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Enrique’s Empire Coming Apart At the Seams

Since being left out of the Barcelona starting line up for their 1-0 loss to Sociedad on Monday night, Lionel Messi has covered the pages of dailies across the globe. Rumours that the star player and the manager have fallen out have been rife and today, Enrique has even admitted that the Argentine magician may no longer be happy at …

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A-League Festive Roundup – Part 1

The festive period has seen a huge number of games since our last A-League roundup in week 11.  In part one of our roundup, we take a look back at Adelaide, Brisbane, Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory’s current situation following the festive games, as we enter a three-week break for the Asian Cup. Adelaide United Josep Gombau’s men had fallen a long …

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Should The Premier League Have A Winter Break?

Jack McCann discusses the idea of the Premier League having a winter break. However this idea, which is the norm across many European leagues is being hamstrung by the money on offer for festive-period games.   ‘’We shouldn’t be playing then, we shouldn’t.” ‘’You can see the players can’t recover in two days.’’ These are Gus Poyet and Louis Van Gaal’s respective comments after …

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Clubs Appear To Be Rubbish At Valuing Soccer Transfer Fees

Yesterday’s CIES Football Observatory release of the latest transfer values of the the top 120 players shows only one thing. Transfer values in Soccer are CRAZY. The latest figures are in and CIES have valued the top 120 players. Some quick mental arithmetic puts the value of the top 10 players are  €919 million meaning all those oligarchs can breath a …

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A-League Team Of The Season So Far

We’ve reached the halfway stage in the A-League, and now it’s time to take a three week break for the Asian Cup. Gavin Bergin is here with his team of the season so far.   GK: Vedran Janjetovic (Sydney FC) While his side may be struggling to score at the other end, Janjetovic is personally having perhaps the best season …

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Premier League Heroes: Emile Heskey

Emile Heskey’s name has been famous in the footballing world for a long time but is also a name that has hit the headlines recently as he signed for Bolton Wanderers recently and scored on his debut. Heskey is now in the eighteenth year of his professional football career which is an outstanding accomplishment for any striker and is an achievement …

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The Magic of the FA Cup – Reality or Fiction?

The FA Cup use to mean something once…   The start of January, New Year resolutions and all that. Flicking through this weekends television guide, I immediately scanned to BBC1. Sunday January 4th, the 3pm slot, was my destination. Did my eyes deceive me? Maybe it had been switched to BBC2 or 3 or 4? But no, aghast I scanned …

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Premier League: Looking Back At The 02/03 January Transfer Window

January 2003 saw the Premier League’s first foray into January transfers. Twelve years on, we examine the best and worst signings of the first ever January transfer window.    The January transfer window is a frenzy filled period. It is a time when Sky Sports kicks into overdrive, gossip columns become even more ludicrous and all of us develop an opinion about …

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Premier League: Top 5 Summer Signings

The January window is here. But who was the Premier League’s top signings of the summer? All Courtesy of Exeter City Striker Graham Cummins.   With the January transfer opened, teams will be looking to strengthen their squads in the premier league. The top sides will want to mount their final push on the title and European places, while others …

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Steven Gerrard – Time Waits For No Man

The die has been cast. Steven Gerrard will leave Liverpool and so begins the five month farewell.    As the title of this article suggests, the Liverpool captain has suddenly encountered that age old dilemma sports stars in they’re mid 30’s, feel will never arrive. To stick or twist. Reading passages from Roy Keane’s latest book, gave me an insight into what …

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Liverpool Game More Than Just A 3rd Round Tie For Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon have come a long way in the past 12 years. The fans rescued and reinstated a London footballing mainstay and have subsequently stewarded the club to their current position in League Two. The fall and subsequent resurrection of Wimbledon is, in many ways a footballing fairytale. The next step in this club’s unique and inspiring journey comes as a third round …

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VIDEO: On This Day Chelsea 3-5 Man Utd

FA Cup Third Round. January 4th, 1998. Chelsea 3-5 Man Utd  You know the characters. Chelsea were managed by Ruud Guulit and had the likes of Gianluca Viali, Graeme Le Saux and Sparky Hughes on the books. For United, it was the cream of the crop, Giggs, Beckham, Cole, Yorke. We could go on. Bottom line is it was a …

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The FA Cup: Five Possible Upsets This Weekend

It’s FA Cup third round weekend and here we look at five ties which could just possibly cause some upsets as plenty of non-league and lower league clubs still find themselves in the mix.  West Brom vs Gateshead  In a time of transition for West Brom this could be a tougher test than it first looks. Gateshead, currently 11th in the …

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Five Talking Points From Spurs vs Chelsea

5-3 to Spurs! What an absolute cracker at White Hart Lane. After potentially the game of the season so far, John Murphy looks at five talking points. 1. It’s Getting Very VERY Interesting They haven’t been losing and after twenty minutes it certainly didn’t look like they were going to start. There was a feeling of inevitability from kick off. …

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Five Talking Points From Stoke vs Man Utd

This was the first Premier League game of 2015. Both teams wanted to start the new year with a bang but the spoils were to be shared with the game finishing 1-1. Here are the five talking points.  1. Ryan Shawcross would start for United all day The former Manchester United centre back has now played over 300 games at …

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