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Rock you like a Harry Kane: Why the England captain is so important to the Three Lions

While the English lid is still on,

It is certainly holding on for dear life at this point. (more…)

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Euro 96: When football (nearly) came home

For football fans across the globe..

Them few weeks immediately after the season ends are quite frankly horrible. (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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England’s World Cup post-mortem is futile

On the 28th anniversary of Diego Maradona’s highly controversial goal in the Argentina’s 2-1 over England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final,

Another well-known Argentine number 10 was enjoying a well-earned rest day. (more…)

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England’s dreaming – All those years of hurt

When I was a small boy, there were two scarves hung in my room, Coventry and England.

Club and Country, my footballing legacies for life. (more…)

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Gus Poyet has revived a stuttering Sunderland outfit

Darren Ash gives Sunderland Football Club due praise after dragging themselves out of the relegation zone and securing a place in the League Cup final.

A week on from Sunderland’s dramatic League Cup semi-final win over Manchester United, the hype on Wearside is alive and kicking. (more…)

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The alternative league table – Part 3

The idea of this list is to rank Premier League clubs based on who runs each club.

The focus isn’t just on the money that is spent on wages and transfers fees. (more…)

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First World Cup memories

Now that the draw has been made everyone can start look forward to next year’s World Cup in Brazil.

The unveiling of the Brazuca, along with its own Twitter account (???), has also got the ball rolling. By the time it all gets underway in June the anticipation will have reached fever pitch. (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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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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Confederations Cup 2013 – The Review

There’s nothing like a memorable final to paper over the cracks of a tournament.

In many ways, the 2013 Confederations Cup provided more questions than answers ahead of next summer’s World Cup. (more…)

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Confederations Cup 2013 review

A miracle; a tragedy; and new hope for a forgotten giant.

Right from the first whistle it was apparent that the Confederations Cup, the curtain raiser to Brazil’s year long football feast, was going to be something special, and just a little bit unique. (more…)

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Swindon Town season review 2012/13

After winning the League Two Championship and reportedly having one of the biggest budgets in the league,

Swindon Town were one of the favourites for promotion going into the 2012-13 season. (more…)

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Why England lose & other curious football phenomena explained

Chances are, if you’re taking the time to read my blog, you’re a bit like me when it comes to football.

If I’m not at a match, I’m watching it on TV, reading about it, talking about it, playing FIFA or even (rarely) actually playing footy myself – badly of course! (more…)

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Premier League season 2012/13 preview

Despite one of the most successful ever Olympic campaigns for a British team, many diehard football fans will be eagerly awaiting the start of the new Premier League season.

The summer months are always difficult for football fans, many of whom may be wondering when the cricket will stop. The pathetic performance of Team GB’s footballers, who were knocked out on penalties by South Korea, provided no sustenance on this occasion! (more…)

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