Monthly Archives: November 2016

  1. Joe Allen In the Role of Stoke City Number 10 Helps them Turn 2016/17 Around

    7th November 2016. By Edward Stratmann.
    After Stoke City's hugely disappointing start to the 2016/2017 campaign, where they only took home one point from a possible 15, their star summer signing, Joe Allen, would've been wondering whether he'd made the right decision in joining the Potters.

    But fast forward to now, and things have completely turned around for both, the player, and the club, as Stoke have amassed an outstanding 13 points from the last 18 available. And Mark Hughes' decision to push Joe Allen into the number 10 role has unquestionably been one of the crucial catalysts behind their impressive upturn in form, with the £13 million signing, from Liverpool, adding some real energy, intensity, fight and technical quality to his team's work in the final third - on both sides of the ball.

    Since moving into his more advanced role five games ago,

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  2. Emre Can Back In Form For Liverpool

    4th November 2016. By Edward Stratmann.
    Having just scored his first goal for Liverpool in eight months, it was little wonder Emre Can was in such a positive mood when speaking after his team's 4-2 victory over Crystal Palace.

    "I'm very happy that I scored a goal because in the last few games I had chances and didn't score. I'm very happy that I scored after such a long time," he mused.

    "We knew before the game it would be a very tough game. It's always difficult to play at Crystal Palace, but we did very well in the first half. The second half was not too good. But you have to win these kinds of games we did it and we're very happy."

    For Can, who suffered an untimely ankle injury in August, his well taken goal was fine reward for all his persistence and patience. Whilst he was out of action, the 22-year-old would've wondered whether he'd ever break back into Jurgen Klopp's side, such was their excellent form that included wins over Leicester

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  3. Rafinha - Stepping Out of His Brother's Shadow to Become a Star at FC Barcelona

    2nd November 2016. By Ryan Baldi.
    Rafinha Alcântara has been outstanding for Barcelona this season. The Brazilian midfielder has recovered from a serious knee injury which kept him out for most of the last campaign to become a key player for the Blaugrana.

    The 23-year-old Brazilian comes from impressive athletic stock. His father, Mazihno, was a World Cup winning midfielder with Brazil in 1994; his mother was a volleyball player of some note; and his older brother, Thiago, came through the Barça academy and now stars for Bayern Munich and the Spanish national team. He is also the cousin of Valencia's Brazil-born Spanish international forward Rodrigo.

    Often compared unfavourably to his older sibling, this season Rafinha is stepping out of his brother's shadow.

    Thiago was regarded as an exciting prospect when coming through the club's famous La Masia youth system, and

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