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European Football – The Constantly Evolving Enigma

When one looks at Serie A, one would instantly think of a decrepit stagnating league light years away from its former past glory of the ’80s and early ’90s; a continental league where at the time the greats of the game packed their bags and headed to the Italian peninsula, commanding top dollar on the wages front. It’s easy to …

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The Magic Of The Unofficial World Cup

Everyone has heard of the FIFA World Cup but here Conor Heffernan gives us his insight into how it’s predecessor, the Unofficial World Cup came about. When Germany lifted the World Cup for the 4th time last summer, it was the twentieth time a team had done so. Since 1930, the FIFA World Cup has been a fixture in the international footballing calendar. …

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Homophobia Still Exists In Modern Football

Conor Heffernan talks about homophobia in football, and the fact that not a whole lot has changed in the past 25 years. In 1990, the Sun Newspaper ran an exclusive story with English footballer Justin Fashanu in which the young man revealed he was gay. Displaying its usual sensitivity to personal matters, the Sun ran with the headline “1m Football …

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What Liverpool Must Learn From Fergie

Following last week’s ‘tiredgate’ involving Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling, it’s clear that it has become unacceptable for young players to be tired, no matter how many games they’ve played. Newspapers, radio phone-ins and football forums were ablaze this week with people criticizing England’s decision to rest Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling against Estonia. Did Sterling ask Hodgson for a rest or did Hodgson …

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The Problem Facing England & Roy Hodgson

The role of England manager has never been more of a poisoned chalice. Roy Hodgson faces a situation where he simply cannot win. England’s so called golden generation limped out of the World Cup in Brazil with a whimper. A nationwide post-mortem declared a gulf in class and a gulf within the squad. The elder statesmen had peaked and the …

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Scholes: Arsenal Midfielder ‘Is England’s Best Player’

Paul Scholes has claimed that Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere is now England’s best player after a string of impressive performances from the 22-year-old in an England shirt. The former Manchester United midfielder has stated that Wilshere impressed him in England’s recent Euro 2016 qualifying games against San Marino and Estonia. Scholes wrote in The Independent about the Arsenal midfielder’s contribution to Roy Hodgsons’s …

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Mike Bassett: England Manager – Top 10 Moments

To celebrate the announcement that there will be a sequel to Mike Bassett: England manager, we decided to compile our greatest moments from the original 2001 comedy. No.10  We start off with Mike Bassett’s measured and insightful halftime team-talk during the Mexico game. _____ No.9 As Bassett boards the England bus following a poor performance against Egypt he gets to know the fans a …

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World Transfer Records No.15 – John Sewell to Sheffield Wednesday

As we continue to count down the world transfer records since the introduction of the professional game, Karl Graham takes us back to 1951 and John Sewell’s transfer from Notts County to Sheffield Wednesday.  Ever since the introduction of professionalism in football by the English FA in 1885, there have been 43 world transfer records. Over the next few months, Karl …

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Football Must Hold Onto Its Identity

With coverage of football now spread across the globe more than ever before, Rob Lyons looks at examples of sponsorship deteriorating the very identity of clubs. The Collins English dictionary defines a club as, “a group or association of people with common aims or interests.” The common aim of a football club should be to win games but more importantly …

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England Expected Starting XI Vs Switzerland

joe hart, england, manchester city

England face arguably their toughest qualification game tonight as they go up against Switzerland who reached the last sixteen of this year’s World Cup. We look at the starting XI that Hodgson is likely to go with in tonight’s crucial match. GK: Joe Hart There is no doubt that the Manchester City stopper is Roy Hodgson’s number one option and the …

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