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GUARDIAN – Premier League pilgrims preaching to the converted in United States | Jamie Jackson

Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal have been in the United States this summer and demand among the public is high, providing an alternative to traditional American sportsCarlos Sepulveda is a 28-year-old LA Galaxy fan who has just watched his team suffer a 7-0 hiding by Manchester United at Pasadenas Rose Bowl.He paid $115 (67) to be one of an 86,432 crowd who were eager to watch what was, essentially, a meaningless friendly, though with tickets reaching a scarcely believable $433.59 the cheapest was $35 Sepulveda believes seeing Wayne Rooney and company compensated. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Premier League 2014-15 statistical previews: Arsenal to Manchester City

In the first half of their season previews, WhoScored analyse Arsenal with Alexis Sánchez, Chelsea with Diego Costa and predict how Leicester and Burnley will fare in the top flight Having ended their barren run for a trophy with FA Cup glory back in May, Arsenal will now look to build on that and not endure another stint without domestic success. Fans debate whether the last decade has been a success for a club in their financial situation but Arsne Wenger is now competing with the transfer markets power-players. Continue reading…

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