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VIDEO: Thierry Henry Beats Up Jamie Redknapp…Not Really

Sky Sports have realised that the Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather fight is probably the biggest boxing event since Muhammad Ali took on George Foreman way back when. Given the nature of the fight and the fact that it will be watched by so many band wagon fans, Sky’s marketing campaign has focused on dragging their huge football audience into …

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The Championship: A League For Making, Breaking & Resurrecting

Here Tom O’Connor looks at some of the players, managers and clubs which have been made, broken or resurrected during this year’s Championship campaign.  The Making Manager – Slavisa Jokanovic When Jokanovic was appointed Watford manager in October this year he was already their 4th incumbent of the season and few saw anything beyond another season of instability for the …

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Stats Don’t Lie: Eden Hazard vs Gareth Bale

After rumours broke this morning that Real Madrid could be lining up a summer swap deal which would see Gareth Bale heading to London and Belgian Eden Hazard going in the opposite direction, we thought we’d take a look at who would be getting the better deal.    It is pointless to compare the two this season as Bale has …

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Sir Alex: Messi’s A Barca Player, Ronaldo Could Play For Anyone

Sir Alex Ferguson has voiced his views of both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, stating that the former would be capable of playing for a smaller club, while Messi would not. While not disputing that Messi should be considered one of the best players in the world, he believes that Ronaldo has the attributes to play for a smaller club, while he …

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Watch: Man United Playmaker Mata’s Best Bits This Season

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As it’s Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata’s 27th birthday today, the Red Devils have laid on a highlight reel of some of his best bits this season. The Spaniard has established himself at Old Trafford this season, making 29 league appearances already. He has improved in confidence as the season has progressed, with his performances certainly rising to the next …

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The Jack Grealish Conundrum

It’s the debate that no matter how hard you try, it simply will not go away. Should Jack Grealish play for the Republic of Ireland or England? Grealish is an English-born youngster, who has played all his underage football for Ireland. The Aston Villa teenager was struggling to break into the first team team and therefore looked set to confirm his attention to …

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VIDEO: The Andre Schurrle Goal That John Terry Says Disproves Chelsea’s Boring Tag

During the Premier League encounter between Chelsea and London rivals Arsenal yesterday evening, fans could be heard mocking “boring, boring Chelsea” throughout the 90 minutes. It is a tag that both John Terry and Jose Mourinho are unhappy to accept with the two separately coming out in defence of the Champions elect in the past 24 hours. Mourinho’s approach was …

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Is Man City’s PFA TOTY Exclusion A Cause For Concern?

From having as much as four players included in the 2012 Team of the Year, Manchester City players have been excluded completely from this year’s team for the first time in five years. Added to this, not one Manchester City player has been nominated for either PFA Player of the Year or Young Player of the Year. For a side …

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Video: Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer Is Wasted In Goal

As a sweeper-keeper, it’s been known for some time now that Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer is not the laboured, non ball playing goalkeeper of years gone by.  Germany’s World Cup-winning coach Joachim Low has spoken before of how technically gifted the German goalkeeper is, and that if called upon he could even feature in Germany’s midfield. This may provide some explanation …

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5 Premier League Players Defined By One Key Attribute

There are certain players who can do almost anything on the field. Yaya Toure, Eden Hazard and Alexis Sanchez, one could argue, can perform almost every task expected from a well-rounded footballer. Each of the aforementioned players, with the exception of being adept on either foot, can dribble, shoot, pass, tackle and head the ball near-perfectly. However, there are some …

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How Kevin Keegan Still Influences The Premier League

Here Tom O’Connor looks at how the Kevin Keegan’s signing of Shaka Hislop, to increase competition between his first team goalkeepers, is still having a profound effect on modern day football.  Talk to any Arsenal or Manchester United fans about their greatest goalkeeper of the 1990s and you can be fairly certain of David Seaman and Peter Schmeichel topping the …

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Chelsea Move One Point Closer: The One-Minute Lowdown

Chelsea have moved one point closer to the title, now knowing that victory in their next two fixtures – away to Leicester and home to Crystal Palace – will gift them the trophy. They displayed their characteristic defensive adeptness today over Arsenal, holding Arsene Wenger’s side to a 0-0 draw at the Emirates.   Analysis The game began quite evenly with …

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Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Van Gaal: Which Is The Real Manchester United…

After a riveting Super Sunday, John Murphy runs through his 5 talking points…   5. Which Is The Real Manchester United?  If one was to look back as far as mid March, most pundits were in agreement that Louis Van Gaal’s United had been mostly dismal since the Dutchman took charge. After successive wins over Spurs, Liverpool, Aston Villa and …

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Chelsea Dominate PFA Team Of The Year

The PFA Team of the Year for 2015 has been announced, with champions elect Chelsea dominating proceedings. Six players from Jose Mourinho’s squad make the final XI.  The remaining places are filled by players from Southampton, Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal. Manchester City are the only side within the top four currently to miss out, a sign of the tail-off …

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Is Nemanja Matic Chelsea’s Key Man?

Chelsea are going to win the Premier League this season and Nemanja Matic has been their key man. His PFA Team of the Year inclusion today is further testament to this. Why were Chelsea so eager to spend £21 million in January 2014 on a player they oversaw the departure of for relatively peanuts a few seasons before though? The …

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VIDEO: Indians Guess Diego Costa’s Age…One Goes For 65!

To be fair, this is entertaining. Chelsea star Diego Costa is known for looking a tad older than his actual age of 25. Well, maybe more than a tad. The Brazilian born Spanish international arguably looks like he’s knocking on 40s door, so this YouTuber decided to take to the streets and have a little fun at the Chelsea star’s …

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