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The World Cup – Week One Review

We are almost a week into World Cup 2014 and having seen all the protagonists play, what have we learnt with regards the 32 teams involved in this footballing showpiece: Pitbull is a talentless tool A statement of the obvious perhaps but no harm to remind people especially those same folks at FIFA who are bringing you the 2022 Qatar …

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Spain Downfall Could Pave Way for Strikers’ World Cup

In a World Cup with an unusual dearth of talented top-class strikers, the remaining few could prove the vital difference in the top nations’ quest for glory. The last decade of international football has been dominated by the midfield generation, epitomised by the likes of Spain’s Andres Iniesta, Xabi Alonso and Xavi Hernandez. The writing does seem to be on …

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Thomas Muller & Deutschland Dominate

If there was ever a statement of intent from a team it was that. Germany has laid out the proverbial stall in a pretty impressive manner, defeating Portugal 4-0 in their World Cup opener. One could probably argue that the game was handed to them somewhat by a Portugal side, best characterised by the Kardashian family; not a lot of …

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Five Things To Expect From The World Cup

A feast of football, the greatest show on earth; whatever way you choose to brand the World Cup, the excitement and anticipation it brings is something special. For four weeks, the entire globe is united in celebrating the beautiful game, sharing the highs and lows, the ups and downs and all in between. Ireland may not be involved, but still …

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World Cup 2014 – Six Teams To Support This Summer

In just four days, the greatest show on Earth begins; the FIFA World Cup. As Ireland are not involved, Rich Roberts is here to discuss six teams that are deserving of your support. Ireland’s ill-fated qualifying campaign means the Boys In Green will not be pitting themselves against the elite of world football. This failure ultimately brought a premature end …

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Cristiano Ronaldo & This Week In Online Punditry

As the biggest stars in world football descend on Brazil, Dylan White takes a look at some of the points that have been getting the top pundits talking. In a week that’s seen every player in football worth his salt linked with a move to Old Trafford, Diego Costa passing a medical at Chelsea and a number of World Cup …

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Can Twitter Predict The World Cup Team Of The Tournament?

It has been used to predict everything from political outcomes to X-factor winners but can Twitter be used to predict the World Cup Team of the Tournament? The folks down at Sopitas.com have complied a World Cup team based on Twitter mentions. How accurate will it be? What players have been given the nod? And importantly, how many English players …

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2014 – The Year of Cristiano Ronaldo

It has undoubtedly been Cristiano Ronaldo’s year. Goal scoring records were rewritten as he captured the Ballon d’Or and the elusive ‘La Decima’ with Real Madrid. Perhaps best of all, he enjoyed a better season than his arch enemy Lionel Messi. Yet once again on the biggest stage of the Champions league final, Ronaldo failed to perform. Effectively, it was …

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Reasons To Be Cheerful – Cool Carlo Ancelotti

As Real Madrid claimed the historic La Decima, many will point toward the likes of Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale for bringing home the gold. And while Bale’s header in the final put a final nail in the coffin for Atletico and Ronaldo’s 17 goals in 11 games smashed the history books on the road to Lisbon, one …

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Cristiano Ronaldo – The Portuguese Enigma

Any Real Madrid game arrives with the hushed excitement of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play. The Champions League Final was no different, with the 2013 Ballon d’Or winner the undisputed player of the tournament with 17 goals. Despite this, the final led us to question how much we really know about the Portuguese wonder? With past labels such as ‘diver’ and …

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Top Five Greatest European Cup Winning Teams

After getting a severe fright by their neighbours, Real Madrid went on to finally claim their elusive 10th European Cup. One has to feel sorry for Atleti as they were desperately close to their greatest moment, but it has been a great season for the club and winning the La Liga title is a good consolation prize.Real Madrid have been the best …

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World Cup 2014 – Place your bets

Nothing beats a cheeky flutter on the World Cup to keep the interest up as the tournament goes on. Why not have a look at these quick tips and decide who to throw your cash on. (DISCLAIMER: I am not and never claimed to be a successful gambler and will not be held accountable for loss of earnings, houses, or wives). …

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Will Real Madrid finally claim the elusive Décima?

Two  bitter  city  rivals  contesting  the  greatest  club  prize  is  a  fitting  way  for  the  2013/14  Champions  League  campaign  to  end. Atletico  Madrid’s  hostilities  with  Real  Madrid  have  been  renewed  with  full  intensity  in  recent  years , thanks  to  the  former’s  ascendancy  into  a  trophy-winning  outfit. Atletico Madrid’s  La  Liga  triumph , secured  at  the  weekend  with  a  draw  at …

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Roberto Carlos: Golazo King

Roberto Carlos was the proverbial “scorer of great goals, as opposed to a great goalscorer”.  Although one or two may been unintentional, anyone that knows Roberto Carlos will agree that anything is possible when it comes to the Brazilian’s cultured left foot. Here are his Top Five Golazos. Sit back and enjoy: 5. Was it a mix of measured skill …

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LeBron and Ronaldo: Not So Different

“I don’t know any other way to lead but by example” Don Shula Motivated. Strong-willed. Mentally tough. Leaders amongst men.  The above terms aptly describe two of the greatest superstars in the sporting world today. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveira and LeBron Raymone James may live thousands of miles apart, yet both are aware of each other and the daily …

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