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Ex-Child Prodigy Freddy Adu Is 25 Years Old & Unemployed

The Macaulay Culkin of world football, Freddy Adu, finds himself without a club this morning following the news that his contract was terminated with Serbian club FK Jagodina. Adu shot to fame when he became a professional footballer at the age of fourteen. At the time he was America’s youngest ever professional athlete and seemed destined for the biggest stage of world …

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Serie A Week 15 Review

Ciarán Murphy is here with a round-up of some of the biggest results from Serie A week 15 as well as the rumours that Fernando Torres could already be on his way out of Milan, having only joined the San Siro outfit during the summer.  1. Mancini’s first win Inter Milan stopped high flying Chievo’s great run of form on Monday …

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Champions League Draw: Arsenal & Chelsea Delight

The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League has been made. Arsenal have been awarded a favourable draw against Ligue 1 side Monaco whilst Chelsea have a tough test against Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City have received no luck with a draw against Barcelona for the Premier League champions to contend with. The current champions Real Madrid face Schalke while last year’s runners-up …

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The Holy Grail That Was The European Cup: Pt. 1 – 1955 – ’74

Eoin O’Neill takes us back to the very beginnings of the European Cup and some of the most successful sides in the first 19 years of the tournament.  Wolverhampton and the Black Country wouldn’t immediately strike you as the forerunner for a tournament we now know as The Champions League. On a cold December night in 1954, 55,000 supporters crammed into Molineux, to see …

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Why Do Europeans Not Care About The Club World Cup?

For the countries competing outside of Europe, making it to the quarter or semi-final stage of the FIFA Club World Cup is usually considered a major achievement but Europeans often appear quite ambivalent or dismissive about the competition. Here we take a look at why that may be. This year’s tournament takes place in Morocco and includes the teams Moghreb Tetouan (the …

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Hands Off, He’s Ours – Pelé & The Brazilian Government

Ever wondered why Pelé never left Brazil in his prime? Conor Heffernan gives us a fascinating insight into Brazilian politics’ hold on the country’s star footballer.  Edson Arantes do Nascimento, or Pelé to you and me, is perhaps the greatest known name in world soccer. And for good reason too. During the course of a career that spanned over two …

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Serie A Review: Week 14

Ciarán Murphy is here with a round-up of some of the biggest results and stories from Serie A week 14, including Roma’s clash with Juventus, transfer rumours making the rounds as well as everything else in between from Italy’s top flight. 1. Roma leave it late On Saturday evening in the Stadio Olimpico Roma had the chance to move within a …

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Thursday’s Top 10: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Goals

In the first of our weekly ‘Thursday’s Top 10’ feature we look back at some of the best goals ever scored by the one and only Zlatan Ibrahimovic.  10. Ajax vs NAC Breda We begin with this brilliant piece of trickery when Zlatan was at Ajax. _____ 9. PSG vs Anderlecht This absolute thunderbolt is worthy of making it into our …

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