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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

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Hughton’s sacking: a Norwich fan’s view

It would be an understatement to say that, as a Norwich City supporter, this past weekend has seen me experience a plethora of emotions. From the abject disappointment of Saturday’s loss at home to West Brom, to the news of Hughton’s sacking on

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Why commentators from other sports aren’t welcome in football

In America, we don’t have the massive pool of match summarisers like England has. Fox in its infinite wisdom hired Gus Johnson, an American football and basketball commentator, to learn football (soccer) on the fly and try to offer some insight

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Standard Liege fans make it rain toilet paper before match

Standard Liege fans have discovered a rather novel way of using toilet paper for entertainment purposes. It involved a hell of a lot of cleaning up afterwards, but it looks fairly impressive and is a cheaper and most definitely more original

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End of season predictions

As it’s nearing what’s known as ‘the business end’ of the season I thought I’d take a look at the run in across Europe, both in the leagues and the major knockout tournaments and see who’s in with a realistic

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29-year-old postman writes to AFC Wimbledon hinting they should sign him

A 29-year-old postman has written to League Two side AFC Wimbledon practically suggesting they should sign him. His email can’t be seen in full as the club only Tweeted the opening paragraph, but judging by the tone of it he’s keen for

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Owner Dave Whelan lends a hand in Wigan’s official FA Cup semi-final song

Wigan owner Dave Whelan is quite a character. He’s certainly made an impression over the years, rightly or wrongly. This time round, the 77-year-old has decided to try his hand at playing the bass and the harmonica (it should be ‘playing’

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Why I can’t stand Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho. The Special One. That Portuguese bloke who’s got an excellent track record but has ruffled a few feathers along the way. Before I divulge, I must stress I firmly believe him to be a superb manager who’s definitely, in

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Hilarious own-goal from the Bundesliga

Own-goals are either utterly hilarious, completely unfortunate or just plain stupid from the guilty party. This latest one from Germany’s Bundesliga is both unfortunate and hilarious. It’s a unique but beautiful blend for the viewer. So much so, you’ll want

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It would be great for English football if Liverpool won the title

With the Premier League title race nearing its climax it’s virtually impossible to call it with Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and now outsiders Arsenal, all in with a shout of winning it. There seems to be a general consensus among

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More than just a game – Team Liberia

Months before the World Cup kicks off in Brazil this summer, Rio will be hosting a tournament of somewhat different dimensions: the Street Child World Cup. It starts on March 28th and, as recently as six months ago, many of

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Blimey: San Lorenzo players and staff attack referee

Whether it’s the team you support or a Sunday league side with mates, we’ve all been on the receiving end of some diabolical refereeing decisions. The poor sod in black tends to get it wrong a fair bit, but players