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Arsenal Star Linked With €40m January Move

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is being linked with a €40 million January move to Bayern Munich, according to reports in Germany. According to the Telegraph, Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola is considering a move for Ozil as his star midfielders, such as Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery are now in their thirties. The 25-year-old has been criticised since his move …

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Chelsea Boss Winds Up Pep Guardiola

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho couldn’t resist the temptation to have a dig at Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola during last week’s football managers’ meeting at UEFA’s headquarters, according to Spanish media outlet El Confidencial.  The two had a bitter rivalry when the Portugese was Real Madrid boss and Guardiola managed Barcelona. In response to the Spanard’s idea that the grass on football pitches should be limited …

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Rumours: Superstar May Go To Chelsea

Rumours continue to do the rounds that Cristiano Ronaldo may end up back in the Premier League, and Chelsea are reportedly in the hunt to land him. Stories have persisted in recent weeks that superstar Cristiano Ronaldo could be in line for a sensational move back to the Premier League next summer. It is difficult to know what to make …

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Bayern Munich – Bundesliga Champions Are Rebuilding From Within

With an abundance of world class talent, all of whom are household names, two future stars have made the transition from the youth set up into the Bayern Munich first team for the coming 2014/15 Bundesliga season. Both players’ surnames will cast minds back to famous fathers who had not only played in the Bundesliga but for the German national side too. …

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Premier League Is No Longer The Best In Europe

A league’s quality is often defined by its quantity of top players. When one looks at the Premier League, it’s clear to see just how far it has fallen. Eoin Hallissey discusses the alarming trend of top footballers choosing other European leagues to further their careers.   Where have all the good men gone? Where are all the greats? Ronaldo went to …

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Selection Analysis: Philipp Lahm – Full Back Or Midfielder?

Philipp Lahm is widely regarded as one of the best full backs AND midfielders in the world, but what position suits the German best? Kevin Real discusses. Rolling the clock back twelve months; Philipp Lahm had just captained Bayern Munich to a historic treble and he was widely regarded as the best full-back in world football. Bayern, under Heynckes had …

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Juan Bernat – The Bayern Munich Signing You May Not Know

As the transfer merry-go-round goes up a couple of notches, one particular singing may have gone unnoticed. The location was Germany, Munich, and as Bayern Munich look to build for next season they completed the signing of a young Spanish left back by the name of Juan Bernat. At just 21 years of age, Juan Bernat was signed as backup …

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Can Lionel Messi Return To Heights Under Luis Enrique?

Lionel Messi enjoyed one of the most successful periods in his career when playing under Pep Guardiola in 2012. Can the Argentine return to those heights under new boss, Luis Enrique? It was disappointment for Lionel Messi as Argentina lost 1-0 in the World Cup final, an opportunity that many saw as Messi’s best to win the World Cup. He came into the tournament …

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Summertime Madness: How Qatar Attracted The Big Names

In the previous two instalments of this look into the strange and wonderful world of the summer transfer window we looked at the bizarre transfers of world class players to not so world class clubs (no disrespect intended to Charlton or Waterford United). However, it is time to mix things up, variety being the spice of life and all that. …

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Manchester United Target Mario Mandzukic Wants Out

Mario Mandzukic has announced his desire to leave Bayern Munich after admitting he does not suit Pep Guardiola’s style of play. Mandzukic has fallen down the pecking order at Bayern after failing to hold down a regular place in their starting XI under Guardiola. The 28-year-old said: “I met with (Bayern chairman) Karl Heinz Rummenigge before the cup final 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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Three Lasting Conclusions From The Bundesliga Season

The Bundesliga season may be over, but the lasting effects of results on both ends of the table will live on throughout the summer. We look back at the three biggest talking points. 1. Bayern reign supreme Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich wrapped up a predictable Bundesliga season with a facile 3-1 away victory over Hertha Berlin in the Olympiastadion on …

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Barcelona fans will afford Luis Enrique more time than Martino

Barcelona have announced Luis Enrique as Tata Martino’s successor, and Alan Keane believes the Camp Nou faithful will warm to the Blaugrana legend immediately. Pep Guardiola took over Barcelona’s senior side from Frank Rijkaard in 2008. Many considered this a risk on the board’s part, considering Guardiola had until then only managed the Catalan club’s B team. The gamble paid off. …

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Tiki-Taka is still alive and well

Bayern Munich were unceremoniously dumped out of the Champions League by Real Madrid last week and the obituaries of Pep Guardiola’s “tiki-taka” style of football have been pouring in ever since; but to write-off a method that has enjoyed such success seems rash, to say the least. There are many people involved with the emergence of this style of football but …

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The Death of Tiki-Taka

On Tuesday night, the Allianz Arena witnessed Real Madrid’s progression to the Champions League final with the awesome destruction of holders Bayern Munich. Real Madrid are on the brink of the promised ‘la decima’ and it will be the first time that two teams from the same city will compete in the final. Prior to the 7.45 kick off, Bayern …

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Five Reasons Bayern Munich Have Lost Their Pep

In mid-January 2013 Bayern Munich proudly made the announcement that Pep Guardiola was to replace Jupp Heynckes as manager, a perceived match made in football heaven. After almost a year out of the game, Guardiola was in high demand. Every major club in Europe were monitoring the situation closely. After 13 trophies in 4 seasons at the helm of Barcelona, his appointment guaranteed …

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