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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: Kipper Williams World Cup cartoon

15 June 2014

Be prepared to lose dad/hubby/son this weekend as they gear up for The World Cup. Capture your Father’s Day highlights with the Panasonic V550 www.panasonic.co.uk/V550

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England expects – but from where?

14 June 2014

It’s here – the biggest football carnival of them all. Billions round the world will be watching the drama unfold during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. But here in England which place is proudest about the role they’ve played in England’s adventure? Which part of the country has created the strike power in the [...]

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How much will it cost England fans to see team progress?

13 June 2014

If you asked most patriotic England fans how much they would pay to see the Three Lions lift the World Cup this summer, the answer would probably be “anything”. However, with this year’s tournament being held in Brazil, the actual monetary value placed on this “anything” would stretch even the most avid fan’s dedication to [...]

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The supreme leader sails on; but where did it all go wrong for FIFA?

13 June 2014

FIFA claims to stand for the four ‘core values’ of authenticity, unity, performance, and integrity. But in recent years the leaders of world football have encountered waves of allegations concerning unaccountable and often corrupt administrative practices. Drawing upon exclusive interviews and oral evidence, a University of Brighton academic, Professor Alan Tomlinson, argues that those ‘core [...]

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England Vs Italy: A Preview Morphsuits Style

12 June 2014

  To kick the 2014 World Cup off, Morphsuits took football to the streets of London and flashmobbed Trafalgar Square, to predict the final score of the first of England’s matches, against Italy on Saturday 14th June. The Morphsuit cladded entourage of English and Italian players took over the square , weaving in and out of tantalised spectators, disputing offside calls, red [...]

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VIDEO: England training ahead of Italy game

12 June 2014

Ahead of England’s opening World Cup game against Italy on Saturday, the media were allowed in to watch their training session.

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VIDEO: Rooney reveals latest on Manchester United man’s injury

12 June 2014

Danny Welbeck sat out of training on Wednesday following an injury, but Wayne Rooney insists that his Manchester United team mate will be available for Saturday’s game against Italy.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Complete Guide To Brazil 2014

12 June 2014

Infographic provided by Bar Sport.

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PICTURES: Rangers new kit out

12 June 2014

PUMA® unveiled Ranger’s new third kit, which will be worn by the team throughout the 2014/15 season and on their pre season tour of America and Canada. Grounded in heritage but designed with innovation, the kit meets the demands of both players and fans. The design features tipping on the sleeve cuffs, with 1872 detailing [...]

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

10 June 2014

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 [...]

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Five players to watch at the World Cup

09 June 2014

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 [...]

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VIDEO: Chelsea manager takes out Olly Murs

08 June 2014

During the Soccer Aid match between England and the rest of the world, Olly Murs was tackled by the manager of the opposition, Jose Mourinho.

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VIDEO: Liverpool and Manchester United players star in advert

06 June 2014

Starring: The World’s Top Footballers Including Neymar Jr., Mario Goetze, Daniel Sturridge, Cesc Fabregas, Luis Suarez, Chicharito and Robin Van Persie among others There is a game that starts before the kick-off, before the tip-off, before the face off; a mental game. It awaits every top athlete in the dressing room. It is a game [...]

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Youthful Squad Provides Feel Good Factor for England World Cup Chances

06 June 2014

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 [...]

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VIDEO: Manchester United target Depay – goals, assists, skills

24 May 2014

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is reportedly lining up a move for Dutch international Memphis Depay. Depay is considered to be one of the brightest young talents in world football and there are rumours United are preparing a £15 million bid.

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Chelsea youth team mistake – Manchester United target let go because of his height

23 May 2014

Luke Shaw is a Chelsea fan who started his career at the club’s development centre but was not offered an academy place. “Seriously, I was let go because of my height,” he revealed. “It was only when I was about 14 or 15 I got taller and bigger. I remember the first day of my [...]

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Manchester City star makes a fool out of himself

20 May 2014

As I’m sure you are well aware, today is Yaya Toure’s birthday. We all know this because the player’s agent, Dmitri Seluk, has claimed that the player will probably leave this summer because Manchester City didn’t show him enough attention. Toure then went on Twitter to support his agent’s claims. Everything dimitry said is true [...]

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Chelsea man makes his exit after trophyless season… whilst Arsenal win FA Cup

20 May 2014

Ashley Cole was pictured in tears as he did the lap of honour following the final game of the 2013-2014 season at Stamford Bridge. It didn’t take a genius to work out that Cole was probably on his way out of the club, despite Jose Mourinho claiming he was keen to keep the left-back, after [...]

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