Premier League Round-Up: The Madness of December is Over, the Insanity of January is About to Begin

As the fixture lists thicken, so too does the plot. The Premier League has always prided itself on the brutality of its winter schedule, of the underlying feeling that, while any team can vault themselves into its upper echelons through no more than deep pockets, to scale its summit demands a resolve deeper still. Continue reading “Premier League Round-Up: The Madness of December is Over, the Insanity of January is About to Begin”

Premier League Round Up: Liverpool and Arsenal Serve Up Early Christmas Cracker

Christmas is a time to put your feet up and take it easy and it was in this spirit that both defences on show at the Emirates prematurely entered on Friday night. With last season’s 3-4 bonanza still fresh in the memory, Arsenal and Liverpool served up an early Christmas cracker which only underlined both how enjoyable the two are to watch and yet why neither are even relatively close to being of a title winning pedigree. Continue reading “Premier League Round Up: Liverpool and Arsenal Serve Up Early Christmas Cracker”

Pardew and Allardyce the Only Winners as the Premier League’s Depressing Game of Musical Chairs Continues

Dust off your glitter-balls, whip out the flared trousers: the Premier League’s about to get its boogie back. Yes, Alan Pardew, last seen swinging his hips with trademark focus on the task at hand moments before his Crystal Palace side imploded in the FA Cup final, is back in the big time at West Brom. And as if that wasn’t enough to get you on your feet and fist pumping, Sam Allardyce, himself no stranger to being caught embracing the furious rhythm of the night, will also be cha-cha-chaing his way back to the dugout at Everton after cha-cha-charging a small fortune to pull the Toffees out of their present malaise. Continue reading “Pardew and Allardyce the Only Winners as the Premier League’s Depressing Game of Musical Chairs Continues”