Category: Natter Posts

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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

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Atletico Madrid – the Manchester United of this season

As much as results are the key to a successful tenure as manager, performance has got to be up there too and if your team are putting on performances more boring than a midget’s day out at a theme park

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Eddie Howe is the right man to keep Bournemouth up

With the Premier League survival prize fund bigger than ever, staying up is an absolute necessity for any club in England’s top flight. Newly promoted AFC Bournemouth are no different in that respect and the pressure in mou

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Who will win the Champions League 2015/2016?

The only competition hotter than the Qatar World Cup is back this week and so far the Champions League has seen Europe’s elite playing everywhere from Kazakhstan to Manchester. I’ll take a look at the best bets for

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Watch: Probably the craziest wind-assisted own goal you’ll ever see

Wind-assisted goals are somewhat of a rare occurrence, although their have been a few classics over the years, particularly when the treacherous winter weather starts to kick in around the globe. There’s an early contender t

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Watch: Giddy Swedish police get picture with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past day, you’ll probably be aware that Sweden have qualified for Euro 2016 in France after knocking out Denmark in a 4-3 aggregate win, with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimov

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Watch: Brescia’s Morosini pays tribute to Paris with emotional celebration

Following the terrible scenes that took place in Paris at the weekend, sportsmen and women around the world have been paying their respects to the city, their people and those who sadly lost their lives in what can only be

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A summary of the last seven days in football

Jurgen Klopp continues to impress me with the way he conducts himself as a manager. Many people remember him fondly during his time at Borussia Dortmund and probably have them as a secret second club such was th

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Watch: Manchester United captain Rooney slaps WWE star Wade Barrett

The Manchester Evening Arena hosted a popular wrestling event on Monday called ‘Monday Night Raw’ with plenty of celebrities in attendance, including Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney, alongsi

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Watch: Barcelona’s Neymar scores delicious volley vs Villarreal

Barcelona comfortably saw off Villarreal on Sunday evening, with Brazilian trickster Neymar stealing the show with two well taken goals in a 3-0 win. His first goal was tasty enough, but his second strike for Barca was extra