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Sam Cox

Sam is a freelance sports writer, specializing in football, cricket and Formula One.

He follows most sports, but particularly enjoys those on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean – namely baseball, basketball and American football. Watching, writing and talking about sport takes up most of his time, whether that is for a day out at T20 Finals Day or settling down for Super Sunday and Redzone.

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    Aaron Ramsey should attract attention from Europe’s best clubs

    Visit to play our lotto-sized Jackpots   Last Saturday, the Daily Mail reported that Arsenal were willing to sell Aaron Ramsey this summer. The midfielder was at the centre of the Gunners’ criticism during their pair of defeats to Manchester City last week and is now unlikely to sign a new deal at the Emirates Stadium.

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    Spurs have learnt from Arsenal that silverware is meaningless

    Visit to play our lotto-sized Jackpots Silverware is often used as the barometer for success at the top of the sport. Clubs prioritising league placing over a potential cup run is considered a betrayal of what football should be about.

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    No title race, no problem

    Visit now to play our lotto-sized Jackpots Manchester City are 16 points clear of second-placed Manchester United. Nine points separate Arsenal and seventh-placed Burnley. Despite that, this is a bitterly-competitive Premier League season.

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    Ultimate Test for Wenger awaits against Tottenham

     Arsenal have scored 10 goals in their last three Premier League matches. They have not kept a league clean sheet since December 16th, though they have in the Carabao Cup. In the January window, they signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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    What is VAR in football? Why do we have it?

    What is VAR you may ask? VAR is an acronym for video assistant referee. It is a team of people who sit in a room surrounded by screens. There will be a former or current elite referee in charge of the group who will speak to the in-game referee over the headset that is now commonplace for match officials.

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    Eden Hazard faces career-defining choice this summer

    Eden Hazard won yet another man of the match award as Chelsea ran out 4-0 victors over Brighton last weekend. The score flattered the Blues, but that was in largely down to the jaw-dropping brilliance of the Belgian international.

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    Arsenal must wave goodbye to misplaced loyalty

    Alexis Sanchez’s inevitable Emirates exit is almost confirmed. Mesut Ozil’s future is cloudy at best. Arsenal’s two marquee names that were meant to bring a new era of success to the club could both be gone by the time the World Cup kicks off this summer.

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    Why do Premier League clubs opt for the same names?

    A similar argument is had with almost every managerial appointment in the Premier League. Sometimes it’s British versus foreign, others it’s experience versus younger alternatives. It all boils down to the same question: why do we see the same faces appointed in the Premier League? It provokes endless debates, polarises people, and quickly descends into jibes about people’s views away from football.

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    Hughes’ decline shows clubs ignore warning signs

    Mark Hughes has been on the verge of losing his job for weeks now. There are Stoke fans who will tell you he should have been replaced months ago. Stoke sit in the relegation zone with far and away the worst defensive record in the league.

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    Five players who shed their underrated tag in 2017

    Each calendar year ends with a crescendo of football in England. Where others are allowed invaluable time off, a bitter schedule hits the finest players in the country. Whether you support it or not, it is great for the spectators.

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    The Pulis Derby: Predecessor Looms for Pardew and Hughes

    The baseball cap is not back, yet the 59-year- old’s ghost will lurk at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday when Stoke City host West Bromwich Albion. Pulis was removed by West Brom earlier this season with the club having failed to win since a match since August.


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