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Why Roy Hodgson should take a young England to Brazil

Football is all about opinions. Passionate fans gathering around boasting and waxing-lyrical about their teams, players and managers. Refereeing decisions are scrutinised, pundits on your television criticised and supporters mocked. Another way of airing your disagreements is on social media or picking up

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Chelsea fans praise wig after thumping Arsenal

Yes, you did read that headline correctly, and no, here at Natter Football we aren’t taking copious amounts of drugs and submitting content to the masses. We’re passed those days, although perhaps this hilarious group of Chelsea fans aren’t! Despite many

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Did he mean this 30 yard back-heeled overhead kick?

There’s been a shedload of freak, outrageous goals over the years but this one has to take the biscuit from the game between Al-Wihdat and Al-Ramtha. It featured this quite ridiculous and probably unintentional lob over the goalkeeper. We doubt

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All of Lionel Messi’s 371 goals for Barcelona

The phenomenal Lionel Messi broke Paulino Alcantara’s 369 goals in 357 appearances for Barcelona on Sunday night after scoring a hat-trick which helped Tata Martino’s men to a 7-0 victory over Osasuna, and taking his Barca career tally to an unbelievable 371. All

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Moyes must take the blame for United’s struggles

So many times this season we have heard the phrase “it can’t get much worse for United than this”. Well on Sunday afternoon it really was the lowest of the low for the Premier League champions after they were hammered 3-0

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Can an impressive US showing in Brazil cause a stir in the States?

It’s nearing statement time for the United States Men’s National team with their female counterparts outpacing them and setting their respective tournaments alight. The women’s team has won a World Cup, and played in many quarter and semi-finals, so it’s the

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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 United are in

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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 taken

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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. The latest

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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 of time

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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 Wimbledon on Saturday. Luckily for

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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 strongest at this

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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 of optimism

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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 with at Wembley: 1. Pairing Steven Gerrard with