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

Should Golden Goal be Brought Back?

Now that Euro 2016 has finished, we can assess the tournament format and see whether any changes need to be made. One of the major issues is the 24 team format which has turned out to be a very decisive issue, but another area that has garnered some attention and definitely needs to be addressed is extra time. Extra time during …

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Liverpool have completed the signing of Estonian international Ragnor Klavan from German outfit Augsburg. This is Liverpools third addition this window. The Estonian defender is an attempt at cover at centre back. Injuries were a common theme last season at Anfield which has already continued with both Sakho and Joe Gomez out  in preseason. After four seasons in Germany racking up …

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How was Jose Mourinho when he was young?

How was Jose Mourinho when young?

Jose Mario dos Santos Mourinho Felix, better known as Jose Mourinho, is one of the greatest football coaches of this generation. Like it or not, you have to recognize that the guy knows how to win tournaments, that’s why he is so successful and ear what he ears. His style has been criticized by many, including Johan Cruyff and Morten …

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MLS Week 20 All Goals

MLS Week 20 All Goals   L.A. Galaxy vs. Houston Dynamo  Robbie Keane starts, Stevie G finishes. #LAvHOU https://t.co/1AEKleKMK0 — Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 16, 2016 Columbus vs. D.C. United  Kamara. Again. 1-0 @ColumbusCrewSC. #CLBvDC https://t.co/Cfw0XQILgq — Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 17, 2016 Late drama in Columbus.@DCUnited grab an equalizer. #CLBvDC https://t.co/UNuZN3kR6K — Major League Soccer (@MLS) July …

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Do England Have a Future Manager Amongst the ‘Golden Generation’?

In the years 2001 to 2010, there was hope. So prodigious was England’s pool of talent, that fans would anticipate every tournament with optimistic whispers of “maybe, just maybe”. The gazelle-like pace of a young Michael Owen; David Beckham’s hallowed right foot; Rio Ferdinand’s reliability – every ingredient needed to win a major trophy was in place. But despite the …

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If a weeks a long time in politics, it’s even longer football. With Madrid, United and the European championships at the feet of 23 year old French midfielder Paul Pogba, he was above reproach. But Footballs a fickle game, and after a no show in the defeat to Portugal in UEFAs showpiece, what was once a bargain at 100m, deserves a …

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All Goals From MLS Week 19

All Goals From MLS Week 19 Columbus Crew vs. Toronto F.C. Not an Afful shot, at all. 1-0 @ColumbusCrewSC. #CLBvTOR https://t.co/YCos69JPR7 — Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 14, 2016 A @torontoFC homegrown special. Chapman to Hamilton, 1-1. #CLBvTOR https://t.co/rkrDoocTlQ — Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 14, 2016 New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City S.C.  Worth the wait. @clade5 volleys …

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Pogba Transfer Saga Takes New Twist

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The transfer saga of the summer has taken another twist after it was revealed that Chelsea owner, Roman Abromavich, is prepared to offer his multi-million pound yacht as part of a deal to sign Paul Pogba. The yacht,  The Eclipse, is a 533 foot monster, and is officially the largest in the world. This new development has left initial favourites …

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Allardyce: Square One

The Virtues of Playing Dirty Antonio Conte has received widespread praise for an Italian team that was primarily coached to be organised and then drove forward with potent counter-attacks. A defensive shape with wing backs demonstrated old-school urgency on the ball in wide areas. Functionality was the team’s ethos, not individuality. Icons of years gone by have been replaced by …

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The Top 10 English Premier League Goals

As the European championships in France come to a close and the new season draws near, we’ll get you geared up and ready for more football with our selection of the best 10 strikes from the English Premiership Season 2015/16. In a season where the experts were made to look like fools, managerial casualties were aplenty and the Premier League …

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