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What does Lukaku’s move mean for Everton?

What does Lukaku’s move mean for Everton?

I was scheduled to write this piece a week ago. As the timeless cliché tells us, 'a week is a long time in football'. Back then, the prospect of Lukaku joining Everton on a permanent deal...

Is the Tottenham project consigned to failure?

Is the Tottenham project consigned to failure?

Sometimes you have to be careful what you write. Football journalism in particular is so reactionary, realities have a habit of shifting; one month’s fool is next month’s genius.  Just...

All good business for Newcastle United

All good business for Newcastle United

It’s been a busy transfer window for Newcastle United. They’ve lost key players such as Mathieu Debuchy but have brought in six new signings, who fans hope will be able to rectify last season's...

  • What does Lukaku’s move mean for Everton?

    What does Lukaku’s move mean for Everton?

  • Is the Tottenham project consigned to failure?

    Is the Tottenham project consigned to failure?

  • All good business for Newcastle United

    All good business for Newcastle United

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