Author Archives: Sam Burleton

Manchester United: 5 Signings, 5 Departures and David De Gea


This weekend was a bit of a reality check for Manchester United. Louis Van Gaal said it was their ‘best performance’ but even the most optimistic United fan will be hard pressed to agree with him. They played well, had a lot of possession but lacked conviction and looked disjointed at times. The loss of their catalyst, Michael Carrick, was ... Read More »

Inconsistent Samba: Philippe Coutinho

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“He can be the star player in England.” Who? Philippe Coutinho. Well, according to Neymar, that is. In an interview with the Daily Mirror in February, Neymar heralded his fellow Brazilian as the person who is destined to be the face of the English Premier League. “This season I think everybody in England is seeing how talented he is – and ... Read More »

More Money, More Problems?


On May 25, 2003, it was a clear and warm night at Old Trafford when striker, Andriy Shevchenko, kept his cool and slotted the winning penalty past Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, giving A.C. Milan their sixth European cup (UEFA Champions League). Milan would be runners up again in 2005 and win their seventh Champions League title in 2007, avenging their ... Read More »

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