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Big Sam has nailed it

West Ham United. The bloody Hammers. What an up and down (mainly down) few years we’ve had to endure as supporters of the club. It’s been enjoyable at times with some memorable wins along the way, most notably in recent

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Pulis and Palace proving the critics wrong

After Ian Holloway parted company with Crystal Palace way back in October, leaving them bottom of the Premier League with a mere three points to their name, it would have been difficult to find any Palace fan or pundit who still

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Time for Hodgson to back the kids

With the World Cup fast approaching rumours as to who could be on the plane to Brazil are on the up. However, instead of the likes of Luke Shaw, Jon Flanagan and Jonjo Shelvey being touted as potential England representatives

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Manchester City vs Sunderland: Capital One Cup preview

The Capital One Cup final on March 2 is fast approaching and if previous finals are to go by it should be a cracker between free-flowing powerhouses Manchester City and a rejuvenated Sunderland under new manager Gus Poyet.

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Bruce is sprucing up previously dull Hull

Hull City’s rise from the Championship to the Premier League this season has been a remarkable one, especially considering the politics surrounding the club at the moment and their potential name change. Thankfully, it doesn’t seem to

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Jese – another Real diamond to lose?

The dominance of Barcelona in recent seasons has especially irked the Real Madrid fans because the Barca faithful take so much joy and pleasure out of their home-grown superstars outshining the galacticos at the Bernabeu.

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Relegation rundown – who will drop?

Whilst there is a massive amount of media attention as to how this could be the closest title race in Premier League history, the fight to stay up could be just the same. This is how the bottom of the table

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St. Louis deserve to be in the MLS 24

Major League Soccer has made a point by bringing in more teams to the top division. So far, they’ve expanded to NYC FC and Orlando City SC. Outside of that they are looking at Atlanta, and the Miami David Beckham’s (name

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Anderson: what might have been and what he could still become

Amid the furore of Juan Mata’s dramatic arrival at Manchester United, the Spaniard’s predecessor in the number eight shirt exited Old Trafford without so much as an eyebrow raised. The scarcely publicised departee was

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Nothing new for David Moyes

In all the debate over how well or badly David Moyes is doing at Manchester United, one thing hasn’t quite been covered yet: his Everton side were notoriously slow starters but finished strongly and, when the final table was read

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Free-falling Fulham on course for the drop

Could it be unlucky 13 for Fulham this season as they battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League? It is certainly beginning to look that way as a porous defence and inadequate strike force is combining to sink the

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Brighton’s smart business in the January transfer window

It’s the end of January and the transfer window is about to slam shut and business needs to be done quickly. Brighton sit eighth in the Championship table, four points outside the play-offs with a game in hand. It could

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Why footballers making the transition from football to poker is becoming more and more common

Football and poker are two incredibly popular games, mainly because of their intensity, entertainment and good moments, although in both some days are good and some days are bad! That’s just the nature of the respective

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Bavarian dominance – why a historic treble was just a taste of things to come

The rocking Südtribüne, a charismatic coach with his shoestring team, spearheaded by their cherubic talisman. Borussia Dortmund had well and truly shaken Bavaria, in a time where oligarchs and billionaire investors are dictating the

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Moyes chooses names over tactics

Tuesday afternoon saw a flurry of media attention around Manchester United. The Red Devils were being linked with big-money moves for Chelsea’s Juan Mata and Bayern Munich’s Dante. As soon as this rumour started to filter