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Pep can make Manchester City unstoppable

Transfer deadline day made for one big, anticlimactic borefest. A few teams traded here and there but overall there was very little to talk about on the player front. The whole day would have been a waste had it not

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England to miss out on the fruits of Guardiola’s labour

And so when the worst kept secret in football was revealed, that Pep Guardiola would become the manager of Manchester City next season, the inevitable questions followed. How many points will Man City win the title b

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Leicester vs Liverpool: Do the Foxes smell the Reds‘ blood?

It‘s already Week 24 of the Premier League – and yes, Leicester City are leading with 47 points. They had given up their top position to Arsenal for a few weeks, but with the latter still seemingly unable to beat

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The stars of the Premier League season so far

This season has been possibly one of the most turbulent in the history of the Premier League. The only team I can remember that was in a similar position to Leicester’s is Ipswich Town when they finished fifth in the

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Is new Leyton Orient boss Kevin Nolan ready for management?

With the news of Kevin Nolan becoming the new Leyton Orient player-manager, I was wondering – at what age do footballers actually think they’re past it these days? Obviously he still has a love for the game or else he

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Watch: Former Everton striker Apostolos Vellios stars in embarrassing open-goal miss

Every year there’s a shedload of horrendous misses as so called professional footballers let themselves down and throw their name in the hat for the miss of the season or some other embarrassing award along those lines.

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Zinedine Zidane and the new era of management

Perhaps you saw Zinedine Zidane’s magnificent glowing bald head in the dugout on Saturday at the Bernabeu or perhaps you were distracted by the dazzling football, but the former Real Madrid legend is now managing th

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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo fan crowd-surfs onto Ballon d’Or red carpet

Despite finishing as runner-up in the 2015 Ballon d’Or awards, Cristiano Ronaldo still has a ridiculously large following and an army of dedicated, adoring fans. This was in evidence on the red carpet as one fan was clearly d

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Liverpool: hell Bent-eke on failure?

With the Klopp honeymoon period quickly returning to dreary grim reality for Liverpool, defeat to West Ham at Upton Park at the weekend highlighted a lot of weaknesses in their squad and a lot of room for improvement in t

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The six stages of Arsenal’s transfer window

Ah, the January transfer window; Christmas for football clubs all over the land. The time when those in charge draw up a list, check it twice and, if they’re lucky, a fresh face arrives and cynicism gives way to optimism

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What’s wrong with Real Madrid this season?

The season of festive spirit is in full swing and so far in football it’s been a season of falling giants. Premier League champions Chelsea are in a relegation battle, Champions League finalists Juventus have had a rocky start

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Why Garry Monk’s Swansea dismissal could harm the club

Garry Monk, a revered Swansea legend, has lost his job as manager of The Swans following a recent run of dodgy results and, according to chairman Huw Jenkins, a drop in performance levels from the players, amongst

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Manchester United’s managerial dilemma

Talking about Manchester United’s managerial problems feels more out of place than seeing Jurgen Klopp in a meditation centre given the years of stability Sir Alex Ferguson gave the Red Devils but now, more than ever s

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Bethlehem Steel: Back again

In US football history, there are two clubs that are known for their winning – New York Cosmos and Bethlehem Steel. Bethlehem may at this point only be known as a name from the past or for the retro junkies

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Why Dortmund’s Aubameyang won’t come to the Premier League

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had an unbelievable season so far in Europe and the Bundesliga at Signal Iduna Park, and has scored more goals than syllables in his name for Borussia Dortmund this se