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

FA Cup Upset Watch- Brackley Town FC

The year is 1215 and Brackley provides the meeting point between rebel barons and representatives of dastardly King John. After days of fierce negotiation and a fair few pints of mead, the breakthrough is made to ensure passage of the Magna Carta, history’s most potent model of freedom and liberty. Some 800 years on and this humble Northamptonshire market town …

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Pictures of Roy Keane’s girlfriend

Roy Keane and Theresa Doyle

Roy Maurine Keane was born on 10 August 1971. He is a former expert football player and Irish football manager turned TV pundit.             He is the joint most winning Irish footballer of all time, having won 19 big trophies, 17 of which came at Club Manchester United. He is presently the assistant manager of …

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan Can Become a Huge Fan Favourite at Old Trafford.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan had been a man of mystery before the game against Feyenoord – you could see why the fans were celebratory as his name was read out at the start of the game. Hailed as one of the signings of the summer following his £26.3million switch from Borrusia Dortmund, the attacking midfielder found himself on the outskirts of the United …

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World-class v World-class

With El Classico fast approaching, the world of football will be watching this match with anticipation. Always a thrilling extravagance, Barcelona v Real Madrid is a game no football fan wants to miss – especially as it is a chance to see two of the best players in the world compete against each other; Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo. Who, …

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Title Race Heats Up As Top 3 Secure Victories

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City all secured important victories on Saturday as they looked to stake their claims as serious contenders for the Title.   Manchester City kicked off the day with a hard-fought win at Turf Moor to briefly lead the table. Things didn’t start well for the sky blues as Burnley took the lead at the quarter-hour mark …

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Rules Are There To Be Obstructed

It occurs in every game, in all divisions from the lofty heights of the Premiership down to the Ginsters Hot Pasty league, you find yourself questioning it when it happens but more often than not you give it up as a lost cause…but why? Obstruction is an illegal move in football but EVERYONE seems to have accepted it as part …

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Chelsea vs Spurs Preview

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In this preview we will take a look at what is to come this weekend. We are still unsure who is in the running for the premier league title as we are only 12 games into the season. Before we see the clogged up fixtures of December we will see who sits atop of the premier league. One of the …

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Are You Blind Referee? It’s surely TMO for a change

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It seemed like it was never going to happen, but (the well documented) goal-line technology was finally introduced into many of the top flight tiers of European football over the last couple of seasons and made its World Cup debut at Brazil 2014. Too late for it to have made any impact on Frank Lampard’s famous goal versus the auld …

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Pictures of Robbie Savage’s girlfriend

             Robbie Savage was born on 18 October 1974.   He is a Welsh former player and football pundit. During his career he played mostly as midfielder.   He also played for the national team of Wales on 39 occasions. Robbie Savage married with Sarah Savage.   Wife Sarah and Savage have 2 sons. In …

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Football’s Fascinating Facts

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored the 25,000th Premier League goal and, so far this season, the most frequent score line has been a 1-1 draw. Millions of fans watch the Premier League every week and after the match we are bamboozled with facts; who made the most runs, which player completed the most passes, how many times the goalie touched the …

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