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My Panini World Cup card obsession

I tear the foil open nervously, looking around to see if anyone has seen me. Wasting no time, I turn the first card around. Get lost, Gokhan Inler – I’ve got you already. Turn another. And another. Got. Got. Yes,

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Great reaction from the Bernabeu crowd after Sergio Ramos’ Champions League final equaliser

While Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid were battling it out in the Champions League final over in Lisbon on Saturday night, a very impressive looking giant cube-screen was set up inside Real’s Bernabeu home for fans of t

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Yaya Toure’s Manchester City future: no Selcuk, no issue

Over the years, supporting City has seen me endure more than a slice of the ridiculous, but ‘birthdaygate’ may well just be the icing on the cake (sorry). Over the past week we were introduced to the notion that Ya

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James Milner: criminally underrated

The latest rumour in the ever-rotating transfer mill has seen Manchester City’s 28 year-old winger, James Milner, linked with moves to Liverpool and Arsenal, as the Englishman has found first team opportunities limit

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Goalkeeper scores as Australian team pull off 10-man comeback

Who’d be a goalkeeper, eh? Not many of us really. They don’t know what it’s like to score a goal or bamboozle a defender leaving him flat on his arse. Still though, when a goalkeeper does produce anything out of

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Chelsea’s David Luiz is replaceable

With strong reports suggesting that David Luiz is on his way to Paris Saint-German emerging in the last day or so, it seems the Brazilian Sideshow Bob is leaving Stamford Bridge for Paris. It was mooted last season and now

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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

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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 J

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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)

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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 hi

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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 ne

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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 tou

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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

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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