Leicester City 1 – 3 Liverpool: The Issue of Supporting Two Football Teams

Leicester 1 -  3 Liverpool

I’m facing a real dilemma tonight as I go to watch Leicester City play Liverpool FC for the first time this season. With the last meeting being back in March 2004, it has been a fixture I’ve been both dreading and looking forward to for the past ten years.

As a massive fan of both teams it’s going to feel so strange seeing the two play each other – hopefully it’s an issue that I’ll have to face next season too! Having had such a large gap between the last encounter, it has previously felt perfectly acceptable to support the two teams, even better, very often they’d play on separate days, and it has also meant I’ve had a great bit of knowledge of different leagues they’re in.

An amusing thought occurred to me today that it will almost be like watching the game as a neutral, despite my huge support for both clubs. However in the unlikely circumstance that Leicester do score, although Liverpool’s defence is as weak as Leicester’s attacking threat at the moment, I can’t exactly not celebrate, that’s just going against instinct, plus I’ll be sitting in the home end!

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Man City v Chelsea preview, the two title favourites

The title favourites Manchester City and Chelsea will be looking to prove their worth this Sunday where they will be facing each other for the first time this season. The two clubs whose spending power has helped them climb to the position they are in now has been unmatched in recent years, although City’s fierce rivals United have been investing very heavily this summer. For Chelsea, this is their first real challenge after maintaining a 100% winning start, while Manchester City who have already beaten Liverpool and gained a point at Arsenal will be eager to reduce the five point gap after a shock home defeat to Stoke.

Transfer Business 

Chelsea have had one of the best transfer windows this summer for me, with a net spend of just £13.1m thanks to the big money sales of Lukaku and Luiz. The two stand-out recruits, Costa and Fabregas, have both got off to an incredible start, with Diego solving the striker problem that has been troubling Chelsea since, well, Drogba left!

City have also enjoyed a pretty shrewd window with a net spend of £24m. The team which won the league last season has remained almost entirely intact, with the only surprise being the exit of Negredo on deadline day, leaving on a season long loan to Valencia. Last season City boasted the highest goals scored with 102, and the second best defensive record with just 37 goals conceded, after Chelsea (27). Despite this, Pellegrini has splashed £32m on the Porto centre-back Mangala, making him the most expensive defender in British football, in an attempt to improve his team further.

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World Cup 2014 Final Preview

Argentina v Germany

A repeat of South Africa 2010?

This year’s World Cup is almost at an end. Following Germany’s staggering 7-1 win over the host’s Brazil, and Argentina’s less exciting 0-0 penalty win against Holland, we can now look forward to a European v South American final.

The World Cup has been surprisingly open, especially in the group stages, and has been very welcome for the neutrals like me who saw England go out after two games… Very few games have followed the script (Spain), with underdogs like Colombia and Costa Rica causing shocks around the world by reaching the Quarter Finals, overpowering heavyweights to achieve this feat. Whether the final will continue this trend is anyone’s guess but Argentina’s attacking style of play, the quality of Germany’s attack, should make the final a spectacle not to be missed.

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