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The 21 Stereotypical Football Managers

What type of manager are you? At one point or another we’ve all gotten notions about managing a football team. For some of us, we fulfill our dreams in FIFA or Football Manager. For others it’s a conversation about tactics in the local.   1. The Wheeler Dealer You know what players are available on a deal and at what …

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Top 4 Premier League Long-Range Golazo’s

Following Victor Wanyama’s great long-range effort for in-form Southampton against Hull City in the Premier League at the weekend, Damien Morris selects his top four long-range efforts in the history of the Premier League. 4. Wayne Rooney – Manchester United vs West Ham 2013/14 season What an amazing goal this is from the Manchester United striker in which he lobbed a shot from just …

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West Ham Winger Eyeing England Recall

Stewart Downing believes he has played himself into contention for an England recall on Thursday with his recent form for West Ham. Downing, who holds 34 international caps and last played for the Three Lions in May 2012, has often been deployed as a central midfielder rather than a winger by Hammers manager Sam Allardyce this season. And the 30-year-old …

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Borussia Dortmund Will Need A Miracle To Qualify For CL

Borussia Dortmund lie 17th in the Bundesliga table after 10 games. Dortmund will need more than a turnaround in fortunes to claim a CL spot, they will need a miracle.  Nobody could have foreseen the abject form of Borussia Dortmund. This season they have been truly dire. Ten games in, the German side have only two wins to their name, …

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It’s Been A Good Week/Bad Week For…

Sport can be a rollercoaster of highs and lows from week to week. Here’s a quick look back at who had a good/bad week in sport this week.   Good Week Alan Pardew The under pressure Newcastle manager saw his team win at Manchester City and at home to Liverpool this week. After a disastrous start to the season Newcastle …

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LVG: Manchester United MF Did Not Mean To Spit At Aguero

Louis van Gaal defended Marouane Fellaini after the United midfielder appeared to spit at Sergio Aguero during the Manchester derby. In a typically heated clash between two of English football’s most bitter rivals, Fellaini became irate with City striker Aguero in an incident towards the end of the first half. Aguero tumbled to the floor after Fellaini kicked his standing …

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Crystal Palace Boss: We Will Buy In January

Neil Warnock says Crystal Palace will not be “caught short” in the January transfer window as they look to bring in the players capable of helping keep the club in the Barclays Premier League. The Eagles host Sunderland on Monday night just a point above the relegation places targeting a first victory in three games. Warnock returned to Selhurst Park …

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Manchester United: Louis Van Gaal vs David Moyes

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With Manchester United in mid-table as the festive period edges ever closer, Cian Dalton compares the fortunes of David Moyes and current incumbent, Louis van Gaal. It has been another frustrating start to the season for Manchester United and especially their followers. Residing in tenth place after Tottneham’s late win over a beleaguered Aston Villa is not what the fans …

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Mourinho Continues Scathing Attack On Chelsea Fans

Jose Mourinho has continued his scathing attack on Chelsea’s supporters – but refused to endorse Roy Keane’s ‘prawn sandwich’ critique. The Blues have won all five of their Barclays Premier League home games this term after beating QPR 2-1 in a hard-fought London derby on Saturday. Mourinho criticised his team for a lack of intensity, but his biggest frustration was …

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Liverpool Boss: Sentiment Will Play No Part In Gerrard Decision

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists sentiment would play no part in agreeing a new contract with captain Steven Gerrard. The former England captain’s deal expires next summer and with reported interest from elsewhere – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini recently voiced his admiration for the player and would not rule out a move – Rodgers is desperate to ensure a …

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Manchester United Boss Labels Smalling “Stupid”

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal angrily branded Chris Smalling “stupid” after his dismissal helped City beat United in the Manchester derby. United were holding their own against their local rivals, but they eventually went down 1-0 thanks to a second-half strike from Sergio Aguero. City’s task was made much easier by Smalling, who received two yellow cards in eight …

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Aston Villa’s Luck Runs Out Again

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Aston Villa slumped to another defeat this weekend, and many have called for Paul Lambert to be sacked. Cian Dalton discusses. The statistics are piling up against Aston Villa and Paul Lambert. It was recently reported that Cristiano Ronaldo had scored twenty times for Real Madrid since Villa last scored in their 1-0 victory over Liverpool. Of course that changed …

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Will Liverpool Boss Be First Victim Of The Dreaded Sack Race?

Niall McIntyre questions whether Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will be the winner of the dreaded sack race, as the Merseyside outfit continue to disappoint. Ten weeks in to the Premier League season and we have not yet witnessed a sacking victim, a refreshing statistic considering the fickle world that is modern day football. However, many are sailing close to the …

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Southampton Defender Hoping For England Call Up

Nathaniel Clyne is hoping his role in Southampton’s stellar start to the season can propel him all the way to the England side. The 23-year-old has been ever-present in Saints’ charge to second place in the Barclays Premier League, making the right-back shirt his own following Calum Chambers’ move to Arsenal. He was rewarded with a first international call-up for …

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Chelsea Fans: Young People Being Priced Out

Jose Mourinho’s complaints about the lack of atmosphere at Stamford Bridge are a consequence of younger fans being priced out, according to a Chelsea fans’ representative. The Portuguese said it had been like “playing in an empty stadium” in the Barclays Premier League game against QPR on Saturday and believed the tepid atmosphere has contributed to the way his players …

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‘Noisy Neighbours’ Continue Dominance Over Manchester United

City underlined their status as kings of Manchester after Chris Smalling handed them three points on a plate with two moments of madness at the Etihad Stadium. Sergio Aguero scored his 12th goal of the season to hand City a 1-0 victory over their bitter rivals Manchester United, but their task was made a lot easier thanks to Smalling’s dismissal …

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Swansea Secure Point In Drab Goodison Park Affair

Swansea survived the late sending-off of Jonjo Shelvey to claim a well-earned Barclays Premier League point with a goalless draw at Everton. Former Liverpool midfielder Shelvey was dismissed for a second bookable offence 18 minutes from time after blocking the path of James McCarthy. But the hosts, who had lacked vigour throughout, failed to make the most of their numerical …

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Fans Make Disappointments Known As Leicester Lose Again

Esteban Cambiasso’s second-half own-goal gave West Brom a 1-0 victory at struggling Leicester and extended the Foxes’ winless run in the Barclays Premier League to five matches. The hosts were the better side for large spells of the contest but it was Cambiasso’s unfortunate touch off Wes Morgan’s header in the 47th minute that ensured West Brom took home the …

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