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Liverpool FC: Suárez and Dalglish Are Now Tarnished

January 4, 2012

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With Kenny Dalglish, Luis Suárez and Liverpool Football Club now failing to see why one man calling another “negro” on the pitch is a matter worth of an apology it is clear to see their reputation is declining rapidly. Liverpool have gone from a historic and respected football club to a club that even fails […]

Liverpool Have Lost the Plot on Evra/Suárez

December 22, 2011

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Liverpool are threatening to make themselves into the laughing stock of the Premier League with their failure to admit Luis Suárez is anything but a perfect little angel.Now the club has got to the stage in which their star striker was seen wearing a shirt in support of himself. It’s a curiosity that has come […]

The Good and the Absurd: A Preview of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations

December 5, 2011

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Gabon and Equatorial Guinea will host the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations that kicks-off from January 21st with the final set to be played on February 12th. Should the tournament follow in the same path as the qualifying campaign, it could be quite a ride. Before a ball is even kicked in the forthcoming tournament […]

The Re-emergence of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

November 25, 2011

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  Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is currently one of Europe’s top goal-scorers with 23 goals already and yet it’s a statistic that has taken many by surprise.

Champions-elect Boca Juniors and the 2011 Apertura So Far

November 18, 2011

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The Argentinian Apertura 2011 is drawing to a close with only 5 games left to play and only one question remains to be solved: Can Boca Juniors really lose the title now? Undefeated Boca Juniors will on Sunday host the Primera Divisón’s other undefeated side Racing Club at La Bombonera knowing that a win will […]

Lisbon Prepared for the Best Derby in Years

November 10, 2011

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It’s not long now until the first Lisbon derby (Derby de Lisboa) of this new Portuguese Primeira Liga season in which Sporting Clube de Portugal make the incredibly short journey to take on their major rivals, Benfica, in one of the games of the European football calendar. Benfica have won five straight games over Sporting […]

It’s Time to Watch Serie A Again

October 14, 2011

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For years now Italy has been perceived to be a footballing nation in decline. A national team that vastly underperformed in the tournaments of 2008 and 2010, and with a league that is barely mentioned in the same breath as the “top two” leagues of England and Spain anymore. Yet it’s time for people to […]

Boca Juniors Thrive in River Plate’s Absence

September 16, 2011

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Boca Juniors currently sit at the top of the 2011 Apertura in Argentina, level on points and goal difference with Lanús, and in River Plate’s absence from the Primera División Boca appear to be thriving. The end of last season’s Clausura winners Vélez Sársfield excellent performances in the league and on the continent were over […]

The Rise and Fall of Felix Magath’s VfL Wolfsburg

September 7, 2011

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It’s been a hard time for dictators lately. In the modern-era technology has made communication an invaluable tool for any public unhappy with their current regime to unite together. The people themselves are no longer so easily pushed around. The media has become so uncontrollable that any news story that can leak will leak. The […]

A Closer Look at Bursaspor’s New “Crocodile Stadium”

September 2, 2011

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The plans for Bursaspor’s new stadium are, as you will have most likely seen by now, quite extraordinary. A giant green crocodile is certainly not something you expect to see in these days of generic looking Emirates Stadium-style oval designs. It helps that crocodiles are quite fearsome creatures. Fulham, for example, could not replace Craven […]

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