For any team looking to stave off the threat of relegation, losing the club's predominant centre-back, and one that has performed admirably over the season, is a bitter pill to swallow.
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Imagine Lionel Messi's reaction when Franco Di Santo was called up into the Argentina squad recently.
The Wigan Athletic fans out there will be happy to see Roberto Martinez has done his business this January nice and early
As ever at this point in a Premier League season there is a relegation dog-fight going on and the January transfer window provides managers of struggling clubs with the perfect opportunity to add the players they need to retain top flight status.
Patrice Evra has scored more goals in 2012, 4, than Wigan Athletic’s Franco Di Santo but it seems Brendan Rodgers is looking at signing the striker rather than the left back.
Five betting tips for you to mull over ahead of the last round of Premier League fixtures before Christmas.
Victor Moses’ carer finally looks to be heading in the right direction.
There are some mouth watering clashes on the cards this weekend as the Premier League calms down a little bit after the drama of the Manchester derby.
You could have been mistaken for watching an El Classico given the openness and end-to-end action in the Wigan vs. Reading game. With Wigan heading into the game after back-to-back defeats and missing key players - most notably their captain Gary Caldwell- an open game was on the cards, particularly as Wigan stuck to their infamous 3-4-3 formation.
The return of Moussa Dembele after a few weeks on the treatment table will provide a well-needed boost to a Tottenham side who has slumped during his absence – but it also symbolises a warning of no more excuses.