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Leighton Baines or Ashley Cole – Who do England choose?

Left footed players have always been at a premium in the English game, to the point where any left footer is almost guaranteed a place in the squad.

So the debate that is currently rumbling on is a refreshing one – who do England choose to play at left back? (more…)

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Darren Ferguson bemoans fans’ ‘disrespect’ for Posh’s start

Peterborough United boss, Darren Ferguson has branded the club’s fans “disrespectful” in the manner in which they have greeted the London Road side’s start to the season.

Ferguson commented: “I think our fans are quite disrespectful to the league. I didn’t like the atmosphere [against Shrewsbury, on Saturday], I think our fans think we’re going to win 6-0 every game. It’s impossible to do that. I don’t think my players get anywhere near enough credit.” (more…)

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Football united

Everyone loves a good rivalry.

The sweet tingling of anticipation; the raw emotion in the stands; the jocular banter. (more…)

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Tottenham starlet Andros Townsend has finally arrived

Darcy Dempsey takes a look at the heart warming story of perseverance from a young winger desperate to prove himself and become a Tottenham first-team regular.

Before breaking into Tottenham’s first team this season, Andros Townsend had more successful loan spells than he had top-flight starts throughout his career. (more…)

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Arsenal and Manchester United – Role reversal

Things move fast in the football world, rewind to the beginning of the summer and the Premier League was a very different place.

Manchester United were flying high, they had the most successful manager of all time coming to the end of his managerial career and they had sewn up the league title with ease. (more…)

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So, England… not bad, ey?

A good friend of mine and I used to be a big fans of watching the national team.

One of the first tournaments I watched was Euro 96, and that is the England team, full of characters and passion, that I remember so fondly. (more…)

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Top 5 African players of the Premier League era

Over 21 Premier League years there have been many world-class players from all over the globe.

Tom Rushton takes a look at some of the Premier League’s finest players and selects his own top five African players. (more…)

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Through thick and thin: Football’s less decorated sole club stalwarts

One club men have long been an uncommon sight in football, but even less common are those who have been at a less successful club.

Ryan Giggs and John Terry will not be making this list of men who have preferred to stay put, as we look back at football’s lesser known loyalists. (more…)

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England: A must win game forty years on

Forty years ago it marked the shift from England’s golden era to the dark ages.

Poland might have had a ‘clown’ in goal but the joke was on Alf Ramsey and his charges as the 1-1 draw at Wembley ensured England failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time. (more…)

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Super Swans meteoric rise

These days, Swansea City Football Club are a massive brand, known globally around the world and are competing well in the Premier League.

They are winners of major trophies, and are able to attract big names to the Liberty Stadium. It wasn’t always like that though. (more…)

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Top 5 French players of the Premier League era

Over 21 Premier League years there have been many world-class players from all over the globe.

Darren Ash selects his top five French players. (more…)

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Manchester United: A look at life post ‘Fergie time’

As opposed to writing individual match reports throughout the season..

I thought I would let the dust settle before jumping into the ring and throwing punches left right and centre on how the new look Manchester United and defending Champions of England have begun the season under new boss David Moyes. (more…)

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Belgium: World Cup contenders

It’s around this time every four years that people begin speculation surrounding the winners of the next World Cup, and it’s the same names every time.

You get people backing Spain, Brazil, Germany and Argentina, along with a number of other strong candidates. But I wonder how many people actually back Belgium. (more…)

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Leighton Baines, your time is now

England go into their crucial World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and possibly Poland without first-choice left-back Ashley Cole.

As the country implodes and people begin to rip up their tickets to South America, I’d like to remind you that there’s a little scouser waiting for his big opportunity with the national side. Let me introduce the unluckiest full-back in England, Leighton Baines. (more…)

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Is Iago Aspas fit to wear the No.9 shirt for Liverpool?

Iago Aspas, Liverpool’s new No.9, was brought to Anfield by Brendan Rodgers in June 2013 from Spanish outfit Real Club Celta de Vigo.

Aspas arrived at Anfield with little expectations and wasn’t really the house hold name that the Liverpool supporters were looking for. (more…)

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