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

Griezmann Has a Tournament to Remember

Antonie Griezmann was probably not many people’s first choice when guessing who would be the top scorer in Euro 2016. So far, the Frenchman has outpaced everyone else in the competition by scoring six goals through the semifinals. One of the obvious reasons for his goal scoring has been his finishing ability. He has been clinical at the most opportune …

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Irish League in Europe

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Northern Irish side Cliftonville advanced into the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday beating their Luxembourg counterparts  Differdange at Solitude on Thursday evening winning by two gaols to nil.  David McDaid and Jay Donnelly where the reds heroes on the night as they stood firm to lead them through to a match with AEK Larnaca from …

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Belgium and Italy: Disappointment versus Surprise

Heading into Euro 2016, expectations for these two nations could not have been further apart. With the Italian side being dubbed, “the worst Italy team in 50 years” by the media, there were even fears among the supporters that the team would struggle to qualify out of the group, and that a failure in the Euros, combined with their poor showing …

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Chelsea hold talks with Lionel Messi

Chelsea prepared to pay £100million for Messi

According to reports, Chelsea have begun to move for Lionel Messi after his uncertain situation at the Nou Camp. Messi feels disappointed with the lack of support he has received from his club following his conviction for tax fraud. The 29–year-old player was sentenced to 21 months. However, it’s unlikely he’ll serve any time behind bars due to no previous …

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Ilkay Gundogan: Henrikh Mkhitaryan ‘will have a big, big impact for Manchester United’.

Mkhitaryan 'will have a big, big impact for Manchester United'.

Ilkay Gundogan who recently moved from Dortmund to Manchester City believes Manchester United’s newest signing, Henrikh Mkhitaryan ‘ will have a big, big impact ’ if he continues to play the way he did for Borussia Dortmund last season. Although Gundogan has moved to join rivals Manchester City, the Germany midfielder wants nothing but the best for Mkhitaryan and predicts …

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The Final Four

48 matches, 103 goals, 142 yellow cards, three red cards, ten cities later and we’re down to the last four of Euro 2016: Let’s take a look at each team’s journey so far….   Wales: To say at the start of Euro 2016 that Wales would be in the semi-finals of their debut European Championship and 90 minutes away from …

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10 Of the worst Injuries In Football

10 of the worst Injuries in Football

Today we’ll drive you through the ugly side of the most beautiful game on earth. Prepare your stomach and mind for the worst injuries in football of all times. Football is a sport of skill, speed and physical contact; it can be said that those are the three main ingredients to cook a great football match. But sometimes, the physical …

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Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Announce Deal for Wonderkid

Arsenal F.C. have announced that they have agreed terms on a summer transfer for young Japanese international, Takuma Asano. The signing is subject to a medical being passed but it is hoped by the club that all formalities will be completed within the coming days. The 21 year old from J1 League franchise Sanfrecce Hiroshima, is set to become the …

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UEFA EURO 2016 Analysis – Italy vs Spain

UEFA EURO 2016 Analysis – Round of 16 Knockout Phase – Italy vs Spain The second installment of my EURO 2016 analysis pieces focuses on a match-up that promised to be an enthralling tactical battle. Conte’s Italy topped Group E with a game in hand whilst a last round loss to Croatia saw Del Bosque’s Spain give up their top …

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Die Mannschaft vs Azzurris:Who will have the last smile?

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The battle of Whites and the Blues has always been an interesting one.Germany and Italy both pride themselves with the tag of four times world champs.But the “Die Mannschaft” are still to beat the “Azzurris” in any major tournament.The question is will they be able to turn the tables this saturday night. If we go with the stats Germans are …

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