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Michael Black

I'm a North West based freelance sports journalist with a passion for football. Follow me on Twitter @mjblack_ for my ramblings about the British game (plus other things thrown in for good measure).

Former Manchester United captain says Tottenham defender has been unprofessional

Ex-Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville believes Danny Rose has acted unprofessionally by trying to engineer a move away from Tottenham Hotspur. Rose was...

Ashley slammed after claiming Newcastle can’t compete financially

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley's claim that he is unable to compete financially with clubs like Manchester City has met with a barrage of...

Stoke City want more despite completing Martins Indi transfer

Stoke City's signing of Bruno Martins Indi from Porto ended a frustrating wait for manager Mark Hughes. The Netherlands international, who spent last season on...

Everton vs Stoke City Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview

Everton v Stoke Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend's Premier League fixture. Everton vs Stoke City English Premier League 2017/18 12th August, 15:00 pm...

Arsenal v Leicester City Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview

Arsenal vs Leicester Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend's Premier League fixture. Arsenal vs Leicester City English Premier League 2017/18 11th August, 19:45 pm...

Liverpool clash with Manchester United tops Sky Sports’ October coverage

Premier League fans are in for a treat during October and November as Sky Sports screens seven big head-to-heads between last season's top six...

Shearer: Pressure on Guardiola to win at Man City

Former England striker Alan Shearer believes the pressure is on Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to deliver success this season. By his own high standards...

Cup throws up “mad” derby as Blackburn draw Burnley

The early stages of the Carabou Cup - or the League Cup if you're a traditionalist - often fails to get the pulses racing. This...

Carragher tips Conte for Chelsea exit

Jamie Carragher believes Antonio Conte won't be the Chelsea boss this time next year. Conte is eager to build on last season's Premier League triumph and...

Leeds set to march on as defender pens new deal

The announcement that Liam Cooper has signed a new contract with Leeds United is another big boost for the club's long-suffering fans. Cooper becomes the...

Twitter Talk: Fans question Everton move for Vermaelen

Everton's quest to sign Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen has sparked plenty of debate across a variety of platforms. The Liverpool Echo says (as per Spanish...