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Essential Europa?

The UEFA Europa League: The poor relation to the Champion’s League and a trophy the top clubs in Europe, if they are unfortunate enough to fall from grace and end up playing in the Thursday night saga, do not want to win. Most would have agreed with the above a few years ago, but in recent times has the Europa …

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Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger deserves a legendary sendoff

By: Christopher Tangarife After the 5-1 thrashing Arsenal received at the hands of Bayern Munich, many are calling for Wenger’s departure from the club and they have every right too.  Arsene Wenger will always be a legend at Arsenal, but he is slowly this status the longer he stays at the helm without winning the Premier League or getting passed …

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“Pie Gate” leaves a sour taste

Sutton united’s Wayne Shaw has completed his rise and fall in a remarkable 24 hours and, presumably like most pies available at conference level, it leaves one sick to their stomach. What should be remembered as the biggest night of these players and their club’s history, coming up against the most consistent top four and champions league first round knockout …

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Defensive move for the NY Red Bulls

By : Christopher Tangarife Defense has always been a point of weakness for the NY Red Bulls ,but despite this crack in their armor they have consistently been one of the top teams in MLS with one of the lowest payrolls in the league. The Red Bulls however have seen the story of giving up leads far too often throughout …

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Top 20 richest football clubs in the world

Soccer, or football, call it what you like, is undoubtedly one of the most prolific and popular sports throughout the world. From the dusty, dry streets in Africa to the lush, pristine fields in Europe, the sport has a universal appeal. The fans are something else too. Ardent and passionate supporters of their team, the likes of which you are …

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Skipper Gibbs? Arsene Wenger’s Craziest Captains

Roy Keane knows a thing or two about how to lead a team. So it was no surprise to see the former Man United captain berate Arsene Wenger’s decision to give Kieran Gibbs the armband half way through Arsenal’s walloping at Bayern Munich last night. Here we rate some of the more questionable captains of Arsene Wenger’s reign. Mikel Arteta …

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Zidane The ‘Real’ Man?

This season will mark 20 years since Zinedine Zidane won his first football league title as a player, the 1996/97 Serie A title. Now in charge of Real Madrid, the club he played for from 2001 to 2006, can he, two decades on, win his first league title as a manager? It would be a great feat for Zidane, not …

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Burnley Give Hope To The Chasing Pack

A spirited performance from Burnley slowed down Chelsea‘s title charge as a splendid Robbie Brady free kick earned Dyche’s men a 1-1 draw at Turf Moore. The draw kept Burnley’s impressive home record intact, as the Clarets have picked up 29 points at home. Chelsea were looking to extend their lead at the summit to 12 points at Burnley and …

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Gylfi Sigurdsson Continues to Shine in a Period of Adversity.

Swansea are living dangerously close to the relegation places at this point in the season. After years of stability and safety in the Premier League in previous seasons, the Welsh club could find themselves playing Championship football next season. The narrow defeat at Manchester City would not have helped their cause, but Swansea have picked up much needed wins before and after with victories over …

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Dreamy Heights, Crushing Lows: The Liverpool Way.

The day was Saturday 31st December, having ground out a gritty 1-0 win over Manchester City at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool were widely touted as potentially the only side capable of challenging the might of Chelsea for the title. The Reds were competing on three fronts and their season was brimming with hope and expectations as fans began to allow …

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United Spaniards

Manchester United’s three Spanish players David de Gea, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera have all been written off at some point during their Old Trafford careers. Whether they have been criticised for performances, expected to leave when new management have arrived or had questions asked as to whether they can adapt their game to English football, these Spaniards have proven …

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Soccer Saturday and the problem with ex-pro pundits in England

It’s true that the average punter enjoys the childish and often very, very basic “banter” involved with soccer Saturday, but Paul Merson and Phil Thompson’s latest blunder has shown how outdated and obsolete most of their work now is. To go through their entire repertoire of missed points, obvious analysis and wrong predictions would take years so let’s concentrate on …

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Is the Premier League already decided?

As I awaited the start of the Man Utd game against Leicester, I couldn’t help but wonder: is the Premier League already decided? Saturday was a hard one to watch, at least from a perspective of all Arsenal fans.  And it isn’t the result that sticks with me. The skill disparity wasn’t as noticeable as much as the pure physicality …

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Ronaldo Enjoyed Possibly His Best Year Yet

The 5th of February may not be of much significance to many, but in the confines of world football the date carries a certain level of importance.  This is the birthday of one of the greatest players on the planet, Cristiano Ronaldo, who had more reason to celebrate than most in a year. The Real Madrid star turned 32 on his …

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Defending in Decline?

Attacking football is thrilling to watch, but in the modern era of the game you may be forgiven for thinking that pulling off a last-ditch tackle or a headed clearance off the line, is no longer the priority for centre or full backs nowadays. Managers appear to put a lot of pressure on their back line, but is seems that …

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