1. EPL Clubs with the Most Still on the Line This Season

    The English Premier League sometimes comes under criticism for its lack of competitiveness. The title race is usually contested between two—at best three—giant, cash-infused ...

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  2. Which EPL Clubs Are Set for the Best 2013?

    2012 saw a roller coaster of highs and lows in the English Premier League, from the thrilling last-gasp 2011/12 title decider to a glut of heavily lopsided scorelines in the first half of 2012/13...

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  3. 10 Most Influential Women in Soccer

    It is astonishing that in 2012 there are still those who question whether women have any place in world soccer. It is not merely a question of the objective quality of the women's game...

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  4. What Would World Football's Biggest Stars Do If They Didn't Play Football?

    With football's multimillion-dollar salaries, gone are the days when retired pros would start a second career in plumbing or at the post office...

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  5. Transfer Speculation Fans Would Love to See Come True

    Fourteen rounds into the Premier League season, it's fairly clear to fans where their teams need to improve. Luckily, the January transfer window is just round the corner, offering hope of quick fixes and dream signings...

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  6. Premier League's 10 Best Defenders

    The English Premier League has always been positioned as a balanced contest, typically less defensive than Serie A, less attacking than La Liga...

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  7. 5 Coaches Who Could Still Perform on the Pitch

    As soccer becomes more cerebral, more stylish and more tactical, there is a slight shift away from the old management profile of the real football man, the ex-pro who commands the ...

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  8. Video Technology: Reasons for and Against Using Replays in Football

    In world football, there is nothing quite so infuriating as a result dictated by bad refereeing decisions—unless it's the glacial pace at which the sport's governing bodies address the problem...

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  9. Picking a World Football Under-23 Dream Team

    World football is benefiting from an unprecedented explosion of young talent. As scouting, training and player development become more sophisticated, young professionals are hitting ...

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  10. Serge Gnabry Can Replace Theo Walcott at Arsenal

    Arsenal 's season so far has been decidedly mixed. Sometimes, there are exciting glimpses of a new, free-scoring, defensively sound Arsenal, something supporters have been waiting ...

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  11. 6 Players Who Are Failing to Justify Their Big-Money Contracts

    In world football, the rising sums of money spent on player salaries are gathering more and more scrutiny and criticism. Public disapproval of outlandish weekly wages for footballers was stoked by the Olympics...

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  12. David Beckham: 5 Career Options for LA Galaxy Star When He Hangs Up His Boots

    David Beckham 's 20-year football career has been punctuated by remarkable comebacks and a staunch resilience that demonstrates you can never count the former Man United and Real Madrid man out...

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  13. Picking a World Football Dream Team

    Picking a perfect XI is one of the great joys of following world football. It can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. Pick your 11 favourite players and shoe-horn them into some sort of vaguely workable formation...

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  14. Arsenal: Will Olivier Giroud Go on a Scoring Streak?

    There has been a certain anxiety hanging over the question of when new Arsenal signing Olivier Giroud would score his first Premier League goal. His assured equalizer against West Ham settled that question...

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  15. Everton FC: David Moyes' 10 Best Transfer Moves

    David Moyes has rightly been lauded for his management of Everton Football Club. The Scotsman has become renowned for squeezing respectable results from a team with limited ...

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  16. Arsenal: 5 Players Arsene Wenger May Send on Loan in January

    One of Arsenal 's most vexing problems the past few seasons has been an embarrassing stockpile of not-quite-good-enough players. On the one hand, there is a steady stream of young, as yet unformed talent coming out of the academy...

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  17. Liverpool FC: Can Nuri Sahin Finally Replace Xabi Alonso?

    Theories abound about what has caused Liverpool 's slump into mediocrity. The ageing of Anfield stalwarts Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher. The implosion of Rafa Benitez...

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  18. SPL Players Who Have Made It in the English Premier League

    "My granny could score in the Scottish league." Well, that quote is debatable. No one is doubting the gulf in class between EPL and SPL ...

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  19. 5 World Football Coaches Who May Have Lost Their Touch

    Soccer coaching can be a harsh career path. Pep Guardiola won 13 trophies in four years at Barcelona, all while producing a quality of football that was the absolute pinnacle of the Beautiful Game...

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  20. Football's Most Famous Celebrity Fans and Who They Support

    Soccer's cultural renaissance, led by the advent of the Premier League, Champions League and ever more stylish footballers and glamorous WAGs , world football has become the sport of hipsters...

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  21. World Football: 10 Inevitable Headlines We'll See Before the End of the Season

    One of football's greatest appeals is how the season unfolds, with a mixture of surprise and reassuring familiarity...

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  22. Why Brazil Legend Socrates Is Football's Best Role Model

    Cristiano Ronaldo is "sad" at Real Madrid . Cesc Fabregas is "unhappy" at Barcelona. Both are players who actively agitated for moves to their current clubs—who suggested ...

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  23. 5 Reasons Joey Barton Could Be a Big Hit at Marseille

    The jail term, the cigar incident, the numerous bookings and bans—we all know the litany of Joey Barton 's wrongs...

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  24. The 10 Most Exciting Players in World Football

    What makes for exciting soccer? It's not always skill. No one can doubt Spain's quality, but their play seldom quickens the pulse. In the ultimate team sport, it is often down to individuals to provide that special spark...

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  25. Swansea City: Why Swans Can Actually Compete for a Top Spot in Premier League

    Swansea City 's 3-0 victory over West Ham put the Welsh side temporarily on top of the Premier League. More significantly, it symbolised a shift in footballing values in the Premier ...

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