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Liverpool vs Manchester United – Showdown at Anfield

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This is a fixture with a passion born out of years of rivalry and mutual contempt. From the time when Manchester tradesmen built the Manchester Ship Canal, ensuring ship traffic could bypass the port of Liverpool, these two sets of people have disagreed on everything. Liverpool worships The Beatles while

How Can Chelsea Win the League?

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Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea are a little behind Manchester City and Liverpool in terms of quality but can make up for that by relying on team spirit, good atmosphere in the dressing room, Sarri’s tactical genius and Eden Hazard. Many people following Chelsea would have considered finishing in the Champions League

Football Tips Explained

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Football tips for different leagues Not only are there many ways to place your football bets, but there is also an extensive selection of football leagues to bet on. Bookmakers continue to expand what you’re able to bet on and this includes the football matches that you can place bets on,

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

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

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.

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

Is Mourinho Trying to Recreate His Pragmatic Approach From The Inter Days at United?

Written by Supermanunited Manchester United have had a decent pre-season in the United States by drawing their first two games, winning the International Champions Cup opener against AC Milan on a long-lasting penalty shoot-out and being humbled by Liverpool last night. The tour has given fans some positives and an insight

Mesut Özil’s German Tribulations Come to an End.

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Abir Chaudhuri with his first piece for EADF. "We've got Ozil... Mesut Ozil... I just don't think you understand. He's Arsene Wenger's man, He's better than Zidane, We've got Mesut Ozil...." The love, pride, and admiration in these words towards Mesut Ozil, the German playmaker and attacking midfielder, from the Gunners, the Arsenal fans and faithful, goes

The Scout’s Guide to The World Cup: Round 2 Review

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FootballMR takes a look at how our players from our Scout Guide performed in round of the group stage matches Group A Russia 3-1 Egypt Russia – Mario Fernandes Like the first game, Mario Fernandes brought a great attacking threat down the right again with Semedov. He got the assist for Russia’s second as

Colombia Punish Sorry Poland as Rodriguez Shines

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Match Report by Anas Ali Colombia sealed their first victory of this year’s FIFA World Cup with a comprehensive performance against Poland. In what turned out to be one of the most one-sided contests, Los Cafeteros dominated the entire game to come out as convincing 3:0 winners. Radamel Falcao scored his first goal

The Scout’s Guide to The World Cup: Round 1 Review

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FootballMR reviews the performances of all the players on our Scout Watchlist. Who started, who didn't, who shined and who failed. Read on to find out. Group A Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia Russia – Mario Fernandes Started at Right-Back in a Russian back four. Got forward and combined with Semedov to create chances which

Second Half Modrić Penalty Helps Croatia overcome Nigeria

Group D favourites Croatia kicked off their World Cup 2018 campaign in delightful fashion as they registered a compelling 2:0 victory against Nigeria. A first-half own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo gave Hrvatska a lead but Luka Modrić's second-half penalty made sure that the European giants secure all three points against

The Scout’s Guide to The World Cup: Group G

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By FootballMR Belgium Player – Leander Dendoncker    Position: Defensive Midfielder    Age: 23 Caps: 5 Goals: 0 Leander was selected in the Belgium squad ahead of much more experienced players such as Steven Defour and Radja Nainggolan.  He is the only player in the Belgian squad still playing in his home country where he

The Scout’s Guide to The World Cup: Group F

By FootballMR Group F Germany Player – Marvin Plattenhardt    Position: Left-Back Age: 26 Caps: 6   Goals: 0 The Hertha Berlin defender is making his first appearance at a World Cup for Germany after having been part of their Confederations Cup-winning squad. Marvin has played for FC Nurnberg and Hertha in the Bundesliga where he has

The Scout’s Guide To The World Cup: Group E

By FootballMR Brazil Player – Fagner    Position: Right Back    Age: 29 Caps: 4 Goals: 0 Fagner Conserva Lemos was a late call up to the Brazil squad after an injury to Dani Alves. Fagner has played in Brazil, the Netherlands and Germany for clubs like PSV Eindhoven and Wolfsburg before returning to his first

The Scout’s Guide to the World Cup: Group D

By FootballMR Argentina Player – Maximiliano Meza    Position: Central Midfield Age: 26    Caps: 2 Goals: 0 Maximiliano Meza plays in his country of birth for Independiente in the Argentine Primera Division, having previously played for Gimnasia. In 2017, Meza won the Copa Sudamericana, scoring in the first leg of the finals vs Flamengo.

Scout’s Guide To The World Cup: Group C

By FootballMR Group C Australia Player – Daniel Arzani   Position: Winger/Attacking Midfield   Age: 19   Caps: 2   Goals: 1 Iranian born Australian, Daniel Arzani is the youngest player at World Cup 2018 and is coming off the back of an excellent season with Melbourne City in the Australian A-League. Arzani was named A-League Young Footballer

The Scout’s Guide to the World Cup: Group B

We continue our Scout's guide as FootballMR takes a look at Group B Spain Player – Álvaro Odriozola    Position: Right-Back   Age: 22   Caps: 3   Goals: 1 Odriozola was selected for the Spain squad ahead of players such as Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin and Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto yet only making his debut in 2017 towards

United reach agreement to sign Fred

Manchester United have announced that they have reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos. (Feature Image via Manchester United Site) More details to follow - Fred vs Roma Compilation via Breaking the Line https://twitter.com/BTLComps/status/1004012300834082816 Fred will become United's 18th South American player to date, coming into

Frank Lampard appointed as Derby Manager

Frank Lampard has been appointed as Derby County manager. Lampard has joined the club on a three-year deal. https://twitter.com/dcfcofficial/status/1002098606269239296 Official club statement  The midfield legend, who won three Premier League titles, four FA cups, two League Cups and the UEFA Champions League during his 13 years at Chelsea, will take charge of The Rams

Chinese Owned Mediapro secures French League Broadcasting rights

This news article first appeared on AFP Spain's Mediapro, majority-owned by a Chinese investment fund, has strengthened its presence in European sports broadcasting by snapping up the rights to broadcast France's Ligue 1 football, highlighting the growing interest in China for European football. In a major blow to Vivendi's French broadcaster Canal

Real Madrid Conquer Europe Once Again

Tactical Analysis: How Real Madrid triumphed against Liverpool with their individual brilliance         A first exclusive by Anas Ali It was a night full of tears and heartbreak for the Liverpool fans, as Real Madrid secured their third consecutive Champions League triumph with a fairly comfortable 3-1 win against the

Are Argentina Headed Toward A World Cup Let down?

Feature Image Source @Argentina Argentina came one bounce away from winning the 2014 World Cup over eventual champions Germany. Without a big miss from Gonzalo Higuain or an amazing goal from Germany's Mario Gotze, they could be entering Russia 2018 as defending champions. But, as it stands, Argentina may be closer

Is Ronaldo about to make a sensational summer switch to the Premier League?

As summer approaches and major divisions across Europe begin to wind down, newspaper columnists turn their attention to the upcoming transfer window. The rumor reel goes into overdrive, linking the hottest players with the biggest teams on planet football. French Ligue 1 champions PSG proved last year that money was no object

Salah at it again as Liverpool go second.

(© AFP 2017). Mohamed Salah's 32nd goal of a remarkable season helped lift Liverpool into second place in the Premier League after a 2-0 victory on Saturday at home to a Newcastle United side managed by former Reds boss Rafael Benitez. Sadio Mane, with his 14th goal of the season, was

Dybala rescues Juve with last gasp winner

(AFP) Argentina striker Paulo Dybala marked his comeback after a month on the sidelines by scoring a last-gasp winner in the 1-0 victory at Lazio on Saturday in a perfect boost ahead of next week's Champions League clash at Tottenham. Dybala, left out of the Argentine squad this week, shrugged off his

10 things we learnt from Gameweek 14

Matchday 14 proved to be an exciting round of Premier League games, as City maintained a firm 8 point lead at the top after their dramatic stoppage time victory against a resilient Southampton. Tottenham dropped 3 points to move down to seventh, while an excellent 4-2 win against Watford ensured

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