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The psychological challenges of recovering from long term injuries

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Sport is a canvas for mankind’s imagination. A most beautiful painting where we see mental thought and creativity combine with wonderful, mind-bending feats of physical prowess. Different sports provide different things for fans to enjoy. Yet football stirs up intense passions, often far more powerful and emotive than any other

Another Brick in the Wall – What will Harry Maguire bring to this United side?

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Written by Anirudh Madhavan Doom and gloom A swirling air of doom and gloom seemed to pervade the hallowed corridors of Old Trafford at the end of last season. A disastrous end to the season had just unfolded, with a feckless display against Cardiff City. The club's most successful player of the

A Cocktail of Color, a Potpourri of Persona: The Modern Football Manager

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By Anirudh Madhavan Our game continues to be one of the greatest forces to unite people on the planet. With fervor and frenzy the world over, fans spend hours and days discussing their team's fortunes. The players that don the jersey for their teams are subject to immense love and adulation.

Manchester United Season Report | 2018/2019

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Season Summary In one of the most forgettable FA Cup Finals in recent years, Antonio Conte parted ways with Chelsea. He delivered them a trophy, courtesy of poor defending from Phil Jones, and a lack of any cutting edge up front. United fans left frustrated, angry and vexed. They had just

David De Gea – Old Trafford’s eagle-eyed guardian

When you ask a Manchester United fan why they love their club, most might reply, they've always stood for playing thrilling football with a certain unabashed swagger. But at the same time, they've had great moments of courage and standing defiantly in the face of adversity. United have had some of

Mourinho at Manchester United – Where did it all go wrong for the Special One?

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Manchester United, a brand synonymous with winning. Jose Mourinho, the biggest winning coach in the sport. When the pair was combined, everyone in world football seemed to sit up and take notice. United, a club whose supporters proclaim proudly they're 'Not Arrogant, Just Better'. That seems like the title Mourinho

The men in contention to replace Mourinho – Howe, Zidane, Jardim & Pochettino

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In May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson implored an emotional Stretford End to 'stand by your new manager'. United fans duly complied, roaring on David Moyes to make a good fist of world football's toughest job. 'The Chosen One', as a huge banner across the Stretford End proclaimed Moyes to be,

Dimitar Berbatov – A Touch of Perfection From Blagoevgrad

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Certain moments in football lend themselves to immortality on highlight reels when they occur. At Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, those instances were never too far away. Even so, this piece of play remains fresh in the head. In late October 2008, West Ham arrived at Old Trafford to

Anthony Martial – The French Sensation On A Roller-Coaster Ride

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There seemed an air of unease around Old Trafford. Christian Benteke had just crashed Liverpool back into contention at Old Trafford with a superb bicycle kick. With the score at 2-1, United manager Louis van Gaal brought on new signing Anthony Martial, whom the English media had welcomed with their

The Impact of Nutrition and Medical Intervention In Modern Football

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Football is a sport defined by enthralling moments of spontaneous magic. But beyond the cloak of stellar play and drama, lies extensive and thorough preparation. Football at the highest level is as much a game in the head as with the feet. Hours of training, gym work, video analysis, simulated

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

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

Belgium Upstage Brazil to Set Up Mouth-Watering Semi Against France

  When this fixture was announced, it set pulses racing. A clash between two brilliant footballing countries. One with their finest generation, another a perennial favourite on this stage. A lot of the talk leading up to the game was about Roberto Martinez's inability to manage this group of players for

Subašić Stars As Croatia Eliminate Denmark In Tense Shootout

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Ivan Rakitic stepped up, 12 yards away from writing the final lines of this incredible drama. The Croatian fans looked weary, almost expecting another twist in a penalty shootout with more twists and turns than a racing track. Calmly slotting it away, Rakitic redeemed Luka Modric, his country’s finest player.

World Cup Group C Analysis: France and Denmark Front Runners

By Anirudh Madhavan Group E is a well-balanced mix of teams, comprising of France, Denmark, Peru and Australia. It features diverse styles of football, from the off the cuff brilliance of France to the solid tactical Australian approach. While France will aim to win the tournament, the likes of Peru and

World Cup Group F analysis: Germany and Mexico favourites

A first exclusive by Anirudh Madhavan Germany Germany, a country famed for coldly efficient and effective people, fast cars and faster footballers. Die Mannschaft approach the World Cup as they usually do, a strong favorite. A country whose youth systems develop players of pace, powerful physique, soft touch, and skill, remains in

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