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Michael McKenna

Michael McKenna
Michael McKenna is a Business Studies student from the north east. With a keen interest in writing, Michael has a particular interest in, especially football and Gaelic football.

Significant Transfers: Luis Figo

Luis Figo is one of the most decorated professional football players of the modern era. He has won a host of trophies whilst playing for the biggest clubs in the world. These teams include the likes of Sporting Lisbon, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan. Figo also has more than a century of international caps under his belt for Portugal. …

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Football Takeovers: Malaga

Malaga are currently playing their football in the top Spanish division and finished the previous season in sixth position. They became a collaborated team in the early 1990’s, and although they initially struggled, they have recently become a strong contender for European qualification positions in La Liga. The takeover that I will be looking into is that of Sheikh Abdullah …

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Significant Transfers: Gareth Bale

Michael McKenna looks into the transfer of Welsh international, Gareth Bale, to Real Madrid, in the summer of 2013, and the subsequent transfers which Tottenham Hotspur acquired to try and fill the void left by the winger. Gareth Bale is a very talented footballer who transferred to Real Madrid in the summer transfer window of 2013 for an estimated €94 …

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Football Takeovers: Notts County

This week’s edition of Football Takeovers looks at Notts County, the oldest professional football club in the entire world. Notts County is the oldest professional football club in the entire world. The Nottingham-based side have achieved a relatively low level of success, though, in their extremely long history. The last trophy the club won was League 2, the lowest tier …

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Significant Transfers: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is arguably one of the top five footballers in the entire world. He is ranked with elites such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He is also famed for his enormous nose ego. This trait, twinned with a strong personality, can often lead to disputes. Michael McKenna takes a look at the entertainer of world football’s most memorable …

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Football Takeovers: Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers were a stable club in the top flight of English football and had been for approximately a decade too. They are also one of the few clubs to have won the Premier League, Blackburn achieved this feat in 1995. Since the 21st century has begun, success hasn’t come as easily to the club, although they still remained a …

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Significant Transfers: Robbie Keane to well, everywhere

Robbie Keane has arguably been the Republic of Ireland’s best player over the last decade. Keane has been an ever present member of a constantly changing Ireland side. He has even out lasted a lot of managers during his international tenure. His club career has been a bit more unpredictable, however. Robert ‘Robbie’ Keane started out his professional career with …

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Famous Football Takeovers: Anzhi Makhachkala

This week’s instalment of famous football takeovers looks at the formerly unknown Russian club, Anzhi Makhachkala, who have had a turbulent couple of years to say the least. Anzhi are a Russian club based in Dagestan. They are a relatively young club, having only been around since 1991. There was nothing overly special about the fledgling club. They spent a …

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Significant Transfers: Carlos Tevez to West Ham United

Carlos Tevez is currently playing some of the best football of his career with Juventus in Serie A. He has also played for a host of other world renowned sides, most notably the fierce rivals, Manchester United and Manchester City. The transfer in question, however, is one that has come under a lot of scrutiny in recent times. This is, …

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Famous Football Takeovers: Chelsea Football Club & Roman Abramovich

Chelsea Football Club was once an above average team playing in the top flight in England in the 21st century, never proving proved to be spectacular. However, the footballing landscape in London changed immeasurably when Roman Abramovich bought the club from Ken Bates in 2003. Roman Abramovich became the first billionaire to purchase an English club, with his acquisition of …

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