‘Sabotage’ at Real Madrid Game

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The Primera Division, or La Liga, is known as one of the slickest, most entertaining leagues in soccer. Yet even those that cover it locally are forced to point out the league is subject to “Crazy kickoff times, atrocious debts, […]

Blackburn Rovers May Finally Sack Steve Kean

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The Blackburn Rovers recently lost in a sloppy fight against Middlesbrough. It knocked them all the way down to the lowly position of second in the Championship and now there is talk of the Scotsman in charge, Steve Kean, losing […]

It Was All Going So Well for Michael Laudrup…

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  Swansea City play attractive football. It is now an ingested and accepted fact. Like Paul Scholes being wonderfully gifted, but homicidal in the tackle. Much of this is down to the hard work of Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rodgers, […]

Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez to Bury the Hatchet?

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Noises coming out of Manchester United and Liverpool suggest that Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez could be prepared to bury the hatchet this Sunday. In the wake of the released findings on the Hillsborough disaster and the increasing calls for […]

Roy Keane Abused During Live Broadcast

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In last night’s mesmeric Champions League encounter at the Bernabeu, Manchester City was afforded a lesson: never think the job is done against an opponent with the guile of Cristiano Ronaldo. Goalkeeper Joe Hart had no protection against a dipping, […]

Angela Merkel Tells Bundesliga Stars to “Go Your Own Way”

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A few days ago, the unsmiling conservative at the heart of Germany stated: “gay footballers should not have any fear of coming out. That is my political message.” It is a refreshing and liberal message from German Chancellor Dr. Angela […]

The UEFA Champions League Returns

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The soccer season is only a month or so old, and already we welcome back the pageantry and cacophony of the UEFA Champions League. Tuesday night sees the first round of group fixtures and it would be an unwise to […]

Didier Drogba and Ivory Coast Concede Wonder Header

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  We have all loved the Hail Mary. The all-or-nothing pass, that is slung from the back foot and lands in the path of the second most switched-on guy on the field. It is beautiful when it comes off. It […]

World Cup Qualification Disappoints Brits

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  European World Cup qualification. There is a fresh and horrific unknowingness one experiences when their international side embarks on a qualification journey. Pitted against the best of European soccer, it is a slog that is rarely easy. Last night […]

Youth at Manchester United Denied Shot at Cross-Border Competition

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Manchester United’s academy manager Brian McClair assured fans today that the club knew what they were doing when they opted out of the cross-border NextGen Series. The former United and Scotland striker said, “The NextGen Series just doesn’t fit in […]

England Could Win World Cup 2014, Hints Steven Gerrard

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It rang out in a Scouse accent. “You never stop believing in football. Miracles do happen.” That’s right, folks, Steven Gerrard is trying to tell us England can win the World Cup in 2014. As an outsider living in England […]

Hulk and Axel Witsel Move to Russia

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Financial Fair Play may be a life’s mission for UEFA President Michel Platini, but it seems to be set for flouting in Russia. Zenit St. Petersburg today pulled off two perplexingly expensive signings. They bought Brazilian attacker Hulk from FC […]