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Managerial Merry-go-round Mistakes?

We are almost halfway through the season and already a quarter of managers who started the term in charge of Premier League clubs have been dismissed. Some might say the sackings were the correct decisions, others not, either way, the burning question is are the replacements the right choices? Firing a manager is all well and good, but unless the …

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Ole was always Gunnar be a success

It is ten years since Manchester United’s baby-faced assassin left Old Trafford after eleven illustrious years with the club. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will always be fondly thought of as not only a great striker for the Old Trafford team, but as a bargain buy, super sub and United’s saviour in the 1999 Champion’s League final – quite an impressive list …

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Critical Capital Clash

One of the biggest derbies in world football takes place this Saturday with added spice this term. The Serie A season may only be four months old, but this match is already immense in relation to the title race and Champion’s League places on offer, as well as it being a fiery and highly anticipated encounter that no player on …

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The One That Got Away

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon recently announced he will retire from the game at the end of the season unless the Italian giants win the Champion’s League (so he can play in the FIFA Club World Cup the following season) – this is the only trophy that has evaded this great shot stopper and the one medal he desperately craves to …

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Chiesa the Second, Stardom set to Beckon

‘My dad once told me: you only become a Serie A player when you have made at least 300 appearances,’ are the words of Fiorentina’s young sensation Federico Chiesa. Judging by this statement he may not think he has made it, but this Serie A wonder-kid is certainly on the road to stardom and has already ‘made it’ as a …

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The Premier League 25 Years The Review

The Premier League 25 Years by Lloyd Pettiford is a book ‘written by the fans for the fans.’ A celebration of the quarter of a century old English Premier League, this quirky book is very different to what I was expecting but has given me an entertaining read. At times I loved what I was reading, another page and I …

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International Breakup?

With another international break and interruption to club football behind us, is there any football fan who welcomed the tedious England games or a riveting Slovenia v Slovakia friendly?! Word is, everyone is breathing a sigh of relief that club football (and decent football worth watching) is now back. So why not end the international breaks and put fans, and …

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Happy 80th Birthday Sir Bobby Charlton

Some may say the word ‘legend’ is overused and misused in the modern era of football, but if there is one man who deserves the title and most definitely is everything the word signifies and more, then it is Sir Bobby Charlton. Turning 80 years old today, the gentleman, the wonderful footballer he was, the great ambassador for football he …

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Champion’s League Contenders

Two rounds in, the 2017/18 Champion’s league competition is well and truly back. The famous anthem, the special mid-week night games played under the floodlights, the atmosphere and, most significantly, Europe’s best teams battling it out on the pitch and giving football fans a super spectacle. This term sees the usual suspects and the Spanish big guns going for glory …

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Inter’s Ivan Imperative

Inter Milan are one of the teams gunning for Serie A glory this season. It will take something special to stop six-time champion’s Juventus but if one man can be the difference as to whether the San Siro club can finish top in Italy come May, then it is Ivan Perisic. The Croatian winger looked set for a big money …

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The Rise of Rashford

It is always fantastic to see a young player come through the ranks at a top football club and make their first team debut. However, some make the grade, some don’t, others move to lower league clubs, a few might give up the game all together, but amongst the almost-made-it players, there is that special find. One of those exceptional …

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The Perfect 10

Whoever is handed the Juventus number 10 team shirt has high expectations to live up to. It’s a special squad number printed on the back of the famous black and white jersey, some of the most legendary and greatest forwards to play for the Serie A team have worn the iconic shirt that is unique to the club, one every …

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25 Years of the Premier League – Brilliant Bruce

It is 30 years since Steve Bruce signed for Manchester United. The Corbridge born man achieved so much and set numerous records during his great footballing career, but one piece of history that Bruce will remain famous for and can never be rewritten is that he was the first captain to lift the Premier League trophy. As England’s top division …

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Can The Old Lady be Toppled?

The new Serie A season is only two games old yet talk of Juventus winning a seventh straight Italian title is already underway. Fans of Italy’s top league would say normal service was resumed in the first match of The Old Lady’s campaign, a 3-0 home win over Cagliari and it would appear Juventus are going to be unstoppable again. …

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The New Nemanja

The last Nemanja to play for Manchester United will go down as a club legend. The Old Trafford career of Nemanja Vidic was incredible, successful, and he was a fantastic player who was imperative to the team – the new Nemanja at United will be hoping for the same achievements as he embarks on his second football journey under Jose …

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