Premier Flaneur

China changing pro soccer landscape

China changing pro soccer landscape

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke The landscape of professional soccer is undergoing a strange transformation. This past January transfer window has seen some players forgoing dreams and ambitions of winning league championships and following the money, instead. Notably, former Chelsea midfielder, Ramires, 28, made the jump from the English superpower to Chinese side […]

Pep Guardiola to manage Manchester City next season

Pep Guardiola to manage Manchester City next season

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke The biggest signing of the January transfer window wasn’t a player. Bayern Munich manager, Pep Guardiola, who is one of the youngest and brightest managers out there, made a commitment on Monday to lead Manchester City starting next season. Guardiola, 45, probably has the most impressive resume of […]

Louis van Gaal could finally move on from Man. U.

Louis van Gaal could finally move on from Man. U.

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal could be done in the Premier League. Where has it all gone wrong for Van Gaal? After being touted for delivering success back to the Red Devils following the departure of legendary leader, Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, and struggling season under […]

Liverpool eyes Premier League title with Klopps at helm

Liverpool eyes Premier League title with Klopps at helm

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke If you don’t know much about Liverpool Football Club, here’s a short history lesson: The Reds of Merseyside are the second winningest English club in history with 19 top-division titles. However, it’s been 26 years since their last top-flight title, and they have yet to accomplish a Premier […]

Mourinho out as manager of Chelsea Football Club

Mourinho out as manager of Chelsea Football Club

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke The grim reaper has finally come for Jose Mourinho. Chelsea Football Club sacked the self-proclaimed “Special One” today, and although many did not foresee it coming due to his recent and history of success with the club, it was certainly time to go. Mourinho masterminded his Chelsea side […]

Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy is the leading scorer in the Barclays Premier League with 12 goals. He does not play for Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal or any other big club. Vardy plays for Leicester City Football Club, a team who was only promoted to the top flight two years ago. And eight years ago, Jamie Vardy […]

Premier Flaneur: International Play

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke There’s an old cliché in soccer that just about describes this past week: “For club and country!” You may have noticed there was no Premier League action this weekend but many of the stars of the league were in action for their countries as international friendly matches and […]

Premier League Recap: Week 8

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke Two marquee matches highlighted an action-packed Premier League weekend, as Arsenal hosted Manchester United and Liverpool took the quick trip to local rivals Everton. Champions Chelsea fell once again and league leaders Manchester City cruised to a massive win. The biggest match of the weekend saw two of […]

Premier League Week 7 Review

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke Week 7 of the Barclays Premier League saw quite a lot of goals and some surprising results. The great thing about the BPL is that there’s always a marquee game on the cards every weekend, and this time around it was ninth-place Tottenham Hotspur who hosted league leading […]

Six weeks in, Barclays Premier League in full swing

By Sam Noel | The Duquesne Duke Six weeks in, the Barclays Premier League is in full swing as its clubs look for glory and success on the soccer field. The best teams in England battle for the honor of being called “champions,” but others fight for the right to remain in the top tier. […]