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...


Chelsea: Can Rafa deliver Europa League and a top four place?

Chelsea started the season with the possibility of winning the Community Shield, Champions League, Premier League, Carling Cup, FA Cup, the Club World Cup, Super Cup and subsequently the Europa League. However, after being dumped out of the FA Cup by Man City, their only real hope of success i...


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...


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

West Ham v Man United: Can Carroll outgun Rooney and RVP?

Meetings between West Ham United and Manchester United in the East End always tend to be lively affairs. Just four months ago the Red Devils needed a late moment of brilliance by Robin van Persie to force an FA Cup replay. Two years ago the visitors came back from two down to win 4-2 with Wayne Roon...


Man City v Wigan: Can the Latics win the FA Cup final dress rehearsal?

Manchester City and Wigan Athletic will lock horns at Wembley in the FA Cup Final on May 11, but tonight they have the small subject of three Premier League points to play for. The champions have just disposed of the league leaders and fierce rivals United at Old Trafford and dumped FA Cup holders ...


Fulham v Chelsea: Can Fulham pile misery on the Blues?

Chelsea entered the season as champions of Europe. At the way things are going they may not even be in Europe next season.Manchester City ended their FA Cup hopes on Sunday, Arsenal start the day in third place and tonight Fulham could deliver their top four hopes a hammer blow. The last five meeti...


Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Arsenal v Everton: Wenger hopes to end the Toffees' top four dream

Everton have only taken away six points from visits to the red half of north London during the Premier League era. Thats a shocking return for a team with hopes of making a late charge for a place in the top four, but could tonight be the night they record their first win at Arsenal since 1996? Ars...


Arsenal: Fabianski or Szczesny - who is your number one?

Szczesny or Fabianksi? The big question. They’re both Polish, they’re both young, and ultimately they’re both a bit above mediocre. But mediocrity seems to be the norm with Arsenal keepers. So without any alternatives (Mannone isn’t an alternative), which one is better? Szczesny The bo...


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...


Monday, 15 April 2013

Liverpool: Is playing in Europe an honour or a chore?

After rather toothless draws against West Ham United and Reading, albeit against magnificent performances from James Collins, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Alex McCarthy, Liverpool’s dream of a place in Europe next season has been left in ruins. Stating “It wont be the end of the world if we dont qual...


TheView Outside The Premier League: Bolton stay on Target but its a bad weekend For Leicester and Torquay

Bolton Wanderers have now completed their unlikely rise from 18th in the Championship table to a play-off berth. While teams like Middlesbrough and Leicester have faltered badly on the run-in, the Trotters have accelerated smoothly to the top six. Dougie Freedman is a manager who embodies old-fas...


Sunday, 14 April 2013

Stoke City v Manchester United: Can Pulis defeat Sir Alex?

The last time Stoke City got the better of Manchester United in the league Father Christmas had just delivered his presents. If you think that was a long time ago just wait until I reveal the date . . . 1984! Margaret Thatcher was the British Prime Minister, Do They Know Its Christmas was the UK nu...


Newcastle United v Sunderland: Can Di Canio claim vital win over Pardew?

Sunderland havent won at St James Park for 13 years but boy do they need all three points today. The Black Cats are only out of the bottom three on goal difference having played a game more than FA Cup finalists Wigan Athletic and have a tricky run-in. Martin ONeill was shown the door and in walked...


Chelsea v Man City: Who will meet Wigan in the FA Cup final?

Chelsea are the current FA Cup holders. This afternoon they take on the 2011 winners and current Premier League champions Manchester City, but who will meet Wigan at Wembley next month in the showpiece final? Between them, Chelsea and Manchester City have won the last four finals and with Wigan wai...


Saturday, 13 April 2013

Can Sunderland beat Newcastle in the Tyne-Wear derby?

The Tyne-Wear derby is the only game that matters to the good folk in the North East of England. Newcastle United are the hosts for this weekends massive game as the fiery Italian Paolo Di Canio aims to get his first three points on the board for the Black Cats, but can Sunderland beat Newcastle on ...


Southampton v West Ham United: Can the Hammers stop the Saints?

Preview to come. Southampton v West Ham; Kick Off 3pm April 13 2013 Prediction Panel Arsenal Josh Ben Moshe 2 V 0 Aston Villa Frank Pattison 2 V 1 Chelsea Apoorva Ankur 1 V 2 Everton Chris Goodw...


Reading v Liverpool: Reds tipped to rule over the Royals

Liverpool failed to beat West Ham United last weekend at Anfield but surely they will have no trouble beating all-but relegated Reading, will they? On a weekend that will be full of emotion for the Liverpool fans on the anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, they will expect to see Brendan Rodge...


Wigan Athletic: Wembley woes and Super League talk

Poor Wigan Athletic. In the clubs finest hour the Latics are still getting stick from the media, as theLancashire side hasfailed to sell around 10,000 tickets for todays FA Cup semi-final clash. Regular Squarefootball readers will know Im a great admirer of Roberto Martinezs side.We alw...


Everton v QPR: Toffees have Spurs in their sights

With Spurs not playing this weekend, Everton have the opportunity to close the gap on the boys from the Lane to just three points, but first they must get past former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp and his doomed QPR side. The Rs missed out on three priceless points last weekend at home to Wigan Athleti...


Aston Villa v Fulham: Can the Villa move three points closer to safety?

Matthew Lowtons screamer against Stoke City last weekend helped the Villans towards three crucial points in their fight for survial, but can they back up that victory with another three points against Fulham this afternoon? The Cottagers havent won at Villa Park in the league for 40 years, and are ...


Arsenal v Norwich City: Can Wenger avoid getting in a flap against the Canaries?

With Chelsea facing Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday and Spurs having a week off, Arsenal have the perfect opportunity of moving up to third in the Premier League, but first they must get past Chris Hughtons Canaries. The boys from Carrow Road have been a real thorn in the side of...



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