1. Didier Drogba's Diligence Delivers Warning To Chelsea's Challengers

    Didier Drogba has bounced back from a disappointing World Cup tournament straight into the form that made him a key figure in Chelsea's run to last season's title. So far in the League, he has scored five goals and laid on another five for his teammates..

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  2. Man United Vs. Liverpool: What Magic Is In Store As These Old Foes Meet Again?

    Millions of fans across the globe will still themselves for just under an hour and a half this weekend, as they witness the efforts of their team in its enduring quest to win the EPL ...

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  3. Cesc Fabregas Will Help Arsenal Push for Title Regardless of Barcelona Rumors

    Recently in footballing circles, the talk has been dominated by that twice yearly sideshow that is the transfer window...

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  4. Sunderland: Steve Bruce's Side Have Chance To Shake Up EPL

    Sunderland have had an exceedingly strange beginning to the season with a draw at home that should have been a win, a halfway decent performance away that ended in defeat and a spirited ...

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  5. EPL: Managers in for Tough Test of Skills Taking on Man City's Billions

    If ever before in world football there has been a team as comparatively cashed up as Manchester City now are I would be surprised to hear it. They now have more money than many of the governments around the world...

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  6. English Premier League Preview: Prepare for More of the Same Plus One

    The "big four" and Manchester City could naturally be called "the big five." From this point on, it will be. The big five are gearing up in the belief that they will be the big five...

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  7. World Cup 2010: Anti-Football's Defeat Brings Hope To Beautiful Game

    It is interesting to note that in the days leading up to the World Cup Final there were questions being asked by the Dutch concerning the possibility of them emulating the stifling ...

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  8. World Cup 2010: Thank God It's Almost Over

    Ah, the World Cup, the beacon on football's horizon, the greatest prize in world football, and quadrennially the most poorly refereed tournament known to man...

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  9. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Roy Hodgson Call Could Bring Calm To Fernando Torres

    With the news that Roy Hodgson has contacted Fernando Torres before his quarter final match against Paraguay, we could now finally see Torres play to his full potential...

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  10. 2010 World Cup: Why Cote D'Ivoire Could Spring a Surprise

    As the world tournament draws ever closer, there are teams that are often spoken about when people think of potential cup winners, typically the quadrennial favorite's such as Brazil, ...

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  11. 2010 World Cup: New Zealand's Objectives in South Africa

    New Zealand are on the verge of appearing at the world's premier sporting tournament for only the second time in their history...

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  12. EPL: Spurs vs. Arsenal, Robin Van Persie in Squad for Derby

    Finally Arsenal fans can stop using Van Persie's absence for a chance to bleat about poor performances and bad luck. The Dutch tecnical whiz is back and Arsene Wenger has even gone as far as saying that he will figure in the match off the bench...

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  13. Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, Aston Villa Fight for Fourth in EPL

    Myriad predictions have been promulgated by all manner of punditry in the time that has passed since the end of last season as to who the top four would comprise of at the close of this season...

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  14. World's Greatest Footballer? There Is No Such Thing

    How many times do you hear people harping on about someone being the "best" player in the world? It is ridiculous. There can never be one player who encompasses all of the gifts that are covered in a team...

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  15. Manuel Almunia Scapegoat As Arsenal's Lack of Killer Instinct Laid Bare

    Manuel Almunia has been vilified by Arsenal fans as the primary reason that they did not collect the three points in their away trip to Birmingham's St Andrews ground...

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  16. Championship: Brian McDermott and the Relentless Rise of Reading FC

    A few years ago Reading FC enjoyed one of the best first seasons by a promoted side ever in the Premier league when, in the 2006-07 season, they finished in a very creditable and some ...

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  17. Football: The Ridiculous Obsession and Its Global Showpiece

    Take a moment, pause and think. Think of a young man, somewhere, but nowhere in particular. Think of this young man working in a factory that produces footballs for a large multi-national company...

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  18. Manchester United vs. Liverpool EPL Match: 10 Players to Watch

    In one of the biggest showdowns the English Premier League has to offer the footballing world, there are several players who could be instrumental in acquiring victory for their club...

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  19. EPL: Manchester United Must Beat Liverpool To Have a Chance at Trophy

    With the sideshow that is the UEFA Champions League now over for a few weeks, the focus of the top sides will return to the league...

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  20. Liverpool Betraying the Legend

    Upon witnessing Liverpool being played off the park by Wigan the other week, I realized that the hope that existed, for a time after the miraculous Champions League victory, including ...

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  21. Mexico Exposes Inherent Flaws in New Zealand Football

    A couple of days ago I was fortunate enough to tune into the match involving Mexico and New Zealand, a friendly preparatory fixture for the upcoming World Cup in South Africa 2010...

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  22. Dimitar Berbatov, Wayne Rooney, and Antonio Valencia: TheTriple Threat

    A terrific trio has emerged more fully into the consciousness of the football watching world in recent weeks out of Manchester United...

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  23. Aaron Ramsey's Injury Is a Reminder of the Physical Side of Football

    While it is a terrible thing for a player to be heavily injured in the way talented Cardiff City product and current Arsenal player Aaron Ramsey was in the premier league match at the Brittania ...

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  24. Carling Cup Final: O'Neill One, Ferguson Nil—Can Aston Villa Do It Again?

    In the two meetings between the sides contesting this weekends league cup final, Martin O'Neill's Villa have the advantage, having won once and drawn once...

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  25. Didier Drogba's Menacing Ambition Is Driving Chelsea to Title

    This season at Chelsea, the desperate desire of the Londoners to finally break Fergie's vice like grip on the trophy and deliver it to their Russian master has sometimes caused sheer panic to break out on the pitch amongst the team...

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