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UEFA unveils new ‘more inclusive’ club competition format

More clubs across Europe will soon get to experience continental competition.

After UEFA announced a new club competition would begin in 2021. (more…)

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FIFA FIFPro World XI

Organised by FIFPro, the body that represents players’ associations from 69 countries.

The world 11 is picked by fellow professional footballers, with 26,516 votes cast this year. (more…)

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Euro 2016: The underdog stories changing football for the better

Football changes constantly as each year progresses and as of late, for the better.

No longer does anything such as the ‘big four’ exist nor are there any clear favourites to win a tournament. (more…)

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What’s the best way to develop young footballers?

Chelsea’s large number of youth and squad players has caused uproar amongst the assorted press.

The reality is that Chelsea are not doing anything that other clubs are not doing other than it being highly organised and effective financially. (more…)

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Arsenal’s crucial transfer window – Make or break

How Arsenal strengthen their squad in the summer will determine the future of Arsenal and manager, Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners could still have a very successful season if they can finish second in the Premier League and retain the FA Cup, despite their disappointing draw against Chelsea. (more…)

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FIFA and ethics – An epic oxymoron

With FIFA having released its ethics report into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups..

And clearing both Russia and Qatar of any wrongdoing. (more…)

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Who is Mario Balotelli? Examining his misapprehension

It’s a tough question to answer: who is Mario Balotelli?

We examine his paradoxical psyche and why Liverpool should be looking to give the Italian time to settle and thrive. (more…)

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UEFA: Killing football and all it stands for gradually

The pot has reached boiling point.

As football fans start to reach their threshold of what they can accept from the governing body of European football, UEFA. (more…)

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The future’s bright, the future’s foreign

The standard of English football has dropped severely in the last twenty years,

and this once-great footballing nation has no chance of breaking their 47-year-wait for a trophy anytime soon. (more…)

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Chelsea and Vitesse Arnhem: The plot thickens

I have a very well written, informative article, but it is on loan at Vitesse.

The whole on loan at Vitesse series of jokes have become common place among Chelsea fans, particularly in the last year, as more and more of the promising young talent that Chelsea acquire gets sent to the Dutch Eredivisie side. (more…)

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Debate – Should video technology be introduced for referees?

The debate over video technology within football has raged for years.

With FIFA still refusing to even trial it despite the fact that many other sports have welcomed more advanced systems to make sure that the big decisions are made correctly. (more…)

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The offside rule: What should be done about it?

The offside rule.

I’m going to assume the large majority of football fans know what it is. (more…)

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UEFA Financial Fair Play legislation a complete farce

Tom Rushton analyses UEFA Financial Fair Play and the complete incompetence of the governing body to investigate some of the big clubs violating the regulations.

In September 2009, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) agreed a set of principles that have come to be known as ‘Financial Fair Play’. (more…)

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Roy Hodgson, a good choice?

It’s often said that British coaches and managers don’t go abroad and experience different cultures in the game.

Not permanent moves, just a temporary one even for a few weeks. (more…)

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Is the allure of the Premier League in decline?

Why are so many world stars beginning to choose other leagues over the beautiful English Premier League?

The Football Writer investigates… (more…)

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