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Is a club’s transfer policy now all (too) powerful?

Carrying on from the recent piece on managerial dynasties,

We look at whether club’s transfer policies now have far more impact on the success of a team than the input of the manager. (more…)

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The end of the managerial dynasties

Football has seen huge changes in the past decade with an ever widening financial divide.

The emergence of true elite European ‘super clubs’ and a huge evolution in fluid and flexible tactics. (more…)

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I’m sorry Claudio Ranieri

I am quite happy to admit when I am wrong.

And there is a certain Italian in the Leicestershire area that I feel I must apologise to. (more…)

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2005 Champions League Final – Why Dietmar Hamann’s introduction was so crucial

“In 20 years’ time, that could be us.”

These were the words announced by Rafa Benitez, (more…)

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Petr Cech – A true Chelsea great

Following a prolonged period of circling speculation regarding Petr Cech.

His fate is at long last sealed. (more…)

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Manuel Pellegrini’s future at Manchester City: Is there one?

Manuel Pellegrini is under a lot of pressure.

Defending Champions may very well end up with nothing. But is it that simple? (more…)

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Karim Benzema’s journey from the next Anelka to Real Madrid mainstay

Karim Benzema was brilliant in the most recent iteration of El Clasico.

He worked hard, made a series of excellent runs and, perhaps most importantly, facilitated much of Real Madrid’s best build-up play. (more…)

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Is Raheem Sterling playing with fire?

Talks between Liverpool and Raheem Sterling have stalled once more.

The young England star has reportedly refused to sign the deal Liverpool have laid on the table for him. (more…)

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The Ballon d’Or – Ecstasy, rage and everything in between

The FIFA Ballon d’Or has passed after months of lobbying and debate,

With Cristiano Ronaldo as expected taking home the greatest individual prize in world football. (more…)

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Toni Kroos and Real Madrid, a match made in heaven?

With Toni Kroos having agreed to join Real Madrid from Bayern Munich for €24 million right after the German World Cup triumph.

Many have questioned which side will benefit the most. (more…)

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30 random football facts

Every now and again I post random football facts on my Facebook page.

So I’ve decided to create a dedicated article which includes all 30 of these facts so far. (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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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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Why it could be a crazy Summer transfer window

After reading the title you might be thinking – where has he got all this from?

Well, here I was sitting on Twitter reading all the latest rumours and gossip and I began to consider what could happen during the Summer transfer window. (more…)

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All aboard the manager merry-go-round!

With the news that Rafa Benitez will not be returning to Stamford Bridge next season, the wheels have started turning on the manager merry-go-round for another year.

This year looks likely to be a very active and exciting summer for a number of clubs. (more…)

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