Derby Days and Riveting Rivalries

The recent Milan derby was dramatic. Inter took a 2-0 lead before AC Milan made a comeback scoring the equaliser in the last minute of the match. El Clasico was even more spectacular last weekend. A top of the table clash, the Spanish title at stake, Real Madrid down to ten men make it 2-2 then Messi scores the winner …

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Promotion secured but what next for Newcastle United

Newcastle United are back in the top flight of English football. Monday nights convincing 4-1 demolition of Preston North End saw them gain automatic promotion with two games left to play. There were nerves in the air at St James Park when Preston’s Jordan Hugill scored to equalise on a night where that could be the only positive for a …

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The Championship teenager destined for the Premier League

Every year, a young player bursts on to the scene in the English Football League and gets Premier League sides licking their lips with anticipation. Dele Alli and Gareth Bale both started their trade in the lower leagues looking to build their reputation and secure a move to the top flight which ended successfully for both when they got their …

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Manchester Derby – A Season-Defining Game

On Thursday night, a season-defining game will be taking place in a city that lies between Cheshire Plain and Pennines. A rivalry that began in 1881 always sparked controversy and interesting games. But, it seems to me that this might be one of the most important clashes between these teams we’ve seen in a decade. And oddly enough, it’s not …

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Bournemouth Sun Newspaper petition

AFC Bournemouth Fans Start Petition Aimed at The Sun Newspaper

Following on from FootyBlog.net’s earlier petition which had the intention of getting all of The Sun newspaper’s journalists denied access to all Premier League clubs, fans of AFC Bournemouth have now started their own petition, which you can find and sign below. Despite Bournemouth being a massive 264 miles away from Liverpool, what this goes to show is that it’s …

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Remarkable Rooster Landing a Premier League Deal?

Juventus have been the outstanding team in Serie A this season again and the title looks like it will be The Old Ladies once more as we head towards the end of the season. Their players will be praised and rightly so, no doubt they will pick up individual awards, Gonzalo Higuain has scored a fantastic 21 goals and sits …

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Campaign to deny The Sun Newspaper access to all Premier League Football Clubs

You’ve likely heard about the decision by Everton FC to deny The Sun journalists access from their premises, a move which followed former editor Kelvin MacKenzie’s racist and unprovoked article which attacked footballer Ross Barkley and people from Liverpool. We’d like to think that it wasn’t just this particular piece by MacKenzie which prompted the move – there’s been a …

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Manchester United v Anderlecht – An Historic Match

It’s the Europa League quarter-final, a Thursday night match, Manchester United against Anderlecht – a team in a league ranked 10th in the world, nothing to get too excited about some may say. However, not only are the stakes high for both teams, progression will edge either side towards a passage into next year’s Champion’s League as well as a …

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Bottom Three Battle

A shock 2-1 win for Crystal Palace against Chelsea at the weekend and a comeback from Hull over West Ham, and the race to beat the drop couldn’t be closer. Reaching 37 to 40 points, the so-called tally that managers and pundits alike conclude is the total required to guarantee survival, is proving difficult for teams in the bottom half …

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The Future of Football – For the Good of the Game

The current FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, must have been reading my article from 24 November last year (Are You Blind Referee – It’s Surely TMO For A Change http://footyblog.net/blind-referee-surely-tmo-change/ ) as the race to develop the beautiful game by use of a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) has certainly and steadily gained momentum, having most prominently been trialled at the World …

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Ooh Aah Cantona – 20 Years Since The King Left Old Trafford

The next few months will mark specific and special dates leading up the 20th anniversary of Eric Cantona leaving Manchester United. This flamboyant, exquisite, magnificent player was named ‘The King’ of Old Trafford. United supporters and football fans around the world marvelled at his play but during March, April and May 1997, little did anyone know we were witnessing the …

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Quarter-Final Forecast

The quarter-final draw for the Champion’s League has thrown up some interesting and thrilling ties, all of which could be won by either team, and after the dramatic and exciting score lines from the last 16 matches, we will be hoping for more of the same when the competition returns on April 11th. While the international break will halt domestic …

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