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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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“Pie Gate” leaves a sour taste

Sutton united’s Wayne Shaw has completed his rise and fall in a remarkable 24 hours and, presumably like most pies available at conference level, it leaves one sick to their stomach. What should be remembered as the biggest night of these players and their club’s history, coming up against the most consistent top four and champions league first round knockout …

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Defensive move for the NY Red Bulls

By : Christopher Tangarife Defense has always been a point of weakness for the NY Red Bulls ,but despite this crack in their armor they have consistently been one of the top teams in MLS with one of the lowest payrolls in the league. The Red Bulls however have seen the story of giving up leads far too often throughout …

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Top 20 richest football clubs in the world

Soccer, or football, call it what you like, is undoubtedly one of the most prolific and popular sports throughout the world. From the dusty, dry streets in Africa to the lush, pristine fields in Europe, the sport has a universal appeal. The fans are something else too. Ardent and passionate supporters of their team, the likes of which you are …

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Skipper Gibbs? Arsene Wenger’s Craziest Captains

Roy Keane knows a thing or two about how to lead a team. So it was no surprise to see the former Man United captain berate Arsene Wenger’s decision to give Kieran Gibbs the armband half way through Arsenal’s walloping at Bayern Munich last night. Here we rate some of the more questionable captains of Arsene Wenger’s reign. Mikel Arteta …

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Zidane The ‘Real’ Man?

This season will mark 20 years since Zinedine Zidane won his first football league title as a player, the 1996/97 Serie A title. Now in charge of Real Madrid, the club he played for from 2001 to 2006, can he, two decades on, win his first league title as a manager? It would be a great feat for Zidane, not …

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Burnley Give Hope To The Chasing Pack

A spirited performance from Burnley slowed down Chelsea‘s title charge as a splendid Robbie Brady free kick earned Dyche’s men a 1-1 draw at Turf Moore. The draw kept Burnley’s impressive home record intact, as the Clarets have picked up 29 points at home. Chelsea were looking to extend their lead at the summit to 12 points at Burnley and …

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