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The 16 biggest footballing incidents, and stories of 2016 – Part 1

Outside90 editors Chris Hearn and Joel Fruci count down their hand-picked biggest stories and incidents of 2016.

Part one counts down from 16 to 9, with part two taking care of the top eight. (more…)


West Ham United turned down £650 million takeover bid from Red Bull

A £650 million bid from Red Bull to takeover West Ham was rejected in August,

According to the son of one of the club’s co-owners. (more…)


Which of the Premier League’s top six is hurt most by the packed holiday schedule?

A busy holiday period lies ahead for the 20 Premier League teams.

The whirlwind schedule sees each team play three games over Christmas/New Year. (more…)


How have Premier League’s Christmas top and bottom sides fared through the years?

The Christmas period does not always bring good tidings in the Premier League,

Providing an almost certain end to the survival hopes of those clubs at the bottom of the table. (more…)


Meeting Mesut Ozil’s wage demands the only option for Arsenal

Mesut Ozil’s future remains in doubt as the German midfielder has yet to re-commit to Arsenal.

Along with Alexis Sanchez, who is in the same boat, Ozil is looking for a pay rise to over £200,000 a week from the £140,000 that he is earning at the moment. (more…)


Why Jose Mourinho ‘losing his touch’ has transformed Manchester United

Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw has endured an indifferent beginning to life under Jose Mourinho,

With good performances overshadowed by well documented public criticism from his manager. (more…)


The one problem Video Assistant Referee technology has left unsolved

Are VAR’s actually futuristic, or just reinventing the wheel?

Video Assistant Referees (VAR’s) are the new hot topic in world football, after stuttering into life last night at the Club World Cup. (more…)


Hull City pay the price for shambolic summer transfer policy

After another poor performance and defeat against Middlesbrough on the weekend,

Hull City look set for a long battle against relegation this season. (more…)


It is lapses, not luck that’s hurting Manchester United

Napoleon once said that the quality he looked for above all in his generals was the virtue of luck.

The same could be said of modern football managers. (more…)


Five reasons why Manchester United fans can be optimistic

The Red Devils have endured an indifferent campaign under Jose Mourinho thus far.

However, there has been much cause for optimism around Old Trafford in recent weeks. (more…)


West Ham United must prepare for a January rescue mission

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic played an altered team against Manchester United last night in the League Cup quarter final.

Leaving Mark Noble, Manuel Lanzini, and Darren Randolph on the bench. (more…)


Chapecoense – The football world unites

The game of football always has, and always will be, a very emotional and very territorial sport.

Any fan of the game will know of the various derbies played out across the world, and how games can evoke a range of feelings and emotions. (more…)