Category Archives: QPR

John Terry – Guilty or not?

For casual onlookers, it seems strange to see one man cleared of an offence in a British court of law only to be found guilty of the same allegations by a sport`s governing body. However, that is exactly what has happened in the case of Chelsea captain John Terry who was charged by the FA and subsequently declared to be guilty of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers` defender Anton Ferdinand.

It`s easier to accept the fact that the Football Association can come to its own conclusions, irrespective of court findings and not to question the reasons why this is possible. So that leaves the question as to why they have come Read On..

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Preview of the Premiership Weekend

Fans across the globe rejoice as Premier League football comes back after the boredom that was International football. With 8 cracking games lined up for Saturday, football fans are spoilt for choice. The only real downer is the fact that 6 of these games kick off at the same time meaning viewers will have a hard time picking the games to watch.

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Transfer Deadline Day – follow our writers on twitter

Just one quick one, although transfer deadline day if you are lucky enough to blessed with Sky Sports News and Jim White of course is fantastic.

Why an earth is it on a friday which I am sure means that these new signings probably won’t be eligible for the weekends matches.

Here are the early stories of the final day with little confirmed and speculation still rife…

Rafael Van Der Vaart of Spurs to join Hamburg.

Fernando Llorente to join Spurs.

Daniel Sturridge loan move to Liverpool, from Chelsea.

Clint Dempsey could move to Villa, after having a bid accepted!

Michael Essien could be off to Arsenal

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Joey Barton and transfer news that have surprised me

It has been a funny transfer window. Not least with Robin Van Persie’s shock move to Manchester United. A transfer that most would have scoffed at this time 3 months ago.

Now we have the bizarre episode with QPR and Joey Barton. I think that whenever a foreign club comes in for an English player it raises a few eyebrows unless it is one like David Beckham or Michael Owen to Real Madrid. I know that Barton’s end of season behaviour was appalling, but surely the punishments handed out by QPR were undeserved, a fine was surely the just outcome without the unusually poor treatment the club followed up with, which Read On..

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Stats of the week from Opta Joe

“15 – Aston Villa have picked up just 15 points from 20 Premier League games in 2012. Nervous.”

Will the return of Darren Bent give Villa the platform, to go on a strong run.

“3 – Andre Villas-Boas has picked up only three wins from his last 13 Premier League matches. Return.” Without Modric and Adebayor not signed AVB has an absolute mountain to climb.

5 – Swansea City scored five goals from just six shots on target against QPR. Clinical.

“Almost too good to be true for Laudrup, can that level of consistency continue all season”

11 – Norwich have now conceded 11 goals in three away trips to Fulham in the Premier League. Read On..

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Impressions for the opening day of the Premier League 2012/2013 campaign

As much as I was looking forward to watching match of the day with the pundit line up of Lineker, Hansen and Shearer I always feel that there is so much to take in and the short highlight clips never really allow you to judge a player’s performance. None the less I will summarise what I took from the program.

The biggest shock of course was the 3-0 romping by West Brom against Liverpool. For the first time that I can remember since the Premiership started West Brom have looked like a stable team who you wouldn’t necessarily nail them down as a team for relegation. They seem to have a Read On..

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