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Excellent Draw should see Messi Lead Argentina through to Latter Stages of the World Cup Five players to watch at the World Cup Youthful Squad Provides Feel Good Factor for England World Cup Chances Uniting France through football and laughter Le Classique: a brief history Stereotypical football: The most English footballer The history of Ashley Cole
 

Excellent Draw should see Messi Lead Argentina through to Latter Stages of the World Cup

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is now just a couple of weeks away and the attention of football fans is starting to turn towards the tournament in South America. All of the qualified nations are eyeing up a successful event and one of those is certainly Argentina who have been well backed for World [...]

Five players to watch at the World Cup

Every international tournament springs surprises. We’ve seen it all from the Czech pair of Patrick Berger and Karel Poborsky lighting up Euro 96 before earning moves to English giants Liverpool and Manchester United respectively, El Hadji Diouf’s exciting displays in the 2002 World Cup earning him a move to Liverpool and even Mesut Ozil’s creative [...]

Youthful Squad Provides Feel Good Factor for England World Cup Chances

After months of speculation, Roy Hodgson named his 23-man England squad for the World Cup in Brazil and preparations for the tournament can now begin in earnest this week with the first of three warm-up matches taking place against Peru at Wembley on Friday night before jetting off to Miami where they will face Ecuador [...]

Uniting France through football and laughter – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets a lot of people talking. Whether it is for his off the pitch antics or his creativity in front of goal, it’s hard to find a footballer capable of still dividing so many opinions. “Overrated”, “never turns up when needed” or “cocky” [...]

Le Classique: a brief history

A couple of weeks ago, something really got to me. All over European football media, there were reports dubbing Paris Saint-Germain vs AS Monaco as the biggest game of the season in terms of French club football and a great advert for Ligue 1. It’s not. For me, the biggest game of a season is [...]

Stereotypical football: The most English footballer

Some players just aren’t made for the English game, some of us aren’t as efficient as Germans at taking penalties, even fewer are capable of playing “tiki taka” football like the Spanish, but we all wish we grew up on a Brazilian beach and could dance through challenges. These are the stereotypes in football, I’m [...]

The history of Ashley Cole’s obsessive Arsenal relationship

“My heart and soul was tied to Arsenal with a fisherman’s knot. I don’t think even Houdini could have unravelled it. Not for one minute did I see myself leaving. There was only ever one club in England, let alone London, and that was the Arsenal.” – My Defence, Ashley Cole. Ashley Cole is a [...]

PICTURE: Manchester United striker in Real Madrid shirt after completing “dream” move

01 September 2014

Javier Hernandez has joined Real Madrid on a season long loan from Manchester United with the option of it being made permanent. “It’s an honour and a dream to play in this team,” he said. “Of course, I have aims, dreams and I’m going to go out on the pitch determined to enjoy this experience. [...]

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PICTURE: Chelsea end Arsenal’s season with late signing

31 August 2014

Earlier this week, Jose Mourinho claimed that Chelsea were finished in the transfer market and that he was “happy” with the squad he had. Arsene Wenger was saying similar things about Arsenal and wasn’t going to be pressured in to bringing in a new striker, despite their first choice striker, Oliver Giroud, being ruled out [...]

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Are Manchester United helping City sign Falcao?

31 August 2014

With just over 24 hours remaining until the transfer window closes, it looks as though Manchester United might be doing their rivals, Manchester City, in signing a fantastic striker. It appeared as though Radamel Falcao was set to move to Real Madrid from Monaco, with him even tweeting about the move. He preferred a move [...]

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STATS: Clichy’s ability to win all the tackles for Manchester City gives them advantage over Stoke

29 August 2014

Man City v Stoke Man City have started this campaign the same way they finished the last; looking like champions. After an opening day victory against Newcastle and breezing past Liverpool on Monday night, City will be looking to make it 3 wins in a row at The Etihad, where they won 17 of their [...]

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STATS: Sterling’s speed will help Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur

29 August 2014

Tottenham vs Liverpool After falling to defeat at the hands of Manchester City, Liverpool will be looking to bounce back at White Hart Lane this Sunday. Tottenham have got off to a good start under Mauricio Pochettino and sit pretty on top of the league, having not yet conceded a goal. Spurs midfielder Erik Lamela [...]

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STATS: Mata covers more ground for Manchester United than anyone else

29 August 2014

Burnley v Manchester United Burnley will be hoping to give their Premier League campaign a re-boot after their two opening fixtures on their return to the top flight of English football have ended in defeat. They will be looking to tighten up their defence, which has shipped four goals in two games, and add to [...]

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VIDEO: Hodgson explains why Manchester United man is named captain

29 August 2014

Hodgson yesterday announced Wayne Rooney as the new England Captain. The England manager explains why the Manchester United Captain was the perfect choice, including the fact he had previously captained England, his wealth of experience with England and the Red Devils and more.

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STATS: Fabregas’ passing set to make the difference for Chelsea vs Everton

29 August 2014

Everton vs Chelsea The late kick-off on Saturday sees Chelsea face Everton in a game that possesses many sub-plots. Everton’s new strike force consists of two players who will be desperate to prove a point as both Samuel Eto’o and Romelu Lukaku will be seeking to impress against former manager Jose Mourinho. Chelsea will be [...]

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STATS: Ramsey’s impressive passing for Arsenal will be a problem for Leicester

29 August 2014

Leicester v Arsenal Leicester City’s tough start to the season continues with the visit of Arsenal following last week’s trip to Stamford Bridge. No Leicester City player will have felt their tough opening games more than goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who made eight saves against Chelsea, more than any other goalkeeper in the EA SPORTS Player [...]

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STATS: Aston Villa relying on Delph’s dribbles ahead of Hull

29 August 2014

Aston Villa v Hull Aston Villa will be very happy with the start they have made to the campaign, picking up four points from a possible six so far and should rightly go into the game in buoyant fashion. They are one of only two teams who are yet to concede this season, and they [...]

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STATS: Reid is West Ham’s star man ahead of Southampton game

29 August 2014

West Ham v Southampton The Irons have made a solid start to the season, having been unlucky to lose out to London rivals Tottenham at home, before triumphing in their second London derby of the season at Crystal Palace. Their 3-1 victory means that they will enter this fixture in a buoyant mood. The Hammers [...]

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Rivals Out To Blunt Blades League One Title Bid

29 August 2014

Nigel Clough’s Sheffield United propelled up the League One table in the second half of last season, with the Blades just missing out on a play-off spot but the Steel City outfit will head into the 2014/2015 campaign with aspirations of gaining promotion back to the Championship in what looks like a league oozing quality. [...]

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STATS: Colback covers more ground than anyone for Newcastle

29 August 2014

Newcastle v Crystal Palace Newcastle have found themselves starting the season with a possible one point from six, and will hope that they don’t have their second home defeat in a row inflicted upon them. Failure to score a goal in either of their opening two fixtures will be a major concern, and something that [...]

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STATS: Remy’s dribbles put QPR in prime position to beat Sunderland

29 August 2014

QPR vs Sunderland Winless QPR face Sunderland, who will be feeling confident following their hard earned draw against Manchester United last week. QPR will be hoping to kick-start their season with a win against Sunderland, but both managers will see this as a winnable game and it could turn out to be an entertaining contest. [...]

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PICTURE: Chelsea and Arsenal legends show loyalty is a thing of the past

03 August 2014

Cesc Fabregas was a hero amongst Arsenal fans. Even when he left them and returned to Barcelona, he was still regarded as a legend… unlike Robin van Persie who was a “Judas”. When Fernando Torres left Liverpool for Chelsea, Fabregas was quick to come out and claim that he would never sign for another English [...]

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How do you solve a Problem like Euro 2016 Qualification?

25 July 2014

England headed to the 2014 World Cup on the back of a decent qualification campaign, and while expectations were at an all-time low, they were at least supposed to put up a fight and spring a surprise or two on Brazilian soil. However, the Three Lions ultimately endured a torrid tournament as they bowed out [...]

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PICTURE: Chelsea legend poses with NYC FC scarf

24 July 2014

Following his move to New York City FC, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has posed on the Brooklyn Bridge with the scarf of his new club. The transfer has been met with some disapproval by some New Yorkers though. Lampard was amongst a group of Chelsea players, including John Terry, who abused and mocked American tourists [...]

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Suarez made a fool of Liverpool fans

12 July 2014

Luis Suarez reiterated his desire to leave Liverpool FC on a number of occasions last summer after the club failed to reach the top four. Suarez claimed it was nothing against Liverpool, rather the fact he wanted to play in the Champions League. When Arsenal put in a bid of £1 over the £40m asking [...]

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