When the awful news broke this morning that Ugo Ehiogu has passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest on Thursday, it wasn't long before the tributes began to pour in.
As we've heard tell over the course of the day, Ehiogu was not only a fine, vastly underrated centre-halfbut also a kind, caring and much-lovedman his final Tweet almost serving to encapsulate his altruistic nature.
Hull City were rock bottom of the league when little known, little fancied Marco Silva (forren) replaced Mike Phelan (British) at the beginning of January.
All the usual apprehensionwas expressed over the 39-year-old Portuguese coach'sappointment his tender years, his supposedly iffygrasp of English, his relatively limited prior experience, and of chief concern for Paul Merson and his ilk the fact that if we've never heard of 'im, how could 'epossibly know the league, Jeff?
We're back on the Premier League saddle today as we travel to Swansea, a tricky place at the best of times and after the midweek capitulation you do have to wonder how confidence will be affected.
On the one hand it might consolidate the team as they emerge determined not to make the same mistakes as they did on Tuesday night; on the other we could find ourselves brittle and unsure should anything vaguely similar happen.
Paul Merson has tipped Arsenal to build a run of wins which will lead them to earn a place in the top four this season. The Gunners have qualified for the Champions League every year for the last two decades, but are amidst their biggest battle of my memory to continue that run of consecutive [...]
After studiously crunching the data over a number of sleepless nights, Paul Merson has come to the conclusion that Arsene Wenger is tactically inferior to English football's greatest exponent of the totaalvoetball philosophy, Henry James 'Harry' Redknapp.
Having played under both managers, Merse is well placed to comment and appeared on TalkSPORT to present his findings in seminar form.
I am not really sure how much of a tactical genius the former Arsenal and England midfield star is himself, as Paul Merson lasted less than two years in his one and only job as a manager, before being sacked by Walsall as they were heading for a second relegation in three seasons. Merson is [...]
Considering the torture that Arsenal fans normally go through in every transfer window, this must surely count as one of our best in recent memory, but does it warrant an A rating? According to the ex-Arsenal Wenger-critic Paul Merson, we are only worth a B+, and here is his reasoning: "They could have done their [.
Former Arsenal players are just hammering Arsene Wenger and Arsenal after Sunday's poor effort against Manchester United.
First Arsenal legend Thierry Henry questioned the Gunners title credentials and now former Arsenal star Paul Merson says that Arsene Wenger should be sacked if the Gunners lose out on the Premier League title to Leicester or Tottenham.
Well would you believe it former Arsenal star Paul Merson has praised Newcastle United's performance against Chelsea yesterday when we were the better side in the first half but we tailed off in the second half, but Merson believes we were just unlucky. Remy Cabella in action yesterday From the start in yesterday's game [.
Arsenal Legend Slams 'Tactically Clueless' Gunners After Shocking Collapse Against Anderlecht - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Over the past few seasons, Arsenal have time and again given television pundits a chance to lay into them. Naivety and inexperience have led to some shockingly bad performances, especially against the big sides, leading their critics to have field days.
Paul Merson doesn't seem to like Newcastle fans too much and he has had the cheek to blame the fans for some of the problems the team is in this season. That's a bit rich to say the least. And usually Paul comes out and with some glee predicts a Newcastle defeat but there's a [...]
Paul Merson was right in getting the Norwich vs Newcastle result right last week when he predicted a 2-1 win for the Canaries so he didn't get the score right. Let's hope he 's not correct on Saturday either when he predicts a 3-1 win for Southampton against Newcastle at St. Mary's and Paul [...]
Paul Merson has criticized Newcastle fans more than once this season and he predicts tomorrow that after the game with Norwich we will be in big trouble and lose the game 2-1 we'll see if he's right on that one. Newcastle must give it all they've got tomorrow and even if we lose this [...]
It's turning into a must-win game for Newcastle and Steve McClaren tomorrow against West Brom and Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has given his view on how the game will go. One thing we can count on is Tony Pulis' side, as usual, will make it very difficult tos core and that's where Newcastle must [.
Paul Merson predicted a 2-2 draw in last Saturday's game against Leicester City and it didn´t turn out anything like that. Newcastle were basically taken to the cleaner by Leicester City and we were easily beaten 3-0 and it could have been a lot worse ifLeicesterhad wanted to run up the score. In five words [.
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson seems to feel sorry for Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren, and he´s backed Steve who has reportedly let the players have it in training about their attitude in games like last Saturday and even in their attitudes on the training field. The thing that worries and puzzles us is that [.
Sky Sport pundit Paul Merson predicted a 2-2 draw on Saturday between Newcastle and Leicester City but he was way off and Newcastle were humiliated with another defeat this time 3-0 and the win took Leicester City to the top of the Premier League for the first im ever. At the beginning of [...]
Paul Merson at Sky Sports says he's worried about the way Newcastle are losing these days far too easily. Paul Merson - Sky Sports pundit worriedaboutNewcastle We currently have about 10 first team players out injured,and as Alan Pardew said at his press conference for the game at home to Everton today, we've had [.
Having beaten the machine in free-kicks two weeks ago Paul Merson decided to bring it to a new level by taking on the penalty machine himself Matt Le Tissier who missed just one of his 48 career taken spot-kicks against Nottingham Forest in 1993 with Mark Crossley making the save.
And it looked as if Le Tiss never hung up his boots at all as he converted a three peno's against Rob Green in goal.