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Scout Report: Turkey

Background Turkey’s Super League (Super Lig) was founded in 1959, after a number of individual city-based leagues joined forces to create the national Super Lig. Of the sixteen teams that competed in the 1959 season, only Besiktas, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, and Genclerbirligi began the 2013-2014 season in the top flight. In recent times, the country has become an attractive destination for …

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Scout Report: Argentina

Background When Argentina is mentioned in a conversation, attention turns to the Argentine players that have lit up the world with incredible talent over the years. Alfredo Di Stefano played for Real Madrid in the 50’s and 60’s, Diego Maradona for Napoli in the 1980’s, and Lionel Messi is currently breaking record after record in the historic colours of Barcelona. …

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Scout Report: Ukraine

Background Before 1991, Ukraine was part of the USSR, and their domestic clubs played in the Soviet Championship. But since then, Ukraine has gained independence, and the Ukrainian Football Federation was formed, alongside the national league, The Supreme League. Then in 1996, The Supreme League joined forces with all the professional football leagues in Ukraine and together became members of …

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Scout Report: Denmark

Background The last 23 years has been a historical period for Danish football, internationally, and nationally. It was 22 years ago, in 1992, that the former domestic football championship was rebranded the Danish Superliga, and it’s been 21 years since the national side remarkably, against the odds, won the European Championships. The country has produced some of the world’s best …

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Throwback: Fergie scared by balloon

Sir Alex Ferguson was left red faced when a balloon, popped by assistant manager Mike Phelan, scared him out of his wits. The pair, along with other members of staff and substitutes were sitting on the bench in a visit to Stamford Bridge when the incident happened. This show of fear from Ferguson gave much amusement to the fellow back …

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The Premier League to an American: Backstory

This edition of the Premier League is a bit more anticipated than most for many reasons (Return of Mourinho, departure of Sir Alex, etc.), but another reason for its anticipation is the strong presence it will carry in the United States this year. Network NBC has taken over the rights to the league from rival Fox and is really upping …

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Rafa Benitez Andy lookalike

Rafael Benitez and Andy from Toy Story Lookalike

Not a popular football lookalike with Chelsea fans, here’s Rafa Benitez and Andy from Toy Story.

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chelsea to win the premier league

why Chelsea will win the Premier League next season

So the Premier League season is over for another year, and with a long dry summer ahead of us we thought it’d be a good opportunity to look ahead and see what lies in future for the Premier League for the 2013/2014 season. I’m going to go out on a limb on this one, and back Chelsea to win the …

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Is Gareth Bale worth £50 Million

There’s been many rumours circulating in the past few days that Tottenham Hotspur’s brilliant wide man Gareth Bale has signed a new contract to keep him at the club for the next 5 years, but with a release fee of £50 million. The deal is apparently going to be paying Gareth as much as £150,000 per week. That’s around £7 …

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Top 100 Youth footballers

The 100 best Youth Prospects

Here’s the top 100 youth prospects as voted on the R/Soccer website! Mario Götze /21/AM/Borussia Dortmund Raphaël Varane /20/CB/Real Madrid David Alaba /20/LB/FC Bayern Munich Stephan El Shaarawy /20/LW/AC Milan Romelu Lukaku /19/ST/Chelsea FC Isco /21/AMC/Málaga. Neymar /21/ST/Santos Jack Wilshere /21/CM/Arsenal Paul Pogba /20/MC/Juventus Thibaut Courtois /20/GK/Chelsea FC Oscar /21/AM/Chelsea FC Xherdan Shaqiri /21/RW/FC Bayern Munich Matija Nastasi? /20/CB/Manchester City …

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