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Who will be the new number 7 for United?

21 May 2012

Manchester United have a long list of incredible players that have held the number 7 shirt at Old Trafford. From George Best through to Bryan Robson, from Eric Cantona to David Beckham, and Cristiano Ronaldo to... Michael Owen. However, this was...
 

The key men who took Manchester City to the title

21 May 2012

The 44 years of hurt is finally over for the blue half of Manchester as City finally took a giant leap out of the shadow of their city neighbours United. Since the takeover by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, it’s been an...
 

Lerner must be prepared to spend this summer

21 May 2012

Following the departure of Alex McLeish after a disastrous season, Randy Lerner (pictured) must be prepared to splash the cash if he hopes to see improvements at Villa Park. Don’t get me wrong, there are some excellent players at...
 

World Player of the Week - Didier Drogba

20 May 2012

Chelsea finally lifted their first ever Champions League trophy, beating Bayern Munich on penalties at the Allianz Arena. It was Didier Drogba who was the hero in Germany, but the Blues look set to lose their ever influential star man....
 

The Premier League would be a better place with...

20 May 2012

Transfer rumours are, as usual, go into overdrive at this time of year. For the Premier League clubs, it is important to strengthen during the summer. Here are two of the players that Total Football’s Lars Thomesen would like to see...
 

Michael Owen can still do a Premier job

18 May 2012

Michael Owen deserves a contract with a Premier League club. His goal scoring statistics are indicative of a striker still capable of performing at the highest level. The explosive days of his England youth may be behind him, but...
 

Will Arsenal push on or stumble again?

18 May 2012

We have become quite accustomed to seeing Arsenal come so near to their goals before dramatically failing right at the end. The club’s ambition to win a trophy for the first time since 2005 and a first league title since 2004...
 

What next for Liverpool?

18 May 2012

Kenny Dalglish endured a mixed spell as Liverpool manager over the course of his 18 months in charge. On his arrival, an instant ‘King Kenny’ effect turned the 2010/11 campaign around after Roy Hodgson was sacked following a...
 

Manchester City: From 1968 to 2012 and the wilderness years in between

18 May 2012

Manchester City took 44 years to win the top flight title again after their 1968 triumph – but what about the inbetween years? The likes of Francis Lee (pictured), Colin Bell and Rodney Marsh were the top men for City back in the...
 

Norwich and Swansea get ready for second season syndrome

18 May 2012

The plaudits are still raining in for two of the Premier League’s newest sides. At the start of the season, many would have expected Queens Park Rangers to comfortably secure mid-table safety, while most would have tipped Swansea and Norwich...
 

The Premier League's best keepers of 2011/2012

17 May 2012

Throughout the 20 years of the Premier League, fans have been treated to some of the finest goalkeeping talents in both English and European football history. Goalkeepers such as legendary Manchester United star Peter Schmeichel,...
 

Pat Rice - 44 years of Arsenal loyalty

17 May 2012

It is a picture that will adorn the wall in Pat Rice’s home for the rest of his days. In the May sunshine, the cheering Arsenal squad hoisted their assistant manager in the air as he brought the curtain down on his glittering...
 

Manchester City: the beginning of a new era?

16 May 2012

You may have read about it somewhere, but Manchester City won the Premier League title at the weekend. Many questions have been raised in the wake of this achievement; will Manchester United have to play second fiddle to Manchester City from now...
 

World Player of the Week - Sergio Aguero

15 May 2012

Introducing World Player of the Week. One player will be chosen as our World Player of the Week, whether it is for a crucial winning goal, a spectacular hat-trick or another worthy contribution. Manchester City were crowned...
 

Manchester City - How the Premier League was won

15 May 2012

The 2011/2012 season marked a special piece of history for Robert Mancini and his Manchester City team. They ended their 44 year wait for the league title and finally had their chance to celebrate having watched their Manchester...
 

Ben Arfa – Newcastle’s midfield genius

15 May 2012

The resurgence of French winger Hatem Ben Arfa has been a massive boost for Newcastle United this season. Once considered one of Europe's brightest prospects, the 25-year-old has been integral to the Geordies’ success this...
 

Alex McLeish and Villa’s sinking ship

15 May 2012

Alex McLeish always faced an uphill struggle to win over the Aston Villa faithful after moving across the city from the Blues of Birmingham to takeover at Villa Park. Many portions of the Villa crowd resisted the appointment before...
 

Dimitar Berbatov – the forgotten man

15 May 2012

He was the Premier League’s joint top goal scorer last season, but he now finds himself out in the cold. Dimitar Berbatov, whose 20 goals in the 2010-11 campaign matched that of Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez, could be set for...
 

Premier League 2011-2012 team of the year

15 May 2012

It’s finally over. After 380 games of toil, tantrums and tears, we can all breathe for the first time in weeks and look forward to (or dread) the next three months of footballing famine. In a season where the quality of the...
 

Total Football Premier League awards: Who are your players and teams of the season?

13 May 2012

Robin Van Persie was named PFA Player of the Year, while Kyle Walker lifted the PFA Young Player of the Year award. But here, Total Football's Marcus Banks gives his nominations for the best (and worst) of the season... ...