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The underappreciated genius of Edin Džeko
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Young Lions - Jadon Sancho
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Carlos Kaiser: The Greatest Conman in the History of Football
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"Football has been good to me. Everyone has their destiny, but you have to make use of the opportunities. I have spent 15 years at the top of my game. It makes
Pep Guardiola – The Conductor
A detailed look into Pep Guardiola’s journey from a footballer to a genius manager empowering every team that was fortunate enough to be managed by him.
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"You have to respect the choices of the manager. We are professionals and if the manager thinks [the other wingers]
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Sivan John's first exclusive for EADF
The Azkals have qualified for the Asian Cup! Yes, the Philippines have qualified as one of the teams to compete for the continent's biggest prize in the United
From Benchwarmer to Title Winner: The Rise of Zinchenko
“Zinchenko is talented, but he must be realistic. He can only play for Manchester City on his PlayStation.”
Andriy Voronin exhibited a ruthlessness in his early
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Lucas Torreira: Sampdoria’s pea sized dynamite.
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Ever since the Eredivisie started to produce great young wingers, the general hype and expectations of these players when they move to a bigger club
Monchi, the man behind Sevilla’s success and Roma’s ongoing youth revolution

Written by Aman Sridhar

How did Sevilla, one of the lesser known Spanish sides win 3 Europa Leagues in a row, and in the process
Greed and Glory: The Glazers at Manchester United
Newton Heath Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Football Club was formed by railway workers from these counties in 1878. 140 years later, that idea to create a working-class
The Oystons – The Villains of the Fylde Coast
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The Legacy Of Ronaldo de Assis Moreira.

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Chelsea need to buck the trend and back Maurizio Sarri for long term stability

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Wolves - Breaking down Nuno Espirito Santo's tactical nuances
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Lucien Favre and Michael Zorc leading Dortmund's youthful charge
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The 4v4+3 Rondo - The most effective training drill for positional football

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Written by Sayan Chatterjee Football at it’s purest is an art form - It parallels life in more ways than one. Mere professionalism would make it

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