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Ten Thoughts From Sport This Weekend

The Masters, Andy Lee’s title defence, Man City capitulation and a pesky train. Here’s ten thoughts to consider from the weekend’s sport.    1. Rory McIlroy Isn’t The Only Young Usurper  Jordan Spieth didn’t just win the Masters, he won it in style. Victory in such a manner propels him to the higher echelons of Golf now. Rory, watch out, …

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Five Footballing Enemies Of Louis van Gaal

A tactical mastermind or an egotistical, abrasive character; you decide what sort of manager Louis van Gaal is. However, here we provide evidence that he has built up quite a number of enemies and denouncers down through the years. 5. Johan Cruyff One of Europe’s most renowned players and managers, Cruyff is the first in our list of players and/or managers who have …

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Does Raheem Sterling Really Have Anywhere To Go?

Following his ‘rogue’ BBC interview, he’s been linked with direct rivals Arsenal and arch enemies, Manchester United. But where could Raheem Sterling really go, if anywhere at all?  As we now all know Raheem Sterling was discussing his contract last week, much to the annoyance of Brendan Rodgers and the Fenway Sports Group. In the aftermath of his ‘rogue’ interview …

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Dani Alves Knows How To Deal With The Media

Not quite what we were expecting from Dani Alves. We don’t speak Portuguese but we’re confident in saying that is not the voice of an angel.   La IMAGEN DEL DÍA: Alves y su ‘hit’ para @JugoneslaSexta en EXCLUSIVA http://t.co/LuNG6cfg1Y pic.twitter.com/8Tdk3bflIa — El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) March 31, 2015

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Video: Argentinian Striker Scores Stunning Overhead Kick

He may be an Argentine striker playing for Barcelona but he’s not the one you’re thinking of! Ismael Blanco scored this Golazo for Barcelona – a club in Ecuador yesterday.  The commentator’s reaction may make you think it was a close match and this was a game-changer but it was actually the fourth goal in a six-goal mauling of the Ecuadorian club’s …

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The Curious Case Of Barcelona’s Pedro Rodriguez

Favoured by Pep Guardiola once upon a time and now castaway to the sidelines, Gavin Nolan discusses what made Barcelona’s Pedro go from first team regular to bench frequenter.  The Barcelona team managed by Guardiola between 2008 and 2012 is seen by many as arguably the best team in the modern era of professional football. The mixture of their tika-taka style, …

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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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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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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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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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The Premier League’s European Decline Summed Up In A Week

Everton’s comprehensive defeat at the hands of Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League on Thursday night had the feel of a ‘final insult’ to the Premier League, in what has been a miserable few weeks for English football. It followed Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City’s recent elimination from the Champions League, meaning there will be no English participation in the …

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Three Times Pep Guardiola Showed His Love For John O’Shea

Pep Guardiola couldn’t hide his delight after Lionel Messi’s nutmeg on James Milner last night. However, our evidence shows John O’Shea was the Bayern Munich manager’s first love. You may have to see them to believe them, but here are the ‘Three Times Pep Guardiola Showed His Love For John O’Shea’.   1. The Time John O’Shea Nutmegged Luis Figo When an …

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Lionel Messi: The Ultimate Utility Player?

Lionel Messi is lauded for his goalscoring and dribbling ability, however last night he proved his versatility, switching up his roles against Manchester City. Barcelona danced their way around Manchester City in what was akin to a salsa vs City’s game of musical chairs, as they advanced to the quarter-finals. The scoreline greatly flattered the blue side of Manchester, so much …

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Video: Guardiola’s Reaction To Messi’s Nutmeg Is Priceless

Lionel Messi is one of those players that anyone who adores the beautiful game loves to watch, and it appears his former manager at Barcelona, Pep Guardiola is still as big a fan as ever, when watching the Argentinian against Manchester City last night.  This reaction from the now Bayern Munich boss shows just how good Messi was against City last …

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VIDEO: Ronaldo Lashes Out at Levante game

Real Madrid notched up a win to leave them one point off the top prior to their El Clasico bout next weekend, but one man didn’t seem too happy about it. The 2-0 win at home versus relegation threatened Levante gave Real some much needed impetus after successive defeats to Schalke and Athletic Bilbao. Bale scored both goals, but Cristiano …

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