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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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A Dab of Humble Pie.

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Paul Pogba spent the days and hours building up to Manchester United’s titanic clash against the old enemy Liverpool on twitter, unveiling a shiny new emoji of himself and another unique hair cut. He was then largely anonymous for the ninety minutes, bar the bonkers ten seconds in which he lost track of Dejan Lovren, jumped aimlessly in the air, unleashed …

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The 48 Team World Cup: What to Expect.

Today news broke that FIFA has decided, by unanimous vote, to completely overhaul the current format of the Worlds greatest footballing showpiece. All you need to know about this new, mega-World Cup can be found here: http://footyblog.net/things-can-get-bigger-pros-cons-new-expanded-world-cup/ With so many changes to take in, here at Footyblog we have come up with seven things you can expect from the new, sparkly …

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The Real Draw of Crazy, Crazy China.

Are you a talented footballer? Does the allure of the big European Leagues and the Champions League bore you? Are you tired of being challenged and having to earn your spot? Well, come to China where you can avoid all those things and be richer than you could ever dream… This week, Axel Witsel became the latest in a long …

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An Unspecial Time for The Special One.

I think it would be safe to say that Jose Mourinho has had happier periods during his illustrious managerial career than that which he is experiencing now. His sparkling new Manchester United side are stuttering, he has been sent off more than Sergio Ramos this season and he is yet to settle in a home he can call his own …

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5 Things to Do During an International Break.

Yes, dear friends, it is that dreaded time again. A gloomy, unforgiving time. A painful two week period hidden in plain sight on any footballing calendar. A time that lurks ominously in the background, watching as we joyously indulge in the marvel of club football, waiting for its time to strike. We all knew it was coming, we knew months …

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5 Things We Learnt on the Premier League Opening Weekend

The Premier League returned with a bang to bring us all out of our pre-season depressions. Here are five things we at FootyBlog learnt from the opening weekend. Jurgen Klopp needs a strap for his glasses. The charismatic German took his new look Liverpool side to the Emirates Stadium on the opening weekend,  as The Reds eventually prevailed in an …

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Roberto Martinez Appointed Belgium Manager

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Stunning news broke today of an inspiring move as Roberto Martinez was named as Marc Wilmots’ replacement as head coach of the Belgian national squad. Wilmots called time on his tenure in charge of the Belgians after they were bundled out of the European Championships by Wales. Many names have been linked with the Belgian hot seat, but there was always …

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Pogba Transfer Saga Takes New Twist

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The transfer saga of the summer has taken another twist after it was revealed that Chelsea owner, Roman Abromavich, is prepared to offer his multi-million pound yacht as part of a deal to sign Paul Pogba. The yacht,  The Eclipse, is a 533 foot monster, and is officially the largest in the world. This new development has left initial favourites …

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