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Romelu Lukaku £50m price tag makes him too expensive.

Romelu Lukaku price tag of £50million makes him too expensive.

Although Romelu Lukaku is keen to move to Arsenal, According to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, the price tag of £50million makes him too expensive. The 23-year-old player reportedly wants to leave Goodison Park but Toffees bosses want a huge fee for his abilities. Just before going on a Euros stint this summer, Lukaku finished his third season with the Toffees. …

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UEFA EURO 2016 Analysis – France vs Republic of Ireland

UEFA EURO 2016 Analysis – Round of 16 Knockout Phase – France vs Republic of Ireland Welcome to the first post of my UEFA Euro 2016 Anaysis. Today I will be looking at what I believe was one of the most compelling fixtures of the tournament so far. The hosts faced an Ireland side still riding the high of a …

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The 5 funniest own goals ever scored

Top 5 funniest own goals ever

Today we’ll get you trough the funniest own goals ever scored. We all love goals, the goal is the reason of football, a goal is that moment of joy where you think you couldn’t be happier, the tool that every legend of the sport used to be remembered. Think about the own goals for a second. They are the exact …

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Solutions for the Problematic Euros Format

Now that the group stages have finished at Euro 2016, it’s time for the knockout rounds to commence with some mouth watering ties such as Italy versus Spain, Wales versus Northern Ireland and Croatia versus Portugal to look forward to. However, the fact that the Euros was expanded to 24 teams has created problems.  Traditionally there was only 16 teams split into …

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Liverpool want £10million for Joe Allen

Liverpool want £10million for Joe Allen

Joe Allen is open to a move away from Anfield to play regular first-team football, however, the Reds want £10m. Liverpool has turned down a bid of £8million from Swansea to take Allen back to the Liberty Stadium. The reds are open to selling the wales midfielder, who still has a year left on his contract, and are understood to …

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Manchester United go back with a New offer of £28m for Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Manchester United Go Back With £28m Offer For Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Manchester United are close to a second major signing this summer as they increase the bid to £28m for Borussia Dortmund forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who has expressed his desire to move to Old Trafford this summer. United initially lodged an initial £19m offer last week, however, according to the Daily Mirror, they have upped their bid by £8m, which is …

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7 ‘Star’ Players Destined to be Flops

Football Players Flops

Making bold football predictions is dangerous. Get it wrong and the repercussions can leave you red face and can go on to define your career, isn’t that right Alan Hansen? It becomes even more dangerous to venture into the world of predictions, after a season that has seen all norm go out of the window, as 5000-1 outsiders Leicester City …

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Willian set to sign new four-year Chelsea contract

Willian set to sign new four-year Chelsea contract

Willian is on the verge of a four-year contract with Chelsea as they look to fend off Jose Mourinho’s interest in the winger. The 27-year-old was one of the only things to come out of a poor campaign as he was one of the few players with any credit. This summer, former manager Jose Mourinho’s top transfer targets include Nemanja …

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The Top 10 Football Chants

Football without fans is nothing. Every new season brings a sense of optimism for fans, with or without a legitimate foundation for that hope. Success is simply relative to the size, resources and competition facing the club. A ‘big club’ can keep that name without success, in the most subjective of terms, such as Liverpool‘s failure to win a domestic …

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The top 5 of Bearded Footballers Ever

Top 5 Bearded Footballers Ever

Today we’ll dedicate this article to those gentlemen who carry the responsibility of keeping ‘masculine’ the game of football, this is the top 5 bearded footballers. In our day and age there are performers of the game of football with crazy haircuts, dyed hair, perfect fixed eyebrows, tanned skin and extremely short shorts, it came to your mind the image …

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