1. Toothless Financial Fair Play Punishments Will Not Deter Man City and PSG

    UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules have been a topic of conversation in the European game since they were first mooted in 2009...

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  2. Diego Simeone Is the Special One as Atletico Madrid Reach Champions League Final

    There was only one Special One at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening—and it wasn't Jose Mourinho ...

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  3. Bleacher Report's Premier League Mavericks XI

    This week's Bleacher Report XI focuses on the Premier League players who haven't always followed the rules, who have entertained us with their unorthodox style and who didn't give much consideration for towing the line...

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  4. Daniel Sturridge and the 10 Most Hipster Footballers

    Daniel Sturridge has enjoyed the best season of his career, earning a place in the PFA Team of the Year and scoring 20 league goals en route to helping Liverpool's most serious title challenge in years...

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  5. Predicting a Winner for Each Major European League Next Season

    The 2013-14 season is drawing to a close and two of Europe's five major leagues have question marks over them: As we all know, the Premier League and La Liga are both set for nail-biting finishes...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 57,729 reads 198 comments

  6. Dani Alves Highlights Continuing Problem of Racism in Spanish Football

    As Barcelona's Dani Alves prepared to take a corner at Villarreal on Sunday, an incident of hatred and idiocy befell him...

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  7. The Onion Bag: Alves' Banana, Huddersfield Blue Beard and Pizza Hair in MLS

    Welcome to the Onion Bag, your one-stop shop for weird and wonderful football news. First up today, Dani Alves took a bite out of racism on Sunday when he decided to enjoy a banana that was thrown to him during Barcelona's trip to Villarreal...

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  8. Tomas Kalas and the Best Debut Performances in Football

    Defender Tomas Kalas was given a Premier League baptism of fire by Jose Mourinho on Sunday, making his debut against Liverpool and their free-scoring front line...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 8,901 reads 21 comments

  9. 10 Jobs David Moyes Should Consider Outside of Management

    With an established career behind him and millions in compensation sitting in the bank, David Moyes doesn't need to work again. He could just go and sit on a beach and remember the fun times—like when he sued Wayne Rooney ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 10,794 reads 18 comments

  10. Gerrard's Title Slip and the Greatest World Football Moments of the Weekend

    Liverpool's 2-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday was great news for the neutral fan looking for a intense title run-in, but it was bad news for Steven Gerrard ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 82,041 reads 6 comments

  11. Ronaldo's Beautiful Brace and the Top 5 Players Around the World This Weekend

    Cristiano Ronaldo has spent a few recent matches cheering on Real Madrid in a suit, but his return to full fitness was evident with a magnificent display against Osasuna on Saturday which helped keep his side in the La Liga title race...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 5,496 reads 2 comments

  12. 5 Things Ryan Giggs Can Do to 'Put the Smiles Back On' Man Utd Fans' Faces

    Ryan Giggs held his first press conference as Manchester United interim manager on Friday morning, and the Welshman was met with near-universal praise...

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  13. The Most Famous Player of All Time for Top Clubs

    Picking the most famous player from Europe's major club sides is like dipping your hand in the Quality Street tin: There's lots of great choices, other people won't always agree with your selection and you hope you don't get the strawberry one...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 175,159 reads 258 comments

  14. Courtois, Moses and Why the Loan System Needs a Complete Overhaul

    Not so long ago, the loan system was used to give young players on the fringe of a squad some valuable first-team experience elsewhere...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 11,042 reads 28 comments

  15. Real Madrid Show Bayern Munich That Possession Doesn't Win Games

    The Champions League semi-final first legs have now concluded, and we have seen two very different games with one common theme: the use of counter-attack...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 2,297 reads 10 comments

  16. Bleacher Report's U21 Premier League XI

    On Match of the Day in 1995, Alan Hansen famously declared that " you can't win anything with kids ." The Manchester United squad to which he was referring went on to win the league...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 23,809 reads 64 comments

  17. Ryan Giggs and Top 10 Cases of Mistaken Identity in Football

    Ryan Giggs has made no secret of his desire to eventually move into management, so the 40-year-old Welshman was showered with congratulations when he was promoted to Interim Manchester United manager on Tuesday...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 4,187 reads 8 comments

  18. Ryan Giggs and 10 Club Legends Who Took over as Manager

    It may not have escaped your attention that David Moyes has been relieved of his duties at Manchester United, via Jamie Jackson of The Guardian , after a disastrous 10 months in charge...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 8,277 reads 22 comments

  19. The 20 Shortest Managerial Stints in World Football History

    In any normal profession, boasting several recent sackings on your CV would make you extraordinarily unemployable. Not so in the world of professional football management, where terminations and exits by "mutual consent" are par for the course...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 122,955 reads 59 comments

  20. The Onion Bag: Suarez's Redemption and Burger King's Ligue 1 Controversy

    Welcome to the Onion Bag, your one-stop shop for the latest weird and wonderful football news. First today, we bring some attention to PFA Player of the Year favourite Luis Suarez , who has received support from a very unlikely source ...

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  21. How Luis Suarez Has Shed His Bad Reputation One Year from the Ivanovic Bite

    He may not be aware of it, but Luis Suarez holds many similarities to Cheryl Cole. In 2003, when reality TV pop group Girls Aloud were fully embedded in the national consciousness, ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 4 months ago 7,087 reads 28 comments

  22. Ramsey's Rampant Return and the Top 5 Players from Around the World This Weekend

    When Aaron Ramsey made his last Premier League start, Arsenal were top of the league and looking like realistic title contenders...

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  23. Liverpool's Latest Win and the Greatest World Football Moments of the Weekend

    " We go again! " said Steven Gerrard in the huddle last week, referring to Liverpool's crucial visit to Norwich...

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  24. Jonathan Woodgate and the Worst Acting Footballers

    In a video promoting Middlesbrough FC season tickets, Jonathan Woodgate has made his acting debut. The veteran defender explains how Smoggies fans can save £65 on their season ...

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  25. The Onion Bag: Gareth Bale's Ball Chat and Fishy Antics in Greece

    Welcome to The Onion Bag, your primary source for weird and wonderful football news! First up, PAOK and Olympiakos faced off in a Greek Cup semi-final this week, but the match ...

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