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El Clasico – Who Will Come Out On Top in 2014/15?

The La Liga fixtures were released on Thursday 24th of July, and of course the first fixtures discussed were the dates for El Clasico. The meetings between Barcelona and Real Madrid have always been key fixtures in the season but they should become even more exciting in 2014-15 due to the world class players that have been brought into the …

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Real Madrid vs. Sevilla – Uefa Super Cup Preview

Tonight’s match in the Cardiff City Stadium (kick-off 19:45) pits last season’s Europa League winners Sevilla against Spanish neighbours and Champions League winners Real Madrid. With Gareth Bale back in his home town he will surely take centre stage as the two Spanish sides aim to get their hands on their first piece of silverware of the 2014/15 season. _____ Real …

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Premier League Is No Longer The Best In Europe

A league’s quality is often defined by its quantity of top players. When one looks at the Premier League, it’s clear to see just how far it has fallen. Eoin Hallissey discusses the alarming trend of top footballers choosing other European leagues to further their careers.   Where have all the good men gone? Where are all the greats? Ronaldo went to …

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Are Liverpool Making The Same Mistakes As Tottenham?

Gavin Nolan argues that Liverpool are taking a big risk by following Tottenham’s blueprint of bringing in a number of players after losing their marquee man. At the start of last season, Tottenham Hotspur sold their best player, Gareth Bale, to Real Madrid for a world record fee of £85million. His performances for Spurs were nothing short of magnificent and …

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Four Reasons Real Madrid Have So Much Money

Real Madrid continue to pay exorbitant fees to add to their list of galacticos, but how do the Madrid club have so much money? Conor Heffernan discusses. Unemployment in Spain is at 26%, and Spanish bank debt is roughly equal to the GDP of Singapore. Yet in this dire economic climate Real Madrid has increased its revenue and recently has …

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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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The Best XI Absent From The World Cup

With the FIFA World Cup just one day away from kicking off in Brazil, many of the sport’s best and most exciting players have been ruled out of entertaining the world through injury. However, as we come closer to the opening fixture between Brazil and Croatia in Rio de Janeiro, it is fitting to pay tribute to those great players whose …

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Vultures Circling Southampton Spell Trouble For South Coast Club

Without millions in the bank, success in football can prove to be a hindrance as much as it is joyous. If you take Atletico Madrid for example, they have been everybody’s favourite underdogs this season. Along with breaking ‘El Clásico’s’ nine year domination of La Liga by winning their first title since 1995, they also contested their first Champions League …

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Mauricio Pochettino Under Pressure At Spurs From Day One

New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino could pay a costly ‘Levy’ if he does not secure a top four finish next season. The Argentine has penned a five-year deal with the North Londoners, replacing the ousted Tim Sherwood just six months after the club gave him an 18-month contract as Andre Villas-Boas’ successor. Pochettino leaves behind him a club which appeared to …

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