The Wright Decision

July 19th 2005, the morning after his dream transfer to the English Premier League champions, Shaun Wright-Phillips must have woken up feeling like the happiest man alive. He had just been unveiled as the answer to Chelsea’s right-sided «problem», and the stage was set for Shaun to stake his claim as the best right winger in England even pushing for David Beckham’s starting role.

Fast forward ten months and Shaun must now be echoing his adopted father’s sentiments that he should have signed for Liverpool. Admittedly Ian Wright’s comment was tongue in cheek, but few would argue that Anfield would have been the more logical destination last summer. Not only would he have been guaranteed all those games where Steven Gerrard, Dribril Cisse, Jan Kromkamp, Steve Finnan and Luis Garcia provided makeshift cover at right-midfield, but he would most certainly have been included in Sven Goran Eriksson’s swan song. As it stands he is not even on the stand by list.

For once Sven has shown the courage to select his England squad based on form alone. For the 15 or so games that Wright-Phillips was granted access to the playing field by Jose Mourinho he has failed to impress and surely Aaron Lennon is ahead of him on merit. One could even argue that were Lennon to have picked up an injury then Birmingham’s Jermaine Pennant should replace him rather than Wright-Phillips. It is one thing to gamble on a half fit Michael Owen or Wayne Rooney, but for all the hype Shaun is really in the same category as Andy Johnson and Darren Bent. All three have only had one solid EPL season and remain unproven at the highest level.

A transfer to one of the Big Four clubs should never be enough to guarantee an international place. Scott Parker quickly learnt that in order to re-ignite his career, a move away from Stanford Bridge was necessary. Only a brave man would put money on Shaun Wright-Phillips still being a Chelsea player in three months time.

    Career Highlights

    October 25, 1981
    Born in Greenwich, London

    1996
    Released by Nottingham Forest for being «too small»

    August 18, 2004
    Scores on his England debut against Ukraine

    July 18, 2005
    Joins Chelsea for £21million

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Top 5 Young Fullbacks in the EPL

As the football season comes to a close, we take a look at some of the fullbacks who have impressed us over the course of the English Premier League. These wide defenders are some of the most important players in the game, vital to both, the team's attack and defense, and yet most of them are under-appreciated by the general populace.

Here's a look at 5 of the best young fullbacks plying their trade in England:

  • Hector Bellerin

The young Spaniard chose the winters of London over the warmth of sunny Spain, leaving La Masia to develop at the Arsenal, and how has he developed! Beginning his football education as a right midfielder, he's turned into one of the league's best attacking right backs, ably aided by his searing speed which has so often been an asset for the Gunners whenever he has been found out of possession. Arsene Wenger recently compared him to Arsenal legend Lauren, and if the wiry defender continues his development, he may even surpass his 'Invincible' compatriot.

  • Eric Dier

The 22 year old Tottenham man has had a particularly impressive season. He's played across all defensive positions for the Spurs and has performed admirably in every one of them. His great form and occasional goals have helped the Spurs maintain their push for their first league title in over fifty years! His exploits won him and England cap, and he even got a decisive goal for them in their win against World Champions Germany!

  • Cédric Soares

Signed from Sporting CP, Cédric Soares has made an immediate impact at Southampton, replacing the departing Nathaniel Clyne, the right back fit into the Saints line-up with ease, as if he's played in the EPL for years. His great form, along with the rest of the Southampton defenders has been an essential factor in them going on a long streak of clean sheets! Needless to say, Clyne's departure hasn't been missed

  • Luke Shaw

Manchester United signed the young fullback for 30 million pounds from Southampton at the start of the 2014-15 season, then a world record transfer fee for a player still in his teens. He even made his full England debut while still a teenager playing for Southampton. Since then, he has developed year over year, adding attacking nous and defensive intelligence to his gameplay. His performance in his debut season for the Red Devils was such that he made the left back position his own and has commanded it since then, until a horrific injury put him out of action this season.

  • Ben Chilwell

Hailing from Milton Keynes, the 19 year old left back has barely played for Leicester City in the Premier League, but Arsenal have already tried to sign him and had their efforts rebuked. Even Tottenham Hotspurs have the young defender on their radar. The young lad has come through Leicester's academy and has been amazing at the youth levels – the reason for all the interest in him. Currently he earns a paltry salary – by footballing standards – of 800 pounds per week, but it could all change in a matter of months.

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Asian Handicap Explained

One of the unique things about football betting, at least in the past, is that you could bet on three different results. There is the obvious decision on which team will win, then you could even get odds on a tie. That made betting on the sport very difficult, especially when dealing with two teams that were essentially even. These days, there is a much easier way to bet on the sport, though. Through the Asian Handicap system, you can make a bet on essentially the goal spread of the game without having to worry at all about the possibility of a tie.

So how does this work? What it essentially does is assign a point spread the game. Instead of betting on Liverpool at -250 to win the game, you might have to bet Liverpool -1.5 goals. This means that Liverpool would be giving up one and a half goals to an opponent, who is obviously inferior in this setting. Why would people want to bet this way? It is nice because you can get pretty close to even money on your bet when you play an Asian Handicap, having to pay only the vig to the sports book, as they have to take some cut from your winnings.

The goal spread is not limited to just this one number, though. It is different from many sports (like hockey), in that the goal spread can change depending upon which teams are playing. You might see one side giving up 3.5 goals on an Asian Handicap if they are in a completely different talent class than the team they are playing. When you bet on these lines, it is important to understand not only a team’s ability and desire to win the game, but also its ability to score many goals in order to cover the number.

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A Few Interesting FC Bayern Munich Facts

German Premier League or Bundesliga has many high-profile football clubs competing in it for the title. There is no doubt that Bayern Munich has been enjoying its monopoly in Bundesliga for quite a few seasons. It is one of the most popular international football clubs. Needless to say, Bayern’s growing popularity has led the fans all over the globe to gather several important pieces of information and facts about the club. Here are a few Bayern Munich facts that the fans are less likely to like giving a miss to.

· The club’s full name is FC Bayern Munchen AG. It was established in 1900. That means the club is a 100-year old entity. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in Europe.

· Franz Beckenbauer, one of the best footballers in the world, was once the chairman of the club. The football legend later went on to become an advisor to this club. His contribution helped the club a lot to gain an envious position that it is still enjoying.

· FC Bayern Munich is, by far, the most dominating team in Bundesliga and has won the title more than 20 times till date. Not only has the club been most popular in the German League but has also made an impressive name for itself internationally.

· Allianz Arena is the home ground of the club and can host about 70,000 football lovers. Needless to say, the club receives the warmest reception on their home turf and has won a number of memorable matches there.

· The first ever title won by this club was in 1909 in the Bavarian Championship and since then, they have never looked back.

· Bayern Munich was initially started by the Munich Gymnastic club.

· The club lifted their first ever European Championship cup by defeating Atletico Madrid with a 4-0 score and managed to defend their title for three years in a row. The team has similar credits of defending their «Champion» status in other leagues as well.

· The club is run much like a standard company, with 90% of its shares being owned by the club and remaining 10% by Adidas. BM is one of the most profitable international football clubs.

· It is one of the very few clubs to have won the European cup, the UEFA Cup and the Cup Winners Cup.

· Oliver Kahn set a record of keeping clean sheets for maximum number of times in 2001-2002. However, BM goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer has smashed the record by maintaining 20 clean sheets. Players from this club have been nominated for the Ballon D’Or 15 times till date and won it 5 times.

· The 2014-2015 Bundesliga season saw Bayern win the Championship title for the fourth year in a row.

· Seven Bayern players played for Germany in the FIFA World Cup hosted by Brazil. Germany had an impressive run throughout the campaign and won the World Cup for the fifth time.

· FC Bayern Munich has made it to the DFB Cup semifinals for eight times straight.

Golden goals intend to scoop out details about the most celebrity clubs in Europe to keep adding to knowledge of their fans. Keep reading the website and its blog to stay updated on football news.

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