Zachary Hamden

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Manchester City before it was cool. Football is my passion. And yes I live in the US.

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Tottenham Targets Leandro Damiao and David Villa To Bolster Attack

Tottenham Targets Leandro Damiao and David Villa To Bolster Attack

Tottenham Hotspur fans will be disappointed to not see their team in the UEFA Champions League next season. Tottenham finished just one point behind Arsenal, who claimed fourth in the league on a nervy final matchday in the Premier League. Considering that Tottenham had a new manager and deployed a new set of tactics coming [...]

Jose Mourinho’s Treatment of Iker Casillas Staining Reputation

Jose Mourinho’s Treatment of Iker Casillas Staining Reputation

Jose Mourinho’s reputation precedes him. Known as one of the best managers in this era, if not all time, Mourinho no doubt has been extremely successful. His relationship with legend Sir Alex Ferguson is well documented, and the Scotsman has not been short of praise for the Portuguese manager. Mourinho is a winner plain and [...]

Arsenal Linked with Big Names in the Summer Transfer Window

Arsenal Linked with Big Names in the Summer Transfer Window

The battle for the fourth and final Champions League spot has established itself as one of the main storylines of the final weekend in the Premier League. Both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are clawing and fighting to qualify for the Champions League. Some would say Arsenal are fortunate to even be in this position, as [...]

Tottenham Must Secure Top Four Finish To Keep Gareth Bale

Tottenham Must Secure Top Four Finish To Keep Gareth Bale

Tottenham unluckily missed out on Champions League football qualification last season. Though they finished fourth in the league, four points above Chelsea, Chelsea pulled off a miracle run to the final and beat Bayern Munich to win the tournament. This relegated Tottenham to the Europa League, a competition they performed decently in, but failed to [...]

David Moyes is the Right Man to Lead Manchester United

David Moyes is the Right Man to Lead Manchester United

When Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement from football recently, much of the footballing world was shocked. It was only a matter of time before Ferguson retired, after all he is 71 years old. Yet, the thought of world football without Fergie seems rather strange. The Scotsman has been a fixture at Manchester United since 1986, reigning [...]

Tom Huddlestone’s Resurgence Fueling Tottenham European Chase

Tom Huddlestone’s Resurgence Fueling Tottenham European Chase

Everyone knows Gareth Bale has been an absolute force this season. His play has saved Tottenham on numerous occasions. One can’t overstate how much his play has boosted Tottenham. When an individual’s is playing at such a high level sometimes it overshadows the other positive aspects of a team. Tottenham have had numerous big performers [...]

Arsenal Could Sign Another Goalkeeper to Cover Wojciech Szczesny

Arsenal Could Sign Another Goalkeeper to Cover Wojciech Szczesny

Arsenal’s defense has been very impressive for much of 2013. After faltering mid-way through the season the Gunners have stepped in up again. Some of this credit has to be given to goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. He has been in outstanding form since stepping in after Lukasz Fabianksi cracked a rib against Norwich City.  Allowing only [...]

David Moyes Voices Displeasure With Everton Funds

David Moyes Voices Displeasure With Everton Funds

Much has been made of Everton manager David Moyes’ future. Everton has improved dramatically since he was put in charge. If Moyes does in fact choose to move on, he will not be short of suitors. According to the Daily Mail, both Manchester City and Chelsea could be interested in the Scotsman. This news suggests [...]

Time For Jose Mourinho To Move On From Real Madrid

Time For Jose Mourinho To Move On From Real Madrid

If you follow world football in any sort of fashion, you know who Jose Mourinho is. One of the managers who transcends just coaching, Mourinho has been one of the most successful managers of this era. One look at a list of Mourinho’s accomplishments and one can’t help but admire the manager. Mourinho has seven [...]

Is Thomas Vermaelen Needed At Arsenal?

Is Thomas Vermaelen Needed At Arsenal?

Arsenal have had their fair share of terrific players over the years. Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, the list goes on and on. Current players like Bacary Sagna and Jack Wilshere look like they will be included on this list before their time at Arsenal is done. Thomas Vermaelen looked surefire to be an [...]

Manchester United Comment: Robin Van Persie Signing The Reason For Title Triumph

Manchester United Comment: Robin Van Persie Signing The Reason For Title Triumph

All is normal once again in the Barclays Premier League. Manchester United has finished top of the table quite convincingly and hoisted the trophy. The craziness of the final day last year (still one of the best days of my life) will not repeat itself. The noisy neighbors have been silenced (for now) and Manchester [...]

Gareth Bale Deserves EPL Player of the Year Award

Gareth Bale Deserves EPL Player of the Year Award

Is there truly any adjective to describe Gareth Bale’s season? Extraordinary, legendary, unbelievable, all these words just don’t seem to do Bale justice. Even his tally of 18 goals in 29 Premier League games does not tell the whole story. The Welshman has been instrumental to almost every Tottenham victory. In last weekend’s key fixture [...]

Will Marouane Fellaini Leave Everton?

Will Marouane Fellaini Leave Everton?

Everton is currently enjoying a terrific season with the club playing at an extremely high level and in the race for European football. Manager David Moyes has done an absolutely marvelous job. Without the resources of the top clubs, Moyes has still managed to make impact signings in his tenure (signing Kevin Mirallas over the [...]

Everton News: Is It Time For David Moyes To Leave?

Everton News: Is It Time For David Moyes To Leave?

Everton have improved immensely ever since David Moyes took over as manager. He inherited a team that was in a relegation battle and over the years has crafted it into a perennial top eight team. With little spending power, Moyes has managed to buy players at bargain fees and utilize them to benefit the team. [...]

Does Manchester City “Need” To Win A Trophy Every Year?

Does Manchester City “Need” To Win A Trophy Every Year?

Manchester City has been rising up the football pecking order in ferocious fashion. From a middle-level side to Premier League champions, the Citizens are trying to become an elite football club. With world-class players such as David Silva, Yaya Toure, and Vincent Kompany, City’s talent can compete with any team in the world. They just [...]

Liverpool Analysis: Does On-Loan Andy Carroll Still Have a Place at Anfield?

Liverpool Analysis: Does On-Loan Andy Carroll Still Have a Place at Anfield?

Brendan Rodgers’ first season at Liverpool has been a mixed bag. The side have been in and out of form all season. They have been eliminated from all cup competitions and don’t look to be a true contender for European football. That being said, Rodgers has begun to implement his beautiful style of football at [...]