With the departure of experienced players like Young and Downing, the time has come for Aston Villa's much talked about young British players to step up.
They are not the marquee names that media look out for, but these are the players who leave the blood, sweat and tears for their respective teams on the pitch. TheHardTackle salutes some of the most underrated players in the EPL.
“We now consider this matter closed.” These were the words of Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy on the 18th of June, 2011. Well, there are still another eight days to go of the summer transfer window and fans, pundits and ex-pros alike are still wondering where the Croatian will be plying his trade come September 1st. TheHardTackle looks at the saga from Tottenham's perspective.
Don't hit the panic button already. It's easier said than done. Here's a list of all positives that have come so far in this season at Arsenal. They would want to use that into full effect for their crucial trip to Udinese.
As it stands, Chelsea have incurred a net expenditure of about £26m in bringing about a youth revolution at Stamford Bridge. The common aspect in all the four signings are that they are all very young. TheHardTackle looks at each of Chelsea's four new signings.
Peterborough go goal crazy, Southampton and Derby win again, Kevin Phillips can't stop scoring and Leeds deny West Ham. All these and more in TheHardTackle's Top 6 highlights of Round 4 of the NPower Championship.
It has been another tough summer for the Gooners. Their wait for signings never ended as important players left the club for supposed greener pastures. Guest Author Nicholas Godden analyses the current situation at the club.
Another action-packed weekend in the Barclays Premier League saw Man City retain pole position and Wolves maintain their 100 percent start to the season. THT looks back at the most telling moments during round two of games as Liverpool heaped further misery on Arsene Wenger and his Gunners.
It's been a busy first week for European football, with Mourinho winning the Nobel Prize for Medicine and David De Gea narrowly being spared the wrath of Ferguson's boot after United's most prolific scorer got them the winner.
Diego Forlan troubled stay at Old Trafford remains one of the mysteries of modern day football. TheHardTackle looks back at the Uruguayan's stint at Old Trafford, which, despite never really taking off, guaranteed Forlan's presence among United's cult heroes. We present the Diego Forlan story at the Theatre of Dreams.