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Future Foundations: Defenders Arsenal Should Target To Replace Their Old Guard 

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Arsenal have begun their first season under Unai Emery showing the same defensive frailties that plagued them during Arsene Wenger’s final campaign. They attempted to address this issue with the summer signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund and while the Greek international has so far looked a marginal upgrade

Breaking Down United’s Implosion Against Spurs

As the final whistle blew, it seemed all too much for Jose Mourinho. Professional sport is a brutal environment, filled with pressures and expectations and much of the talk regarding its sheer toughness is attributed to solo arts.  Tennis is a fine example of this, from a mental perspective because

Luis Aragonés – The Architect of Spain’s Golden Generation

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A first exclusive by Elchino21201 The Ernst-Happel stadium saw Spanish players creating chance after chance with their short passes and attacking football. Russia were barely given a shot at the goal. This was followed by an impressive second half where Spain scored three goals and confirmed their spot in a major

Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur: Can Pochettino Inspire His Men to End Old Trafford Hoodoo?

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As managerial stalwarts in Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino dust themselves off and marshal their troops after succumbing to torrid periods in the transfer market, there lies a blinding aura of chaotic uncertainty within both camps. Manchester United With executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and the Manchester United hierarchy prioritizing securing sponsorship deals

Athletic Bilbao: The Pride Of The Basque Country

A first exclusive by Shubhodip Bhattacharya Spain is widely known for it’s Catholicism and Roman heritage. The roots of aristocracy, artistry and revolution are reflected in the country’s football as well. The footballing culture in Spain is one of pride, politics, nationalism and identity. This arises from cultural diversity and political

FPL: Looking ahead to GW3

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The first two FPL Gameweeks have flown by and after the high scoring first game week, reality set in, in Gameweek 2 with most teams struggling to muster up a massive haul, bar those that gave Aguero the armband. From Gameweek 3, we look at the most promising options across the

Chelsea FC Loan Army

Leave me alone scream all the youngsters who are nowadays being linked with Chelsea Football Club. How often would you hear that from players being linked with a club of Chelsea’s pedigree? Unfortunately, that’s the sad reality in football today at Chelsea. The club is known to be a serial

FC Kaiserslautern 1998 – How Otto Rehhgal Inspired Germany’s Cinderella Story

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Written by Abijeeth Background Miracles have always been a remarkable and welcome occurrence for men and women of every age all throughout history, regardless of development in the sciences and learning. People simply love to see a transgression in the laws of nature, well, at least as far as football is concerned.

Iconic Match Reviews – Arsenal vs Tottenham 2011-2012

Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham Hotspur – 26th February 2012 The 2011-12 season was a roller-coaster ride for many an Arsenal fan. From the rock-bottom lows of the 4-0 defeat to AC Milan and the unforgettable 8-2 disaster at United to some pretty impressive wins away at Chelsea(5-3) and Liverpool(2-1), fans were kept

The Curious Case of Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

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Sociologist Robert K Merton defines self-fulfilling prophecy as, in the beginning, a false definition of the situation evoking a new behaviour which makes the original false conception come true. This specious validity of the self-fulfilling prophecy perpetuates a reign of error. For the prophet will cite the actual course of

What We Learnt From Spurs’ Opening Day Victory Against Newcastle

Two well-crafted first-half goals with some genius intervention from goal-line technology handed  Spurs an opening match win for the second season running versus Newcastle (Spurs def. Newcastle 2 – 0 in last season’s opener). Here we discuss all the takeaways from the game. Let’s talk Goals! Jan Vertonghen had a great header

Manchester City Fire Early Title Warning Shots After Resounding Win Over Arsenal

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It was business as usual for Manchester City as they swatted away a lacklustre Arsenal side in a solid, if not spectacular 2-0 victory at the Emirates. While an acid test of the magnitude of facing the Premier League’s one and only centurions is daunting enough, the newly appointed Unai Emery’s

Luke Shaw Bags First Senior Goal As United Win Season Opener

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It was a night to remember for Luke Shaw as he netted his first professional goal in his 137th senior career appearance and helped United overcome a stubborn Leicester side who dominated proceedings for large periods of the game. Paul Pogba, Andres Pereira and Eric Bailly were the other standout performers

Back to the Future: Newcastle United Season Preview 2018-19

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It’s the summer transfer period and Newcastle United have just added the world’s most expensive player to the squad that finished second in the Premier League last season. For all those whose memories don’t stretch back as far as the mid-90s, that sentence is not fiction. In July 1996, ahead of

Five Iconic Premier League Games

The world’s most loved sporting league will return this weekend with a carnival like no other. The Premier League now has 20 mega wealthy football clubs, with players from 107 nations being represented. The league has evolved adapting tactical innovation throughout its history. Each year, gripping storylines and plot twists

Jürgen Klopp: The Man Steadying The Ship at Anfield

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Liverpool was the club to watch out for during the 70s and 80s when legends Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley led the club to 11 League titles and seven European trophies. However, to the dismay of the supporters, the club was unable to find a figure who could lead the

FPL Budget Buys: The New Season

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The Premier League is back, which means your favourite team is the second best thing awaiting you this season, after the Fantasy Premier League, of course. However, with all the big guns quoting some exorbitant figures, we look at the players you can get in on the cheap to ensure you

Inter Season Preview: Can Spalletti Galvanize The Nerazzurri?

Inter finished the 2017-18 campaign in dramatic fashion; Matias Vecino’s late header against Lazio sealed their place in the 2018-19 Champions League at the expense of their opponents, rounding off a promising first season under Luciano Spalletti. There's been a renewed sense of optimism around the club in the summer

Fulham Season Preview

The new season is knocking on the door, being less than a month away and the transfer window being in full swing, it is safe to say all the fans are anxiously waiting for Matchday 1. All the bigger clubs in the Premier League have been trying to throw their weight

Arsenal Season Preview: Moving Forward With Emery

After what has undoubtedly been a World Cup for the ages, pundits and fans are geared up for what promises to be another enthralling season of Premier League football. Heralded as the most captivating competition on the planet, all eyes will turn towards one mouthwatering contest in particular as Arsenal

Financial Boon Over Sustainable Success: Can The Real Manchester United Please Stand Up?

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Money making model? Check. An inclination to be competitive again? Miles away. Here is a damning verdict on United's Corporate governance post the Ferguson Era by ardent United fan Utkarsh Gokhale. Manchester United, the most famous club in the world with an enormous fan following have not won the Premier League

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