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How Franck Ribery got his scars

Pound-for-pound Franck Ribery is easily one of the best players in the world. Still plying his trade in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, the 29 year old has played for a total of 7 clubs in his career. After starting off with Boulogne he moved on to Ales, then Stade Brestois, then Metz, before making the curious transfer to Turkish …

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Cultural Lessons for Foreign Players

After a year of football racism under the spotlight, it appears that governing bodies are beginning to tackle the issue. The news broke today that cultural lessons will be made available to foreign football players, to help them settle in to life in England. This accompanies the proposal of an ‘anti-discrimination’ clause being introduced in to all contracts. This is …

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Messi, Ronaldo and Iniesta up for Baloon d’Or

It has been announced that one of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Andres Iniesta will be the winner of the 2012 Baloon d’Or. The La Liga trio are undoubtedly 3 of the best players in Europe right now, so any one of these 3 are more than qualified to lift this trophy. This years nomination list seemed a bit of …

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How to be a Football Journalist

A while ago we started writing a piece titled “How to become a football journalist”. Although still in creation (or perhaps conveniently forgotten about as I couldn’t be bothered to research it) I stumbled upon a football journalism course which is due to begin just next week. The course is being run by Ian Prior, the Guardian Sports Editor, and …

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Gareth Bale Own Goal vs Liverpool

I can see this one hastily being added to many footballing gaff DVD’s in time for Christmas… Gareth Bale’s own-goal from last nights match with Liverpool. Bale went on to score a fantastic free-kick to win the game for Spurs 2-1.

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Photos of distraught Barcelona after Chelsea defeat

Photos have been released in a new book showing the despair that Barcelona players went through following their Champions League final defeat to Chelsea last season. The book, titled “Barcelona: Proud of our colours” gives a very intimate insight into the life of the team and the players.

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Joey Barton does a Steve McClaren

Remember when Steve McClaren carried out an interview on Dutch TV with a funny Dutch accent? Looks like Joey Barton’s done exactly the same thing after making his Ligue 1 debut in a 1-0 win for Marseille against Lille… Barton went on to make the obvious usual statements such as “Perhaps I shouldn’t say it, but I’m maybe a little …

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Phillip Mexes Bicycle Kick

Bicycle kicks seem to be quite in fashion at the moment, and here Phillip Mexes’ brilliant looping bicycle kick from the edge of the box helped AC Milan to qualify for the final 16 of the Champions League. And don’t forget – Mexes is a centre back!

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George Boyd Wonder-Goal Video

Peterborough United may not be setting the world alight this season but Posh striker George Boyd certainly sent shockwaves around the rest of the country last night. His spectacular half volley from inside the centre circle helps to move Peterborough off the foot of the Championship!

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Where next for David Beckham

David Beckham has announced that he will be leaving American club LA Galaxy at the end of their current season, which will be 1st December after the clubs cup final game. He stated that he feels ready for another challenge before retiring from playing, and Australian A League side Melbourne Heart have claimed that they’re ready to offer Beckham a …

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