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VAR No Show – Good or Bad?

VAR was used in the 2018 World Cup, in top football tournaments and in leagues around Europe, however, despite the Premier League being one of those leagues, if not the biggest league in the world, this new game changing, season transforming technology has not been introduced due to English clubs voting against it for the 2018/19 season. Instead the vote …

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New Start for Shaw?

Luke Shaw burst into the Premier League in 2011, straight out of Southampton football club’s youth team, and took to first team football and England’s top division with aplomb and outstanding play – he was the talented teenager everyone associated with the Premier League was talking about. Starting in Southampton’s academy, The Saints then first team manager said Luke Shaw …

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The Ronaldo Effect

One of the biggest and most extraordinary transfers of the summer so far has been completed. Cristiano Ronaldo, the most famous and greatest player in the game, has moved from La Liga and Real Madrid to Juventus and the challenge of the Italian league, Serie A. At the age of 33, other players might be seen as ‘over-the-hill’ or past …

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Ladies in Red

It has been a long time coming, but Manchester United will finally have a women’s football team from next season. For one of the biggest clubs in the world, it seemed bizarre that in the modern era of the game, the Old Trafford side did not compete with teams like Manchester City and Arsenal in having a successful ladies team. …

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Winter Break – Out in the cold or warmed to?

After much debate and many years of suggestion, a winter break has finally been decided for the Premier League starting during the 2019/20 season. Many were keen on this idea, but now it is a certainty, will fans feel differently towards an interruption in their football season and do our players really need a break? It will of course of …

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United’s Historic Night – The 50th Anniversary

This weekend marks a significant anniversary in Manchester United’s history. It is 50 years since Sir Matt Busby and his re-built team, after the Munich air disaster, became the first English club to win the European Cup, now known as the Champion’s league. The victory ran deeper than the club becoming champions of Europe; ten years since the Munich air …

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For Free: The Top Three

With the football season coming to a close, thoughts will start to turn to summer transfers. Speculations, rumours, surprise signings and big money buys, the end of season transfer window is always exciting, and this year, it will be all the more thrilling by the big name players who are out of contract. Buying any footballer on a free transfer …

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Resurrection for Saints as Swansea suffer

This crunch basement battle was set to be a tense affair. Mark Hughes was looking for his second Premier League win as Saints boss, and his team wanted to bounce back after visting Everton and conceding a late equaliser. A loss for either team would be a big blow to their survival hopes. The swans looked a team reborn after …

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United Ride Again As Wenger Slumps to Another Away Defeat

Arsenal arrived at Old Trafford with one eye on their crucial Europa League semi final second leg. Ozil, Wilshere and Ramsey were all left to rest up in London. The departing Arsene Wenger gave youth a chance, and handed Reiss-Nelson his second start and gave a full Premier League debut to January signing Mavroponos. Manchester United were set to lay …

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Mitro Magic Sinks Sunderland

Fulham had all the big guns starting aimed to overtake Cardiff in second spot who were defeated at Derby in midweek. Sunderland were in awful form before the game, their relegation confirmed by a meek defeat by fellow strugglers Burton Albion at home. Coleman was looking for a response from his team who looked to topple Fulham’s impressive 22 match …

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Arsenal slump to turgid draw after Madrid madness

Arsenal’s biggest game of the season had arrived, made extra special by the news of their iconic manager departing, they welcomed Atletico Madrid to the Emirates, and were set up in a attacking formation designed to break down the imperious Atletico defence, while Simeone had the firepower of Diego Costa and Fernando Torres on the bench, aiming to exploit Arsenal’s …

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Real edge it in Munich in lacklustre spectacle

  The atmosphere at the Allianz would rival Anfield, the night previously,  but what would European giants and Bayern Munich and Real Madrid serve up during this semi final. Two giant teams, the greatest stage, the play was about to begin.   The game started in a truly European manner, cagey and timid. Los Blancos sat off Bayern during the …

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Great Scott

Youth team players and the system of bringing through the ranks young footballers symbolises Manchester United’s philosophies. It is a value that embodies the history of the club, and the belief in youth has continued throughout the years through to the present day, the current ‘kid’ being Scott McTominay. Despite playing internationally for Scotland, McTominay is a local lad, born …

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Best of British

British home nation players have always played their part in the Manchester United squad over the years, the latest addition being Scott McTominay. The Irish connection has always been strong, as well as some special Scots, wonderful Welshmen, and of course the excitement of English expertise has continually graced the Old Trafford pitch, but who are the best of British …

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