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What Can England Learn From The Euro 2016 Qualifying Statistics?

The full time whistle has blown on the qualifying matches for France 2016 and we now have our line-up for the finals next summer. England have qualified from Group E with a ‘perfect’ 100% record but UEFA’s statistics from the qualifying matches leave me a little concerned. _____ Premier League statistics often show us that possession isn’t everything. It’s what …

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Jonathan Walters: The player Of The People

Watching Jonathan Walters lately in an Irish shirt is a reminder of the previous first generation to represent Ireland. He strikes us as an honest man and someone who is proud to represent the country of which his mother hails from. There are shades of great men of the past about him, which have been missing from the Irish team …

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UEFA Report: Manchester United Are Most Profitable Club

Manchester United feature heavily in the report (along with Chelsea and Man City) – consolidating it’s place as a global behemoth after a tricky few years. The figures from the 2014 financial year come courtesy of UEFA’s annual Benchmarking Report, which Goal.com has been granted access to ahead of it’s publication later today. In it, the Red Devils lead the way with a figure …

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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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WATCH: Barcelona Keeper Ter Stegan’s Award-Winning Double Save

28% of just over 66,000 votes cast opted for Barcelona stopper Marc-Andre Ter Stegan’s save against Bayern Munich in last term’s Champions League as the Eufa Save of the Season for the 2014/15 campaign.  The Germany international pulled of his magnificent double save during the second leg of last season’s Champions League semi-final at the Allianz Arena. Having won the …

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Is Platini Really The Man Football Needs?

Michel Platini intends to stand for FIFA presidency next February, but will this do more harm than good to football if he succeeds? There are times in life when you have to take your destiny into your own hands. I am at one of those decisive moments, at a juncture in my life and in events that are shaping the future …

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VIDEO: Top 10 Jaw-Dropping Goals From The 2014/15 Champions League

This season’s Champions League has provided football fans across the globe with a plethora of entertainment. To celebrate some of the finest moments from this season’s tournament, UEFA have put together a jaw-dropping montage of the top ten Champions League goals this year. The clips include some of the finest finishers in world football at work, such as Lionel Messi, Luis …

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UCD Set To Feature In The Europa League

UCD will feature in this summer’s Europa League qualifying phase, subject to licensing, after Ireland, England and the Netherlands were awarded an extra place for topping the Fair Play rankings. Following on from initial reports in January that Ireland were top of the Fair Play rankings, we have since moved down to third but it sill means the Students will …

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Don’t Believe The Hype, Man City Are in A Perfect Position

Manchester City

Their on-field woes are obvious and plain to see. In fact the issues that surround the squad, the tactical approach and player management are a certain worry. But off-field Man City are dominating, And in the long-term, that’s all that matters.  Football is unequivocally a business and a club like Man City are a Fortune 500 equivalent. And just like …

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Lack Of CL Football Won’t Just Affect Liverpool’s Reputation

The cost of Liverpool failing to make the Champions League next season would not just affect the Reds’ appeal for potential new signings but it would also make a significant financial dent, which could have negative consequences down the line. Brendan Rodgers has, this week, stated that it will become more difficult to attract players to Merseyside, should Liverpool not make their way back …

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Parma FC – The Club That’s A Week From Extinction

Parma FC are on life support. It will be turned off within a week unless a miracle occurs.  For a more in depth guide of Parma’s financial crisis, check out our guide here. Parma F.C the famous blue and yellow, appear to be in their last week after encountering serious financial trouble. A year on from the club celebrating 100 …

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The Bloody Beginnings of the Intercontinental Cup

It was meant to unite football all over the world. But the Intercontinental Cup was born into a violent existence.    From 1960 to 2004 UEFA and their counterparts in South America were responsible for the Intercontinental Cup, an annual tournament that pitted the winners of the European Champion Clubs’ Cup against the winners of the Copa Libertadores. In part …

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Possible European Erasmus For The Students

UCD could be playing European football this season, after it was announced that the Republic of Ireland tops the UEFA Respect Fair Play League standings, ahead of The Netherlands and England. Should Ireland still be top of the standings on April 30th, and hold a ranking above 8.0, it will be one of three countries to recieve an extra place …

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The Controversial Case of Israel & International Football

Israel top Group B in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. But why don’t they play in the AFC with the rest of the Middle East? Well the thing is, they did before. Conor Heffernan explains all.  Why do Israel play in Europe? It’s a simple question but one that’s emotionally and politically loaded. Bordering Lebanon in the north, Syria in …

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Chelsea Record Profits For Second Time In Three Years

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck believes ambitious plans for commercial expansion will help the club continue to meet the requirements of Financial Fair Play after they recorded a profit for the second time in three years. Figures released on Thursday show the Stamford Bridge side made a profit of £18.4million – the largest surplus during Roman Abramovich’s 11-year ownership – in …

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UEFA Clear Path For Home-Nations & ROI To Reach Euro 2016

With England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all currently experiencing good starts to their respective Euro 2016 qualifying campaigns, the dream that all nations could reach the finals has a distinct possibility of becoming a reality. If all Home-Nations and the ROI were to arrive in France in 20 months time it would be an inaugural …

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