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Supporting Your Team vs Supporting Your Manager: The Moyes Manchester United Divide

There’s a hint of a civil war among Manchester United fans at the moment. The fans are certainly divided into two camps. There are those that find themselves still firmly behind under-fire boss David Moyes and those that would favour a change in management ASAP. It’s an issue that has really come to ahead this [...]

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The squad Roy Hodgson SHOULD bring to Brazil

Goalkeepers   Joe Hart His status as England’s number one is not currently under threat. Being dropped by City in November seems to have served as a wake-up call and he’s certainly become noticeably less error prone since then. Rob Green’s career was effectively destroyed by an error at the 2010 World Cup. He was [...]

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Analysing Liverpool’s Title Credentials

“The Chihauhaus” of this season’s horse-themed title race according to Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool have exceeded everyone’s expectations this season and now find themselves at the end of their five year period in the doldrums, competing at the business end of the Premier League table once again. But are they really title contenders? Rodgers himself doesn’t [...]

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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” [...]

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Is Wayne Rooney’s New Contract With Manchester United A Good Idea?

With the news that Manchester United and Wayne Rooney are set to agree terms on a bumper new five and a half year contract worth a staggering £300,000 per week and the club captaincy from next season, let’s take a look and see if this deal really makes sense. Wayne Rooney is an enigma, or [...]

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Civil War at Newcastle United

Imagine a club with a 50,000+ capacity stadium, one of the most hard-core fan bases in the country, with annual revenues putting them consistently among the world’s top 25 clubs. Clubs like Roma, Napoli and Atletico Madrid fall into this bracket, and joining them should be Newcastle United. Of the three aforementioned continental clubs, two [...]

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Haiti prepare for new adventure under guidance of Marc Collat

It was this week confirmed that Marc Collat will manage the Haiti national football team, signing a renewable two-year contract. Previous boss Israel Cantero is no more as Haiti prepares for a fresh challenge under fresh management. Collat was formally presented to the media by the President of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF), Yves Jean-Bart, [...]

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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 [...]

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Manchester United playing the blame game

On Monday morning the vitriol had started. From the #MoyesOut campaign on Twitter to the fallout in the press for Manchester United’s demolition by their city rivals. Watching the game, it was tough to argue with either points and there was an air of ineptitude from the first minute that left a feeling of angst among [...]

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Brendan Rodgers is in no position to lecture Liverpool striker on loyalty

Brendan Rodgers is in no position to lecture Liverpool striker on loyalty

Footballers don’t see the world as fans do. They aren’t stuck with one club for all eternity; they can leave when a better offer comes along. The defence of the mercenary footballer has always been that it’s a short career, but this has become a moot point when the Premier League offers such grotesque salaries: [...]

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It’s Time Levy Backed AVB

Let’s face it. Daniel Levy’s stubbornness in the transfer market in the last 11 months have cost Spurs dearly. Champions League football is yet another year away from White Hart Lane aswell as the daunting possibility of Gareth Bale’s inevitable departure being a year earlier. Daniel Levy haggling during transfer negotiations are world-renowned and has garnered [...]

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Is Liverpool striker justified in making Chelsea captain comparison?

Luis Suarez revealed earlier this month that he was ready to leave Liverpool FC. Rather than being honest to the fans and explaining that, justifiably, he wants to join a better club who can compete for the Champions League every year, he has blamed his decision on the country. Suarez has been regularly criticised in [...]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Manchester United legend Irwin on Keane, signing for United and the Cup Winners’ Cup

In part I of our exclusive interview with Manchester United legend Denis Irwin, we discuss his time at United, the reasons behind him signing for the club and who he got along best with. Whenever fans and pundits reflect on their best ever Manchester United XI, your name always gets a mention. How does it [...]

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Manchester City should expect backlash for this “typical City” behaviour

This time last year it was all going so well for Roberto Mancini and Manchester City. Two goals deep into injury time during the last match of the season against QPR meant the Italian had delivered City’s first title in 44 years in the most dramatic circumstances imaginable. The long wait was over. City, who [...]

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A message for Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United – don’t milk the fans

Last night’s game at the Nou Camp confirmed that two German teams would be playing in the European Cup final at Wembley later this month. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund were worthy winners against the two best teams in Spain, whilst English sides made little impact on the competition. Chelsea and Manchester City couldn’t even make [...]

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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 [...]

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Goal-line technology – too little, too late

It has been announced this week that goal-line technology will be introduced to the Premier League from next season but in my opinion, it’s far too late and far too little. It was inevitable that goal-line technology would eventually be introduced to the Premier League but why has it taken so long? The Hawk-Eye technology [...]

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Did Newcastle honestly expect a McManaman ban?

The FA yesterday announced that Callum McManaman would not face an FA charge over his challenge on Massadio Haïdara at the weekend, following the daily replays and image stills in the media. Whilst some fans have expressed their outrage, the decision should have come as no surprise, as the FA aren’t about to break their own rules [...]

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