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

Big-Time Tumblers, Forgotten Fallers

The Three promoted teams from the 2016/17 Championship season will be hoping for a long and successful stay in the Premier League. Survival is paramount, but it is not an easy feat. Some clubs embrace Championship football and bounce straight back up to the Premier League, others find the drop from top flight football hard and struggle in football’s second …

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Who is the Best Striker in the Premier League?

The English Premier League has been known for great strikers over the years with the likes of Shearer, Henry, Bergkamp, Drogba and Suarez all having great careers in England’s top division. The current crop isn’t bad either as four of them scored at least 20 premier league goals in the recent 2016/2017 season. While two non-strikers, Ronaldo and Messi are …

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Jose’s Juveniles?

Transfer rumours always surround Manchester United, and at this time of the year the speculation as to who is heading to Old Trafford is more heightened than usual. It’s an exciting time, mega-money deals apparently imminent – Griezmann, Belotti and Lukako are just a few names being linked with United, but after the club’s final match of the season against …

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Real Madrid and Zidane’s Squad Rotation

Real Madrid finished the 2016/2017 season with a La Liga title and their third Champions League title in four years. They became the first team since the competition changed from the Champions Cup to the Champions League to win it two years in a row. Even Barcelona’s 2011 Pep Guardiola team, who were heralded as perhaps the best club team …

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Petition launched to deny The Sun journalists access to Arsenal FC

Petition aimed at The Sun

Another petition has been launched aimed at The Sun newspaper, this time as a result of their astonishing “Jihadi Killer in an Arsenal shirt” front page headline. The petition on Change.org is asking the club directors to deny journalists of The Sun newspaper access to their club in the wake of their headline, which also follows upon our own petition …

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5 Players Who Could Deliver Premier League Survival

As the wave of relief  dissipates from the newly promoted sides, attention turns to making the step up to the Premier League. A hard and fast division where many excel in lower divisions, few succeed in a tough physical league, up against the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham. As for Huddersfield, Newcastle and Brighton player recruitment must be number one …

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Is Arsenal’s F.A. Cup success more important than Top Four?

On the 27th May 2017 Arsene Wenger captured his seventh F.A. Cup and Arsenal’s thirteenth whilst it also is their third in four years. This came six days after Arsenal failed to secure Champions League football for the first time in twenty years. This happens after years of people criticising Arsenal and Arsene Wenger for treating the achievement of getting …

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Why just talk about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the Fifa Ballon d’Or?

The Fifa Ballon d’Or is one of football’s most prestigious individual awards to receive. The award is presented to the player who has performed the best in all football matches in the year. The award is very well known for the reputation of big names within the sport such as Ronaldo and Messi. This also means, a lot of players …

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It’s time to put the Messi Ronaldo Debate to Rest

Last night as Cristiano Ronaldo bagged his 600th career goal and Real Madrid lifted their 12th European Cup/Champions League trophy. Many saw this as the peak of footballing achievement. 12 months ago, Ronaldo fired his homeland to Euro glory. Meanwhile Lionel Messi, Ronaldo’s arch rival has suffered the indignity of losing out on the Ballon D’or to Cr7 and Barcelona …

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Where can you watch the Champions League Final?

It’s the Champions League final! Real Madrid and Juventus are set to battle it out in Cardiff for the illustrious Champions League trophy. The credits are about to roll on club football until August where it starts all over again. The Champions League final is regularly one of the most watched football events of the calendar and missing it just …

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