Benitez wins Manager of the Month for November 2018


Newcastle United’s Rafa Benitez has been named the Premier League’s Manager of the Month for November 2018. Benitez steered the Magpies to consecutive victories against Watford, Bournemouth and Burnley to take them out of the drop zone. The wins against the Hornets and the Cherries came at St.James Park, while the victory against the Clarets was achieved at Turf Moor.

Benitez is the second Spanish manager to win the MOTM award for this season following Javi Gracia’s success in August 2018. It is the 7th time he’s won this award during his managerial career. Continue reading

Sheff Utd 1-2 West Brom | Baggies leapfrog Blades in league table

Goals from Gareth Barry and Kieran Gibbs helped West Bromwich Albion claim a 2-1 win over Sheffield United in this Friday night Championship clash at Bramall Lane. The 23,400 strong crowd saw the home side take the lead through David McGoldrick’s 12th minute effort but Harvey Barnes, on loan at Albion from Leicester, set up two goals to allow the Baggies to come from behind. The win also saw Darren Moore’s side leapfrog the Blades in the league standings- WBA are now third in the table with 39 points from 22 games, just three points behind Leeds, who’ll play struggling Bolton over the weekend. Continue reading

Are Leeds United Ready for a Premier League Return?

There is a pretty valid argument to make a case for Leeds United being the biggest football club outside of the English top flight, and they are probably bigger than many clubs currently in the Premier League. However, size and having a rich history gets you nowhere in football, and Leeds have been in the second tier for a while now. However, since appointing new manager Marcelo Bielsa, things appear to be on the up for Leeds, and they are performing very well this season. The fans are behind the club, and there is a genuine feel-good factor around, so is this the year that Leeds United are going to make a return to the Premier League? Continue reading