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Ben Murphy

Passionate football supporter from Australia, who has played the game from the age of six and currently has one year left of a journalism course at university - with the aspiration of becoming a football writer.

Theo Walcott: Why he’ll prove the critics wrong

I must admit that I was initially skeptical of Arsenal's decision to cough up around 12 million pounds for a 16-year-old 'wonderkid' back in...

Premier League: Beyond Chelsea and Manchester United

Before the start of the new season, all the talk was about the Premier League being a two-horse race between champions Chelsea and Manchester...

Moore and Grella disappointing in Australia loss to the United States

The Socceroos final pre-World Cup hit-out has ended in a disappointing 3-1 loss to the United States at Ruimsig Stadium. With national coach Pim...

Is Dalglish really the right man for Liverpool?

There is no doubting Kenny Dalglish's pedigree as a player, having won five league titles and three European cups during his time at Liverpool....

Rooney? Torres? Drogba? Who is currently the best striker in the Premier League?

Wayne Rooney The transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid in the summer has coincided with the emergence of Wayne Rooney as a goal-scoring machine....

Liverpool: the “new Bolton”?

I am confident that I am not alone in being frustrated and annoyed at Sam Allardyce's recent pre-match snipes at Rafael Benitez and Liverpool. ...

Portsmouth’s sad plight: When will clubs learn?

Portsmouth's rapid descension from 2008 FA Cup Winners to Premier League cellar-dwellers has culminated in them being placed into administration. They are now certain...

The Cristiano Ronaldo Witch Hunt

I begin by pointing out that I am not a fan of Real Madrid. Nor am I particularly a fan of their 80 million...

Do Barcelona really need big name, expensive signings?

If the reports emanating from Spanish newspaper Sport are to be believed, Barcelona are now chasing Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery to go with...

The Merseyside Derby – Passionate or Malicious?

After watching the recent brutal derby match between Liverpool and Everton, I was astounded by some of the post-match comments by some of the...