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Manchester United Line Up Defender For January Window

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has assembled a side with awesome firepower going forward but worries persist over vulnerability at the back, rumour has it that the Dutchman will seek to rectify this imbalance with a  January swoop for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels. After having recorded a facile 4-0 win against a hapless QPR Manchester United fans will be …

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Real Madrid Manager Coming Under Increasing Pressure

Real Madrid lost 2-1 to bitter rivals, Atletico Madrid at the weekend and now Carlo Ancelotti is sure to be under intense pressure as Los Blancos are already six points adrift of La Liga leaders Barcelona. This is Real Madrid’s second consecutive loss following a 4-2 defeat to Real Sociedad and with such influential players such Angel Di Maria and Xabi …

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Barcelona Star Reportedly Interested in Premier League Move

Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez is reportedly interested in a possible move away from the La Liga giants as he looks to secure first team football. According to Fichajes.net, the 27-year-old would be keen to listen to offers from Liverpool and Arsenal as with such high profile names such as Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar vying to start for Luis …

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Arsenal Star Linked With €40m January Move

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is being linked with a €40 million January move to Bayern Munich, according to reports in Germany. According to the Telegraph, Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola is considering a move for Ozil as his star midfielders, such as Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery are now in their thirties. The 25-year-old has been criticised since his move …

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Congo’s Lost Footballing Generation

“Only the dead have seen the end of the war.”- George Santayana Since 1997 over eight million people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of warfare and strife. 1997 had the potential to be a year of change for Congo, a year of improvement. 1997 was the year when Congolese dictator, Mobutu Sese Seko, was ousted …

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The Big Year Part Two: Northern Ireland and the 1986 World Cup

Conor Heffernan continues our journey into the history of football in Ireland. This week we remember Northern Ireland’s venture into the 1986 World Cup. 1986 was a fine vintage for Irish football both North and South of the border. Jackie Charlton was appointed Republic of Ireland manager and was about to herald in a new era of success for the …

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Chelsea Boss Winds Up Pep Guardiola

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho couldn’t resist the temptation to have a dig at Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola during last week’s football managers’ meeting at UEFA’s headquarters, according to Spanish media outlet El Confidencial.  The two had a bitter rivalry when the Portugese was Real Madrid boss and Guardiola managed Barcelona. In response to the Spanard’s idea that the grass on football pitches should be limited …

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Scotland’s ‘Mini Messi’ In Champions League Squad

Young Scottish sensation Ryan Gauld, who has been dubbed Scotland’s ‘Mini Messi’, admits he is shocked after being included in Sporting Lisbon’s Champions League Squad. The 18-year-old has only just moved to Portugal this summer and while he has primarily featured for Sporting’s B side, he has now recieved a major boost as he is included in the Champions League …

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TBT: European Championships – 6 Memorable Moments

Following the start of qualification for Euro 2016, this week’s Throwback Thursday looks back at some of the most memorable events of previous European Championships. While the tournament may not hold as much glamour and draw as a World Cup, it is much loved throughout Europe and has provided a lifetime of memorable moments. Karl Graham discusses. #6 Denmark win …

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Possible Loan Move For Manchester United Midfielder

Juan Mata could be on his way out of Manchester United with Juventus apparently interested in taking the Spaniard out on loan in January. Mata looks to be the midfield player who will need to make way in order for United’s wage bill to become a bit healthier, according to The Mirror. Signing six new players including Radamel Falcao, Angel …

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