1. Manchester United Victorious at San Siro But Spectre of Debt Looms Large

    Manchester United have broken another record with their victory over AC Milan and one that no other team in the clubs proud history could attest to...

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  2. Roberto Mancini and Rafa Benitez Hope CL Distracts League Front-Runners

    With ties about to take place in the last sixteen of the champions league, the pressure is now even higher on those managers who have teams involved in this leg of the competition...

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  3. Give Me Glory or Give Me Desperation, but Damn Mid-Table Mediocrity

    As the season whirs into the final street-fight, clubs are presented with the truth of what their season will mean. Teams have found themselves in the positions which will decide how their toil ...

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  4. Manchester United: Gathering Momentum As Always

    It has been said on numerous occasions this season already that the wheels are not only falling off at United but apparently disintegrating...

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  5. English Premier League: Will It Exist In Ten Years?

    The roller-coaster that is the English Premier League has certainly had its up and downs over the last 20 years. In some instances it has heartily flung aside its participants, some of who now ...

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  6. Aston Villa vs. Arsenal: O'Neills Chance To Wreck Wengers Title Tilt

    Wednesday's match between Aston Villa an Arsenal could well be the most important match of the season for the Gunners...

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  7. Which Premiership Team Can Break Away and Make the Title Theirs?

    Of course, in a situation such as the one presenting itself in the league at this stage, it is easy to make the reasonably basic suggestion that Chelsea will get their players back and power off toward the title and glory for their latest manager...

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  8. Carlos Tevez: Manchester City's Goal Machine Could Have Been a United Great

    On seeing Carlos Tevez bang in his second goal in the recent league match against Blackburn Rovers it became quite apparent that the South American is exceedingly comfortable and composed at Manchester City...

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  9. Total Football: What Ever Happened To the Beautiful Game?

    Lets take a little jaunt down memory lane to the early 20th century and the management and coaching career of a certain Manchester-born Jack Reynolds...

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  10. Arsene Wenger's Grimace Says It All

    Near the end of a simply astonishing cameo in which Cesc Fabregas underlined his status as one of the worlds premier midfield talents, the Spaniard ran away from a tangle of bodies having scored ...

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  11. Mark Hughes: A Victim of Tyranny and Ridiculous Expectations

    Mark Hughes became the latest victim of the outlandish expectations placed on football managers because of the exorbitant amounts of money involved in the global game...

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  12. Liverpool-Arsenal: Artillery Rolls To Anfield But Will It Be Out-Gunned?

    In the annals of history there is much conflict recorded between Frenchmen and Spaniards, this weekend brings another such encounter Liverpool's Rafa Benitez entertaining Arsenal's Arsene Wenger, ...

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  13. West Ham-Manchester United: Hammers Aloft, The Devils Are Coming

    This week's league action brings a confrontation with between two proud clubs that can both point to historical success, Manchester United have won 52 times, West Ham 41 along with 24 draws...

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  14. SA 2010: New Zealand Have Tough Group, but It's a Funny Old Game

    The New Zealand coach Ricki Herbert was said to have been relieved that the team had avoided Ivory Coast, Portugal, and France during the drawing of the groups for the opening phase of the tournament...

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  15. Rafa Benitez Still Quite Capable of Breaking Dalglish's Anfield Hoodoo

    This season has seen Liverpool progress rapidly from being every pundits pick for the title, to a team that is now trying to stay in the top four to guarantee champions league representation next season...

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  16. Sunderland and Steve Bruce Out of the Shadows and into the Light?

    Steve Bruce's Sunderland side have already produced results this season that inspired debate in more places than just the public bars of Sunderland...

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  17. Rafa Benitez's Bargain Hunting Costing Liverpool Dearly

    At the close of last season, it was thought that Liverpool were finally going to end the run which has seen them not lift the league trophy since the managerial tenure of Anfield legend Kenny Dalglish...

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  18. NZ Football's Dream Now Reality After Magic Night in the Windy City

    On an amazing night at Wellington's westpac trust stadium, the dream of thousands of New Zealand football fans became a reality before their eyes as the "All Whites" finally made the World Cup finals tournament for only the second time in their history...

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  19. United and Liverpool's Player Losses Are Chelsea and Arsenal's Gains

    This weekend saw one proud manager face defeat at an arch rivals ground when Manchester United was beaten at Chelsea, thanks to a dubious free kick decision...

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  20. Chelsea's Early Losses Could Propel Them To the EPL Trophy

    This season there have been a few shocks in the league. Two of these shocks have come in matches that involved the league leader Chelsea...

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  21. Man City's Millionaires Exposed by Bothersome Burnley

    The club with the biggest budget in world football should not find themselves trailing two nil on their home ground to a side that had not gained any points on the road this season so far...

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  22. Andrei Arshavin: The Cure For an Ailing Premiership?

    Amidst all the wailing and gnashing of teeth that has been taking place as the "big four" and their fans suffer the ignominy of having to work for results this year, it has been a revelation ...

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  23. Manchester City's Impressive Start Makes Them Serious Contenders

    The world is well aware by now that Manchester City have become one of the new powerhouses of world football...

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  24. Maradona and Messi: Legend and Heir Apparent, Will They be at 2010 World Cup?

    Diego Maradona has recently threatened to quit unless his "demands" are met in regards to coaching, etc. This is becoming more of a sideshow by the day as the hero of his country's world cup ...

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  25. The Big Four Are As Strong Ever Despite Media Reports Otherwise

    Recently in the press it has been reported throughout the world and the web that the recent few seasons powerhouses of the EPL had experienced a waning and were now becoming shadows of themselves...

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