• Karanka eases pressure with glorious win at the City ground

    The past four weeks has seen the Reds winless in five, with three defeats and two draws. Karanka’s job seemed to be under pressure after this run of results, particularly after their surrender of a 3-0 lead over Norwich, where they allowed the Canaries to score three minutes after...
  • Are Southampton just a selling club or the masters of moneyball?

    In each summer transfer window from 2013 to 2016, Southampton have sold their best players to other Premier League clubs. Rather than entering a period of decline, however, after each exodus they seem to have actually become stronger. In successive seasons, Southampton have moved further up the table and...
  • Friday Five-Way: 27th September

    First and foremost I would like to thank James Hirst and John Mastrini for filling in for me over the last fortnight with a Five-Way each. I hope the experience hasn’t left a bitter taste in their mouth after they fell foul to some of the season’s biggest shocks...
  • Premier League Fresh Faces: Cabella & Lovren

    Last time we took a look at the first impressions Ander Herrera and Cesc Fàbregas gave in their Premier League debuts, for their new clubs at least. Now let’s move on to the next batch of Fresh Faces, and starting by passing judgement on one of Newcastle United’s new...
  • Friday Five-Way: 11th April

    Last week, Ben masterminded our first ever Friday Five-Way winning accumulator. It seemed only fair to give him the chance to start a winning streak… I hope you didn’t spend all of least week’s winnings at once! Following that 5/5 success, it seems that the fixture gods are no longer looking so kindly upon...
  • Half-Term Premier League Report Card

    With all 20 Premier League teams having played each other once, Impact Sport analyses and evaluates each one in terms of preseason expectations. League positions and point totals so far are stated in brackets, with grades given below.   Arsenal (1st, 42 points) Since their opening-day home loss to Villa...