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The Dilemma of Luis Suarez

Every year, FIFA along with French magazine France Football organize a ceremony during which they award the best player of they year. Last year’s Ballon d’or winner was Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo. Recently, FIFA released the final list of Ballon d’or competitors which included Barcelona forward Lionel Messi (Ballon d’or winner 4 times), Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo (Ballon d’or …

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Five Big EPL Transfers that could happen in January

By the time the organised chaos that is the January transfer window comes around, Premier League clubs will be half way through their season. Some clubs will be looking to strengthen their squads to maintain their form whereas others will be panic buying to salvage what is left of their campaign. Either way there are bound to be some interesting …

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Can Ranieri lead Leicester to the impossible?

What a start to the season for the Foxes. After 13 games, Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City sit pretty at the top of the table, one point ahead of favourites Manchester City and 14 points ahead of current holders Chelsea. The emergence of Jamie Vardy has certainly been the highlight of City’s season so far, as he looks to beat Ruud van Nistelrooy’s …

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Why England may never win a major tournament

Much like Liverpool fans, every world cup and euro’s the media hypes up our chances with the famous words “this could be our year”. Sadly we never seem to deliver and reality finally kicks in about where we sit on the world stage in comparison to our competition. However, since our ‘Golden generation’ flopped spectacularly in South Africa, the expectation …

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The Working Cycle of a Performance Analyst.

Working within the sporting industry is very demanding within itself due to the unpredictability of sport, which managers and coaches trying to reduce the gap as much as possible thus giving us a Performance Analyst, and everyone involved within the sporting business, more work load to do to ensure team or individual performs at their best every week. As a …

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England vs France: When Football Came Second

I was lucky enough to get tickets with my brother for England‘s friendly match against France this week and it was a very interesting and emotional game to attend. Following the horrific events of the 13th November there was increased security and a chance to pay respects to those who lost their lives and their families. On the approach to …

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Liverpool’s Brazilian connection prove too much for Man City

You’d have to think when Jurgen Klopp arrived at Liverpool nearly two months ago, this would have been a game the German would have been dreading. Coming back from an international break, after suffering his first loss of the season to face the league leaders at their stronghold was hardly an ideal situation for Klopp’s men. And yet, yesterday was …

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Wenger: “Sanchez and Ozil deals can wait.”

Arsene Wenger revealed that Arsenal are “not in a hurry” to tie down Alexis Sanchez and Mezut Ozil to new deals. Wenger says there is no urgency to secure the futures of the two most expensive players in Arsenal’s history. This follows reports in national newspapers that Sanchez will be offered a bumper five-year contract to fend off interest from Manchester …

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Arsenal fan proposes mad plan to entice Messi to the Emirates

Recent reports have suggested that Lionel Messi is keen on a move to the Emirates, linking the star footballer with a record breaking £600,000 a week deal with Arsenal. Arsenal fans were quick to dispel this rumour, taking to Twitter to voice their humour on the report given the frugal nature of Arsene Wenger and his background team. Messi has been linked …

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Fabregas responds to Chelsea’s failed start to the season

  Chelsea, the current Premier League champions, have lost an unbelievable seven of their 12 matches to sit a mere three points above the relegation places in 16th, and sit some 15 points off the pace set by Manchester City and Arsenal. Responding to the poor start to the season, Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas branded Chelsea’s season as “F*****”, and admitted his confusion …

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14th Consecutive Defeat for Lincoln Moorlands

Today’s match of the 22nd fixture of Toolstation Northern Counties East League – Division One witnessed the 14th consecutive defeat of Lincoln Moorlands Railway FC versus local rivals Grimsby. Moorlands line up: Garry Doran (GK), Zak Johnson, Alex Mackinder, Ward Laderhood, Christopher Skipper, Ryan Hitwell, Joshua Scohfield, Greg Andrews, Adam Croft, Cameron Heap, Geno Robinson. Grimsby line up: Scott Drury …

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5 Times Football Triumphed Over Tragedy

By Aidan Delaney Without a shadow of a doubt, the terrorist attacks of last night will live long in the memories of people all over the world. 120 have so far lost their lives in one of the deadliest attacks in recent times. Paris is a place that loves it’s football and harrowing videos of explosions being heard during the …

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Adriano: The Collapse Of The Emperor

Once revered as one of Europe’s top strikers, Adriano’s tremendous fall from grace has since set the tone for his career, and the man once known as ‘L’imperatore’ has now become the quintessential ”what if?” player. Once described by a Brazilian football agent as having ”above all the desire to win, to be a professional”, after his father’s death in late 2004, …

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Swiss Company Offers House Sitting Service for Footballers

A house-sitting business in Switzerland has decided to take it upon itself to try and solve the on-going problem of footballers’ houses getting burgled whilst players are away either on International duty or playing in Europe by offering a footballers house-sitting service. The aptly named “house and pet sitting” company recently declared that it would be offering this service on …

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Why are Transfer Rumours Always so Unreliable

We live in an age where information is so easily broadcast and available, practically anyone can claim to be a reputable source, and when it comes to football and the world of transfer rumours, it really is a mindfield of dodgy stories and agenda-driven propaganda. Fortunately there are some reliable sources of football transfer news, such as www.transferrumours.co.uk. Here you …

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