Category: Natter Posts

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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 the Galacticos and he kicked of

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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 desperate to see

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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 the January transfer window.

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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 and

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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 other things. Monk, who’s

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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 since Louis van Gaal has

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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 season, and that’s no mean feat. 23

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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 mounting on young boss

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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 winning the

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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 this season and it’s pretty damn

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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 Ibrahimovic scoring twice in

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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 described