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Fan fight: Manchester United vs Real Madrid – Ronaldo chants, starting XIs and managers

Ahead of tonight’s Champions League round of 16 game between Real Madrid and Manchester United, Phil Kitromilides, presenter and commentator at Real Madrid TV, squares up to  Scott from The Republik of Mancunia. What’s your form like ahead of the big game? Phil: Madrid’s form is relative. Overall it has not been great, but we […]

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Manchester United fan on Sunderland’s Poznan

In the league table of human wickedness, the Poznan mockery by Sunderland supporters – after Manchester United lost the title in extraordinary fashion despite beating us on the final day – is some way lower than Inquisition, the Holocaust and 9/11. It’s not even as bad as singing ‘you’re s**** and you know you are’. […]

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Liverpool supporting journo at The Sun discusses Suarez, Dalglish’s spending and cheering on Rooney

Whether the past 10 days represent, for you, the tedium of an international break or thrills on the road to Rio 2014, the return to Premier football is welcome enough to justify bringing forward this week’s ‘Who are You?’. Sunderland play Liverpool on Saturday evening and we asked David Wooding, a Liverpool-supporting journalist and broadcaster […]

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INTERVIEW: Bradford City striker Ross Hannah on Chris Waddle and non-league football

Ross Hannah had a large slice of bad luck during his first full season in professional football, after joining Bradford City from NPL Premier Division’s Matlock Town. He scored 52 goals in his last season at Matlock before being brought to League Two on a free transfer in May 2011. This season he is back […]

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Season preview: England

BFTGT: What would have to happen this season for you to class it as a successful one for your club? Aidran Roberts: In terms of England, it’s all about ensuring a healthy balance of young and old in the Senior setup. Beyond that, you simply hope that Roy moves away from some of the tactics […]

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Season preview: Manchester – red vs blue

BFTGT: What would have to happen this season for you to class this as a successful one? Danny Pugsley: This has been the most asked question of me for the various previews this summer. Having done what City have the past couple of seasons there is a platform for continued success. By that, of course […]

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Season preview: Arsenal fan on the importance of Arteta

BFTGT: What would have to happen this season for you to class this as a successful one? Andrew Weber: I think with the excellent summer we have had, bringing in three quality attackers to freshen things up and avoiding the transfer mishaps of the previous seasons, we have reason to be optimistic. It might be […]

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Season preview: Liverpool’s Lucas to save the day

BFTGT: What would have to happen this season for you to class this as a successful one? Rob Marrs: A top five finish, a Cup, playing some decent football and being on the back pages rather than the front. I’d say top four but we’ve fallen back over the last couple of years and all […]

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Season preview: Blackburn with their worst manager ever

BFTGT: What would have to happen this season for you to class it as a successful one for your club? Mike Delap: Promotion. End of story. The signals that have come out of the club since relegation and over the course of the summer is that we want to go back up at the first […]

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Season preview: Tottenham Hotspur need to win silverware

BFTGT: What would have to happen this season for you to class it as a successful one for your club? Spooky: Quantify success because it tends to get confused with progression. A successful season would be winning silverware because historically that equates to something tangible. However, with football being the beast it is, we tend […]

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Season preview: Wolves to contend play-offs in transitional season

BFTGT: What would have to happen this season for you to class it as a successful one for your club? Played off the Park: A top 10 finish and to generally be in and around the Play-Off area for the majority of the season. I feel this is a bit of a ‘transition season’, with […]

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Season preview: Chelsea won’t repeat elation but need title challenge

BFTGT: What would have to happen this season for you to class this as a successful one? Mowing Meadows: Whatever happens this season it is unlikely to top the elation all Chelsea fans felt after that night in Munich but the poor league form leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. For me to consider […]

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Season preview: Manchester clubs – The importance of Kompany and Vidic

BFTGT: What would have to happen this season for you to class it as a successful one for your club? Beautifully Red: Win the League. It has to be the main priority, and whilst winning the Champions League would be amazing, responding to City’s title win is a must. Away from winning trophies, if United […]

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Mark Ogden On… West Ham supporting press, sacking Redknapp and Manchester

Since Manchester City became the richest club in the world, Manchester has become a focal point for football in this country, with both clubs finding themselves 19 points clear of the nearest team, Arsenal, last season. It will be some time before we can refer to Manchester as Milan, given their inability to progress in […]

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Daniel Taylor On… Arsenal as City’s feeder club, Pirlo and the top 4

The day after England crashed out of Euro 2012, Daniel Taylor, chief football writer at The Guardian, wrote about England’s inability to keep possession and how this would cost them in the long term. It wasn’t the first time this problem was mentioned though, with an article making exactly the same point following England’s draw with France. […]

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Ollie Holt on… Pirlo’s falling leaf, Chelsea’s threat to United and his Golden Boot bet

Another international tournament passes us by and we’re met with another failure from England to even reach the semis. However, unlike previous years, expectations were at an all time low so the players have returned without getting much stick. England reached the quarter-finals, standard, and Roy Hodgson managed to get them playing like a team. […]

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James Ducker On… AV-B, Manchester, Eden Hazard and boring Spain

Jordi Alba joined Barcelona when he was just 9-years-old and stayed there for seven years before he was released. He signed for neighbouring UE Cornellà when he was 16-years-old and was soon called up to the Spain U-19 squad. Valencia paid €6,000 for the teenager where he went from strength to strength. He got his […]

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Henry Winter on… The Euros, next year’s champions and JT

England went to the Euros with little to no expectations of them achieving anything, which seemingly had a positive impact on the results. Two wins and a draw in the group stage set up England nicely for the quarter-finals, although probably too much was made of them scraping past Sweden and Ukraine. Ahead of England’s […]

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