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Ignore the hype: the Premier League’s best can’t cut it with the rest

Arsenal are out of the Champions League, as are Manchester City, and Manchester United could easily follow suit, although even if they did, progression to say the semi-finals would shock the footballing world purely because of the fact that

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The best signings in the Premier League this season

Each season plenty of new arrivals join the Premier League and adapt quickly. There’s obviously plenty who don’t and are labelled, understandably, as ‘flops’. In this article, I’ll list a few players in no particular order who’ve stood out and

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Hoffenheim have introduced the new ‘footbonaut’ machine in training

Technology in football has come on leaps and bounds in recent years and there’s new gadgets and machines being introduced all the time, mainly within the higher levels of the game as I’m sure such inventions don’t come cheap.

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Why judging a club based on the amount of supporters they attract is ludicrous

Trends within British football supporter culture are not new. Every season sees new behaviours, attire or attitudes; all influenced by a myriad of social and cultural developments and fashions. One trend that I hope passes in to the annals

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York City’s Ryan Bowman might want to look away now

We’ve all missed an absolute sitter from time to time, but it’s Ok, because we aren’t professional footballers. York’s Ryan Bowman is though and he’ll definitely be having sleepless nights after missing this open goal against AFC

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Levante are rising again

If former or current locations of Ian Harte’s glorious left foot being utilised on set-pieces is your forte, (you’re now a Bournemouth fan) or you just like keeping track of the clubs that nobody really notices, then the current form of

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England don’t need Ashley Cole

With the World Cup fast approaching and Roy Hodgson running out of time to decide who should be in his 23-man England squad, the left-back spot, an area Ashley Cole has been occupying successfully for years, is arguably England’s

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Pellegrini’s perfect for City

Manuel Pellegrini’s reign as Manchester City boss has gone, as some thought it wouldn’t do anyway, surprisingly well so far. His team are challenging on all fronts, the fans have taken to him, and there seems to be a real sense

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Five things Roy Hodgson could try against Denmark

Wednesday night’s friendly against Denmark represents England manager Roy Hodgson’s last chance to examine his options before naming his provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup. Here are five ideas he could experiment

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Can Liverpool win the league?

They are second in the Premier League, four points off first place, and currently boast the league’s top two scorers and top two assisters, with the man leading both charts regarded as one of the best players in the world – Luis

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The top ten Premier League managers

The Premier League’s managers tend not to be the main focus when it comes to compiling a top ten list of something, so I thought I’d go where many haven’t before and try and put together my top ten in

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Oscar Garcia: a blessing in disguise

When Gus Poyet was sacked by Brighton in the summer of 2013 I was absolutely devastated. Poyet had changed the club from top to bottom. Or is that from bottom to top? Because in that time we travelled from the

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Four rising stars to keep an eye on at the World Cup

The World Cup is the pinnacle of the beautiful game as it brings together the finest players on the planet for a month-long feast of football.  Attention and media hype will without a doubt focus on the superstars which the

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You gotta spend money to make money

Arsenal and the Champions League are a match made in hell. Twice drawing Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side in the knockout stages and twice drawing Bayern Munich, it would be easy for the Gunners to make excuses and

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McClaren’s young acquisitions are lighting up the Championship

When you take a look across the Championship and see loanees impressing from Premier League clubs, it proves how beneficial a loan move can be for up and coming youngsters desperate for competitive football and a