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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).

eSports: Games, Tournaments, Earnings, How to Get Started, The Future

eSports is one of THE biggest success stories of the 21st century having shaken off its perception as a pursuit for geeky teenagers to...

The Best Fantasy Football Team Names

Who knew that picking your Fantasy Football team name would be more difficult than picking your team itself? Sure, juggling the allotted budget can be...

Premier League 2019/20 – The Battle to Avoid Relegation

The resumption of the Premier League will ramp up the jitters amongst the clubs at the bottom end of the table. Southampton look relatively safe...

Premier League ownership: How the landscape has changed in the 21st century

The proposed takeover of Newcastle United by a Saudi Arabian consortium will mean all but one current Premier League club has had a change...

SL View: Former Arsenal manager makes a fool of himself with Liverpool comments

"You always want to be the only one to do something - Liverpool could really have made it.” Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger there, trying...

Chelsea star may be on his way out as Valencia eye big summer move

Valencia could be set to offer Kepa Arrizabalaga a route out of his Chelsea nightmare. The Spanish stopper arrived at Stamford Bridge with a big...

Bundesliga preview: Bayern and Dortmund fancied to march on at the top

The Bundesliga season continues apace this weekend with some eye-catching fixtures scheduled to take place. Last week’s return to action saw three of the top...

Football Manager 2021: Release Date, Beta, New Features, Transfers & Improvements

The Football Manager series of games continues to be a cultural phenomenon and that is unlikely to change when the FM21 is launched later...

FIFA 21: Release Date, Demo, Features, Improvements, Gameplay and More

FIFA 21 fans need not worry - the next iteration of the FIFA franchise is on track for release later this year as per...

UEFA eyeing innovative end to the Champions League pending completion of round of 16

UEFA’s proposal to change the format of this season’s Champions League could be an exciting development for football fans. The governing body is considering playing...

Chelsea midfielder set for surprise summer move to Spain

Ethan Ampadu could be on his way out of Chelsea on a permanent basis this summer. The midfielder has had a frustrating loan spell at...

Chelsea star dismisses talk of a move to Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea forward Willian says that rumours of him discussing a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur are false. The 31-year-old’s current deal runs out this summer and...