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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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Is another tactical switch about to move through football?

4-3-3, 4-4-2, 3-5-2, these are all tactical formations we are familiar with,

But right now in the Premier League in particular, 4-2-3-1 is ‘de rigour’. (more…)

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Javier Mascherano immense in Barcelona’s crucial derby win

It takes a brave and selfless man to announce the following:

“It’s obvious that, for Barcelona’s style, it’s better that (Sergio) Busquets plays than that I play.” (more…)

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Could Barcelona countenance selling Lionel Messi?

We all love a transfer story.

And which one could possibly be bigger than Barcelona selling an unhappy Lionel Messi? (more…)

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Arsenal need Wenger reloaded, not revolutions

In the Wachowskis brothers’ sci-fi trilogy ‘The Matrix’,

One of the most intriguing characters is ‘The Architect’. (more…)

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World Cup 2014: Group B preview

Without a shadow of a doubt, Group B is poised to be packed with thrilling matches considering the quality of the teams included.

With both Spain and Netherlands set to battle it out to finish first in the group. (more…)

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Alejandro Faurlin – A pivotal player?

Any football fan worth their salt should be able to name their dream team;

11 players that have played for their club throughout the years that have stuck indelibly in the mind. (more…)

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Player in focus: Yaya Touré

Quickly growing to be one of football’s greatest central midfielders, Yaya Touré has an obvious abundance of talent.

He combines power and finesse making him seem almost effortless in everything he does. (more…)

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Do United really need Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini?

David Moyes has struggled to make any signings since arriving at Old Trafford.

With Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini the subject of furious speculation over the summer. (more…)

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Anfield Iron: Is this what we need?

As my nose is to the grindstone in the proverbial 9-5 that good old Dolly told us about..

So to distract myself I ‘tumble outta bed and stumble to Twitter for a daily dose of light heartedness, WTF moments and good old fashioned footie chat. (more…)

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Roberto Di Matteo: His journey so far

Roberto Di Matteo was born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland to Italian parents in 1970.

He has enjoyed a remarkable journey in football since first appearing for his local club, FC Schaffhausen aged 18, in 1988. (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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Sergio Busquets – Overlooked?

At the age of 24, Sergio Busquets is at the heart of the Barcelona midfield..

Is he often overshadowed by the likes of Andrés Iniesta, Xavi and Cesc Fabregas? The answer is yes. (more…)

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