Players of the 90’s: Alan Shearer

When you think of goalscorers in the Premier League, so many names come to mind, we have been blessed over the years with an abundance of goalscoring talent in the form of players like Teddy Sheringham, Les Ferdinand, and more recently players like Sergio Aguero and Mo Salah have all shown us their remarkable goalscoring skills.

But in the 1990’s, and even into the new millennium, there was only one man who was tearing up the records and carving his name into the very fabric of English football itself. He has a legacy that will stand the test of time as one of the all time greats of this game, I am of course talking about Alan Shearer. Continue reading

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Success with a Cherry on top – AFC Bournemouth’s rise to the top – Part Two

When I watched that first game against Shrewsbury in 1995, the true importance of the match was lost on me. To me, I had just watched a game of football and watched my home town team convincingly beat their opposition. As first games go, based on that alone it was an amazing experience. When I realised how close the club had come to what would have ultimately ended the club and just how important the win was, it hit me just how great my first game was.

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Players of the 90’s: Tony Adams

 

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Adams in action against Chile for England in 1998. Picture from hitc.com

 

In my first two articles I have focused on some of the more popular attacking players to have graced the Premier League, going in-depth on their careers and how their “Legend” status has carved a place for them in the hearts of many a fan across the globe. But it is important to remember that a football team has 11 players on the pitch, and as such this time I will be looking at one of the most iconic defenders that was produced on these shores. He is a former 2 time England Captain, a one club man, and the last player to score a goal at the old Wembley Stadium before it was rebuilt. I am of course talking about former Arsenal club captain, and “Famous Four” member, Tony Adams. Continue reading

Underrated XI: Premier League

The 2016/17 Premier League season is shaping up to be one of the most intense and memorable seasons ever. With arguably 6 teams still in the title race, and pretty much all of the bottom half of the League looking over their shoulder at the drop zone, combined with the addition of new managers such as Pep at City, Conte at Chelsea and Jose at United, this season has the potential to be the most scintillating one ever.

But with all this attention, we now look to the players who are often ignored, not in the headlines but still do a very important job for the team. Here is Dictate The Game’s Premier League XI of Underrated Players.

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