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Is it all doom and gloom for English football?

Greg Dyke shared his findings last week from his England Commission and the way forward for the national side if they wish to succeed. The main criticism the Football Association has been faced with (and rightly so) is the call for a

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Footballer scores then runs into crowd to applaud his goal

There have been hundreds of creative goal celebrations we’ve all had the pleasure of witnessing over the years and they usually go down extremely well. We’ve seen it all. This latest one from Lithuania is not only very original though, but

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Major League Soccer: what’s good and bad about it?

In America you have two forms of fans, like in any other country; those who love the sport and those who follow it, but not religiously, and want to tell you the negatives about it. Major League Soccer has that,

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Spurs – a golden opportunity gone

Where has it all gone wrong for Spurs? Not that long ago they were busy beating AC Milan in the San Siro and making a mockery of Inter at White Hart Lane. Back then it was Bale, Modric and Van der

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Steve McClaren: from wally with a brolly to revival of the Rams

Football, it’s a strange old game… One minute you’re coaching the England National team to what should have been routine qualification to a European campaign, the next you’re stood in the pouring rain with nothing but a comically oversized umbrella and a

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Brazilian side attempt hilarious new way of stopping low free-kicks but fail

There’s been some excellent improvisation when it comes to free-kicks over the years, but Brazilian Serie B side Ponte Preta attempted something quite sneaky and very original during their Copa Brazil second round clash with Parana. Sadly, despite an admirable effort, their

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How Manchester United can go Dutch with Van Gaal, Giggs and the Class of ’92

Manchester United are rumoured to announce the appointment of Louis Van Gaal as their new manager in the near future. The Dutchman has been the favourite for the job ever since David Moyes was sacked last month. Ryan Giggs has overseen

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FC Copenhagen fans perform incredible ‘cannonball’ tifo

Danish neighbours FC Copenhagen and Brondby are hardly the best of friends. In fact, they’re fierce rivals and have been for a very long time. This tifo by FC Copenhagen’s fans from Sunday’s Superliga derby shows just how much hatred

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Chelsea need a new Jose Mourinho

As a Chelsea fan, loving a manager is rare occurrence, purely because we chop and change them so much. Jose Mourinho is one of the few exceptions though. Fellow Chelsea fans adore him, mainly down to witnessing huge success under him previously

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DJ Stewart Downing

It’s a bit of a slow news day and seeing as it’s Bank Holiday Monday, this is probably the best thing we’re able to produce for you today. It features Stewart Downing DJing at Hed Kandi Bar in San Antonio.

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A superb new compilation of rare Diego Maradona clips

Footage of Diego Maradona completely humiliating defenders of the past is basically football porn. There’s a shedload of familiar clips around and most of it you’ve probably seen already as the Argentinian played a major part in so many iconic moments.

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Failed ‘frenzy’ at MK Dons

Milton Keynes Dons, the team that was formed off the back of Wimbledon’s league place in possibly the ugliest formation of a football club in British footballing history. Rightly or wrongly though, they’re here now and after years of League

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Four things that need to change at Arsenal

On Sunday, Arsenal lost 3-0 to Everton at Goodison Park which has thrown their challenge for fourth-place into question. This comes just a couple of months after they were flying high at the top of the table and looking like

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Spain could struggle in Brazil

Spanish football has arguably set the bar high in recent times with their tiki-taka style and fluent play. It’s a joy to watch and is considered by many as the way the game should be played. The fact it’s proven

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Blimey: eight red cards in Brazilian derby between Potiguar and Baraunas

The lower leagues around the world can be entertaining for many reasons but particularly due to the odd brawl that tends to breakout. Players seem to lose control a lot more easily down there and it can make for fantastic added