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Real Madrid: Fascinating Stats Point To Ronaldo’s Decline And Bale’s Upward Trajectory

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: James Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale of Real Madrid run during a Real Madrid training session on the eve of their UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on April 25, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

Bernie Uche from Under The Cosh Blog takes a look at the contrasting performances of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale over the last few seasons, predicting that Real Madrid are shifting to a more Bale-centric side. Three years ago Bale joined Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur for a world record £85.1 million. Real Madrid fans were upset because his signing came at …

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What Would Brexit Mean For The Premier League?

KNUTSFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 17: In this photo illustration, the European Union and the Union flag sit together on bunting on March 17, 2016 in Knutsford, United Kingdom. The United Kingdom will hold a referendum on June 23, 2016 to decide whether or not to remain a member of the European Union (EU), an economic and political partnership involving 28 European countries which allows members to trade together in a single market and free movement across its borders for citizens. (Photo by illustration by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Dáire O’Driscoll looks at the potential implications on the UK’s most prestigious division, the Premier League, should voters decide to leave the European Union.  Two weeks before voters in the UK cast their votes on their future in Europe, there is little between Remain and Leave. The latest poll of polls, which ran from May 31st to June 9th, shows Leave …

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Eto’o To Host Most Star-Studded Charity Match Of All Time

Neymar

Samuel Eto’o is already well known in the world of football trivia as the only man to have won back-to-back trebles (domestic league, domestic cup and Champions League) with two separate clubs – a feat he achieved with Barcelona in 2009 and Inter Milan in 2010. But he could make a new name for himself as the mastermind of the most star-studded …

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Euro 2016: An In-Depth Look At Six Tournament Dark Horses

OSIJEK, CROATIA - MARCH 23: (L-R) Dario Srna, Vedran Corluka, Luka Modric, Domagoj Vida, Nikola Kalinic and Marcelo Brozovic of Croatia celebrate during the International Friendly match between Croatia and Israel at stadium Gradski Vrt on March 23, 2016 in Osijek, Croatia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

France, Spain, Germany, England, Belgium, Portugal and Italy. It is widely expected that one of these seven nations will be crowned kings of Europe on July 10th. However, who are the dark horses for the tournament? History suggests there can a surprise package who can upset the odds. Euro 1992 winners Denmark are a prime example. A team that only …

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Report: Liverpool In Talks With Potential Alberto Moreno Replacement

Premier League

Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are set to battle it out again, after their classic encounter in this season’s Europa League that saw Jurgen Klopp knock his old side out of the competition. However, this time Klopp is set to go head-to-head with the German club in order to sign Portugal international Raphael Guerreiro. Both clubs are reported to be interested …

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How Diego Simeone Brought Atletico Madrid Back Into The Spotlight

Arsenal / Simeone

People have raved about Leicester City’s title-winning exploits this season and rightly so. Perhaps, as a result, what Atletico Madrid have achieved has languished in obscurity somewhat, but then with Atletico this is a common occurrence. When Diego Simeone arrived to manage a team he had played for and recognised as a footballing home of sorts in December 2009, he …

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Euro 2016: What To Expect From Group E

Leicester

Ireland have again found themselves drawn against tough opposition in Group E, alongside Belgium, Italy and Sweden. The boys in green had a dismal display at Euro 2012, finishing as the worst side in the tournament. This time out though, Ireland will be hopeful of a better performance.  Belgium and Italy, who both have intentions of bringing the trophy home, …

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Lionel Messi Declines Face-Off With Former UFC Fighter

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 08: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on May 8, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

The realm of mixed martial arts very rarely merges with the worldwide phenomenon that is football, but on occasion, both sides do meet. I’m not talking about Shaolin Soccer or Jose Aldo’s early years as a footballer, but a friendly encounter between arguably the greatest player in the world and an ex-UFC fighter. Brazilian Ronys Torres spent last month training at …

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Euro 2016: What To Expect From Group A

PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 12: The UEFA European Championship Trophy is displayed prior to the UEFA Euro 2016 Final Draw Ceremony at Palais des Congres on December 12, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

The countdown to Euro 2016 has well and truly begun, as many of the participants have named their provisional squads. In this 12-part series we take an in-depth look at each team within each group in the build up to this summer’s championship.  We begin with Group A, the home of the host nation, France, as well as Switzerland, Romania …

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La Liga Star Dashes Transfer Hopes Of Both Manchester United And Chelsea

Manchester United

Sunday’s security scare at Old Trafford has extended Manchester United’s domestic campaign by another couple of days at least and in doing so has allowed the red side of Manchester know exactly what they need to do in order to achieve Champions League qualification. Following Swansea City’s heroics against Manchester City, United now know that a win will be enough …

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Opinion: Why I Don’t Have High Hopes For Ireland At Euro 2016

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 25: The Republic of Ireland team go into a huddle before the international friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and Switzerland at Aviva Stadium on March 25, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

This summer, like millions of football supporters all over Europe, I will sit down to watch my country compete at the European Championships. In the past I would have done so with reasonable expectations and hopes that Ireland can do well and maybe progress far, just as they did when I was old enough to really appreciate the first major tournament …

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Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere Should Put Club Before Country

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 30: Jack Wilshere of Arsenal looks on in victory after the FA Cup Final between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on May 30, 2015 in London, England. Arsenal beat Aston Villa 4-0. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Roy Hodgson has a dilemma on his hands, Danny Drinkwater or Jack Wilshere? Who should go to France? Jack Wilshere hasn’t kicked a ball all season, while Danny Drinkwater has been the heartbeat of Leicester City this season and is in with a great chance of winning the title. Surely an easy decision then? While Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy …

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