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How Barcelona’s Summer Turned Into One Humiliation After Another

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This summer began just like any other at Barcelona, but by the end, it had dramatically altered the outside perception of the club and laid the groundwork for an almighty power struggle. The biggest surprise of Spanish deadline day was Barcelona’s general lack of activity. The deficiencies in their squad are no secret and yet those deficiencies remain. Their pointless courting …

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Xavi Names His Current Five Best Non-Barcelona Midfielders

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The Barcelona legend has given his unbiased take on who’s currently ruling the midfield roost in football. Having won eight La Liga titles, four Champions League trophies and a World Cup at the helm of Barcelona and Spain respectively, Xavi Hernandez knows a thing or two about playing in midfield. At the ripe old age of 37, the Spaniard is …

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Pep Guardiola: A Victim Of His Own High Standards?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) Pep Guardiola

Has Pep Guardiola set the bar impossibly high for himself? When I was 13 it was arranged that my friend would have his first kiss down a laneway in our local housing estate. The girl he was meant to kiss was tall, blonde and pretty and all the lads were routeing for him. All except me, because this girl was …

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Samuel Eto’o Weighs In On War Of Words Between Xavi And Ronaldo

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 11: Samuel Eto'o walks on stage during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

Former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has weighed in on the war of words between Real Madrid superstar and four-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona legend Xavi. The two footballing giants have gone toe-to-toe over the last week after Xavi told Cadena SER (via Marca) that while “Ronaldo is a player of his time, the problem is that there is another who …

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Opinion: Ronaldo’s Response To Xavi’s Praise Of Messi Was Petty And Unnecessary

Speaking recently on Spanish radio, former Barcelona playmaker Xavi showed that his loyalty has not diminished one iota despite being allowed to leave the club by unequivocally answering the age-old question of Messi or Ronaldo by saying, “Only a fool could have played football and not recognise Cristiano is an elite footballer. But he just has had bad luck to be around at the …

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

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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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Opinion: Why Pep Guardiola Is Not As Good As He Thinks He Is

Man United

The award for Best Dressed Man in the Allianz arena went, once again, to Pep Guardiola on Tuesday night. Apart from Second Best Team over two legs, there were no other prizes. The mercurial Spaniard has now failed to deliver a Champions League trophy in each of his three seasons in Munich. Big deal? Neither have many other managers, you …

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Thierry Henry Reveals The Best Player He Has Ever Played With

Zinedine Zidane. Lionel Messi. Ronaldinho. Xavi. Andres Iniesta. Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The list of greats that have taken to the field with Thierry Henry could go on and on. However, when asked during a Facebook question and answer session as to whom was the best player he has played with, Henry did not mention any of the aforementioned players. The former …

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UEFA Release Ultimate Team of the Year: The All-Time XI

This All-Time XI selection is sure to cause some heated debate. The award itself started in 2001 and as such, only those who have featured most over the years since make up the all-time squad of 18. This explains how the likes of Cafu, Roberto Carlos and Paolo Maldini didn’t make it in to the team (they only featured in ‘Teams of the Year’ twice in total since …

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Manchester United’s Herrera Picks New Signing As Fastest Teammate He’s Played With

Manchester United’s creative midfielder Ander Herrera was the latest player picked to answer questions for United’s official website’s ‘With and Against’ feature.  The 26-year-0ld Spain underage international is tasked with answering questions about players he’s had the pleasure of featuring in the same team as and opponents who he’s been most impressed by. While some of his answers may appear biased at …

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