1. Summer Transfer Window: Tottenham Reach an Argeement for Ajax's Jan Vertonghen

    Centre-back Jan Vertonghen is close to finalising a permanent move to Tottenham, according to the BBC . One of the original transfer sagas of this year's transfer window is set ...

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  2. Newcastle Transfer News: Cabaye Wants Ba and Tiote to Stay, Santon Also Staying

    Newcastle United 's Yohan Cabaye, fresh from France's exit at EURO 2012, has urged his employers to reject any advances for the Magpies standout players from last season...

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  3. Summer Transfer Window: Park Ji-Sung Leaves Manchester United for QPR

    QPR have added midfield strength to their side, after agreeing to sign South Korean international Park Ji-sung from Manchester United . The BBC reported that the deal could potentially be worth £5 million...

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  4. Summer Transfer Window: Tottenham Look to Damiao and Oscar, Loan out Khumalo

    New Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas is looking to South America to strengthen his squad, and is set to make a further bid to sign striker Leandro Damiao from Brazilian side Internacional ...

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  5. Summer Transfer Window: Newcastle Sign Bigirimana, Turn Down Hoilett

    Newcastle United have signed Coventry youngster Gael Bigirimana to a five-year deal. The Burundi-born midfielder moved North to join the magpies after a bid of around £500,000 was accepted ...

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  6. Newcastle United: How Will African Cup of Nations Impact Newcastle?

    The Europa League can be seen as a poisoned chalice by some. Just how far down the ladder of fans concern Europe’s second competition is could be seen when Manchester United ...

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  7. Euro 2012: Spain Shows How Passing the Ball Is Overrated

    Statistics can be a wonderful thing. They can be studied and scrutinised in the smallest detail, used to provide answers and presented as facts...

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  8. Cisse, Sigurdsson and Jelavic: Has January 2012 Been the Most Successful Ever?

    January transfer windows are known for panic buying, disruption and dissatisfaction. Just ask Mr. Torres and Mr. Carroll...

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  9. Newcastle United: Taking Moneyball to the Premier League

    For those of you lucky enough to have seen the film Moneyball, you’ll know that it begins with much maligned general manager Billy Beane losing his three best players...

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  10. Luis Suarez: Is He Really as Good as People Think?

    When Luis Suarez got banned for eight games, Liverpool acted as if they had just lost the best striker in the world. They acted like life on Merseyside could not go on...

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  11. Luis Suarez Saga: It Just Won't Go Away

    The Luis Suarez saga just won’t go away. It rears its ugly head just when you think you have conquered it forever...

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  12. Fabio Capello's Inabilty to Admit His Mistakes Cost Him His England Job

    Football managers are a fickle lot, and very few can handle being undermined by the people that employ them. Fabio Capello is just another example of this in the conveyor belt that is professional management...

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  13. John Terry: Why It Was Right to Relieve Him of the England Captaincy

    My mother used to tell me one thing over and over again. Once is funny, twice is irritating. Unfortunately for John Terry , the first time wasn’t so much funny as disrespectful, and twice wasn’t irritating, it was just embarrassing...

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  14. Euro 2012: John Terry Should Be Included in England's Squad

    John Terry should be picked for England's Euro 2012 team. I feel like that’s all I have to say, but for the benefit of fairness I shall explain how I have arrived at this conclusion...

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  15. Premier Soccer League Could Spark the Emergence of a New Generation of Talent.

    The spread of football towards the Asian market has been something that is high on the agenda of every savvy merchandising agent in the game, and the news that India has held its ...

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  16. Harry Redknapp's Trial: Why He Has Gained Even More of My Respect

    If there was any manager in football who could be charged with tax evasion and dodgy dealing, you would bet your hat on it that it would be Harry Redknapp ...

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  17. Transfer Rumours: 5 Eredivisie Players That Could Leave for England in January

    The Eredivisie has always been a league that develops world class players; just think Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben. And as a consequence many teams turn their eyes and scouts to Holland...

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  18. South African Footballers Abroad: Good News for the National Side

    The strength of a league is often assessed by how many of the home-grown players have gone on to play for the national side...

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  19. South Africa and Australia Show How the Ball Can Be as Exciting as the Bat

    Recent cricket history has seemed to suggest that, in the competition between bat and ball, bat was winning outright...

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  20. Newcastle United: Joey Barton and 5 Fortune-Changing Transfers

    Buying and selling football players is always something that gets the fans excited, angry or melancholic. For the clubs though, who you buy and sell can have a massive say in your final league position...

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  21. Premier League Strikers Who Don't Score Must Be Given the Boot

    Scoring goals has always been seen as one of the most vital components in success, whether that success may be getting promoted from the Championship, fighting off relegation or winning the Champions League...

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  22. Newcastle United: 6 Ways to Transform the Toon Back into a Top 4 Side

    Newcastle United are one of the fallen giants of English football. They came runner-up twice in a row under Kevin Keegan , and the late, great Sir Bobby Robson took them to third and fourth in the league...

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  23. A Blast From The Past: The Old Boys Show How It Should Be Done

    While on a recent return to the country of my birth, South Africa, I managed to fill the hours that I wasn’t on the beach or in the sun by watching ESPN classics of the Currie Cup finals from around the 1990’s...

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  24. The Sharks Go Down To The Brumbies In Another Nail Biter

    The Sharks average less then one try per game. Fact. The Sharks have not won a single match this season. Fact. The Sharks are a poor side with little in the way of skilled players...

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  25. What They Need Now Is a Superman: Can Anyone Get The Lions To Win Again?

    Can anyone remember the Lions winning the super 10 in 1993? With a team of which 14 of the starting players would then go on to represent the Springboks. A team lead by Francois Pienaar. A team coached by Kitch Christie...

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