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Remarkable Rooster Landing a Premier League Deal?

Juventus have been the outstanding team in Serie A this season again and the title looks like it will be in the hands of The Old Lady once more as we head towards the end of the season. Their players will be praised and rightly so, no doubt they will pick up individual awards, Gonzalo Higuain has scored a fantastic 21 …

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Campaign to deny The Sun Newspaper access to all Premier League Football Clubs

You’ve likely heard about the decision by Everton FC to deny The Sun journalists access from their premises, a move which followed former editor Kelvin MacKenzie’s racist and unprovoked article which attacked footballer Ross Barkley and people from Liverpool. We’d like to think that it wasn’t just this particular piece by MacKenzie which prompted the move – there’s been a …

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Manchester United v Anderlecht – An Historic Match

It’s the Europa League quarter-final, a Thursday night match, Manchester United against Anderlecht – a team in a league ranked 10th in the world, nothing to get too excited about some may say. However, not only are the stakes high for both teams, progression will edge either side towards a passage into next year’s Champion’s League as well as a …

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Bottom Three Battle

A shock 2-1 win for Crystal Palace against Chelsea at the weekend and a comeback from Hull over West Ham, and the race to beat the drop couldn’t be closer. Reaching 37 to 40 points, the so-called tally that managers and pundits alike conclude is the total required to guarantee survival, is proving difficult for teams in the bottom half …

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The Future of Football – For the Good of the Game

The current FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, must have been reading my article from 24 November last year (Are You Blind Referee – It’s Surely TMO For A Change http://footyblog.net/blind-referee-surely-tmo-change/ ) as the race to develop the beautiful game by use of a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) has certainly and steadily gained momentum, having most prominently been trialled at the World …

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Ooh Aah Cantona – 20 Years Since The King Left Old Trafford

The next few months will mark specific and special dates leading up the 20th anniversary of Eric Cantona leaving Manchester United. This flamboyant, exquisite, magnificent player was named ‘The King’ of Old Trafford. United supporters and football fans around the world marvelled at his play but during March, April and May 1997, little did anyone know we were witnessing the …

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Quarter-Final Forecast

The quarter-final draw for the Champion’s League has thrown up some interesting and thrilling ties, all of which could be won by either team, and after the dramatic and exciting score lines from the last 16 matches, we will be hoping for more of the same when the competition returns on April 11th. While the international break will halt domestic …

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Hard To Believe He’s Not Scholes It’s Carrick…

Michael Carrick is one of Manchester United’s most important yet underrated players, with the natural ability to control the midfield, defend and to push the team forward. He has been performing the above skills at a consistently high level for over 10 years with The Red Devil’s, and has been rewarded with a testimonial in June. The chant ‘hard to …

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Massimiliano Allegri Should Be the Leading Front Runner to Replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

After a turbulent few weeks in the Arsenal camp – stemming from the humiliating 5-1 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich, speculation has increased regarding the future of Arsene Wenger. Ex-players and fans have grown frustrated at the lack of desire and commitment throughout the Arsenal team – leading many to believe that the problems are arising from the …

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Surprising Superb Sevilla

The race for the La Liga title is usually contested by Barcelona and Real Madrid with the odd season thrown in when a third team joins the battle for top spot in an exciting twist. Occasionally that team will go on to win the title, Atletico Madrid in 2014 and Valencia in 2002 and 2004 the most recent, this season …

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Tainting History, Unjust Conduct

In recent weeks the football world has been divided over the treatment of Arsene Wenger. Some are disgusted with the way he is being hounded out of Arsenal, others siding with the man who has created so much Premier League history and has taken The Gunners to the top with over 20 years of management at the club. If this …

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Essential Europa?

The UEFA Europa League: The poor relation to the Champion’s League and a trophy the top clubs in Europe, if they are unfortunate enough to fall from grace and end up playing in the Thursday night saga, do not want to win. Most would have agreed with the above a few years ago, but in recent times has the Europa …

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Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger deserves a legendary sendoff

By: Christopher Tangarife After the 5-1 thrashing Arsenal received at the hands of Bayern Munich, many are calling for Wenger’s departure from the club and they have every right too.  Arsene Wenger will always be a legend at Arsenal, but he is slowly losing this status the longer he stays at the helm without winning the Premier League or getting …

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