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The World Cup – Week Two Review

The group stages are now done and dusted and the definitive contenders and pretenders have now been separated. Falling unexpectedly at the first hurdle, the likes of Spain and Italy will be missed. As for England, maybe it’s time to put the horse down after promising so much down the years but always disappointing! First impressions shouldn’t be lasting    …

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Top Five World Cup Villains

With so much talk about the misdemeanors of a certain Uruguayan man’s footballing dietary habits today we have a look at villains from the past and present who have shocked the world and turned a few nations against them. Only on-pitch incidents can be considered so we don’t have to open up the Saipan debate, life is just too short …

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Weekly Transfer Talk: Manchester United Making Moves

Manchester United finally completed a deal for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera yesterday, despite the Basque club suggesting they had rejected United’s approach on Thursday morning. The Spanish u-21 player arrives at Old Trafford for a fee of £28.5million, and it looks as though he will be the first of many acquisitions. Southampton’s Luke Shaw also completed a move to …

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Forgotten Friday – Junichi Inamoto

Seeing as it is World Cup season, this week’s Forgotten Friday will look at a player who made his name at the World Cup in 2002. It was a hugely successful tournament held in Japan and South Korea. For ourselves, the Irish have fond memories of the tournament for a variety of reasons. The country was split in two before the …

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Is Diego Costa Overrated?

Acoording to various reports Diego Costa’s move to Chelsea is all but done, but in the wake of a subdued finish to his club season and a less than impressive World Cup with Spain, the question should be asked; is Jose Mourinho really getting a world class striker? Jack Cahill discusses. Diego Costa is a name that  became well known …

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Ángel Di María Pioneers a New Type of Midfielder

Ángel Di María joined Real Madrid at the same time as José Mourinho in 2010 and the Argentine was expected to follow suit when he departed last summer. After three seasons as Cristiano Ronaldo’s foil on the opposite flank of the Real attack, the imminent of Gareth Bale was set to signal the end of Di María’s stint at the Bernabéu. …

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Let’s Give Some Column Inches To Greece

While the world shows it’s condemnation for serial chomper Luis Suarez, we take a look at an amazing story from yesterday’s group stages of the World Cup, Greece. This summer ten years ago Greece, the Minnow of the Mediterranean, won the European Championships. Against Portugal in Portugal, the Greeks sent shockwaves through the footballing world. The Herculean effort broke Portuguese …

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The Legend of Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Top 10 Zlatinisms

Last week while watching the England and Uruguay game, football fans would have noticed a very familiar face in the crowd.  Zlatan Ibrahimovic had travelled to Brazil to watch the World Cup, a competition which he must be devastated to not be a part of. Football fans all around the world would only have loved to have seen Zlatan in …

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Van Gaal Could Bring Arjen Robben to Manchester United

Louis van Gaal could lure his Dutch midfield prodigy, Arjen Robben, to Manchester United once they’ve finished their World Cup campaign.  Ajax youth coach Bryan Roy, interviewed by The Daily Star thinks that Van Gaal “desperately” wants to sign the winger. Robben has been in scintillating form at this year’s World Cup bagging three goals in the opening two group games against …

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Alexis Sanchez – The Right Man For Arsenal?

Chile star Alexis Sanchez is being heavily linked with a move to Arsenal as he continues to excel in the World Cup. Arsene Wenger has reportedly received a substantial sum of money to spend in the summer transfer window, according to The Daily Express. Sanchez is currently on duty at the World Cup for Chile, a side that have earned plaudits …

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