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West Germany v France: When Violence Conquers All

In the build up to Friday’s World Cup quarter-final between Germany and France, we look back at one of the most notorious incidents in World Cup history. Our memories of football are shaped by iconic moments. Images are easily packaged, digested, and rehashed over time. These moments are often those of glory. The sight of Robin van Persie gliding through …

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Forgotten Friday – Bayer Leverkusen 2001-2002

Sean Cremin has a slightly different take on ‘Forgotten Friday’ this week as he looks at a team full of forgotten stars. Bayer Leverkusen are a relatively big side in German terms but in the 2001-2002 season they made a lasting impression on the European scene. They reached the UEFA Champions League final and were very unlucky to lose out …

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Summertime Madness: The Story Behind The Bosman Rule

This week’s edition of Summertime Madness centres around a man whose name would go down in football history, but his career would not. This is, of course,  Jean-Marc Bosman. With the news that Ashley Cole and Samuel Eto’o will be joining big names like Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba in becoming free agents this summer it seems only right to …

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European Football Season Begins in Earnest

Dundalk. Derry City, Sligo Rovers and St.Patrick’s Athletic are all doing something that Manchester United will not be this season – playing in European competition. Despite the World Cup still having ten days to run, the qualifying phase for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League has begun in earnest this week. Dundalk have already entered the fray on …

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Selection Analysis: Brazilian Flair & Player Despair

Brazilian football is notorious for its flair and skill. Kevin Real is here to discuss whether the lack of flair in this current Brazil side is leading to despair amongst fans. Luis Gustavo, Ramires, Fernandinho, Paulinho and Hernanes. These are the central midfielders that Luis Filipe Scolari has to choose from for the World Cup finals. Apart from Hernanes all are renowned for …

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Arsenal Interested In Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria has many admirers throughout Europe and he looks set to leave Real Madrid with the possibility of going to Chelsea or Manchester United as opposed to Arsenal also on the cards, according to the Daily Express. To some this might come as a shock move due to the Argentine’s heavy involvement in Real’s 2013/14 season. Di Maria has also …

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Liverpool News – Luis Suarez Edging Closer To Barcelona

Luis Suarez looks set to join the La Liga runners up with talks between Liverpool and Barcelona expected to be happening in ‘the next 24 hours’ according to the Mirror.  Speculation has been mounting over the last number of weeks and with Suarez now serving a four-month ban, Liverpool look set to let the player go. Another factor to this story is that …

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Manchester United – Transfer Rumours – 2nd of July

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The signings of Luke Shaw and Ander Hererra have a lot of Manchester United fans feeling more optimistic ahead of the new Premier League season. More players are required and here are the latest updates on some of the names being linked with moves to the Old Trafford club. The need for players is so significant at Old Trafford that they are …

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