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Is King Louis’ Reign “Destroying” Manchester United?

Is King Louis’ Reign “Destroying” Manchester United?

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 ... Read More »

How Ready Is Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

How Ready Is Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

Russia’s goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev at Armenia-Russia Euro 2012 Qualifying Match Photo: Pan Photo (via. Flickr). Is Russia Ready to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup? In three short years, Russia will host the next World Cup. FIFA claims that Russia is on track in its preparations, but anybody who paid attention to the Winter Olympics in Sochi might be right ... Read More »

Victor Valdes in talks with Valencia After Louis van Gaal leaves the Spanish stopper in Manchester

Victor Valdes in talks with Valencia After Louis van Gaal leaves the Spanish stopper in Manchester

Victor Valdes is in talks to return back to Spain with Valencia after Louis van Gaal told the former Barcelona stopper look for another club. The Manchester United boss left the 33-year-old out of their tour of America after he apparently refused to play for Under 21 side. The Spanish international has hit back at the Dutch coach by tweeting ... Read More »

Could Mario Balotelli be on his way to Stoke City?

Could Mario Balotelli be on his way to Stoke City?

Stoke City are interested in the Liverpool FC striker Mario Balotelli following the Italian’s falling out with manager Brendan Rodgers. Balotelli has been an unmitigated disaster for Liverpool, scoring only one Premier League goal over the course of last season after his £16m move from Milan. With Roberto Firmino and Danny Ings already signed, and Christian Benteke likely to join ... Read More »

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

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

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 ... Read More »

Homegrown Worries: Manchester City at the risk of overspending to sign homegrown players

Homegrown Worries: Manchester City at the risk of overspending to sign homegrown players

Manchester City are in desperate need to add more homegrown players, in order to meet the demand of football association (FA). After the departure of Frank Lampard who was signed last summer from New York City FC on season long loan, James Milner, Micah Richards, Scott Sinclair, Dedrck Boyata, as things stand Manchester City are short of five homegrown players ... Read More »

Is Jack Wilshere finally ready to fulfill his potential?

Is Jack Wilshere finally ready to fulfill his potential?

After a man of the match performance and two stunning goals versus Slovenia, is Jack Wilshere finally ready to fulfill his prodigious talent? It was his performance against Barcelona back in 2011 when he was just 19, that offered such hope to Arsenal and England fans. His composure, technical skill and confidence when playing against the likes of Xavi and ... Read More »

How UEFA Have Changed Qualifying For The Better

How UEFA Have Changed Qualifying For The Better

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 ... Read More »

How Barca Returned To The Summit Of European Football

How Barca Returned To The Summit Of European Football

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 ... Read More »

West Ham appoint Slaven Bilic as new Manager

West Ham appoint Slaven Bilic as new Manager

Good news for all Hammers fans today with the announcement that Croatian Slaven Bilic will take over as boss at West Ham following Sam Allardyce’s departure at the end of last season. The news was announced minutes ago on the West Ham website and means that Bilic’s few weeks of unemployment since leaving Besiktas at the end of last season ... Read More »