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Was there a ghost on the pitch at the German Cup final at the weekend?

A ghost? On a football pitch? Stop it Natter Football. Seriously though, it might’ve actually happened during the German Cup final between Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich and Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund at the weekend. Television cameras spotted the supposed ghost making

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Parking the bus – just another soundbite

“Parking the bus” – a phrase now levied at any team who deviate from the Keegan attacking philosophy of ‘scoring one more’. Though managers on the losing end have often criticised defensive displays, it was Jose Mourinho who cemented the association

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Some potential signings for Arsenal

Arsenal’s season, in short, has been a bit disappointing to say the very least. After 128 days at the top of the league (double that of Chelsea and eight and a half times more than eventual winners Manchester City), we

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Lionel Messi refused to shake hands with Atletico’s players after title decider

It’s impossible to slate Lionel Messi; the man’s a gent and conducts himself brilliantly compared to most footballers. He’s also a phenomenally talented player, which helps his cause a bit. However, Messi hasn’t covered himself in glory in this latest clip

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Louis van Gaal needs to fix Ryan Giggs’ mistake

Rio Ferdinand’s announcement that he would not be staying at Manchester United highlighted a major problem with Ryan Giggs’ appointment as interim manager at Manchester United: he didn’t prepare the Red Devils for next season. As soon as Nemanja Vidic announced he

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Assessing Japan’s World Cup chances

A very warm welcome will be exchanged to the Japanese team this summer in Brazil as their showing at the Confederations Cup last summer was one to be excited about. Despite losing all three of their games at the tournament, Japan

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Does England have a natural finisher?

How would you define natural? Its dictionary definition is of a person having an innate skill or quality; he was a natural entertainer. In a footballing sense, a skill that comes instinctively, suited by nature for a certain purpose or function; a

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Hull’s Meyler and Davies battle it out to see who can strip a boiler the fastest

We try not to post things that could cause too much excitement or outrage, but this is something we’re willing to take a risk on. It’s so riveting that we seriously suggest you take a deep breath before watching it.

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Have Southampton peaked?

Football fans dream of trophies and success – my dream? That this season just gone didn’t end. I admit that it sounds quite an odd dream to have. I do want trophies and I do want success because ultimately I’m

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Blimey: fans of The Village Alliance Club celebrate a goal by firing guns

Goal celebrations from supporters all around the world are fairly similar and seeing the crowd go wild is the sort of beautiful moment that separates football from other sports. The passion and excitement when a goal is scored simply can’t be matched

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How would Liverpool cope without Luis Suárez?

It’s the scenario Liverpool fans dread, and it’s the one we resigned ourselves to last summer. Every passing transfer window brings about rumour after rumour that Luis Suárez might leave the club. Last summer it was Arsenal, and in January

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Chile release terrifying World Cup advert

With the World Cup edging closer, Chile have released an advert showing just why their opponents in Brazil should be quaking in their boots at the prospect of facing the dangerous and, according to this brilliantly made advertisement anyway, menacing Chileans.

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This Toy Story-esque World Cup promo from the BBC is superb

The World Cup is fast approaching and with it comes an abundance of hype and media advertising promoting what is sure to be a brilliant tournament in Brazil. This latest promo from the BBC is arguably the standout one so far and

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez – the end of year report

I remember watching Spanish Football on Sky about 8-10 years ago, each week there was a Spanish panellist, he played for the now fallen Chester City, I couldn’t comprehend other than being from that neck of the woods, what his credentials

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s dodgy grasp of French leaves PSG team-mates in tears of laughter

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was crowned the Ligue 1 Player of the Year for the second season running on Sunday evening, also picking up trinkets for ending 2013/14 as top goalscorer and the scorer of the league’s most beautiful goal against Bastia. His