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Manchester United Boss Picks Out ‘The Most Evil Thing’ In English Football Culture

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has alluded to what he calls ‘the most evil thing’ in English football culture.  The United boss feels that the lack of a winter break is detrimental to English football and could be a contributing factor as to why England have struggled so much at major international tournaments of late. “There is no winter break and I think …

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Beating Bayern Is Not Enough On Its Own – Arsenal Must Get Tougher To Succeed

It must be an incredibly frustrating experience being an Arsenal fan. That the same team are capable of destroying Manchester United and Bayern Munich yet capitulating against Olympiacos and Dinamo Zagreb all within a few weeks of each other must be exasperating. Nothing about Arsenal’s Champions League campaign this term makes sense, and although they are still fighting an uphill battle …

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Scholes Explains What Man Utd’s Rooney Needs Around Him To Improve

Paul Scholes is still quite new to this punditry gig but there are few in the footballing world who are better placed than the Manchester United legend in explaining what Wayne Rooney needs around him to improve.  So far this season the striker has performed below expectation with many theories being bandied about as to what has kept Rooney from scoring consistently on …

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Tweet: Didi Hamann Is Not One Bit Happy With Raheem Sterling’s Agent

Raheem Sterling’s move to Manchester City from Liverpool last summer courted some considerable controversy. Since then the 20-year-old’s agent has kept shtum but today Aidy Ward has been quoted on the subject.  In an in-depth interview with the Mail Online, Ward puts forward his side of the story, stating that his client could have stayed put in Liverpool. “Raheem could’ve stayed, …

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Arsenal Legend Suggests That Failure In Europe Could Lead To Domestic Success For Gunners

Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes the Gunners’ potential exit from Europe could be a positive in terms of domestic progress. The ex-striker’s statements come ahead of a what is arguably the most difficult period of Arsenal’s Champions League group phase, as they take on the might of Bayern Munich twice in row. The Emirates hosts the German giants tonight (Tuesday) …

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The Leeds United Cycle Of Upheaval Continues

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino had a less than flattering nickname back in Italy. Due to his penchant for firing managers, he was given the title Il mangia-allenatori – ‘The Manager Eater’. As if to live up that name, Cellino, on Monday morning, dispensed with boss Uwe Rösler after less than five months in the job. Rösler is the fifth …

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The Company Helping Turn Irish Youth Players Into Professionals: Part 1

In part one of our interview with David Knowles of Accelerate Performance Coaching – a company that’s helping young Irish players further their football-related careers – we speak about how David became involved in coaching kids, how a career in England is not the only career path available to Irish players and the impact the under-17 and under-19 leagues could have on …

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Herrera Hails Manchester United Teammate As The Greatest English Player Ever

Ander Herrera had some extremely complimentary things to say about his Manchester United teammate, Wayne Rooney, following Louis van Gaal’s side’s 3-0 win over Everton at the weekend. Rooney’s opening to the season has come under scrutiny in many quarters due in part to his lack of Premier League goals, with his strike against Everton being only his second in United’s …

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Dropped Chelsea Star Wanted By La Liga Giants

Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard is wanted by Real Madrid, who may go for the expert dribbler as soon as next summer, according to reports.  The Chelsea star was dropped for the Blues’ crucial win over Aston Villa at the weekend but still remains one of Jose Mourinho’s key assets in reviving a season which has so far seen the Stamford …

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Mourinho Claims His Job Is Safe Even If Chelsea Finish Mid-Table

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is confident that even if his side were to finish in mid-table this season his job is safe.  After manufacturing just two league wins this season and losing another four games, putting Chelsea just four points above the relegation zone, Mourinho is under the microscope on a daily basis due to his side’s mammoth fall from …

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Liverpool UEFA Cup-Winning Manager Backs Klopp To Win Trophies

Liverpool’s 2001 UEFA Cup-winning manager Gerard Houllier has thrown his support behind Jurgen Klopp.  The former Anfield boss won the UEFA Cup, League Cup and FA Cup all in the same season while at Liverpool, and now Houllier is hopeful Klopp can bring a similar amount of silverware to the club. In an interview with BeIN Sports (via the Liverpool Echo) …

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LVG Provides Mostly Positive Update On Manchester United Injuries

Manchester United are staring into one of their busiest periods of the season, with five games in three different competitions to come in just the next two weeks.  First up it’s Everton on Saturday at Goodison Park and Louis van Gaal confirmed the trio of Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Phil Jones are back in contention for the Toffees test. Bastian …

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Gerrard Opens Up About Rodgers’ Half-Time Team Talk Following Slip

Steven Gerrard has revealed how former Reds manager Brendan Rodgers reacted at half-time to his slip against Chelsea towards the end of the 2013/14 season. With just two games to follow this match, the title was Liverpool’s to lose but the England international’s slip meant Demba Ba cruised through to put Chelsea ahead at a pivotal point in the game, with the …

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How Martial Could Have Ended Up Playing For Man Utd’s Opposition This Weekend

It’s been revealed that Anthony Martial came close to joining Everton, Manchester United’s opponents this weekend, if certain pieces had fallen into place.  The France international has been nothing short of a sensation since arriving at Old Trafford on an initial £36 million price-tag, enough to water the eyes of any Premier League hierarchy, but it could have been the Toffees …

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Chelsea Boss Quotes Arsene Wenger In Outburst Over FA Fine

Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho was recently fined and received a suspended one-match stadium ban by the FA. He has since labelled this fine ‘an absolute disgrace’, going on to reference some of Arsene Wenger’s post-match comments. Mourinho’s recent post-match media outburst after the Blues’ most recent game against Southampton, in which he claimed referees were ‘afraid’ to give Chelsea decisions, has landed him a …

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Manchester United’s Player Of The Month Award Went Down To The Wire

Juan Mata

String puller Juan Mata has picked up Manchester United’s Player of the Month award for September, just sneaking in ahead of new boy Anthony Martial.  The award, as voted by fans, was decided by just a 2% sway in favour of the Spaniard, who received 44% of the vote while Martial received 42%, according to manutd.com. It was one of our closest-ever …

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Liverpool Starlet’s Season Could Be Over After Picking Up Injury On International Duty

One of Liverpool’s up-and-coming prospects may have suffered a potentially season-ending injury while on international duty with England’s under-21s on Tuesday night.  The Liverpool Echo report that Joe Gomez has suffered a suspected anterior cruciate ligament injury. The 18-year-old defender now faces up to nine months in rehabilitation, a big blow for the youngster as well as incoming manager Jurgen …

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