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What’s Stopping English Players From Playing Abroad?

Although the Premier League is flooded with English talent, there is a distinct lack of Englishmen frequenting Europe’s other top leagues. Here we try to figure out why this may be. An infographic created by whoscored.com shows just how big the gulf is in England’s finest playing in their domestic league as apposed to Europe’s other footballing powerhouses. There are several …

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Thierry Henry Finally Speaks Out About THAT Handball

Former Arsenal Striker Thierry Henry has finally spoken out about the handball that dashed Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. The Frenchman has decided for some unknown reason to rip out the stitches and open the wounds of that horrible night in 2009. “You’re talking about people I spent so many times on the pitch with! I …

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An Incredible Amount Of Real Madrid Fans Want Bale Dropped From Starting XI

The last few months in Madrid have not been kind to Gareth Bale. After Valencia snapped Real Madrid’s incredible 22-game winning streak back in January, Madridistas far and wide have been critical of their beloved side’s inconsistency. One player that has felt the brunt of this criticism is hairband aficionado Gareth Bale. Bale’s apparent inability to pass the ball to …

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VIDEO: “Please Don’t Sell Me To Liverpool” – Falcao

Another excellent spoof from the crew over at TalkSport. Playing on Radamel Falcao’s poor form and recent rumours linking the striker with a move to Liverpool, this subtitled skit is pretty hilarious.  After The Red Devils claimed three points at Anfield last weekend, TalkSport have twisted the knife ever so slightly with this one so maybe best if Liverpool fans …

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Diego Simeone Agrees 5 Year Contract Extension At Atletico Madrid

This is fantastic news. In a footballing world that is increasingly driven by financially motivated decisions, one of the most hotly pursued managers in world football has extended his contract at Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone has officially agreed a contract extension at Atletico Madrid until 2020. Many have known the news was coming since the Argentinian’s sister spoke out after …

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FC Barcelona & The Absence of Purity

We are living in a golden age of on-field performance. But the purity of the game is gone and no club embodies this like FC Barcelona.    We are living in a time when football has never been more popular. In the 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil, the average attendance of 53,592 was the second highest in history, …

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Before There Was Diving, There Was Maradona

After a dreadful display of diving and general play acting at the Camp Nou on Sunday night, the following GIF has taken off on Reddit showing a flash back to a different time.  Whether it was a better time or not is up for debate. The number of vicious tackles that fly into the Argentinian great in the clip below …

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From Exceptional To Ordinary: The Constant Decline Of Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas was untouchable in the first half of the current Premier League season, notching goals and assists effortlessly as Chelsea steamrolled opponents. However, his influence has waned considerably since the turn of the year, an all-too-familiar trend in the former Arsenal captain’s career. Chelsea continued their march to the title, albeit in unconvincing fashion, with a 3-2 win away to Hull …

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Steven Gerrard – Five Moments Of Madness

After his controversial sending off in the Liverpool vs Man United game, we take a look at five moments of madness from Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. Silly Steven. In what was his last Liverpool v Manchester United game, Gerrard was sent off just 38 seconds after his half time introduction. Jamie Carragher called it “a moment of madness” but as many pointed out, …

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Calm Down Manchester United Fans, It’s Only Been Two Good Halves

Manchester United fans need to sit down. Yes the first half performance was a return to United of old.  But the road ahead is ALL uphill still.    Yesterday’s victory can be looked at through two very different prisms. On the one hand, United were dominant. Playing quickly and with purpose. Possessing a midfield that physically and tactically outclassed Liverpool’s …

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Video: Manuel Neuer Makes Massive Error As Bayern Lose

What happened to the greatest keepers in the world this weekend? David De Gea, Thibaut Courtois and Manuel Neuer.  All three have been in superhuman form in between the sticks this season. David De Gea has been Manchester United’s best player. Thibaut Courtois has been so good this season that the incredible Peter Cech has hardly had a sniff and …

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Juan Mata Blogs About Sensational Liverpool Display

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Juan Mata’s blog over the past few months has been a pretty abysmal read. Sitting depressed and alone on the Old Trafford bench, the slick Spaniard has had to try and spin some positivity into his posts. However, after two outstanding displays, he certainly didn’t have to force any thing this week. Enjoy his full post below.   Hi everyone, …

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VIDEO: Barcelona March Towards The Title With Clasico Victory

In what was essentially a “must not lose” game for Ancelotti’s Galacticos, they lost. Barcelona etched to victory by one goal and the title is now looking within reach of the Catalan side. It was a game marred by play acting and histrionics but also touched by brilliance. Barcelona took the lead through the most unlikely of characters in Jeremy …

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Highlights: United Beat Liverpool And Chelsea Cement Top Spot

In what was a crucial day in the race for the top four, Manchester United headed to Anfield seeking to create a gap between themselves and the chasing pack.  Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United left Anfield today after a ninety minutes that saw a sensational finish from Juan Mata and a moment of total insanity from Steven Gerrard. We’ve analysed …

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VIDEO: Lionel Messi – Ten Magisterial Nutmegs

After last week’s performance at the Camp Nou, many waxed lyrical about the beauty of Lionel Messi’s two nutmegs on Fernandinho and James Milner. The following clip from nearly six months ago captures ten of the Argentinian’s best through the legs moments. An embarrassing collection over all, this reel captures the speed at which Messi’s mind and feet operate. The …

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Video: Joss Labadie Almost bites Stevenage’s Ronnie Henry’s Finger Off

This is absolutely shocking from League Two. On Saturday, Stevenage lost 1-0 at home to Dagenham & Redbridge but the game will be remembered for a disgusting incident that involved Joss Labadie. 24-year-old Labadie lost his head, as he appeared to sink chomp into the hand of Stevenage’s Ronnie Henry. The victim of the assault, Ronnie Henry instantly informed the onlooking officials of the …

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Magic vs Madness: Just What Was Gerrard Thinking?

After Manchester United walked away from Anfield with 3 points, John Murphy looks at Gerrard’s moment of madness and just how costly it proved for his Liverpool side. It was billed as the biggest Liverpool vs United clash of the decade. It fitted the bill. The 90 minutes just witnessed between the two historical titans of the Premier League had …

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