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Koeman The Only Choice To Awaken The Sleeping Giant That Is Everton

Towards the end of a distinguished playing career he was pictured trying the shirt on for size – now, 20 years later, it seems Everton are the perfect fit for Ronald Koeman. Even before his first official press conference as Everton manager, Dutchman Koeman had already spoken in glowing terms about the history and potential of his new club. But …

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Analysis: What Are England’s Options If Hodgson Fails Again?

Raheem Sterling

Fingers, toes and and all other traversable body parts will be well and truly crossed at the FA as England begin a third international tournament under Roy Hodgson. Not necessarily in the hope of victory but certainly in the hope that failure, for the first time, is avoided. What can be deemed success at a tournament where only eight of 24 teams will …

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Ten Years On: The Night That Arsenal Almost Conquered Europe

Saint-Denis, FRANCE: Arsenal's French forward and team captain Thierry Henry passes next to the trophy after the UEFA Champion's League final football match Barcelona vs. Arsenal, 17 May 2006 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, northern Paris. Barcelona won 2 to 1. AFP PHOTO ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

On May 17th 2006, Arsenal came within fifteen minutes of cementing their status in Europe’s elite when they took on Barcelona in the Champions League final. Two years on from the “Invincibles” season, the Gunners had reached the final of Europe’s premier club competition for the first time in their history, where they were to face off against a Barça side …

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That Time Jose Mourinho Hid In A Laundry Basket

Like the movie Runaway Train, only with Jose Mourinho as Jon Voight. As the Champions League quarter finals begin, we revisit the 2005 Quarter Finals, where Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho allegedly hid in a laundry basket to escape a UEFA ban. His team played Spanish giants Barcelona in the last 16 of that year’s Champions League, with Jose being punished for claims he made about the …

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Suriname: The Greatest Team You’ve Never Heard Of

Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard, Patrick Kluivert, Clarence Seedorf. The list of players that hail from Suriname is quite astonishing. Conor Heffernan discusses. Ranked 147th by FIFA, Suriname are rarely the focus of any real media attention. Why would they be? After all, South America’s smallest nation has never qualified for a World Cup, never qualified for the Olympics and has …

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