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5 reasons why Arsenal fans can be optimistic for the future

5 reasons why Arsenal fans can be optimistic for the future

A difficult 2016/17 has seen fan discontent and Arsenal slide out of the top four yet there are silver linings beyond just an FA Cup final. James McNicholas on five reasons for Gunners fans to feel positive 25 May 2017
FourFourTwo’s Stats Zone Awards: and the Premier League Team of the Year is...

FourFourTwo’s Stats Zone Awards: and the Premier League Team of the Year is...

Dele Alli,Thibaut Courtois andPhilippe Coutinho didnt quite make it, but some of their team-mates did. FFT, in association with Opta, crunches the numbers to reveal the most effective starting XI in the Premier League 25 May 2017
‘No quantity of wine’ will tempt Allardyce back into management

‘No quantity of wine’ will tempt Allardyce back into management

The ex-Crystal Palace bosss retirement is absolutely,definitely final,Back of the Netcan confirm 25 May 2017
FFT's wry season review pt.3: Liverpool fail at fashion, Man United win a cup by accident, Pep's turtleneck causes rage

FFT's wry season review pt.3: Liverpool fail at fashion, Man United win a cup by accident, Pep's turtleneck causes rage

Back of the Nets alternative Premier League season review reaches three big guns whove had their ups and downs plus Middlesbrough, whove mainly focused on the downs 24 May 2017
Quiz! Can you name all 27 clubs to win the Europa League/UEFA Cup?

Quiz! Can you name all 27 clubs to win the Europa League/UEFA Cup?

The UEFA Cup was born in the early 1970s, then evolved into the Europa League in 2009 - yet only 27 clubs have lifted the big, chunky vase. Name them! 24 May 2017
Are you watching, Arsene? How Marc Overmars has overseen a new, Cruyff-inspired revolution at Ajax

Are you watching, Arsene? How Marc Overmars has overseen a new, Cruyff-inspired revolution at Ajax

Arsene Wenger has never looked fondly upon directors of football, but his former player is making a name for himself as the architect of a transfer strategy thats taken a thrilling young Ajax side to the Europa League final 24 May 2017
FFT's wry season review pt.2: Everton's big crossroads, Steve Bruce's time-travelling comeback

FFT's wry season review pt.2: Everton's big crossroads, Steve Bruce's time-travelling comeback

Back of the Net present the second part of their alternative Premier League season review, involving eagles, tigers and biggest beast of all: Steve Bruce 24 May 2017
Quiz! Can you name the teams from Milan and Liverpool's 2007 Champions League Final?

Quiz! Can you name the teams from Milan and Liverpool's 2007 Champions League Final?

Its a decade since the Italian side got their revenge over the Reds to lift Ol Big Ears for the second time in five seasons. But who was on the teamsheets that day? 23 May 2017
Harry Kewell: The Games That Changed My Life

Harry Kewell: The Games That Changed My Life

Strewth! Kewell has just been named as the new manager of Crawley. The former Leeds, Liverpool and Australia man selects the four most significant matches of his career 23 May 2017
FFT's wry season review pt.I: Arsenal crush dreams, Chelsea plot to con Conte

FFT's wry season review pt.I: Arsenal crush dreams, Chelsea plot to con Conte

Back of the Net deliver the first part of their season review, complete with jaw-droppingly accurate predictions which we can but applaud 23 May 2017
FourFourTwo’s Stats Zone Awards: and the Premier League Striker of the Year is...

FourFourTwo’s Stats Zone Awards: and the Premier League Striker of the Year is...

His astonishing goalscoring record speaks for itself, but further analysis points to a more well-rounded and effective forward than he first appears 23 May 2017
FourFourTwo’s Stats Zone Awards: and the Premier League Midfielder of the Year is...

FourFourTwo’s Stats Zone Awards: and the Premier League Midfielder of the Year is...

The brains behind his team's rise, this versatile passmaster is finally getting the credit his league-leading creative talents deserve. 23 May 2017
FourFourTwo’s Stats Zone Awards: and the Premier League Full-Back of the Year is...

FourFourTwo’s Stats Zone Awards: and the Premier League Full-Back of the Year is...

Antonio Valencia, James Milner and Victor Moses have made their mark in attack - but one quiet, consistent full-back has been a model of defensive reliability 23 May 2017
FourFourTwo’s Stats Zone Awards: and the Premier League Centre-Back of the Year is...

FourFourTwo’s Stats Zone Awards: and the Premier League Centre-Back of the Year is...

well, not even a centre-back. Yet this ever-reliable full-back-turned-central stopper did his side proud yet again 23 May 2017
FourFourTwo’s Stats Zone Awards: and the Premier League Goalkeeper of the Year is...

FourFourTwo’s Stats Zone Awards: and the Premier League Goalkeeper of the Year is...

Its not David de Gea, Thibaut Courtois nor even Hugo Lloris. Nope instead, three cheers please for the Mr. Consistent whose team languished in lower-mid-table 22 May 2017
2016/17's Premier League underachieving XI of the season

2016/17's Premier League underachieving XI of the season

From club-record flops heading for the exit to good players who must do better, the footballers who've failed to live up to their potential this season. 22 May 2017
40 points and on the beach? The facts about Premier League teams "on holiday"

40 points and on the beach? The facts about Premier League teams "on holiday"

Does strife really begin at 40 as teams knock off for summer? FourFourTwo crunches the numbers 22 May 2017
Premier League final day wrap: Arsenal miss out on Champions League, Liverpool finish 4th

Premier League final day wrap: Arsenal miss out on Champions League, Liverpool finish 4th

FourFourTwos round-up of the top-flight action on the final day of the Premier League season as Liverpool secure a top four finish and Chelsea lift the trophy. 22 May 2017
FourFourTwo’s 10 most influential people in football right now

FourFourTwo’s 10 most influential people in football right now

The top 10 is here! Find out who w'eve ranked where on our footballing royalty list. 20 May 2017
FourFourTwo’s 100 most influential people in football right now: 20-11

FourFourTwo’s 100 most influential people in football right now: 20-11

Into the top 20 we go, featuring high rollers, masterminds and arguably the world's most marketable footballer. 20 May 2017
40 points and on the beach? The facts about Premier League teams "on holiday"

40 points and on the beach? The facts about Premier League teams "on holiday"

Does strife really begin at 40 as teams knock off for summer? FourFourTwo crunches the numbers 19 May 2017