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Matt is the owner and chief-editor of the Footy Blog, one of the UK's leading football news blogs.

Mourinho at United: A Half-Term Report

Christmas is a time for mince pies, cantankerous games of Monopoly and sombre reflection. So what better opportunity to assess Jose Mourinho’s progress at Manchester United? Much has been made about a so called revolution unravelling at United following a record summer outlay of nearly £150 million but how is the Special One’s side faring in comparison to last season? …

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Pictures of Theo Walcott’s girlfriend

                        Theo James Walcott is an English expert footballer who plays as a forward for English national team and Premier league club Arsenal.   Walcott won the BBC Young Sports character of the year prize in award 2006.   Theo Walcotot has been in a high relationship with Melanie …

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Top Five Richest Footballers In 2016

5 richest footballers in 2016

Football happens to be the most popular sport in the world. Goal.com recently released details on the incredible amounts of money footballers are paid, and it provides a detailed look of which players make the most amounts of money and where their wealth comes from. Here are the top 5 richest football players in 2016. Lionel Messi ($350 Million) Lionel Messi …

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Why are so many footballers moving to China?

footballers and china

This is Jackson Martinez, the last talent to have joined the Chinese Super league. Since the first talents moved to Asia and I am proud to have assisted to some of the matches and see them playing there many more followed in a non-stop money spending campaign. When Guangzhou ( the most popular and winning team in China) started to …

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How to make a living as a professional football gambler

Before we even get into the details, let’s clear out the air regarding some very common misconceptions about football and gambling in general. There is a difference between gambling and betting. Gambling is a form of entertainment while betting is a job, and a pretty serious one at that. Most of the football punters are actually gamblers. This is not …

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The Historic Save

The 1968 European Cup Final between Manchester United and Benfica is a momentous match in footballing history for so many reasons. The game was played 10 years after the Munich air disaster in which many of the Busby Babes lost their lives. Sir Matt Busby had rebuilt his team and Manchester United won the cup for all those players who …

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Liverpool FC: Vorsprung Durch Tek-kers

If you’re a Liverpool fan, like me, or even if you’re not, it’s difficult not to be impressed by the team’s performances this time around and is why they sit nicely poised on the coattails of Chelsea after a third of the current season has played out. Their haul of 30 points after 13 games is the highest tally for …

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Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview

This weekend we will see another big fixture in the Premier League  between Manchester city and Chelsea. Now that we’ve had some time to see how the league is starting to shape up it is still close between clubs in certain aspects. There are only 3 points separating the top 4 clubs and also 3 points separating the bottom 4. …

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Gareth Southgate and the England Complex

  Newly appointed England manager Gareth Southgate has assured England fans that they will be “excited” in his first official press conference in charge. However, the air of youthful enthusiasm that he projected is unlikely to immediately alter the mindsets of the more churlish supporters that travel home and away to watch lacklustre performances. You have to admire Southgate’s optimism …

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An Unspecial Time for The Special One.

I think it would be safe to say that Jose Mourinho has had happier periods during his illustrious managerial career than that which he is experiencing now. His sparkling new Manchester United side are stuttering, he has been sent off more than Sergio Ramos this season and he is yet to settle in a home he can call his own …

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