1. Mancini and City Appear Not to Have Learnt...

    A new season was without doubt bringing with it new signings for Manchester City, this time even more exotic than last summer's fruits. Namely, an Ivorian, a Spaniard and an Italian, who between them have cost Abu Dhabi around £80m...

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  2. Pakistan: Batsmen's Woes Unable to Hide Bowlers' Wonders...

    Inept, out of their depth, inexperienced, are all words used to sum up Pakistan's batting performance this summer. It has quite simply been woeful...

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  3. Youth and Young Manhood, United's New Crop

    Over the coming weeks, we will find out the true pedigree of Manchester United's latest batch, this time, not a set of British academy products, but a blend of international talents, ...

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  4. Barcelona Sell Themselves Short

    The capture of one of Europe's most prolific strikers should be a moment of excitement and ambition, even for Barcelona...

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  5. Rio Ferdinand : A Center-Back In Decline...

    With just three games left this season, Rio Ferdinand is in danger of not even playing half the number of matches he did last season. Even his tally of 43 last year is around a dozen short of his usual exploits...

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  6. Wayne Rooney: Doing For Country What He Does For Club

    Much has been made of the importance of Wayne Rooney to England's success this summer. The need for him to play as a second striker, in the No. 10 role, where he can use his creativity and vision to good effect, is forever being underlined...

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  7. Bale Can Take His Place Among Europe's Elite

    In few games, let alone months, are a team's fortunes influenced so heavily by the form of a a full-back. There is no denying that an inform left or right back is perhaps more dispensable ...

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  8. Bayern a Bad Ending, Blackburn a Bad Cast...

    Just when Manchester United are meant to enter that invincible phase, in which they gather momentum and put a run of victories together, they have stumbled, perhaps over a rock that could have been avoided, or at least steam roller-ed over...

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  9. United 3 Bayern 2: How They Rated...

    Van De Sar -6- Pulled off a couple of top saves, helpless for the Robben strike, but less helpful in letting Olic's finish sneak past. Rafael -6- Very good game up until the sending off soon after the break, which swung the tie...

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  10. Stubborn Ferguson Could See United Finish Empty Handed...

    Conjure as many conspiracies as you like. The reason behind United's relative absence in the transfer market, following the major departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and the relinquishment of Carlos Tevez, is Sir Alex Ferguson...

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  11. Ferguson Reluctant To Put Faith In The Kids This Time...

    There was very little in common between an abject Manchester United and a resurgent Chelsea when the two sides met at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime...

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  12. To Make Kaka Your Heart, Give Him The Room To Breathe

    A price tag weighing 56 million pounds is around your neck. Expectations grow further still given that you and the wider public believe that Jesus powers you...

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  13. Dimitar Berbatov : Forward Enters Defining Period

    The absence of Wayne Rooney for arguably Manchester United's biggest two games of the season so far, has left a void at the spearhead of their attacking exploits...

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  14. Bayern 2 United 1: How They Rated...

    Van De Sar -8- A very good game, precise in everything he did and nothing he could have done about either goal. The at times dismal defending in front of him prevents him from recieving a nine...

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  15. Barcelona and Arsenal - Manchester and Bayern

    Arsenal & Barcelona: Arguably less cohesive than last year, with Ibrahimovic now as a primary spearhead, but the irresistable form of Lionel Messi means that Barcelona ooze confidence and are capable of scoring goals of all shapes and forms...

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  16. World Football : Team of The Decade

    Goal keeper > Gianluigi Buffon: One of the most intelligent and technically gifted keepers ever. His brilliant handling coupled with dynamite reflexes and, above all consistency ...

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  17. Carrick and Fletcher, Underestimating The Undermined

    Unfashionable always, awkward looking yes, untanned and unwaxed, probably but highly effective? most of their opposition would nod straight away...

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  18. Love United, Hate Glazer, No Mourinho

    His ability to captivate a press room is irrepressible. The dimples, Clooney hair shade, his confident usage of English words at even the most inappropriate of occasions, has meant ...

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  19. World War Formula One, a Season Of Relishing Promise

    After being treated to a season of disjoint rather than distraction, formula one looks set to return in truly grand slam fashion this year...

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  20. Madrid : Pretend Or For Real?

    A fine strike was all that separated France's best European performers in recent years and the new assembly of galacticos on display...

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  21. Milan Derby, Sides Worry Each Other But No One Else...

    There was a time when we here in England simply admitted that our top flight was not on the level as that of Italy. However, having watched Italy’s archetypal fixture, the Milan derby, any fears of inferiority can surely now be completely dismissed...

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  22. City 2 United 1: How They Rated...

    Van Der Sar -6- Never tested too severely but assured on all crosses aside from Tevez's second, which was enough to bring his mark down a peg...

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  23. United And Ferguson, Winning It The Hard Way...

    The performance against Birmingham was maybe enough now to convince me, despite Ferguson's detractions, that Manchester United are not close to being the side they were last year, nor can boast the chemistry of the year before...

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  24. Mughal-E-Asif, Pakistan's King Of Seam Returns...

    His delivery to remove Michael Clarke on the opening day of the second test at the SCG, between hosts Australia and visitors Pakistan, was a throwback to the swashbuckling Asif of old...

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  25. Capello Needs Wizards, Not Warriors...

    Sven Goran Eriksson’s decision at the 2002 world cup to play Paul Scholes on the left side of midfield to accommodate two of the ‘golden generation’, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, was ...

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