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Last season's top six prepare for a busy summer

6 Jun 2012

The 20th FA Premier League season will go down as one of the best in its history. There were plenty of shock results, glorious goals, memorable matches and a finale that is unlikely to be matched for many years to come....

Barton punched in nightclub assault

4 Jun 2012

Waking up this morning to hear that Joey Barton was attacked outside a Liverpool nightclub during the early hours of this morning leaves me with me with no sense of satisfaction.

Kop king Kuyt bids a loyal farewell to Anfield

4 Jun 2012

It was expected after his lack of action last season but Liverpool will begin the new campaign without one of their most loyal and commendable servants. Dirk Kuyt confirmed yesterday that he has signed a three-year contract with Turkish side Fenerbache. The move is expected to be completed officially later this week.

One to watch - Ryan Bertrand

3 Jun 2012

If I had told you a year ago that Ryan Bertrand would be a Champions League winner, you may have been forgiven for not even knowing who he was.

The five best midfielders of the Premier League 2011-12

3 Jun 2012

The Premier League is unlike any other. Its pace is breathtaking, its fans are as hardcore as it gets, and it terns of entertainment, well it just doesn’t get any better.

Why every club should be more like Everton

1 Jun 2012

Everton is the epitome of how a Premier League team should be in my opinion. The club represents the English game in the most perfect way. It is one of the few clubs left that have not bowed to the pressure and changes of football.

One to watch - Jack Wilshere

1 Jun 2012

Jack Wilshere may be young but he's already had plenty of ups and downs in his short professional career. During his first full season at the Emirates Stadium, the Arsenal youngster showed performances and maturity usually demonstrated by the league’s most experienced players.

Financial fair play: Spend within your means... please

1 Jun 2012

‘Financial fair play’, ‘inflated transfer markets’ and ‘self-sufficiency’ may be phrases that sound like a mix of corporate speak and a 1980’s techno band, but they are terms which are becoming more popular and their principles more dogmatic as football in both Britain and the world continues its journey into the financial unknown.

Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool take a gamble

31 May 2012

Brendan Rodgers has certainly had an eventful few years. I'm sure he never imagined he would end up at Liverpool if he rewound a couple of season ago. Starting his career at Reading, in various academy roles, he moved to Watford to begin his managerial career.

The rise of Roberto Martinez

31 May 2012

At the moment, it seems as if Roberto Martinez, Wigan chairman Dave Whelan and the club itself are in some form of three-way, harmonious marriage.

Robin Van Persie teams up with Cartoon Network

31 May 2012

Robin Van Persie has spent most of the last year in a league of his own. His clinical finishing and astonishing skill rescued a potentially disastrous campaign as he almost single-handedly carried Arsenal to third place in the Premier League. After the signing of Lukas Podolski last month, RVP now has another famous teammate.

Eden Hazard: The Premier League’s next star?

31 May 2012

Eden Hazard is by now, I'm sure, a household name for most followers of football. The Belgian has been wowing fans since he burst onto the scene with Lille in 2007 and it was immediately clear he was destined for bigger things than the French Ligue 1.

The top 10 things the Premier League taught us last season

30 May 2012

Money can buy you happiness It took until the 93rd minute of the final game of the season for Manchester City to be crowned Premier League champions, but finally Roberto Mancini can silence his critics by showing them the title. ...

Tottenham's big summer

29 May 2012

It will be an interesting summer down at Spurs Lodge. Chelsea’s victory in Munich meant that chairman Daniel Levy can no longer offer Champions League football to his transfer targets. In this day and age, that makes a lot of...

A summer of restructuring at Anfield

29 May 2012

Despite winning the Carling Cup, ending a six year barren spell without silverware, Liverpool’s league season was a disaster. As a Liverpool fan, it was bitterly disappointing to end up eighth, behind Merseyside rivals Everton and...

Southampton look to add youth and experience

29 May 2012

After clinching back to back promotions and ending their seven year spell outside of the Premier League, Southampton will now be looking to consolidate their return in the 2012/2013 season. Last season saw the Saints take the...

Reading prepare for the Premier League

29 May 2012

This summer is a particularly interesting and important one for Reading. Having gained promotion to the Premier League, the Royals have to learn lessons from their relegation in 2008 and invest money into the team - and use Brian McDermott’s...

Beasant predicts bright future for Chelsea

28 May 2012

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Dave Beasant believes his former club can capitalise on their Champions League triumph and go on to challenge for the Premier League title again. Charles Byrne asked him what the Blues need to do to...

What United need to better City next season

25 May 2012

The end of the season was cruel to Manchester United. At the final whistle of their game at the Stadium of Light, having done their job by beating Sunderland, they were champions. Just moments later, Sergio Aguero struck, causing all...

Podolski - Partner or replacement?

25 May 2012

Arsenal endured a fustrating yet satisfying campaign last year. Their bad start to the season looked destined to wreck their progress, but remarkably they fought back to finish third and secure Champions League football. Arsene Wenger...