1. Manchester City V Manchester United: Pros and Cons of 'Buying' a Title

    Manchester's two big rivals clash this weekend at the Etihad Stadium in what is easily the most mouth-watering tie in the third round of this season's FA Cup . In the context of the Premier League era, it is a clash between 'new money' and 'old money'..

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  2. January Transfer Window: 15 Hot Prospects Who Are Worth the Money

    With the January transfer window well and truly open for business, clubs will be scouring the globe for the next big thing...

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  3. Premier League: Predicting the End-of-Season Table

    Predictions in football are a mug's game. Dare to publish how you think a set of fixtures will turn out and you are opening yourself up for all kinds of criticism, let alone your thoughts on an entire season...

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  4. Tottenham Transfers: 7 January Buys to Bring Spurs the Premier League Title

    Tottenham currently find themselves in virtually uncharted territory in the Premier League era. Usually by the time the New Year rolls around, it is only the cup competitions which still offer any hopes of silverware for Spurs...

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  5. Fernando Torres: 8 Things That Must Change for Him to Succeed at Chelsea

    To borrow a phrase popularised by the Queen, 2011 has been an annus horribilis for Fernando Torres . Since his move from Liverpool to Chelsea last January, Torres has scored ...

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  6. Each English Premier League Team's Most Important Player for 2012

    The saying goes that no one player is bigger than the club. While that may be true, most teams, no matter how good, will generally have one or two players who are as good as indispensable to their cause...

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  7. 16 Players Who Made Us Laugh in 2011

    This year has been a vintage for football, with such events as Manchester United winning a record 19th English league title and Barcelona winning the Champions League in the most glorious style...

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  8. World Football Predictions: 7 Teams Who Will Fade in 2012

    The turn of the year is always a pivotal moment in the season. For the Premier League, the grueling Christmas period always has a telling effect on the eventual outcome...

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  9. 7 Most Influential Premier League Transfers Last January

    Christmas may have come and gone for another year, but soon is the time when football clubs across Europe get to treat themselves in the January sales...

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  10. John Terry: Why He Should Never Have Been England Captain

    The argument over the true value of a captain in football is always a battle between the practical and the symbolic. By either yardstick, John Terry 's tenure as England captain is questionable...

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  11. 10 of the Best Footballers on Twitter

    The way in which so many footballers have embraced the social media revolution that is Twitter has been rather refreshing...

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  12. 10 Jaw-Dropping Lobs in World Football

    There are not many goals more satisfying to score in football than a lob. Whether it be a cheeky dink over the onrushing keeper or a dipping effort from range, seeing the ball drop ...

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  13. Premier League's 10 Craziest Matches of 2011

    This year has been another vintage one for the Premier League. We have seen Manchester United win a record 19th title, the emergence of Manchester City as a genuine force, two founding ...

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  14. Manchester United Transfers: 10 Striker Options for January

    Manchester United have not exactly been goal shy this season. The reigning Premier League champions have scored 37 goals in the league so far this season...

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  15. Mario Balotelli: Manchester City Striker Is Making the Right Headlines

    It has become something of a recurring theme this season for a story of Mario Balotelli 's latest antics to emerge on the eve of a big game for Manchester City ...

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  16. Champions League Last 16 Draw: Rating the 8 Ties

    "The Italian Job" was the predictable headline used in several English media outlets after Arsenal and Chelsea drew Milan and Napoli, respectively, in the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League...

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  17. Liverpool Transfers: 8 January Signings to Reach the Champions League

    As we approach the halfway point of the season, Liverpool are currently fifth in the Premier League table, five points off a Champions League spot. The Reds invested heavily in the summer on a clutch of midfielders, as well as left-back Jose Enrique..

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  18. Year in Review: Picking the Top 25 Footballers of 2011

    It's that time of year again where we take stock of what has happened over the past 12 months. There may be a few more rounds of fixtures to go before December is through, but this ...

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  19. My All-Time Favourite XI and Why I Love Them

    'All-time greatest' lists of any kind are almost always controversial. By their very design, 'Top 10' or 'Best 100' countdowns are usually compiled to create debate rather than to provide a definitive ranking...

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  20. 12 Worst Fashion Trends in World Football

    It's fair to say that there are plenty of footballers whose style choices can at times be described as questionable...

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  21. 5 Reasons United and City Should Try to Win Europa League

    The world is not ending. The skies are not falling. It is not Armageddon. But try telling that to football fans in Manchester. Both Manchester United and Manchester City crashed out of the Champions League in their final group matches...

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  22. 5 Football Managers Who Hit Back at the Media

    Following Chelsea 's 3-0 win over Valencia, which saved them from Champions League elimination, manager Andre Villas-Boas could not issue a verbal riposte to the media...

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  23. 10 of the Flashiest Defenders in World Football History

    As we have seen recently with David Luiz's performances for Chelsea , having a flashy and skillful defender in your team can have its drawbacks...

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  24. El Clasico: 10 Reasons Real Madrid vs. Barcelona Is Club Football's Biggest Game

    Saturday sees the first league meeting of the season between Real Madrid and Barcelona. El Clasico has become a biennial football event which no longer grabs the attention of all ...

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  25. Euro 2012 Draw: 10 Games to Watch in Poland and Ukraine

    The waiting is finally over for the 16 teams who will be competing in Euro 2012 next summer. UEFA drew the process out for as long as possible, but once all the Cossack dancers, ...

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