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Premier League New Year's Resolutions - Club by Club (Part Four)

on December 31 2012 12:01 PM
Premier League New Year's Resolutions - Club by Club (Part Four)

With New Year’s Day fast approaching and 2013 just around the corner, all twenty clubs in the Premier League will be hoping for bigger and better results. Just what they need differs from team to team but every manager knows who or what they want.

And with a New Year, comes New Year’s resolutions. Welcome to Part Four.

Swansea City – I promise to play the Barcelona way and keep Michu unless a big offer comes in.

The style of play first started from Brendan Rodgers (would you believe it?) has taken the Premier League by storm as Arsenal, who are said to play the most attractive football in England, have finally got competition. New head coach, Michael Laudrup has inherited the team this summer and immediately got the players working hard to make them a force to beat at home and away.

Premier League New Year's Resolutions - Club by Club (Part Three)

on December 30 2012 2:19 PM
Premier League New Year's Resolutions - Club by Club (Part Three)

With New Year’s Day fast approaching and 2013 just around the corner, all twenty clubs in the Premier League will be hoping for bigger and better results. Just what they need differs from team to team but every manager knows who or what they want.

And with a New Year, comes New Year’s resolutions. Welcome to Part Three.

Queens Park Rangers – I promise to win another game at least and try and be only the second team in history to avoid relegation after being bottom at Christmas.

QPR have had a horrible starting half to the season and with only one win from twenty games, The Hoops are heading headfirst into the Championship. Mark Hughes promised to leave the club no worse than the previous season, where they finished 17th. Half a year on, they sit bottom of the league and level on points with the team above them, Reading.

West Bromwich Albion, who are the only team to survive after being bottom in December, ended that season with 34 points, a target that looks desperately far from reality. Now under the helm of old reliable Harry Redknapp, their form has picked up but they are still a far cry from a Premier League team.

Premier League New Year's Resolutions - Club by Club (Part Two)

on December 28 2012 9:01 AM
Premier League New Year's Resolutions - Club by Club (Part Two)

With New Year’s Day fast approaching and 2013 just around the corner, all twenty clubs in the Premier League will be hoping for bigger and better results. Just what they need differs from team to team but every manager knows who or what they want.

And with a New Year, comes New Year’s resolutions. Welcome to Part Two.

Liverpool – I promise to spend the right amount of money on players and bring back the top-four reputation.

What will hurt most about Liverpool’s current demise is the fact that for two-thirds of the 2007/08 season, the Reds were keeping pace with leaders Manchester United at the top only to finish in second place by the end. Such was the surprise title-challenge from Liverpool, that many believed the 18-time champions would have another go the following year.

How wrong were they?

Premier League New Year's Resolutions - Club by Club (Part One)

on December 27 2012 10:07 AM
Premier League New Year's Resolutions - Club by Club (Part One)

With New Year’s Day fast approaching and 2013 just around the corner, all twenty clubs in the Premier League will be hoping for bigger and better results. Just what they need differs from team to team but every manager knows who or what they want.

And with a New Year, comes New Year’s resolutions.

Arsenal – I promise to sign every player to a long-term contract and don’t sell big in the summer.

Since July 2009, the Gunners have lost Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure, Eduardo Da Silva, Cesc Fàbregas, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri, Alex Song and biggest of all, Robin Van Persie. All, barring the recent departures, have won a trophy since leaving the Emirates. As much as Arsenal have to offer, it seems clubs elsewhere have just got that little bit more.

By making a real effort in the upcoming January transfer window, big world-class signings alongside a contract renewal for Theo Walcott can make Arsenal genuine contenders for upcoming trophies. By winning something, they can promise players the luxury of trophies, something they have lacked for seven years.

Arsenal vs. Reading Preview: Key Match-Ups And Where To Watch Online

on December 17 2012 12:12 PM
Arsenal vs. Reading Preview: Key Match-Ups And Where To Watch Online

The two clubs who competed in that Carling Cup clash that produced one of the best nights in football this season go head to head again. Reading, having led 4-0 only to lose 5-7 after extra-time, take on Arsenal once more at the Madejski Stadium.

This time the situation is much more different. Having only won one Premier League game this season, Reading know there isn’t a better time for revenge as the Gunners look to get three points of their own.

Taking a look at the player match-ups over the pitch, can the winners of these personal clashes determine the outcome of the game?

Jason Roberts vs. Per Mertesacker

Having arguably given the best performance of his campaign so far, Jason Roberts absolutely bullied the Arsenal back four in October. Getting the opener that led to the 4-1 score-line at half-time, Roberts played the influential target-man in the first half.

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