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Goal-line technology gets the go-ahead

The decision to use goal-line technology in football has been strongly disputed by FIFA for years.

However, it seems that years of discussion and debate have come to an end and a new era is finally upon us. (more…)

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QPR – Unusual pre-season nerves

The world of football is home to many things. Eye watering transfers, haircuts that defy everyday life and clichés.

Last season Queens Park Rangers lived up to the newly promoted club cliché of guaranteeing their survival by the narrowest of margins on the final day of the season. (more…)

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Can Andy Carroll still carry a Toon?

One of the biggest transfer rumours at the moment is the possibility of Andy Carroll moving back to Newcastle United.

The Toon have apparently asked Liverpool whether they can take the big man back on a loan deal for a season; and there is also a rumour of a cut price buy-back offer of £12 million. A loan move – just for a season – might be just what Carroll needs. (more…)

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Can Andy Carroll spearhead Rodgers’ ‘tiki-taka’ philosophy?

Brendan Rodgers’ reign as Liverpool manager really got under way when players and staff filtered back to Melwood.

They will be prepared for a major shake-up on the Red side of the Mersey. Will Andy Carroll survive? Rodgers will have wasted no time projecting his ambitions and goals to the team. The squad will be well aware of a new brand of football that will be played in front of the Kop next season. (more…)

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Football Quotes – Did he just say what I think he said?

Football players are not often renowned for their deep thinking or articulating opinions within high-brow debate.

With a few exceptions (Guardian-reader Graham Le Saux anyone?) most players choose to do their talking with their feet. Which is just as well, judging by some of the evidence of these football quotes (more…)

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Roberto Di Matteo and ‘his’ forward four

You have to give Roberto di Matteo some credit.

He made the step up from assistant to ‘interim’ manager at the start of March and well, we all know what happened: Champions League and FA Cup success with 13 wins in his 21 games (61%) and just 3 losses. (more…)

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London 2012 Olympics football venue guide

With the obligatory England Quarter-Final penalty shootout exit and an unsurprising Spanish Euro 2012 victory still fresh in our minds …

Normally we’d be looking forward to a new domestic 2012/13 season which begins on 18th August. (more…)

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