Analysing the January Transfer Market – Football League Championship

January is a crucial time for Championship clubs as they sign players to boost their promotion push or aid in their fight for survival. The biggest transfer of the window was Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes joining Middlesbrough for £9m. The former Huddersfield striker has been chased for some time by Boro and his addition boosts a frontline that has been lacking at times this season. As well as Rhodes, they also secured the services of Gaston Ramirez on loan from Southampton. The Uruguayan international…

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Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi – The Two Hotshots Making a Lot of Noise in Serie A

During this decade, Italian club football has often been shrouded with gloom. Despite the success of the national team in winning the 2006 World Cup, the Calciopoli scandal’s repercussions have been hard felt, damaging the credibility of a formerly prestigious league. The glorious years when the Serie A was a dominant force have subsided, with Italy’s top league being overtaken, in terms of quality, by the likes of La Liga and the Bundesliga. Embed from Getty Images Thus it becomes so understandable why the prospect of having two…

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Newcastle Complete Loan Deal for Roma Striker Seydou Doumbia

Newcastle United completed their January spending spree with the addition of AS Roma striker Seydou Doumbia on Deadline Day. The 28-year-old Ivorian has joined Newcastle for the remainder of the season on loan, with an option for Newcastle to make the deal permanent at the end of the season. Doumbia spent the first half of the season on loan at his old club, CSKA Moscow. He was the top scorer for the club with 11 goals, including six in this season’s Champions League. He formed a…

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Pep Guardiola Appointed Pellegrini Successor at Manchester City

Football’s worst kept secret was finally made official on Deadline Day, as Manchester City confirmed that Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola will be taking over as manager at the Etihad from the start of next season. The former Barcelona boss replaces current chief Manuel Pellegrini in what is a massive coup for the Blues. By implementing his style of play on Barcelona, he was able to lead the Catalan club to three league titles, the Copa Del Rey twice, two Champions League crowns, three Spanish Super…

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The Premier League Season So Far: Part 3

Stoke City Almost eight years after their memorable promotion from the Championship, Stoke’s run in the top flight looks in no danger of ending anytime soon. They continue to flourish under Mark Hughes and look well-placed to better the ninth-place finish they have achieved in the previous two seasons under the Welshman’s guidance. Their solid campaign is perhaps not surprising given some of the talent at their disposal, particularly in attack. Midfielder Marko Arnautovic in particular has impressed with seven goals in the league so…

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