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Skipper Gibbs? Arsene Wenger’s Craziest Captains

Roy Keane knows a thing or two about how to lead a team. So it was no surprise to see the former Man United captain berate Arsene Wenger’s decision to give Kieran Gibbs the armband half way through Arsenal’s walloping at Bayern Munich last night. Here we rate some of the more questionable captains of Arsene Wenger’s reign. Mikel Arteta …

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Wenger’s Antics Could Cost Arsenal the Title

With critics calling for a heavy touchline ban, Arsenal’s season hangs in the balance. Arsene Wenger could hardly contain his dismay when his side conceded a 92nd minute penalty to Burnley on Sunday. Though Alexis Sanchez rescued a win with virtually the last kick of the game, the long term repercussions for Wenger’s handbags with referee Jon Moss and fourth …

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: FA to Bring Back Respect Campaign amid Ref Walk-Out

Remember the ad? Two contrasting Ray Winstones stood on a grassroots touchline. One berated the volunteer ref while the other stood by, calmly condemning his twin’s actions, in some kind of Sunday league ode to The Parent Trap. Ironic as it was to receive a morality lesson from an actor famous for posting his adversaries into the Thames in concrete …

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Things Can Only Get Bigger: The Pros and Cons of the New Expanded World Cup

After a unanimous vote at a FIFA summit in Zurich this morning, 48 teams will battle it out for the greatest prize in world football. In 2026, nearly a quarter of all footballing nations will compete in what will be the largest and most diverse tournament in history. But for football’s world governing body, does bigger mean better? Ever since …

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Glam City- Were Guardiola’s Garms the Greatest in Premier League History?

Guardiola. A name synonymous with style. And although his footballing philosophy may have taken a drubbing at Leicester on Saturday, his sartorial style remains undoubtedly at the top of the league. Guardiola. Even his name sounds like a suit from Armani’s spring collection. So while his team were being picked apart by a resurgent Leicester side, I couldn’t help but …

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Mourinho at United: A Half-Term Report

Christmas is a time for mince pies, cantankerous games of Monopoly and sombre reflection. So what better opportunity to assess Jose Mourinho’s progress at Manchester United? Much has been made about a so called revolution unravelling at United following a record summer outlay of nearly £150 million but how is the Special One’s side faring in comparison to last season? …

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FA Cup Upset Watch- Brackley Town FC

The year is 1215 and Brackley provides the meeting point between rebel barons and representatives of dastardly King John. After days of fierce negotiation and a fair few pints of mead, the breakthrough is made to ensure passage of the Magna Carta, history’s most potent model of freedom and liberty. Some 800 years on and this humble Northamptonshire market town …

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