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

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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5 Cheapest hotels near Wembley Stadium

5 Cheapest hotels near Wembley Stadium

Are you planning to take a fly or ride to Wembley Stadium soon? Don’t think it twice; we got you the 5 cheapest hotels down the area you are going to. The Wembley Stadium is the home of the England national football team, but it also hosts the FA Cup finals and semifinals, the Capital One Cup finals, the Football …

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5 Contenders for the England Job

This article looks at 5 managers who the F.A. should focus their attention on if they want England to be rebuilt as a fully functional and effective team. Roy Hodgson gave multiple promising players their debuts, so there is a lot of potential for the next manager to use, but it is obvious that a manager who is disciplined and …

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Arsenal Transfer News: ‘Gunners Earmark €50m Brazilian Maverick’

After falling short in their pursuit of Leicester forward Jamie Vardy, it appears that Arsenal have set their sights on one of the most coveted young players in world football. Having been linked with every elite franchise under the sun,  the gunners have seemingly leapt to the front of the queue as their recruitment drive continues following the addition of …

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Chelsea agree to a £33.2million deal with Marseille for striker Michy Batshuayi

Michy-Batshuayi

Antonio Conte is on the verge of his first signing since becoming Chelsea’s new manager after the club had agreed to a £33.2million deal with Marseille for striker Michy Batshuayi. Although Conte will not be in charge until he finishes his post as Italy’s head coach at Euro 2016, he has given his approval for the move for Batshuayi on …

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Book Review: Advances in Coach Education and Development: From research to practice

Advances in Coach Education and Development: From research to practice Edited by: Wayne Allison, Andrew Abraham and Andy Cale Kick Off Advances in Coach Education and Development: From research to practice provides a fascinating and knowledgeable account of the challenges Coaches face as well as the change in the way that Coaches are educated and are viewed. Whilst the book …

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Ibrahimovic confirms he’s joining Manchester United

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  After what seems like weeks of speculation linking Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the Premier League,and in particular Manchester United, the big Swede has confirmed that his next destination will be Manchester United. The recently retired ex-Sweden Captain released a statement on his social media accounts with the Manchester United badge, stating that the time had come to let the world …

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Manchester United are hopeful of signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan with an ‘Improved offer’.

United are hopeful of signing Mkhitaryan with ‘Improved offer’.

Manchester United are closer to signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan with an ‘improved offer’ of £30m for the 27-year-old. The Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke disclosed on Tuesday that they had received the £30m bid and were truly contemplating on whether to sell Mkhitaryan even though he has a year left on his contract. “The situation is now different,” Watzke said. “Manchester have …

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Jamie Vardy spotted fighting with French children

A shocking video has revealed the England and Leicester striker appearing to drop kick a child, reported to be seven years old. According to witnesses on the scene, the fight broke out after Vardy found out that France were members of the European Union. The striker reportedly attempted to burn a hanging flag of the EU, but couldn’t due to …

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Liverpool confirm Sadio Mané signing

Sadio Mane Southampton Liverpool

Liverpool have completed the signing of Southampton forward, Sadio Mané for £34m. Mané becomes Liverpool’s third summer signing, following the acquisitions of German goalkeeper Lorius Karius and Cameroon defender Joel Matip. The fee for the 24-year-old could yet rise to £36m, which would make him the most expensive Liverpool signing ever, overtaking the 35m paid to Newcastle for Andy Carroll …

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