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The balance of power has shifted between Tottenham and Arsenal

February 24, 2012

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  Tottenham’s rise to prominence has been a gradual process, with the white side of north London steadily evolving into a team that can challenge for top four inclusion. However this season, like no other in the club’s recent past, Spurs have looked like a real contender for honours. Meanwhile, Arsenal, who have seemingly been […]

Resurgent Juventus ready to reclaim place as Serie A’s best

February 8, 2012

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Parity’s been the name of the game thus far in the Serie A campaign, and this past weekend’s results are a perfect example, as none of the top five teams in the table won. But through it all, one team has remained unscathed. Coming into the season, defending champions AC Milan and their archrivals Inter […]

Germany’s Hopes on Bayern’s Shoulders

December 19, 2011

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  One could argue that it’s all Arsenal’s fault. One could, but I won’t. Certainly their abject display against Olympiakos on Matchday six of the Champions League ensured that, no matter what Borussia Dortmund did against Marseille, the Bundesliga champions would be exiting the tournament stage left. Much had been expected of Jürgen Klopp’s side, […]

Arsenal: We Should Have Never Doubted Wenger

December 7, 2011

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Ever since Arsenal lost to Tottenham (and Blackburn, Manchester United andLiverpool) journalists, bloggers and fans of a knee-jerking disposition have been quick to proclaim the death of Arsène Wenger’s side. They considered that a side shorn of its talisman (Cesc Fàbregas), one of it’s star performers from the previous season (Samir Nasri) and that had […]

#8 – Playoffs

November 30, 2011

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Leave it for an ugly American to suggest football correct its ills by creating a playoff system, right? But I have an excuse, what with having been conditioned to experience nearly all my sports finales after clubs slog through a post-season playoff scheme that many would consider lessens the importance of playing well consistently over […]

ITV, it’s time to get serious about English Football.

November 23, 2011

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  Its 1966 the greatest summer in England’s footballing history and England are three two up deep into extra time with fans screaming at the ref to blow his whistle and make it official that England are the World Champions. The commentator notices something….. the referee is waving his arms around and looks to be… […]

The Legacy of Alessandro Del Piero

October 26, 2011

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The recent news that Alessandro Del Piero will not be receiving a new contract with Juventus has shocked and saddened his many supporters. When his illustrious career finally winds down, where will Del Piero stand in regards to the greatest of all time? In season 1995/96 a precocious talent was starting to shine for ‘The […]

#6 – Five Steps Towards a Communist Football State

October 25, 2011

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In these modern times many people haven’t even heard of the KGB or the Stasi, but they still feel compelled to run around in their Che Guevara t-shirts. Yes, our culture has sunken to the point where history is forgotten, because it can’t be compressed into a 140 character tweet, and because it requires a certain degree […]

Is Ian Ayre the Gordon Gekko of the Premier League?

October 20, 2011

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When Ian Ayre, the managing Director of Liverpool FC, came out last week and said that all Premier League teams should be able to negotiate their own individual Television deals abroad, he may as well have been saying ‘Greed is Good’. Mr Ayre proposes that each club should be able to negotiate their own television […]

#5 – ABOLISH GOALS

October 17, 2011

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All-powerful Spain dismantled Scotland on Tuesday night, breaking the withering hearts of a hopeful Tartan Army. The hosts didn’t even require the illustrious talents of Fernando Torres, Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta or Xabi Alonso. Iker Casillas shunned the chance to play, reportedly loath to let the unsophisticated Scotch sully his 100th international cap.  Alicante wasn’t […]

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