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The slow painful death of Aston Villa

The slow painful death of Aston Villa

So, Villa have gone. In fairness, they are only the fifth worst team in Premier League history as far as I am concerned: Swindon in 1993, the two…

Photos

Photobook: Achilles 29

Photobook: Achilles 29

Photos from Achilles 29 in the Netherlands Eerste Divisie…   by Przemek Niciejewski…

Football Landscapes in Sardinia

Football Landscapes in Sardinia

Przemek Niciejweski captured some stunning photos on Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region…

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Conceptualising football – The Game Model

Conceptualising football – The Game Model

Stating the obvious, different teams have shown throughout time that they can reach success by using different strategies. When comparing…

The League of Ireland Galacticos

The League of Ireland Galacticos

Over the years, some very famous footballers have played for a spell in the League of Ireland with clubs enticing…

The darker side of football

The darker side of football

Let’s face it there can’t be a better job in life than being a professional footballer can there? Getting paid…

Mandela, football and the secret prison league

Mandela, football and the secret prison league

What do you get out of football and sport in general?  Apart from the obvious emotional tube-ride we enjoy with…

What’s going on with FIFA?

What’s going on with FIFA?

In its usual format, the United States of America took actions decades ago to investigate FIFA, the body charged with…

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Jobs for the boys. Ryan Giggs: Man United manager

Jobs for the boys. Ryan Giggs: Man United manager

Ryan Giggs wants to be Man United manager, and you can hardly blame him. Despite their recent issues, it’s still one of the biggest jobs…

New Aston Villa chairman not afraid of relegation? He should be.

Know your history

Why I think Zidane is destined to fail

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Flashback: January 1996

Flashback: January 1996

When you’re getting ready for another weekend of English football starting at White Hart Lane today, cast your minds back 20 years, when Newcastle United…

March 2006: Staunton’s Ireland

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Football Manager 2015

Football Manager 2015

Let me begin by telling you: if you are a looking for a game to kick…

I Think Therefore I Play – Andrea Pirlo

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Talk of Jürgen Klopp delivering top four spot for Liverpool is too soon

Talk of Jürgen Klopp delivering top four spot for Liverpool is too soon

Liverpool’s recent comprehensive 3-0 defeat at Watford, in which they were totally outplayed, made me chuckle.…

Everton: Six wins from nineteen games. SIX.

Decision-Making

Pardew’s vision

Can the Special One save United?

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Exclusive Interview: Ian Rush

Exclusive Interview: Ian Rush

The 1980s were a simpler, but in many ways a better time. A tweet was a…

Interview: Stephanie Roche – Puskas Award Goal of the Year nominee