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PA Team of the Week – Gameweek 37

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A weekend of shocks and drops as Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool all dropped points and Man City are left on course for a title. At the other end, Cardiff and Fulham had their faith sealed as they are left facing life in the Championship. See who starred in the PA Team of the Week.   GK – Joe Hart: …

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If GAA Football Teams were Premier League Teams

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With the Premier League season coming to a dramatic end on Sunday, and the dramatic All-Ireland Football Championship having started last Sunday in New York, John Ivory looks at the Premier League equivalents of GAA Football teams. Dublin – Manchester City With the exception of Dublin having superior past success over City, these two are quite similar these days. First …

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Premier League Preview: Man United vs Hull City

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It will be an emotional affair at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, as Manchester United fans prepare to say goodbye for the final time to many fan-favourites. Nemanja Vidic, United’s Serbian warrior will definitely make his final appearance in a United strip at Old Trafford before he completes his free transfer to Inter Milan on July 1st. Vidic, who joined …

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Ryan Giggs: One for the Future

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Football’s biggest story of the last two weeks was Manchester United’s class-less sacking of David Moyes. Ryan Giggs since took over for the remaining few games of the Premier League season and got off to a good start with a 4-0 drubbing of lowly Norwich, before losing in spectacular fashion to rejuvenated Sunderland 1-0. After the Norwich win, many voices in …

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Top 10 Footballing Families: Part II

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5:The Inzaghis When it comes to a brotherly strike force, not many come as dangerous as the brothers Inzaghi. Simone, the younger and less decorated of the two brothers was still a regular thorn in many a defense in Italy. He spent over ten years at Lazio but only made 129 appearances during that time. His record is roughly one goal in …

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Top 10 Footballing Families: Part I

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Football has often been a family affair. Today we look at the most famous families in world football. These families are ranked for their collective ability and trophies. 10: The Guðjohnsens Arguably the greatest footballing family to hail from the mighty Iceland. This father-son act between them have played, and achieved success, all over Europe. Arnór, the father, played in France, …

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What Is The ‘Right’ Way To Play Football?

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There is a certain irony in the timing of the revival of this great footballing debate. The ‘business end’ of the season is now well and truly upon us. A time of year, where winning usually takes precedence over performance. Where Championship-chasing teams are expected to grind out results, by any means necessary. Where last-minute winners, crucial-saves, sprinkled with a …

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Premier Snakes and Ladders – Week 37

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The results are finally coming in for the 2013/14 season. After the weekend’s action, Fulham and Cardiff are now officially relegated. And in their place, Leicester are confirmed for next season. While Brighton, Derby, Wigan and QPR will do battle in the playoffs for the remaining two spots. At the other end of the table, the pieces seem to be …

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Ryan Giggs Uncertain Of Continuing Playing Career

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Manchester United’s interim manager Ryan Giggs has yet to declare his future playing intentions, as media speculation suggests that Louis Van Gaal is set to be named the new king of the Old Trafford throne.  RG added at his press conference: “I’ve got a lot to think about, whether to carry on playing. But my concentration is just on now.” #mufc …

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Financial Fair Play – What Next?

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Football clubs are overspending. Crazy money is being paid for players and it seems like transfer records are being broken every year. Spending vast amounts on new signings inevitably leads to wage inflation. Michel Platini has vowed to stop the overspending and curb wage inflation with the introduction of Financial Fair Play (FFP). Many have criticised the new rules and regulations …

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