1. Where Does Lionel Messi Rank Among Top 10 Players in World Football History?

    An old, well-trodden path with a new twist. For the past few decades Brazil striker Pele and Argentina No. 10 Diego Maradona have enjoyed an unbreakable hegemony at the top of the imaginary rankings of most football fans...

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  2. Liverpool FC: Could They Drop Out of the Premier League's Top 6?

    Despite major investment during Fenway Sports Group's first year as owners of Liverpool , there is a real danger that the club will slip out of the Premier League's top six this season...

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  3. Euro 2012: 10 Players Who Need to Step Up in the Playoffs

    Mid-November is going to be a very nervy time for eight countries-worth of football supporters, as their national teams battle it out for a place at the 2012 European Championships...

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  4. Manchester Derby: United-City Clash Bears Hallmarks of a Classic

    The sporting press is regularly accused of jumping to conclusions and making rash, hyperbolic statements—a charge which is all too often warranted...

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  5. Anzhi Makhachkala: 10 Things You Need to Know About New Russian Superpower

    In years to come, 2011 will be marked as the year that the name Anzhi Makhachkala was suddenly thrust into the vocabulary of the international football fan...

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  6. Manchester City's Late Win Smells Like Team Spirit

    Roberto Mancini learnt a lot about his Manchester City team tonight as it beat Villarreal 2-1 at Etihad Stadium...

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  7. World Football: 25 Biggest Ball Hogs

    There are few things more frustrating in a football match than seeing someone hog the ball. Whether you are playing with your friends or watching a professional game, the sight ...

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  8. Wayne Rooney: England Star Deserves 3-Match Euro 2012 Ban

    Wayne Rooney 's suspension for the entire group stage of Euro 2012 is entirely warranted. England's worst fears were confirmed on Thursday when UEFA hit him with a three-match ban for his red card against Montenegro six days previously...

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  9. A David Beckham Move to Paris Saint-Germain Makes the Most Sense

    It appears that David Beckham 's most likely destination when he leaves Los Angeles Galaxy could be French outfit Paris Saint-Germain, and out of all the clubs mooted for him, it makes the most sense...

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  10. Liverpool vs. Manchester United: 5 Reasons They Hate Each Other

    Sunday sees the 157th league meeting between Liverpool and Manchester United . Of the previous 156 United have the upper hand, winning 60 to Liverpool's 53. The fixture is, put simply, one of the most iconic club matches in world football...

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  11. 8 Greatest Tottenham Songs and Fan Chants

    Any football club with any kind of history to speak of has its own collection of cherished songs and chants among its fans...

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  12. World Football: 8 Players Who Have Wasted Their Talents

    Most of us like to think we would do anything to become a professional athlete. We probably all swear that if we were fortunate enough to get paid handsomely to play a sport we loved, ...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about almost 3 years ago 8,897 reads 13 comments

  13. Montenegro vs. England: 5 Things Fabio Capello Learned in Euro 2012 Qualifier

    After qualifying for their first European Championship finals since 2004, you would think England would be hailed as heroes by their fans and media. Well, not quite...

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  14. Euro 2012: Montenegro Host England with Destiny in Their Own Hands

    Whichever way you look at it, Montenegro are one of world football's overachievers. They go into Friday's crunch Euro 2012 Group G qualifying match with group leaders England in ...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about almost 3 years ago 162 reads 1 comments

  15. Euro 2012: 10 New Stars Who Can Shine in Poland & Ukraine

    In a little over eight months' time, Poland will kick off the opening match of the 2012 European Championships at the national stadium in Warsaw...

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  16. 10 Reasons Wayne Rooney and Co. Can Help England Win Euro 2012

    It's almost that time again. We are on the verge of that glorious (usually) biennial period when everyone in England starts talking up the national team ahead of a major tournament...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about almost 3 years ago 1,544 reads 15 comments

  17. Tottenham Hotspur: Scott Parker Is the Signing of the Season for Spurs

    Tottenham Hotspur 's 2-1 win over Arsenal in Sunday's North London derby has truly put to bed dark thoughts concerning the back-to-back defeats at the start of the season...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about almost 3 years ago 1,361 reads 1 comments

  18. Arsenal vs. Tottenham: 5 Key Battles for the Derby at White Hart Lane

    Any North London derby is an occasion worthy of bearing witness. The rivalry between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal is one of English football's most historic, and has served up ...

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  19. Tottenham Hotspur V Arsenal: Emmanuel Adebayor Crosses the Great Divide

    Not many things in life unite fans of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur . The two historic North London rivals generally don't have much of a common bond other than the use of the upper reaches of the Piccadilly and Victoria lines...

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  20. Football Transfer News: 10 Shock Moves We Could See In January

    The January transfer window has become a hugely significant part of the football season. Before its introduction, clubs were free to buy players at any time they liked throughout the campaign, right up until the final few weeks...

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  21. Gian Piero Gasperini and 5 More Terrible Managerial Reigns

    It is hard not to feel sorry for Gian Piero Gasperini. The 53-year-old arrived at Inter Milan this summer as one of the brightest managerial prospects in Serie A following his four-year ...

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  22. Manchester United: Why Is Nani Not Rated as One of World's Best Players?

    Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha was a virtually unstoppable creative force for last year's Premier League champions, blessed with outrageous skill and boasting one of the most distinctive goal celebrations in world football...

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  23. Liverpool FC Transfers: 4 Strikers the Reds Could Target in January

    Liverpool spent big in 2011 in an attempt to reverse the terrible slide they endured during the previous year...

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  24. Mario Goetze: 10 Things You Didn't Know About 'The German Lionel Messi'

    You must have heard the name Mario Goetze by now. The 18-year-old caused quite a stir in Germany last year when he was thrown into the Borussia Dortmund first team following injury to Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa...

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  25. England: Should Tottenham Boss Harry Redknapp Succeed Fabio Capello?

    When Fabio Capello steps down from his role as manager of the England national team after the European Championship in 2012, it is almost inevitable that there will be a clamour for his replacement to be an Englishman...

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