1. Real Madrid Hold Both Advantage and Expectation Against Manchester United

    Not since the mid-nineties has the Premier League's most successful club been so quickly designated the underdog ahead of a Champions League clash that pits them against Spain's reigning champions...

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  2. Manchester United Prove They Can Match City in Marathon, and Now Sprint

    Sir Alex Ferguson would be the first to dismiss his side's December victory over the reigning champions as season defining...

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  3. Premier League: Spurs and Moutinho, the One That Got Away

    Tottenham could pay dearly after failing to secure missing piece Tottenham Hotspur were the busiest of the big sides in the transfer window, letting go of plenty and then grabbing what they could...

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  4. Premier League: United Attack Comes Up Short Against City and Now Chelsea

    While the signing of Robin Van Persie, a striker as good as any (when fit) will have buoyed the mood inside Old Trafford, there remains a potential lack in the chemistry of Manchester ...

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  5. Premier League: Arsenal Have Built a Culture of Exodus

    Necessary as it is, with FIFA fair play looming, for a club to live within its means, there remains a hefty price for playing by the rules. In the space of a few days, Arsenal have lost their lead actor and best supporting actor of last year...

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  6. La Liga: Time for Kaka to Call Time on His Indifferent Real Madrid Career

    Is there an argument that players who join Real Madrid at the height of their power struggle to exude those powers at the Bernabeu? Luis Figo and Zinedine Zidane come to mind...

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  7. Pakistan Cricket: ICC Won't Forgive Mohammad Amir, Let Alone Forget

    Mohammad Amir, once a spearhead of a fine Pakistan bowling attack, is now the front man of the ICC's anti-corruption video, while still being at the front end of criticism on both sides of the boundary rope...

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  8. Premier League: City and Spurs Show Survival at the Top Can Be Just as Brutal

    Skim through the archives of Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur stories just a month ago, on any footballing website (save conspiracy theorists), and the headlines would be very different...

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  9. F1 2012: Vettel Must This Year Share the Red Bull Metal

    To call into question Sebastian Vettel 's dominance over the past two seasons would be unfair. Every title runner up could conjure many ifs and buts courtesy of hindsight...

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  10. English Football: Premier League Must Wake Up

    The manner in which both Manchester clubs, especially Manchester United , were dispatched out of Europe is the clearest sign yet that money isn’t everything...

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  11. Harry Redknapp: New Manager for Euro 2012 Would Not Mean a New England

    His ability to galvanise players is not the question. Even if Harry Redknapp is unable to delve into the transfer market when serving the Three Lions should he be named the new manager, ...

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  12. Premier League: Chelsea and AVB Must Go Backwards to Go Forwards

    As spritely and as energetic as their young manager is, there is no hiding that Chelsea and Andre Villas-Boas remain reliant on their ageing stalwarts to help secure points more often than not...

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  13. Steven Gerrard Reminds Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool of What Money Can't Buy

    Ask Kenny Dalglish about the £70 million or so he spent over the past year on young English talent and he will remain adamant about their eventual bloom. He would be even more adamant on how priceless the return of Steven Gerrard is...

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  14. Manchester City and United: The Blue Moon Has Risen, the Red Sun Refuses to Set

    The champagne was flowing, the costumes were bright and Manchester City’s buoyant mood has continued on after their fancy dress party organised by the man himself, Mario Balotelli...

    Muazzin Mehrban Written by Muazzin Mehrban about almost 3 years ago 1,740 reads 20 comments

  15. Spanish Football's Dominance Could Pave the Way for England and Premier League

    The helplessness with which many saw Manchester United succumb to Barcelona in last year’s Champions League final was a bitter pill for one half of Manchester...

    Muazzin Mehrban Written by Muazzin Mehrban about 3 years ago 1,081 reads 13 comments

  16. Real Madrid: Gonzalo Higuain & Karim Benzema; One or the Other, or Neither?

    Every player is judged in a short space of time. Perhaps with Real Madrid, the pressure of being a front man is as great as any club in the world. Every striker is judged against the legacy left by Raúl...

    Muazzin Mehrban Written by Muazzin Mehrban about 3 years ago 2,361 reads 25 comments

  17. EPL & Manchester City: New Front Four Place Shadow on Back Four

    Whether it's part of his long-term strategy or simply a case of chance, Roberto Mancini now possesses an attack – Tevez or no Tevez – that can compete with the very best in Europe, save Barcelona...

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  18. Ronaldo, Kaka, Ozil, Benzema: Mourinho Finds His Madrid Formula

    Just ask Roberto Mancini and he too will testify to how difficult it can be to balance a side where the pressure is just as great as the vast sums for disposal...

    Muazzin Mehrban Written by Muazzin Mehrban about 3 years ago 2,611 reads 8 comments

  19. FA Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur's Transfer Dealings: Honest and Effective

    While the premier league’s largest heavyweights continue to tangle themselves in the often deceitful web that was the transfer window, Tottenham Hotspur steered clear of any major drama...

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  20. Blackpool vs. Manchester United: Player Ratings for Red Devils' 3-2 Win

    Edwin van der Sar: Six Made a few smart saves, and was as sure as ever; though one might feel that two goals conceded from corners shows a lack of command from the keeper...

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  21. Dimitar Berbatov and Robin Van Persie: A Tale Of Two Premier League Strikers

    Both the men in question have never been doubted for their ability, yet neither has made ranks among Europe's elite front men in recent years...

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  22. Wing Wizard: Fearless Bale Announces Himself to Europe

    The blossoming of a player in his youth is one of the more beautiful sides of football. With the growth of player power, spiraling wages and simulation, the game has perhaps become harder to smile about...

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  23. Premier League: Manchester United Surrender To West Brom, Ferguson Frustrated...

    The game of two halves cliché is one that is over used. In United's case it was more of two personalities, Jekyll and Hyde if you must. West Brom, to their credit were pretty consistent throughout...

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  24. Qualifiers: Capello and England Shut Out By Gamely Montenegro at Wembley

    England fans are often considered to be the most over expectant. But are they possibly also the most patient...

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  25. Capello and England: Lions For Lambs...

    So the mob has now fully descended on Capello having somewhat forgiven his players on the back of a regulation win over a regulation Hungary. There was certainly no sign of Puskas' heir in the opposition...

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