Team Transfer Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur Turn to David Villa and Jackson Martinez to Resolve Striker Issues

Tottenham Hotspur Turn to David Villa and Jackson Martinez to Resolve Striker Issues

It was another brutal end of the season for Tottenham Hotspur and their fans as thee team again fell just short of Champions League play for next season. This year it was only one point that differentiated fourth-placed Arsenal from fifth-placed Tottenham. Inspired by Gareth Bale, who scored 21 goals and carried the side for [...]

Transfer Rumors: Changes in Liverpool’s Defense Look to be Coming

Transfer Rumors: Changes in Liverpool’s Defense Look to be Coming

Liverpool’s defense could be set for a summer shake-up and not just in the way of a replacement for the retiring club legend Jamie Carragher. With Carragher out, and Sebastian Coates and Martin Skrtel’s future both the subject of conjecture, Liverpool’s defense could be drastically different come August. Skrtel saw a drastic change to his [...]

Top Five Chelsea Transfer Rumors

Top Five Chelsea Transfer Rumors

With the summer transfer window approaching, the Blues have been linked with a slew of superstars across world football. Their managerial situation has been sorted out, with Jose Mourinho signing on at the Stamford Bridge outfit for four years, and the Portuguese tactician can now begin to compile his list of transfer targets that can [...]

Atletico Madrid Target Alvaro Negredo as Falcao Replacement

Atletico Madrid Target Alvaro Negredo as Falcao Replacement

Radamel Falcao is set to leave Spanish side Atlético Madrid this summer with clubs from all over Europe interested in his services, prompting the Madrid side to look to the future. The Colombian international has been a gigantic part of Atleti’s offense this season, scoring 28 of their 62 goals in La Liga, and 34 [...]

Liverpool Transfers: Four Players Likely to Leave Anfield This Summer

Liverpool Transfers: Four Players Likely to Leave Anfield This Summer

Liverpool had a disappointing season to say the least. Despite Brendan Rodgers leading them to a higher points total this year than last season, the club’s failure to reach European action for next season has been a major blow. With the impending summer transfer window approaching the rumors are flying that there are already more [...]

Manchester United Year-End Review: 20th Premier League Title

Manchester United Year-End Review: 20th Premier League Title

Manchester United successfully regained the Barclays Premier League title this season for a record 20th time, and avenged their heartbreak of a finish last term losing the title on goal differential to rivals, Manchester City.  Through the additional signing of Robin van Persie, Sir Alex Ferguson was once again able to mold a potent attack [...]

English Football Weekly Wrap: End of an Era, Managerial Departures, Liverpool’s Future

English Football Weekly Wrap: End of an Era, Managerial Departures, Liverpool’s Future

In my weekly column on SWOL, I take a look back at the weekend’s English Premier League and domestic cup action and the talking points that it throws up, as well as any significant news related to English football at large. Follow me @theredarmchair for regular updates throughout the week. Farewell: Ferguson, Scholes, Beckham, Owen, Carragher Perhaps [...]

Chelsea Transfers: Fernando Torres Unfazed by Speculation

Chelsea Transfers: Fernando Torres Unfazed by Speculation

The future of Fernando Torres has been called into question many times this season, and with Chelsea wrapping up their Premier League third place finish, Roman Abramovich may axe the Spaniard.  The Blues have already brought in Demba Ba whom is still in the process of adapting to the Chelsea way; however, Torres seemingly is [...]

AC Milan and Arsenal Target Real Sociedad Standout

AC Milan and Arsenal Target Real Sociedad Standout

With the summer transfer window looming, clubs are beginning to make their preliminary interest in certain players known, trying to get a leg up on other clubs competing for these players’ signatures. Italian giants AC Milan and English titans Arsenal have both been linked with French winger Antoine Griezmann, who is enjoying a phenomenal season [...]

AC Milan on Track to Becoming A Superpower Again

AC Milan on Track to Becoming A Superpower Again

As the season is coming to an end, this year we saw both faces of AC Milan. We saw the good and the bad. The Rossoneri started the season off the wrong foot. This year AC had its worst start in 80 years. A team who is always a favorite was not reaching expectations; however, [...]

Arsenal Transfer News: Making Sense of the Rumours

Arsenal Transfer News: Making Sense of the Rumours

Even though all 3 relegation spots in the EPL have been settled, the fight for the final CL spot has been drawn right to the final day of the season. With Arsenal and Spurs the 2 contenders for this spot, both of them have equally tough fixtures against adjacently placed Newcastle and Sunderland; though Arsenal [...]

Liverpool Investing in Youth this Summer

Liverpool Investing in Youth this Summer

Liverpool FC are currently sitting in seventh place in the Barclays Premier League table. With only one game left to play, all the team has to look forward to is breaking 60 points this season, which hasn’t gone as expected at all. Brendan Rodgers thought he had a team to make a run at a [...]

Busy Summer Ahead for UCL Finalists Borussia Dortmund

Busy Summer Ahead for UCL Finalists Borussia Dortmund

This has been somewhat of a “dream” season for Borussia Dortmund. The German team was not able to win the Bundesliga, however, they were able to make it to the UEFA Champions League final, a match that has yet to be played. In the final, they will face their fierce league rivals, Bayern Munich, who [...]

Arsenal Transfer Rumors: 5 latest players linked to summer moves

Arsenal Transfer Rumors: 5 latest players linked to summer moves

Arsenal are fighting for their UEFA Champions League qualification next season. They will face Wigan Athletic this afternoon of May 14, 2013, and there are already rumors flying as to what and or whom manager Arsene Wenger will be approaching this summer to keep the club on the up and up. However, there is fear [...]

Borussia Dortmund Target Mario Gotze Replacements

Borussia Dortmund Target Mario Gotze Replacements

With Mario Gotze set to join Bayern Munich on July 1st, for a fee of €37 million, Jurgen Klopp and Borussia Dortmund look primed to sign Gotze’s replacement sooner rather than later. Die Borussen have been linked with numerous players including fellow German youngster Julian Draxler, who has recently recommitted himself to Schalke, Ajax star Christian [...]

Transfer Analysis: Five English Premier League Strikers That Could Be On the Move This Summer

Transfer Analysis: Five English Premier League Strikers That Could Be On the Move This Summer

SWOL’s look at the top Premier League players that could transfer this summer has taken in defenders and midfielders, and now we take a look at five strikers who might be on the move. From an erratic but outrageously talented African forward who continues to perplex to an England star perhaps in need of a [...]