-1 winners thanks to goals from Nicky Butt, Geremi, Michael Owen and Obafemi Mart...

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Friday, 08 February 2013

Why Royal Mail's Dream Team fails to deliver the goods

Royal Mail has assembled its Home Nations dream team to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Football Association. Legends of the game like Bobby Moore, George Best and Denis Law all feature in the special stamp collection, but eyebrows have been raised at some of the names who have missed out. H...

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Wednesday, 06 February 2013

QPR, Wigan, Villa, Reading or Southampton - who are going down?

The battle to beat the drop is really hotting up. With the promise of extra millions for clubs in the Premier League next season due to the new TV deals coming into play everyone is desperate to stay in the top flight. QPR, Wigan, Aston Villa, Reading and Southampton all picked up vital points at...

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Tuesday, 05 February 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 25

It was another exciting week in the Barclays Premier League with wins for Arsenal, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Reading, West Ham and Spurs. A total of 23 goals were scored as Manchester United extended their lead at the top to nine points, while those at the bottom all put in sterling p...

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Outside the Box – Football on TV: Deadline Day drama as Simon gets angry and Peter gets lost

The more attentive among you might have noticed we endured the annual manic torture–fest that is Christmas recently, indeed you may still be recovering from it’s stress-pounding effects even now. Probably the most excruciating facet of the festive period, aside from having to spend uncomforta...

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Monday, 04 February 2013

Arsenal: Can the Gunners finish in the top four?

With 13 games of the season left to play Arsenal find themselves four points behind fourth placed Spurs in the battle for Champions League football. The Gunners have never failed to qualify for Europes elite competition under Arsene Wenger, but there are plenty of pundits tipping them to miss o...

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Sunday, 03 February 2013

West Brom v Spurs: Can Spurs close gap on Chelsea to a point?

Games between West Brom and Spurs always tend to be hard-fought affairs with three of the past five meetings ending in stalemates. However, Spurs hold the upper hand. They have won the other two clashes, havent lost at the Hawthorns since 2008 and know that a win today will see them close the gap on...

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Norwich City v Spurs: Will Hughton or AVB suffer a cup hangover?

Norwich City were embarrassed on Saturday by non-league Luton Town in the FA Cup but they will be in great company this evening when they entertain Spurs, who themselves bowed out of the competition at the hands of Leeds United. Chris Hughtons men became the first top flight side to lose to non-lea...

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Not-so-safety Hazard means the game’s integrity takes another kicking

There just aren’t enough programmes on TV that include adults kicking children are there? Since the good old days of exploitation and corporal punishment were deemed “unacceptable”, we’ve slowly evolved into a culture in which little toe rags run around doing whatever the hell they please. Sm...

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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Predict the Premier League: Good news for Villa

Aston Villa have been dumped out of both cup competitions this past week by lower league opposition and face a huge six-pointer with Newcastle on Tuesday, but there is some good news for those in claret and blue. Villa fan Frank Pattison was one half of our top pundits this past fortnight, along wi...

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Predict the Premier League: Wigan topple Sunderland

There are some things in football that I thought I would never see. Bradford City reaching a cup final, non-league Luton Town beating Premier League giants Norwich in the FA Cup and Wigan topping the Predict the Premier League table. Yes, youve read that right. After leading the table for about 20...

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Arsenal, Norwich, Liverpool, Newcastle: The top 10 FA Cup giant killings of all-time

Luton Town became the first non-league club in 24 years to beat a top flight side on Saturday as the Hatters beat Premier League Norwich City 1-0 at Carrow Road. Paul Buckles men rode their luck against the Canaries, but super sub Scott Rendell wrote his name in FA Cup folklore with a winner 10 mi...

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Top 10 bargain January transfer targets

With one week left in the January transfer window it is crunch time for managers who want to bring in players hoping to improve their fortunes in the second half of the season. It also is the last chance for clubs desperate to avoid relegation to reinforce their squads. January rarely sees...

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 23

Champions Manchester City beat Fulham 2-0 at the Etihad on Saturday to close the gap on Manchester United to five points after the leaders were held to a draw at Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea cemented third spot with a 2-1 win over Arsenal, as Everton missed the chance to move within a point of fou...

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: A boring birthday for the FA as the stars fail to shine

For most people, an evening out at the local pub will be a largely stress-free excursion filled with raucous banter, sorrowful introspection and a touch of casual xenophobia. Nights out in this great country have followed that tight format for hundreds of years, never wavering in the face of adver...

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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Spurs v Man United: Will Van Persie come back to haunt his former rivals?

Spurs ended 23 years of hurt in September when they finally beat Man United at Old Trafford. This afternoon they have the chance to complete their first double over the Red Devils since 1990, but will they be celebrating another win over the champions elect or will former Arsenal striker Robin van P...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 22

It was another action packed and controversial weekend in the Barclays Premier League. Arsenal and Manchester City both had players sent off on Sunday as Manchester United beat their old foes Liverpool at Old Trafford. Twenty-four hours earlier Chelsea put four past Stoke City at home, albeit wi...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: A weekend of woe for Walters as the BBC put him centre stage

Do you remember the glory days of Saturday night TV? That wistful time before Simon Cowell was given the keys to the kingdom and filled the weekend evenings with a symphony of garish fairy lights, screeching teenagers and Louis Walsh. Things were so much simpler before: you knew where you we...

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