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Articles by Gavin Peacock

World Cup updatePress article: World Cup update - 08/07/2006
Gavin looks forward to the last weekend of World Cup action and gives his perspective and how the games will be won and lost. [More]

Scott Parker - a new legend?Scott Parker - a new legend? - 15/06/2005
Gavin gives his opinion on Scott Parker's transfer to Newcastle and has high hopes that it's a great move for both club and player. [More]

Joseís Ė how much credit does he deserve?Joseís Ė how much credit does he deserve? - 28/04/2005
Gavin's opinions on Chelsea's successful season - money or management? [More]

Euro 2004 - hope for the futureEuro 2004 - hope for the future - 09/07/2004
Gavin looks at the impact of Rooney's injury and offers hope for the future... [More]

It could be a great year for all my ex-clubs!It could be a great year for all my ex-clubs! - 11/05/2004
With relative success for Charlton, Chelsea, and QPR, and a chance that Newcastle will win their next two games, Gavin looks back on a satisfying season! [More]

Kezman's the manKezman's the man - 14/04/2004
Gavin looks forward to a big night at St. James and identifies PSV's Kezman as the man Newcastle must watch [More]

Tonight's the nightTonight's the night - 06/04/2004
Gavin looks to this evenings Champions League encounter between Arsenal and Chelsea. [More]

This is Europe - not the PremiershipThis is Europe - not the Premiership - 24/03/2004
Gavin looks at tonight's game and warns that we might see a more defensive Chelsea performance as a 0-0 draw would be seen as a great result. [More]

Keep believingKeep believing - 15/03/2004
Gavin draws a similarity between media perceptions of both Chelsea and Newcastle, and comments that both clubs can finish the term strongly and look back on relatively succesful seasons. [More]

Time to move on, but also to appreciate the past - 11/02/2004
With Ken Bates holding the title of Chelsea Club Chairman - but little in the way of influence, much has been made of the lack of his programme notes. Gavin offers his opinion and hopes that supporters will show faith in Peter Kenyon. [More]

African Cup Of NationsAfrican Cup Of Nations - 31/01/2004
The favourites of the tournament such as Nigeria and Cameroon did not get off to the best of starts. However, in the second phase matches the quality of these teams and Senegal has shown through. [More]

Scott Parker - one of the finest players in the PremiershipScott Parker - one of the finest players in the Premiership - 21/01/2004
With Chelsea in for Charlton's Scott Parker, Gavin looks at the qualities of the midfielder and states that if the move does materialise, he won't be 'just another' player at Stamford Bridge. [More]

Chelsea Ė do not jump on the bandwagonChelsea Ė do not jump on the bandwagon - 09/01/2004
With the poor run of form in December continuing with the home defeat to Liverpool, Gavin argues that it's not the time to run down Chelsea and that indeed, the club's performances this term are above those pre-season expectations. [More]

West London successWest London success - 13/12/2003
Gavin looks at the progress of Chelsea and QPR, and also talks about Liverpool's unadventurous tactics at Newcastle [More]

A big weekendA big weekend - 21/11/2003
Gavin gives a round up of this weekends games involving his old clubs; Chelsea, Newcastle and QPR. He also comments on Kevin Keegan's playing retirement?! [More]

Peter Osgood on Sunday!?Peter Osgood on Sunday!? - 07/11/2003
As Gavin arrives back from Rome, he looks at the two great Euro results for Chelsea and Newcastle, and offers his opinion on how Sunday's game will develop. [More]

A good week for Chelsea and NewcastleA good week for Chelsea and Newcastle - 25/10/2003
With watching both the Newcastle and Chelsea midweek games, Gavin reports of two great results for his old clubs. [More]

Squad rotation is a mustSquad rotation is a must - 21/09/2003
With a number of Chelsea players falling 'victim' to squad rotation, Gavin looks at the issue and gives support to Claudio Ranieri's policy. [More]

The Masters Ė stitched up by my own dad!!The Masters Ė stitched up by my own dad!! - 18/09/2003
Gavin looks back at the Masters Finals in Newcastle and learns that sometimes family loyalty isn't what it seems!! [More]

Blue flag flying highBlue flag flying high - 23/08/2003
Gavin takes a look at the impact of the new signing's - and in particular how Mutu and Crespo might be utilised by Ranieri. With only Carlton Cole moving on, albeit temporarily, it's done to Hasselbaink and Gudjohnsen to fight for their respective places. [More]

Chelsea - the future is bright - 04/07/2003
The deal which saw Roman Abramovich arrive at Stamford has taken most people by surprise. Iím convinced itís a massive boost for the club and with the cash injection and subsequent promise of new faces, itís also a very exciting time to be a Chelsea fan. [More]

Paul Konchesky - bags of potential - 03/06/2003
Iíve noticed thereís been a bit of media speculation regarding Paul Koncheskyís situation at Charlton, both Liverpool and Newcastle have been linked to him. I honestly donít have any inside information, but what I do know is that the player has a massive amount of potential [More]

A night at Loftus Road - 19/05/2003
After countless phone calls and help from all sorts of people, my testimonial at QPR takes place on Tuesday night. [More]

Nervous, but quietly confident - 14/05/2003
Tonightís game is going to be a very nerve racking occasion. A good away draw in the first leg brings Oldham to Loftus Road with QPR possibly favourites to go through. However, if youíve noticed Oldhamís away record this season youíll realise that tonight is going to a really tough. [More]

Interview: Champions League to go to the wire - 06/05/2003
On Friday I firmly believed that both Newcastle and Chelsea would pick up three points and move closer to Champions League qualification. But with only Newcastle managing to get the points, it was amazing to see both Chelsea AND Liverpool lose. [More]

Chelsea and Newcastle for the Champions League - 25/04/2003
Itís three teams fighting for two places and itís not just my own bias when I say most footballing people would prefer my past teams to qualify in place of Liverpool. This season Liverpool havenít been at their best and to put it quite simply, they donít deserve to finish above Newcastle or Chelsea. [More]

Home win's for my ex-clubs in the Premiership - 11/04/2003
The two clubs where I spent my career in the top flight are both at home this weekend, Chelsea face a determined Bolton and Newcastle play a Man Utd side licking their wounds afetr a mauling by Real Madrid. Iím going for two home wins this weekend. [More]

A big game for QPR - 10/04/2003
At this stage of the season itís not particularly surprising to find the seasonís really hotting up. Looking at Saturdayís fixture, QPR should fancy their chances at home to Luton, but itís by no means a certainty. [More]

Press article: Peacock's farewell to fans - 20/02/2003
Tottenham boss Glenn Hoddle and Millwall's Dennis Wise are among those set to feature in a testimonial for former QPR and Chelsea midfielder Gavin Peacock. Peacock made 103 league appearances for the Blues between August 1993 November 1996. [More]

Press article: Peacock leaves QPR - 17/07/2002
After agreeing terms with QPR, Gavin Peacock ends his contract with the West London club a year earlier than expected. He is expected to concentrate on a career in the media, including a stint on BBC Radio's 'Five Live' programme. [More]