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Gambolling Villain O’Neill a High Achiever? The Best of FootballFancast and Transfer Tavern

MartinONeillIt’s been another intriguing week in the Premier League and on the pages of and as story after incredible story broke this week, from Chelsea and Man Utd at the top to Portsmouth and West Ham at the bottm, much to the delight of writers, bloggers across this green and pleasant land.

Top of the pile this week is Aston Villa’s boss Martin O’Neill. In a week that has saw them register fantastic victories in the cauldron’s of Old Trafford and the Stadium of Light, what is it about the Irishman that makes his achievements so special and do Villa really pose a significant title threat?

Sitting underneath Martin O’Neill’s Aston Villa, in more ways that one, is Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez who has been making promises a lot this week about where his team will finish, when the season starts, why life at Anfield is hard and why he still maintains that this season could be a success. There is still no news however on why he persists with that naff John Aldridge tribute goatee beard.

I never want it heard said that Football Fancast or the Transfer Tavern are not afraid to tackle controversial issues head on. This week, we looked diving in the modern game and whether English players are just as culpable for this blight on the modern game as Johnny Foreigner. Can you believe our more than honest stars would dive?! No me neither…

Also in focus was Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp. Some people are questioning whether Harry has the ability to take Spurs any further than he already has.It’s a good point, or is it? Can he really push Spurs to a Champions League or even title winning side? Or is that still the preserve of a select few?

If like me you’ve been wondering just what Alberto Aquilani has been up to this week in the lead up to the season of goodwill, then you need wonder no more. Excerpts from Alberto Aquilani’s unofficial diary have made their way to the hallowed pages of the transfer tavern, and damn good reading it makes too!

Chelsea play West Ham this Sunday at Upton Park and one man connects both teams recent history more than most. West Ham boss and former Chelsea legend, Gianfranco Zola. The diminutive Italian was featured as part of the legends series this week and for Blues fans in particular, this particular trip down Memory Lane must have brought back some happy memories.

The award for most optimistic transfer rumour of the week? Well there’s a few to choose from, but short of Hull City making a last minute bid for Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexandre Pato, it has to be the news the Daily Mirror reported this week about a potential Chelsea target… And yes I did get a sense of deja vu too.

Another fascinating weekend of Premier League action looms with both Manchester United and Chelsea facing tough away days in the capital and Wolves perhaps considering playing a full strength team, rather than just handing the points to Burnley like they did in the week against Manchester United. Join us next week for another look through the best of and,the only two sites that can satisfy any footballing need!

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