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Manchester United & Munich ’58 – Forgetting the Past?

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Conor Heffernan discusses the ill-treatment of Manchester United towards survivors of the Munich Air Disaster in the years that followed the tragedy. On February 7th 1958 the footballing world was in a state of shock. The previous evening, a charter plane carrying 44 people crashed after refuelling at Munich Airport. Any accident is a tragedy but this one proved particularly poignant …

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Chelsea Doctor Did Well – Thibaut Courtois

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has defended Chelsea’s handling of his head injury during the Barclays Premier League game against Arsenal. The Belgium international suffered the blow in a collision with Alexis Sanchez during the 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge last Sunday, which left him dizzy and bleeding from one ear. Courtois was initially cleared to continue by Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro, …

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Sullivan: West Ham Boss Deserves Credit

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has praised manager Sam Allardyce for re-introducing the ‘West Ham way’ at Upton Park. The Hammers sit seventh in the Barclays Premier League, having won three of their opening seven fixtures, and Allardyce was backed in the transfer market over the summer – with a change in approach earning plaudits in recent weeks. It is …

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Everton: Mixed Injury News For Toffees

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley will resume first-team training next week, but his return has been offset considerably by the loss of defender John Stones for more than three months. England international Barkley was sidelined by a knee ligament injury on the eve of the Barclays Premier League season but is now potentially just a fortnight away from making a competitive …

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Arsenal Boss: I Don’t Regret Not Taking Cesc

Arsene Wenger has apologised for his touchline spat with Jose Mourinho and defended his decision not to resign Cesc Fabregas. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has belatedly apologised for his touch line confrontation with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in their recent meeting at Stamford Bridge, a game the Blues won on a 2-0 scoreline. With 20 minutes gone in the ill …

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Former Dutch Legend Has A Go At Guus Hiddink

Dutch coach Guus Hiddinck finds himself under pressure after his side has lost two of their three opening games in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, with former Oranje legend Ronald de Boer crticising the veteran coach. New Dutch boss Guus Hiddink is under fire as his team have had an atrocious start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. The Oranje have  lost …

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Tottenham Target Italian International

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is weighing up a move for Juventus’ Sebastian Giovinco, while Hugo Lloris and Nacer Chadli are injury doubts ahead of Saturday’s showdown with Manchester City.  Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is keeping a close eye on Juventus’ Sebastian Giovinco who has not yet signed a new contract that would keep him at the Serie A club after his current deal expires …

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FIFA Told Yet Again To Reform Its Ways

FIFA bashing is becoming an art form in the media these days and unfortunately wanton pot-shots often obscure the importance of reform to football’s top body. This week, Michael Garcia, FIFA’s Chief Independent Ethics Officer, has warned his employers of the drastic need to reform. Garcia’s comments follow his investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process, possibly …

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Lars Lagerbäck’s Icelandic Job

When Lars Lagerbäck took over the reins at Iceland in 2011, the team was languishing in 134th in the FIFA World Rankings. Today the team sits comfortably in 34th position, ahead of Hungary, Austria and the Republic of Ireland. Last night, Iceland defeated Holland 2-0 at home and are currently top of their group with three wins from three matches, having …

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Manchester United Plan Lucrative Deal To Tie Keeper Down

Manchester United are set to offer their super-keeper David De Gea an exceptionally lucrative deal before Christmas. A new five-year contract is set to be penned in the next few months and will be worth £30 million. The offer breaks down as a sensational £120,000 a week in wages and this increased contract would double De Gea’s current wages, according to …

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