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Luis Suarez shows his deplorable side as Uruguay down Italy to advance

Luis Suarez finds himself at the centre of another storm of controversy following Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Italy, as he appears to have bitten down on to the shoulder of Giorgio Chiellini. The saddening aspect of the latest in a … Continue reading

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Muller, Total Football and the ‘Lost Final’: The Story of the 1974 World Cup Final

It was the show-piece for international football’s most intense rivalry; the 1974 World Cup Final between West Germany and Netherlands in Munich is still regarded as one of the most dramatic and shocking finals in the competition’s history.¬†For the Dutch, … Continue reading

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The tackle that broke Antonio Valencia

One of the most unsettling sights in football is a serious injury. Watching as a player writhes in pain, cries of anguish echoing through pitch. Players, still standing, can only watch on with extreme trepidation in the hope that it … Continue reading

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Transfer Window Analysis: Is Juan Mata the right player to solve Manchester United’s problems?

Transfer Window Analysis: Is Juan Mata the right player to solve Manchester United’s problems?.

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Mauricio Pochettino has broken through the language barrier to become a hero amongst Saints

“I am very happy to be here, in this amazing weather” the new Southampton manager said as he cracked a rye smile. “I’ll continue in Espagnol.” And that was it. The new Southampton manager could not continue his first press … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Defensive Midfielder

Tuesday and Wednesday night yielded stunning results in the Champions League for German blood. What stood out was their organisation, work-rate and energy levels which finely complimented bursts of attacking brilliance and classy finishing. With a picturebook of memorable goals … Continue reading

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Giovanni Trapattoni: “We can stop Zlatan Ibrahimovic.”

On Wednesday 14th November, 2012, the members of the England national squad stood amazed in the middle of a frenzied Friends arena. Zlatan Ibrahimovic had just struck his fourth goal in their International Friendly in outstanding and typically flamboyant fashion. … Continue reading

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