1. Living in the Past and Looking to the Future: Can Liverpool Win the EPL?

    It's that time of year again. In just a few short days, another Premier League season gets under way with 20 optimistic clubs all battling for the best possible and realistic finish...

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  2. New Season, Same Champions: Chelsea Still The Best Team in The World

    Ladies and Gentlemen...Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC) is back! In the curtain-raiser of the English Premier League season, FA Cup winners Chelsea, the ...

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  3. Greatest Ever: Football's Top 10 Defensive Midfielders of All Time

    The Greatest Ever series is back! In this 27th installment, I look at the greatest defensive midfielders to play ever football. A few months ago, I wrote a list of the top 10 central midfielders of all time in which the majority of players were attacking

    Barney Corkhill Written by Barney Corkhill about over 5 years ago 28,567 reads 53 comments

  4. Xabi Alonso: Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

    What a difference a year makes. This time last year, Liverpool were discussing the prospect of Gareth Barry arriving at Anfield, a move that would have all but called time on Xabi Alonso's Liverpool career...

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  5. A Tribute To...Sir Bobby Robson

    Barney Corkhill's "A Tribute To..." series returns with a very special tribute on a sad day for football. This morning, July 31, 2009, the legendary manager Sir Bobby Robson passed away after a long battle with cancer at age 76...

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  6. Dave-Ja-Vu: Seeing Beckham as a Hate Figure Is Nothing New

    Few players ever reach the heights that David Beckham has reached throughout his illustrious career. He has played for three of the world's biggest clubs in Manchester United, Real ...

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  7. Too Much of a Good Thing: Has Manchester City Overcompensated This Summer?

    In a summary of this season's summer transfer window; there will be two names that dominate more than any others: Real Madrid and Manchester City...

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  8. Who Was Bigger: Cristiano Ronaldo or David Beckham?

    "Who is the best player in the world?" This question is often asked in footballing circles, with the candidates changing on a regular basis. The current nominations include the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Kaka...

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  9. The Michael Owen Story: Betrayal, Selfishness, Or Just Good Sense?

    The above picture turns my stomach like no other in recent footballing memory. Michael Owen wearing a Manchester United shirt. Michael Owen hoisting a Manchester United scarf aloft in the way so many Liverpool fans do before every single game...

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  10. The Real Madrid Revolution: Does It Favour Liverpool, Chelsea, and Arsenal?

    Just when it seemed the second installment of Real Madrid's 'Galactico' movement had lulled somewhat, along came the news that they had agreed a £30 million deal for Lyon striker Karim Benzema...

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  11. The Best Club or the Richest Club?: Samuel Eto'o Faces a Test of Morals

    With the three biggest transfer sagas of recent times being wrapped up early on in this summer's window, it was up to players not named Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, or Gareth Barry to take up the mantle...

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  12. Wimbledon Awaits: Can Andy Murray Master Henman's Hoodoo?

    Spectators planning to sit back and enjoy the strawberry and cream of SW19 were dealt a blow today as they discovered they would have to do without the cream of the crop: Rafael Nadal...

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  13. Is Glen Johnson Really the Missing Piece of the Jigsaw for Liverpool?

    Every summer, and indeed some Januarys, since Rafael Benitez took charge at Anfield, he has been building a jigsaw, one that could finally end Liverpool's two-decade long wait for a Premier League title...

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  14. Ronaldo, Kaka, and Barry Leave: Now Arsene Wenger Must Move to Chelsea!

    As you all would have heard by now, Manchester United have accepted a world-record £80 million bid from Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo...

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  15. Will Galacticos' Second Coming Bring Back Real Madrid's Glory Days?

    When the words "Real Madrid" are mentioned, immediate connotations fill every football fan's head. For Barcelona fans, or indeed those of any of Real's Madrid-dwelling counterparts, they would mostly be negative...

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  16. Roger Federer: On the Verge of Becoming the Greatest?

    Every now and again, a truly exceptional athlete emerges to take their chosen sport by storm. Every generation has good players, but only rarely do you see a players good enough to be considered among the very best of the best...

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  17. Will Manchester City's Rise Mean Arsenal's Demise?

    The talk of the Premier League at the moment seems to be whether Manchester City can turn money into success and launch a serious bid for Champions League football next season...

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  18. It's All About the Money: Gareth Barry Betrays Aston Villa

    The Gareth Barry transfer saga was the longest running saga of last year. Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid came and eventually went while the questions over Barry's future remained. He wanted to be playing Champions League football...

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  19. Liverpool FC Season Review: The Top 15 Wins of 2008/09

    As we all know, Liverpool have just had their best Premier League season ever. Rafael Benitez's progression continued as Liverpool pushed Manchester United all the way to the penultimate game of the season in the race for the title...

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  20. Chelsea: The Best Team in The World After FA Cup Success

    Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC) saw another defence today as champions Chelsea took on Everton in the English League season finale—the FA Cup final...

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  21. Liverpool and the Miracle of Istanbul: Part Three

    Barcelona gave Manchester United a footballing lesson last night in the Champions League final, but nothing can compare to the 2005 final. In the final installment of this three-part series I look at Liverpool's greatest triumph: Istanbul...

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  22. Liverpool and the Miracle of Istanbul, Pt. 2

    My personal account of Liverpool's greatest ever moment continues here as Champions League fever grips the world. The Miracle of Istanbul was perhaps the greatest of all the finals...

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  23. The Miracle of Istanbul: Part One

    With the Champions League final almost upon us, I have decided to write an article logging my personal experiences of perhaps the greatest Champions League final of all time: Istanbul...

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  24. Why Is The Sink Still in Newcastle's Kitchen? Where It All Went Wrong

    Yesterday afternoon saw the end of an era for the Premier League and, in particular, Newcastle United. After 16 years as a top flight club, in which they had challenged for the title, ...

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  25. Sunderland Survive But Chelsea Retain The UWCC Title

    Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC) saw another defence today as champions Chelsea took on relegation-threatened Sunderland in the last game of the league season...

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