Mike Butler

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How has Paulo di Canio changed Sunderland?

15 Aug 2013
by Mike Butler
Twenty five minute post match rants, erratic touchline celebrations, assaulting referees, and (just occasionally) moments of&... [More]

Premier League glory: A deep-lying midfielder away?

24 Jun 2013
by Mike Butler
A sharp increase in TV revenues should supplement an active summer transfer window this year, and with activity already well underway, this could... [More]

Premier League Team of the Year: Excluding Top 7 Club Players

16 May 2013
by Mike Butler
This team intends to shed light on those players outperforming their teammates outside of the Premier League's elite teams.  Players from Un... [More]

Norwich: Tettey, Snodgrass and Next Season

02 May 2013
by Mike Butler
While one could perhaps be forgiven for assuming Norwich will be playing Premier League football next year, a tense subdued atmosphere ... [More]

Why Abou Diaby is a sincere loss to Arsenal

16 Dec 2012
by Mike Butler
  It is easy to forget that Abou Diaby is still under contract at Arsenal. The Paris born midfielder has made just 25 league appearances in ... [More]

Was Ferguson's 4-2-3-1 working earlier on in the season?

19 Oct 2012
by Mike Butler
Spurs' victory earlier this season was their first since 1989 at Old Trafford.  The match clearly exposed the failings of Ferguson's greates... [More]

Poland 1-1 England: Two headed goals dictate mediocre game

18 Oct 2012
by Mike Butler
Both teams scored from corners against the run of play, then were happy to settle with a point in the closing stages. The teams remained from wha... [More]

Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea: Set pieces thwart Arsenal again

30 Sep 2012
by Mike Butler
Chelsea picked up a significant 3 points via two set pieces, then held Arsenal off professionally. Wenger started a similar team to the one that... [More]

Wenger Finally Appears To Be Straying Away From His Rigid Policy

29 Sep 2012
by Mike Butler
It was the 17th May, 2006, when Arsene Wenger last probably felt genuine and full satisfaction with the quality of his management  at the en... [More]