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How The Transfer Market Is Controlled And Inflated By The Big Spenders

How The Transfer Market Is Controlled And Inflated By The Big Spenders

With the World Cup now behind us, the new domestic season is just around the corner and the activity in the transfer market is also beginning to gather pace. Whilst it’s a very exciting time of the year to be a football fan as the rumours and speculation surrounding potential deals being struck for your club begin to rapidly circulate, ... Read More »

World Cup 2014: Team Of The Tournament

World Cup 2014: Team Of The Tournament

After an extraordinary month of football in Brazil which has seen Germany win their fourth World Cup, there have also been many individual players who took the tournament by storm. However, FIFA’s choice for the overall Player Of The Tournament has proven to be controversial. Lionel Messi was given the award despite not producing many heroics beyond the group stages. ... Read More »

Why Liverpool Had No Option But To Sell Suarez

Why Liverpool Had No Option But To Sell Suarez

Has there ever been a footballer who has divided opinion or caused as much controversy in recent history as Luis Suarez? Despite being one of the best and most skilful players to grace the Premier League, all but his most loyal and passionate fans are relieved to see him move on. For every sublime trick and stunning goal he produced ... Read More »

World Cup: Semi-Final Preview

World Cup: Semi-Final Preview

After three and half weeks and 159 goals scored, only four teams remain at the World Cup and are just one win away from Sunday’s final at the Maracana. However, despite being so close to glory, none of the four semi-finalists have sailed through the knockout stages as all four have needed extra time in either the second round or ... Read More »

Why Brazil Might Yet Win The World Cup

Why Brazil Might Yet Win The World Cup

If this thrilling World Cup has shown anything so far, it’s that it is the most open tournament we’ve seen in a long time. Normally, the main contenders for the crown take time to grow into the competition and it’s at about this stage that they step up and show their credentials. However, having watched every minute of every single ... Read More »

Where England Went Wrong…

Where England Went Wrong…

Everyone was under no illusions as to how tough it was going to be for England to progress through a difficult group which was viewed as the “group of death” due to the presence of three former winners (holding seven World Cups between them). However, an early elimination with just one point and two goals scored from three games surely ... Read More »

Why Wayne Wasn’t To Blame For Italy Defeat

Why Wayne Wasn’t To Blame For Italy Defeat

Judging by some of the reaction in the media following England’s defeat to Italy, you’d have been forgiven for thinking that England’s tournament had already ended and that we’d crashed out in a manner that typifies the English national team. Whilst the fact that England were beaten might not have surprised too many, those who watched the game would know ... Read More »

World Cup Surprise Packages & Shock Exits

World Cup Surprise Packages & Shock Exits

The World Cup starts today and the way in which the tournament has been drawn out, it would be a huge surprise if the hosts, along with the three other most fancied sides (Spain, Germany and Argentina) didn’t make it into the last four and faced each other in their own “mini-tournament”. Having studied all the permutations, the most likely ... Read More »

How England Should Approach The Italy Game

How England Should Approach The Italy Game

With just a week to go until England kick off their World Cup campaign against the Italians, Roy Hodgson must surely have his all-important team selection in mind for that crucial opening clash. The game against Italy has been built up as the most important of England’s group games and it has been generally viewed as a game we must ... Read More »

Why Neil Adams Needs To Prove Himself This Summer

Why Neil Adams Needs To Prove Himself This Summer

Having been appointed as Norwich City’s permanent manager around a fortnight ago, Neil Adams looks set to be joined by fellow former Canary Gary Holt who will become his assistant after leaving his post as manager at Falkirk. The pair will now preside over what is expected to be a very busy summer at the club during which many changes ... Read More »