1. World Football: Champions League and the Return of the Pint-Sized Maestro

    Football was started as a pastime by which it would be possible to maintain a level of fitness and engage in some competition. It has evolved much from what it was, consuming large numbers of the global population with its allure...

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  2. EPL's Manchester Derby: The Biggest Football Match on the Planet?

    This weekend sees Manchester City drag their gargantuan wallet across town to Old Trafford to try to become annoying neighbors rather than just noisy ones...

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  3. Champions League Last 16: Manchester United vs. Olympique Marseille Preview

    The Champions League is synonymous with footballing success now. So much so, that it has usurped the international game in terms of importance and prescribed value...

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  4. Chelsea-Liverpool: A True Test Of Momentum

    Recent results have Chelsea and Liverpool's quest to regain the form that befits their supporters ambitions. Both teams have gone through disappointing periods in the league this season...

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  5. Manchester United: Alex Ferguson and Others Who Changed United History

    When Alex Ferguson took the reigns at Old Trafford in early November 1986, there would not have been anyone who thought he would still be in the job in 2011...

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  6. EPL: Revitalized Chelsea, Liverpool Could Put Spanner in Works for Man U

    Manchester United sit pretty at present, some arrogant fans even saying that they are going to walk to the title, as there is nothing that can stop them...

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  7. Master of Economics Arsene Wenger Defies Football's Ridiculous Spending Policies

    A football club should be able to support itself, right? Not wallow in debt for years on end, flinging money in all directions in an insane attempt at balancing the books...

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  8. Manchester United Transfers: The Top 10 Players Linked to United

    The winter transfer window in English football is something that is either loved or despised. Some view the transfer window as a blight on the game as it reinforces the quick fix mentality ...

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  9. Ronaldo and Ronaldinho: The End of an Era, the World Remains Forever Indebted

    Two of the best players to have graced world football in the last 20 years have now returned to the homeland that nurtured their talent toward the worldwide acclaim it achieved...

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  10. Manchester United's Footballing Fundamentals Making Rivals Look Average

    There has been much written and spoken about how the current Manchester United side are not up to the quality of the stellar groups of players that have preceded them...

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  11. EPL Title Race: Two Old Rivals Circle As the Upstart Stands Between

    In this remarkable English Premier League season, Chelsea had apparently "won the league" a couple of months ago when they sat proud on top of the table having crushed and thoroughly vanquished all opposition placed before them...

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  12. Emmanuel Adebayor: Love Him or Hate Him, the Guy Has a Heart

    Emmanuel Adebayor burst onto the scene with a scintillating season at Arsenal where he was openly compared to Thierry Henry, in the fluid and graceful way he moved on the pitch and for his goal scoring exploits...

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  13. EPL Fans Should Get Used to Fearful Tactical Negativity

    It is odd to go a week without some gripe from a football fan about how certain teams in the EPL engage in negative tactics...

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  14. Blackburns Ryan Nelsen Continues Good Form Despite Disappointment For Allardyce

    Blackburn Rovers earned only their third away win and their seventh win of the season as they maintained their mid-table place in the game on Tuesday against West Bromwich Albion ...

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  15. January Transfer Window: A Ridiculous Gimmick Football Could Do Without

    Here it comes. What? The transfer window, that time of the year that could well be compared to a mosquito: You hear it, buzzing some metres off, before it is right in your ear canal, buzzing at an ear splittingly tremendous volume...

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  16. Arsene Wenger's Total Football Delivers Top Spot Despite Defensive Frailty

    It is easy to admire the philosophy of Arsene Wenger ; the Frenchman believes in a style which many coaches aspire to, but few are able to pull off...

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  17. EPL: Manchester United's Dimitar Berbatov and the Goal from the End of the Earth

    The weekend's matches in the Premier League saw several well fought fixtures. Old Trafford was witness to an execution however, as Alex Ferguson's Manchester United side tore Sam Allardyce's Blackburn Rovers to pieces...

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  18. Bolton Wanderers: Owen Coyle's Team Deliver on His Rhetoric

    It has been awhile now that Owen Coyle has insisted that his Bolton team are different than the Bolton premiership fans have come to know. This season has seen the team start to deliver on that statement...

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  19. Manchester Derby: Will We See Exhilarating Attack or Dour Defensive Drivel?

    The Manchester Derby is a fixture that goes back to the twelfth of November 1881, so in effect this weeks match takes just days before the fixtures 129th birthday...

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  20. Manchester City: Mick McCarthy's Wolves Take Bite That Others Will Take Note Of

    Manchester City stumbled to the earth at Molineux at the weekend gone and found themselves at the mercy of a Wolverhampton side that gleefully tore chunks from the idea that City are emerging as genuine title contenders...

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  21. EPL: As Chelsea Lead Standings Many Clamor For The Spots Below

    The English premier league, that beautiful bloated competition that remains so magically compelling, brings all manner of emotion to devotees across the globe with its action and vitality...

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  22. Manchester United: Sir Alex Insists All's Well As Club Lurches Like a Sick Beast

    Manchester United, the red devils, a name synonymous with success and trophies. A club that has seen legends of football grace its pitch with their footballing majesty...

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  23. Redknapp Could Have Fashioned Contenders As Tottenham's Fortunes Rise

    Spurs have turned a corner since Harry Redknapp has taken the reins, that much is plain. The bare facts are though, he has presented them so far this season as contenders for ...

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  24. Chelsea-Arsenal: Ramires' Power and Finesse Prove Instrumental in Win

    After watching the game between Chelsea and Arsenal there were of course several points to ponder. Why were Arsenal so terrible at defending? Why do they seem so impotent against ...

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  25. Kolo Toure Shows Manchester City The Way

    The weekend gone produced a match which was described in some quarters as a catenaccio vs. catenaccio. Which was of course a somewhat apt description. It could have been a Milan derby of years gone by...

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