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The Sad Story Of Hereford United

The FA yesterday announced that Hereford United and majority shareholder of the club Alan McCarthy are ‘suspended from football and all footballing activity.’ Hereford are a club now competing in the Southern League Premier Division having been expelled from the Conference due to ‘non-payment of debts’ as well as being served a winding-up order by various creditors, being led by Revenue and Customs and …

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Football At The 1908 Olympics: Goals, Gold & Great Britain

1896 saw the Modern Olympic games officially kick-off in Greece. The games were a seminal moment in international sporting history and their legacy lives on. Imagine if Pierre de Coubertin had given up on his Olympic dream? Imagine a world without stars such as Muhammad Ali or Usain Bolt? It’s an unsettling thought. The first Olympic games were a landmark …

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Liverpool & The Need For Instant Success In Modern Football

Eoin O’Neill looks at the complex situation at Liverpool where manager Brendan Rodgers is coming under increasing pressure with every negative result and how modern football clubs are displaying an ever-increasing need for instant success.  Christmas 1981 and the English Football League 1st Division took on an unfamiliar look. The reigning European Champions, Liverpool, were languishing in 12th position. On St. …

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Who Could Legitimately Replace Wenger At Arsenal?

The #WengerOut brigade are unlikely to have been put off by Arsenal’s recent easy victory over Galatasaray. They want Arsene Wenger gone. But realistically who could Arsenal possibly get instead?    Whether you’re #WengerIn or #WengerOut you’re probably getting pretty sick of the debate. In fact, is it even a debate? Anyone familiar with Arsenal Fan TV will no doubt have …

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7 Liverpool Academy Players With Bright Futures

Liverpool’s season has not gone exactly as planned. The most recent disappointment was drawing against Basel on Tuesday night to leave the Reds resigned to Europa League football. Here Sarah Fitzpatrick takes a look at seven youngsters in the Liverpool Academy that may help out Brendan Rodgers’ side in the future.   Talented Norwegian youngster Martin Odegaard has been spotted …

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A Clash Of Titans – Manchester United vs Liverpool

It’s the Derby of all Derbies in the Premier League this weekend. The Red Devils versus the Scousers. The two biggest heavyweights in English football. It’s Manchester United versus Liverpool…what a spectacle. A rejuvinated Man United will be locking horns with a down and out Liverpool side on Sunday at Old Trafford and we’re in for a very exciting game. Man United …

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Liverpool: Was Last Night Steven Gerrard’s Last CL Game?

Liverpool were knocked out of the Champions League last night by Basel in what was a European campaign that didn’t capture the imagination nearly as much as the Reds have managed to do in the past.  It was the season that promised so much but has, as of yet, delivered so little. Europe’s most prestigious tournament was back on Merseyside for the …

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Manchester City Could Actually Do The Treble & Here’s Why

They’ve been poor in the Champions League so far, but all they have to do is better CSKA Moscow’s result. Is a treble really so unthinkable? So far their deep pockets have failed to bring European glory. That’s an understatement really. So far, their deep pockets have failed to even give them a European campaign to actually be proud of. …

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Top 5 Irish Performers From England’s Lower Leagues

Here Rob Lyons takes a look at some of the standout Irish performances from last weekend’s lower league action in England.  5. Cyrus Christie (Derby County – Championship) The full-back started for the Championship’s table-toppers Derby County in a convincing 3-0 win. 22-year-old Christie put in a solid display recently for Ireland against the USA, showing good positional sense and calmness on the …

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PL Heroes: Manchester United Legend Edwin Van Der Sar

This week’s Premier League hero is Fulham and Manchester United legend Edwin Van der Sar.  Van der Sar was one of the most consistent and talented goalkeepers ever seen in the Premier League. The Dutch keeper has a fantastic record of 134 clean sheets in 313 Premier League appearances. The 6ft 5 inch ‘keeper is the most capped player for …

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A-League Roundup Week 9 – Who Needs A Football Pitch?

Gavin Bergin is here with a round-up of all the news and action coming from the A-League in week nine. Australia is a country renowned for its sporting pedigree. Regularly troubling the higher echelons of the medals table at the Olympics, recognised as world leaders in Cricket, Rugby Union and Rugby League, and a world leader in sport science. Football in Australia, spearheaded …

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Everton: All I Want For Christmas…

The Toffees haven’t enjoyed the best of starts. What could Everton possibly want for Christmas? It’s Christmas time and in the run up to January let us ponder what Everton fans should be asking for. 1. Keep the squad together James McCarthy has been linked with Arsenal and Seamus Coleman and Ross Barkley are in a perpetual state of transfer …

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Season-Defining Game For Liverpool Tonight

Liverpool take on Basel tonight at Anfield in their last group game of this year’s Champions League campaign. Kick-off on Merseyside is at 7:45pm. Liverpool need to beat the Swiss side, whilst Basel can afford to draw the game tonight. The Reds are currently on four points while Basel are on six. Although Liverpool have home advantage in their favour …

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Graham Cummins Column: Time For Change at Arsenal

Exeter City Striker Graham Cummins gives us his thoughts on Arsenal, Arsene Wenger & the need for change in the red half of North London.  How much more can Arsenal fans take of Arsene Wenger? Inconsistency, rewarded with trophy less season is all that Arsenal supporters can look forward to. Granted Arsenal did win the FA cup last season but …

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Chelsea: All I Want For Christmas…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Unless you’re a Chelsea fan, then you’ve been enjoying the merriness since August… What does one get for the team that has it all? 1. More of the same please Bookmakers are already paying out on Chelsea to win the league outright. That pretty much sums it up. They’ve been fantastic this season. …

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The ‘Beautiful Game’ & The Race Issue In Brazil

England may have created football but Brazil made it an art form, writes Conor Heffernan. Since the arrival of football in the South American country at the turn of the 20th century, Brazil have won eight Copa Americas and five World Cups. In doing so they have captured the hearts of millions of football fans and created a template for …

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Arsenal: All I Want For Christmas Is…

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What could Arsenal possibly want for Christmas? Besides the obligatory defensive midfielder of course.    The festive season is in full swing, time to crowbar all the festive cheer into three things Arsenal will want for Christmas. 1. A Defensive Midfielder Will the fabled DM ever arrive at The Emirates? Do they even exist anymore? The last out and out …

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