1. Barcelona's Sergio Busquets: The 21st Century Libero?

    Barcelona followed up their Champions League hammering of Panathinaikos with a 2-1 win at Atlético Madrid...

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  2. Capello's Modern Day Hacienda: Switzerland 1 England 3

    After a comfortable yet mildly impressive win over an unimaginative Bulgaria, England put to bed, on a temporary basis only, no doubt, the nonsense surrounding Capello's leadership with a notable 3-1 away win over a normally defensively tight Swiss side..

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  3. English Art Of Moaning: In Defence Of The 2010 World Cup

    England kicked off their Euro 2012 campaign with an impressive 4-0 victory over an unimaginative Bulgarian side...

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  4. Roberto Mancini's Stars Shine Bright As City Dominates Liverpool

    The season maybe only two rounds of matches in, but based on City's impressive victory over a flat Liverpool team it seems highly probable Manchester City will finish ahead of the ...

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  5. The Misunderstood Sagacity Of The 'Hatless' Drifter

    There aren’t many pre-match warm-ups that bowl you over, routines can be interesting, engaging but never captivating...

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  6. McClaren Left Frustrated By Cruel Ending

    At its simple form, football is just a game. But it's not. Football is a multi-layered mix of complexities, which when blended provides a range of outcomes from great pleasure through to dark suffering...

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  7. Takahata Leave Stojkovic To Ponder: Frontale 4 Grampus 0

    The J-League midweek calender provided a fascinating mid-season tactical encounter between title hopefuls Kawasaki Frontale, and title chasing league leaders Nagoya Grampus Eight...

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  8. Dynamo Kiev 1 Ajax Amsterdam 1

    Martin Jol's Ajax take an away goals advantage back to Amsterdam for next week's return Champions League play-off against Dynamo Kiev...

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  9. Zenit St. Petersburg 1 AJ Auxerre 0

    If some of the surrounding details of the Champions League play-off between Zenit and Auxerre were taken in to consideration, it would be difficult to predict anything other than a comfortable win for Zenit...

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  10. Can John Terry Mind the Gaps?

    With the new English Premier League due to kick off this weekend, other than the customary top four, battle for Europa League slots and the fight to avoid the drop, all generally predicable there is one subplot that has become interesting as of today...

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  11. August Internationals foolish?

    Next week is an official international week in the FIFA football calender and as a consequence the majority of International football teams will take part in friendly matches around the world, in Europe this is in preparation for Euro 2012...

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  12. #5 - Cardiff City 1 Sheffield United 1

    English Championship (Sky) Home side Cardiff lined up in a traditional 4-4-2, Michael Chopra and Jay Bothroyd as the front pair whilst opponents, Sheffield United deployed a variant of 4-2-3-1...

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