Monthly Archives: March 2015

Joe Allen of Liverpool is closed down by Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 22,

How Marouane Fellaini has found his place at Man Utd

How Marouane Fellaini has found his place at Man Utd

Marouane Fellaini appeared to be headed for the exit door at Manchester United when Louis van Gaal took over. Few could have foreseen the clumsy, abrasive Belgian being a fit for his new boss’s possession based philosophy.  Even throughout the first few months of the new regime, it was difficult to see a place for

Wayne Rooney of England runs with the ball during the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between England and Lithuania at Wembley Stadium on March 27, 2015 in London, England.

Monday Manager: Talking Points

The Premier League may have been dormant over the weekend, but many of its players were in action for their respective countries. We discuss some of the notable talking points from the international break so far.  English players in form A 4-0 victory over Lithuania will serve as a timely confidence boost for some of

Wayne Rooney

International Break: Winners and Losers?

The international break can throw the best laid plans and contingency strategies into disarray, for even the most experienced Premier League managers. With all league action suspended until the 4th of April, the Analyst examines the sides and players hit the hardest. Arsenal Call Ups: Welbeck, Walcott, Gibbs (England), Giroud, Koscielny (France), Sanchez (Chile), Paulista

PlayON Team of the Season (So Far)

With the PFA awards now open for voting, the Analyst has put together together our top candidates for PlayON’s team of the year. Eight games remain in this season’s Barclay’s Premier League and the title race is beginning to edge towards a procession, while at the bottom this year’s promoted sides are circling the drain

Juan Mata celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 22, 2015 in Liverpool, England. Juan Mata celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 22, 2015 in Liverpool, England.

Juan Mata thriving in right sided midfield role

Player Profile: Juan Mata Club: Manchester United Starts/Subs: 19/6 Goals: 7 PlayON Price: £11.6m PlayON GW30: 3300 pts Juan Mata’s regular blog posts often reveal him to be a thoughtful and intelligent man, with a well rounded view on life. On Sunday, in case anyone had forgotten, he gave us a timely demonstration that he

Harry Kane

Premier League Gameweek 30: Champs And Chumps

Every week, the PlayON Analyst takes a look at the best and worst of the previous round of Premier League action. Here are the latest batch of stars and suspects. Champs Juan Mata Man Utd’s victory over Liverpool has been widely heralded as the finest display of the Louis van Gaal era. The same could easily

Steven Gerrard of Liverpool is shown the red card by referee Martin Atkinson during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 22, 2015 in Liverpool, England.

Premier League Recap: Gameweek 30

Review of all of the action from Gameweek 30 of Barclay’s Premier League. All of the goals, misses and incidents can be found here in our Gameweek Round Up. Man City 3-0 West Brom Sadly, this fixture was over as a contest as soon as referee Neil Swarbrick controversially sent off West Brom’s Gareth McCauley

Juan Mata of Manchester United scores his second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 22, 2015 in Liverpool, England.

Monday Manager: Talking Points

Every week we bring you our take on some of the big talking points from the weekend’s Premier League action. Mata Magic Yesterday’s victory over Liverpool was vindication of a sort for Louis van Gaal and his Manchester United players. Skepticism has reigned at Old Trafford all season, as United have clumsily strung together results

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