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Sunderland: All I Want For Christmas…

Sunderland aren’t in a terrible position in the Premier League table but improvements will be needed if they wish to have a less dramatic climax to their season this time out.  1. More goals Sunderland are currently the second worst attacking side in the Premier League with 13 goals, just three more than Burnley and Aston Villa with ten apiece after …

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Serie A Review: Week 14

Ciarán Murphy is here with a round-up of some of the biggest results and stories from Serie A week 14, including Roma’s clash with Juventus, transfer rumours making the rounds as well as everything else in between from Italy’s top flight. 1. Roma leave it late On Saturday evening in the Stadio Olimpico Roma had the chance to move within a …

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Under Fire Liverpool Boss May Struggle to Hang On To Star Player

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is facing a chorus of criticism as he struggles to get superstar winger Raheem Sterling to sign a new deal. Things are not looking good for Brendan Rodger as the press are turning on the man that they feted last season as a footballing visionary. Tony Cascarino has added his voice to the  growing chorus of …

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Manchester United Rumours: Powerhouse Midfielder On Radar

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 Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is keen to sign compatriot Kevin Strootman from Roma, meanwhile the reports linking  Nemanja Vidic with a move back to Old Trafford are now being dismissed as fiction. Manchester United fans will have to brace themselves again for a repeat  the ceaseless transfer rumours that ruined their summers’ in the run up to this …

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Thursday’s Top 10: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Goals

In the first of our weekly ‘Thursday’s Top 10’ feature we look back at some of the best goals ever scored by the one and only Zlatan Ibrahimovic.  10. Ajax vs NAC Breda We begin with this brilliant piece of trickery when Zlatan was at Ajax. _____ 9. PSG vs Anderlecht This absolute thunderbolt is worthy of making it into our …

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FC Saarbrücken In 1948: A German Club Team in France

In the aftermath of the Second World War, Europe and European football was in disarray. Nations had fallen, nations had been created and regions had been annexed. Today we look at the story of the Saarland, a German region, annexed by France following WWII. This is the story of FC Saarbrücken, who briefly played in the French Second Division. Rather than …

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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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