Will Leeds United make their Premier League return this season?

It has been more than 14 years since one of England’s biggest football clubs, Leeds United, were last in the Premier League – but could the 2018-19 season finally be the year that they make their return to the top flight?

Financial problems caused by mismanagement from chairman Peter Risdale left the Yorkshire club in a mess at the start of the Millennium, seeing Leeds reach the Champions League semi-finals to being relegated to the Championship within the space of three years.

Star players such as Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Keane, Harry Kewell, Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Olivier Dacourt and Nigel Martyn were all sold during their final two seasons in the Premier League with few replacements being brought in.

The Whites finished 15th in 2002-03 before being relegated the following season. Since then they have also spent three seasons in the third tier of English football, before bouncing back to the Championship. Continue reading “Will Leeds United make their Premier League return this season?”

A Closer Look At Matteo Guendouzi: The Midfielder Who Surprised All

In a summer transfer filled with big names like Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, and Stephan Lichtsteiner, Matteo Guendouzi was sort of a surprise transfer perhaps for many Arsenal fans, who probably have never heard of the young midfielder who has been likened a lot to Paris Saint-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot.

Guendouzi, who was 19 years of age at the time, rejected offers from big teams like Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund to sign for Arsenal, the team which is recommended by former Arsenal and Lorient striker Jeremy Aliadiere, and indeed his move to the London team has so far proved to be a correct decision. Continue reading “A Closer Look At Matteo Guendouzi: The Midfielder Who Surprised All”