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Tractor Boys Set To Go Top: Brighton vs Ipswich

Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich Town travel to Brighton tonight in a game which pits the struggling Seagulls against the third-placed Tractor Boys. A hefty Irish international contingent are once again set to feature in McCarthy’s starting line-up as they aim to make it two wins in a row following their 3-1 win over Millwall. Another Irish addition in Paddy Kenny could take …

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Southampton’s Midfield Migraine

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has a job on his hands to now keep his soaring Saints from dropping out of their lofty nest near the top of the Premier League tree.  Injuries to two of his midfield mainstays, Victor Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlein will make life difficult for the Saints’ immediate future as Koeman hopes to keep his fantastic side in a …

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Norwegian Liverpool Super-Fans Name Child ‘YNWA’

No this is not a joke, unfortunately. ‘Ynwa’ will celebrate her fifth birthday with a trip to see Liverpool at Anfield.  How do you even pronounce it, that was our first thought…well second thought behind thinking how incredibly silly this whole thing is. But for anyone wondering, little ‘Ynwa’ of Northern Norway is pronounced ‘Yee-nwa’. Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Ynwa’s …

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Former Celtic Player Craig Burley Gets Worst Tattoo In History

Craig Burley, what have you done? Former professional footballer Craig Burley is no stranger to our screens, often providing his analysis and insight on the finer points of the game. However, his judgement has come under a mountain of scrutiny following his decision to get the following tattoo. After betting his friend that Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres would not …

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Everton Boss On The Ropes Amid Mirallas Penalty Debacle

Everton’s dull 0-0 draw at home to West Brom continued their woeful form of late but the decision of Kevin Mirallas to disobey team orders and take a first half penalty, which he missed, highlights the lack of leadership on a sinking ship, writes Stephen Loftus. A rather uneventful Monday night game was turned into a nightmare for Roberto Martinez …

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Five Talking Points From Man City Vs Arsenal

After a fantastic and somewhat unexpected 2-0 victory for Arsenal away at the Etihad, John Murphy looks at some of  the talking points.    1. What A Massive Win For Arsenal Arsenal’s last seven trips to Manchester had resulted in six losses and one draw. In these fixtures they conceded a total of twenty goals while scoring just six. Prior …

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Video: Return Of The 4-4-2 For United?

Is this what all Manchester United fans have been waiting for? Louis Van Gaal has stated that a diamond midfield creates more chances.      After a dreadful first half performance against QPR on Saturday afternoon, United fans were heard chanting 4-4-2 from the stands at Loftus road. Louis Van Gaal finally reacted to his fans wishes and changed the …

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Five Talking Points From QPR Vs Man Utd

Today, Manchester United were beyond poor once again yet somehow they escaped with a deceiving 2-0 victory at Loftus Road. John Murphy runs through the talking points.  1. Falcao Deserves More LvG’s treatment of the highly rated Columbian over the past few weeks has been borderline bizarre. Having left him out of the squad against Southampton last weekend, The Iron Tulip …

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Austin & Manchester City Boss Are Top Men In December

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin have claimed the Barclays Awards for the month of December. Manuel Pellegrini has been named Barclays Manager of the Month for December after guiding his Manchester City side to five wins and a draw over the festive month. Pellgrini’s side scored 14 and conceded just four during a …

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David Vs Gaal-iath: How is Louis Getting Away With It?

After a miserable performance against Southampton at Old Trafford, it was revealed that United now have the same amount of points as this time last season under David Moyes. Taking this into account and the fact that United have now taken three points from just one of their last five fixtures, John Murphy wonders just how much longer can The …

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Southampton’s Midfield Migraine

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has a job on his hands to now keep his soaring Saints from dropping out of their lofty nest near the top of the Premier League tree.  Injuries to two of his midfield mainstays, Victor Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlein will make life difficult for the Saints’ immediate future as Koeman hopes to keep his fantastic side in a …

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Premier League Heroes: Scott Parker

It’s time for another Premier League Hero. This week it’s the good old fashioned midfielder, Scott Parker.    Scott Parker showed qualities of an old fashioned English midfielder during his stints at six different clubs in the Premier League. Parker is a player with physical strength, leadership, athleticism and tenacity but also has great skill for a physical midfielder. Scott …

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American Soccer: Foreign Imports Classic XI

Regardless of what you think of North-American Soccer, the MLS and NASL have seen some of the game’s greatest grace their pitches.    Yesterday, news broke that Brazilian legend, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima has come out of retirement to sign for NASL side Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The goal-scoring icon, more commonly known simply as Ronaldo, took the football world …

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Je Suis Charlie – No Place For Politics in Football

Last weekend, football games took place all over the world where the fans held up signs reading ‘Je Suis Charlie’, in light of the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris last week. Manchester United fans, at the home loss to Southampton, were among the many across England who were making the statement. While the ‘Je Suis Charlie’ campaign may be admirable, …

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Ronaldo: From Football Pitches to Poker Tables

Cristiano is in the headlines, but the original Ronaldo is leading quite the interesting life at present.    The younger, better looking Ronaldo may be the one grabbing all the headlines these days; however his Brazilian predecessor still harbours a winning touch. While Cristiano is busy winning his third Ballon D’or, the man considered as one the greatest strikers ever …

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More Injury Worries For Arsenal Boss

Mikel Arteta will spend at least the next three months on the sideline after undergoing surgery on his ankle, as the Arsenal captain faces into a long road to rehabilitation. The Gunners captain has been out of action since being taken off in November when the London club took all three points against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League group stage. …

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