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Nathan Hill

20 year old Journalism student at the University of Lincoln and Norwich City season ticket holder. I eat, sleep and breathe football and will never shy away from giving my opinions on anything regarding the beautiful game!

How Chelsea Have Fallen From Grace

Jose Mourinho has never been under this kind of pressure. Photo: Ronnie Macdonald (via Flickr).

On the 3rd of May, Chelsea lifted the Premier League title for the first time in five years and many pundits and experts were forecasting the start of a dynasty in English football. On the 3rd of October, Chelsea were humbled at home by Southampton and now those same pundits and experts are beginning to wonder whether even Jose Mourinho …

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Why The Current Window Is Too “Open”

West Brom didn't want to sell and they didn't sell, but keeping Berahino might present another problem. Photo: Warwick Gastinger (via Flickr).

Having had the best part of three months to rebuild for the 2015/16 campaign, you’d have thought that every club (regardless of their division) would have had no problem in securing most of their top transfer targets before the window slammed shut last week. However, many clubs seem to have entered September and the international break feeling somewhat dissatisfied with …

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Is King Louis’ Reign “Destroying” Manchester United?

Van Gaal's "philosophy" hasn't allowed many of his players to reach their potential. Photo: Global Panorama (via Flickr).

If one were to merely glance at and compare the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons for Manchester United, the natural conclusion to draw is that the Premier League’s most successful club are on the road to recovery under Louis Van Gaal. However, former Ballon d’Or winner Hristo Stoichkov has said in the last 24 hours that the Dutchman is doing exactly …

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What The England Men’s Team Can Learn From The Women’s Performances

England's women have made history with their progress at the World Cup. Photo: James Boyes (via Flickr).

In another otherwise bleak summer for English football, in which both the under 21s team and also the young team that took part in the Toulon Tournament underperformed, Saturday night provided a rare proud moment for the game in this country. The women’s team reached the semi-final of the World Cup for the first time ever and it also ended …

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How UEFA Have Changed Qualifying For The Better

Iceland are one of the nations to have benefited from the new format. Photo: Nazionale Calcio (via Flickr).

As we enter the second half of the newly revamped qualifying format for the European Championship, it’s clear that the changes made by UEFA have made an impact. What was once an incredibly dull and predictable process of the superpowers strolling their way past the minnows and lesser footballing nations has actually been turned into a fairly decent competition. Despite …

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How Barca Returned To The Summit Of European Football

Lionel Messi has been back to his best this season and Luis Suarez has proven to be an excellent acquisition. Photo: Ver en vivo En Directo (via Flickr).

Twelve months ago Barcelona were a fading force. The 2013/14 campaign saw a complete shift in the footballing balance of power in Spain from the Catalan club to the capital. Real Madrid defeated them in the Copa Del Rey final and then went on to win La Decima in a Champions League final which resembled a Madrid derby. Their opponents …

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How The Alex Neil Effect Won Promotion For Norwich

Alex Neil will now go head to head with Mourinho, Wenger and Van Gaal. Photo: Grant Stantiall (via Flickr).

Monday 25th May will go down as one of the most famous days in Norwich City’s history. A first appearance and victory at the new Wembley and their first visit to the national stadium for 30 years saw them book an immediate return to the Premier League. However, the result was just the icing on the cake of what was …

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Championship Play-Off Preview

Wembley is the best place to win promotion but the worst place to lose out on it. Photo: Jon Candy (via Flickr).

After a 46 game marathon which produced the most incredible and dramatic race for automatic promotion in recent history, we’re now less than 48 hours away from the start of the play-off sprint. Bournemouth and Watford have already reached the finish line and the promised land of the top flight. However, the immediate futures of the four teams who were …

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How Milan Can Become Fashionable Again

Milan fans have been losing patience with the Berlusconi regime which has seen them fall from grace. Photo: olaszmelo (via Flickr)

Of all the European football giants enduring a period of crisis, surely none can match the decline of Milan. For the second season in succession, the Rossoneri find themselves embarrassingly well off the pace for even a qualifying place for the competition they used to dominate, the Champions League, let alone the Scudetto title race. As recently as eight years ago, …

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Farewell Neil

Photo: Oliver Mallich (via Flickr).

Norwich City are once again looking for a new manager after Neil Adams fell on his sword earlier today with the club sitting just outside the play-offs in the Championship. Given the squad they have and the start to the season they made, it is a disappointment and an underachievement yet the former winger, youth team manager and radio pundit …

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