1. Real Madrid: Real Problems at the Bernabeu

    On watching today's game it could be said that there was definitely a case for free flowing and crowd pleasing attractively conspired football being played in Madrid...

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  2. The Forgotten Heroes of World Football

    In this glitzy new world of footballing superstars and their million dollar paydays it is right that we should pay homage to the other heroes of world football, who aren't earning millions, ...

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  3. Morale Vs. Skill—When Belief Outstrips Ability

    In football it is often overlooked how the morale of a side will affect it in terms of its fortune in a game of ninety minutes...

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  4. Factors of Influence at the Football

    Recently I was able to attend a game football at a big modern ground with a reasonable fan base and watch a team that had played a bit of good football at times in the games previous to the one I witnessed...

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  5. Champions League: Who Will Meet Barcelona in the Final?

    After enjoying an abundance of exciting, entertaining, and wonderful football in the group games so far played in the Champions League, it has become increasingly clear to me that Barcelona will probably be in the final when it is finally played...

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  6. The Future of Football—Cybernetic Footballing Organisms

    What is the future of football you might ask? Where will football be played? Who will the teams be? The future of football is so strange and overwhelmingly bizarre that you may think it impossibly unrealistic...

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  7. Stoke City-Arsenal: Ugly Goals Earn the Points

    With the surprise result of the round being Stoke City's ungainly win over the highly fancied Arsenal, it has to be said that the goals that were scored in this match by the winning side were not the prettiest you would ever see...

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  8. Football and War: The Warlike Origins Of The Game

    The teams stroll out onto the pitch in a stadium somewhere in the world. The Captain with his armband and the respect of his teammates, or so he hopes. Amongst both teams, there are the players whom the others look to for inspiration and hope...

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  9. Roma 0 Inter 4 : Barbarians Sack Rome

    In the lead up to the match at the Stadio Olympico many were lamenting Roma's poor start to the season and various reasons had been given for the poor performance so far of 'i Lupi' ( the wolves)...

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  10. The Myth of the "Stupid" Footballer

    A couple of years ago I was engaged in a discussion with several friends on a certain footballer. Said player happened to be about the only footballer these people had heard of...

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  11. World Football Page Goes To The Dogs

    I am struggling for inspiration. The incessant viewing of mediocre articles on this site has mired my mind...

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  12. Lionel Messi: A No Nonsense Footballing Superstar

    I was lucky enough to catch a replay of the Barcelona-Real Betis match today and as a spectacle it had everything a football fan would want. The 3-2 scoreline was evidence alone that this was a great match with special performances from several players...

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  13. Inter Vs. Torino: Mourinho's Men Let The Foot Off

    In the lead up to this match you would have been very optimistic if you were expecting a Torino victory. After all the hosts had not won this fixture since way back in february 1994...

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  14. The Cult Of Football: A Religion for the Twentieth Century and Beyond

    During the eighteen hundreds, there was a philosophical and scientific movement away from organised religion that influenced the world in many ways, some that we still see today...

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  15. Can Cristiano Ronaldo Help Restore United's Swagger?

    In recent weeks we have seen the Champions of Europe go from game to game without fronting up with a really convincing performance...

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  16. Jermain Defoe Continues to Show He Can Be One of the Best

    After the weekend it was evident again that some strikers in the league have found their feet, and others have not had the bounce or the spin quite go for them yet...

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  17. Fortress Stamford Bridge: Who Can End Chelsea's Home Record?

    Sporting statistics are something we can all find interest in. As a football fan, naturally I love football statistics; whether it be records of goals, bookings, injuries, assists, completed passes or any number of obscure criteria...

    illya mclellan Written by illya mclellan about almost 6 years ago 1,539 reads 15 comments

  18. Enough Hypocrisy! "Big Four" Fans Are Scared Of Manchester City

    With the recent action at Manchester City it seems that all of a sudden a lot of fans of the larger and more financially able clubs in the EPL have forgotten something...

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  19. Mark Hughes and Manchester City: Landing Robinho Shows New Ambition

    Manchester City have operated in the shadow of their immediate rivals at Old Trafford for some time now. In fact, not since the late sixties and early seventies have they enjoyed any sort of success to rival that of their local neighbours...

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  20. AC Milan-Bologna: Milan Stunned Despite Ronaldinho's Superb Showing

    In a game that many saw as a chance for AC Milan to showcase the talents of their new acquisitions, Bologna came to the San Siro and played enough football to walk off the pitch with three points...

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  21. Football: The Drug, the Junkie, and Match of the Day on a Summer Afternoon

    I was introduced to football at the age of ten at a local park in a lower income housing suburb by a friend who was already hooked...

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  22. Djibrils Back As The Yak Strikes Back-Wrapping The Weekend In The EPL

    The second week of the Premier League was upon us before you could shake a stick at the moon in anger because of his refusal to light your way when the batteries had gone in your torch...

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  23. The Sham That is the Olympic Games

    At a meeting of the Union des Sports Athlétiques in Paris on Nov. 25, 1892, Pierre Le Coubertin stated, Let us export our oarsmen, our runners, our fencers into other lands...

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  24. Previewing the EPL's Weekend Action

    After last weekend's entertaining start, the Premier League is off with a bang. Out of 10 matches, we only saw one draw and had a generous amount of goals across the board...

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  25. World Football: The Dark Side Of The Beautiful Game

    The beautiful game, we have all heard the words before, to play beautiful football or as the Brazilians would say "Jogar Bonito" (play beautifully)...

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