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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 […]

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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Does injury end rumours of Di Maria’s move to Manchester United?

07 July 2014

The injury that sent shockwaves for all people watching this summer’s World Cup was the damage Neymar sustained to his back. However, the absence of Angel di Maria for the rest of the World Cup will certainly be headline news in Argentina. The Real Madrid winger was subbed off in his country’s win over Belgium […]

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Brazilian inspired PUMA evoPOWER 1

07 July 2014

The PUMA evoPOWER 1 Graphics feature a Brazilian inspired colourway and the inscription “Que emocionante uma partida de futebol” on the heel which translates as “How exciting is a football match” and a quirky favela illustration on the sockliner. The boots feature all of the technical excellence of the PUMA evoPOWER1 , PUMA’s most technical […]

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PICTURE: A job offer for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez

01 July 2014

Liverpool striker, Luis Suarez, has been offered a job as chief meat taster. This is a great opportunity to match his passion for biting meat with our need for expert opinion.

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VIDEO: Japanese/Brazilian freestylers

26 June 2014

The FATV team were in Sao Paolo for England’s game against Uruguay and caught up with this superb Brazilian/Japanese freestyle team who showed off some neat skills.

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Nike Hypervenom and the Mercurial on show in Brazil

25 June 2014

Nike’s HyperVenom boots have had a starring role at this summer’s World Cup, being worn by the likes of Neymar, Mario Balotelli, Eden Hazard and Wayne Rooney. The boots have a 3-D textured knit, Flyknit as it is referred to at Nike, for ultimate friction on the ball and total control. They also have laser-cut […]

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VIDEO: Liverpool striker bites someone… AGAIN

24 June 2014

For the third time in his career, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has bitten an opponent. In Uruguay’s final group game against Italy, Giorgio Chiellini was the latest victim of Suarez’s bite. Suarez has been very vocal in interviews over the past week about how he has been treated by the English media. You would imagine […]

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Experts Blame FA For Poor Hydration Leading To England Failure

20 June 2014

England’s World Cup dreams are hanging by a thread after defeat to Uruguay last night, and according to experts at SOS Rehydrate, The FA only have themselves to blame for not properly preparing their players for the conditions in Brazil. Dr Blanca Liazola, founder of SOS Rehydrate, said: “It’s clear that The FA has their […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: Footballer Faux Pas – Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea

INFOGRAPHIC: Footballer Faux Pas – Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea

20 June 2014

pixel8 This year’s World Cup is already shaping up to be one of the most exciting both on the pitch and on social networks, ensuring football fans are on the ball with Brazil 2014 all around the world. Twitter has created a timeline dedicated purely to the World Cup, which can be customised to the […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: What can we expect from this World Cup?

INFOGRAPHIC: What can we expect from this World Cup?

19 June 2014

Predictions from the team at Sportingindex.com Forget psychic pandas or cliche-spouting ex-pros – for a more considered opinion on how the World Cup is going to play out, read on. World leaders in sports spread betting, Sporting Index, have created an infographic outlining their predictions for Brazil 2014, which are rather more specific than some […]

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If Twitter followers were goals… who would win the World Cup?

18 June 2014

England comes 4th; this would be a brilliant result! Unfortunately not all footballers had an official Twitter- notably Messi was without a page, either as a response to online abuse, or because he simply doesn’t use it. There are also some young players who, despite not having a large Twitter following, may make a massive […]

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VIDEO: World Cup trick shots

17 June 2014

If you don’t know, Remi Gaillard is one of the biggest YouTubers in the World, his videos always go viral. In celebration of the World Cup, he’s performed 32 trick shots representing the 32 teams in the tournament.

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