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How do football stadiums make money?

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In some cities, football stadiums can be iconic venues. In both the US and the UK, there are plenty of well-known, iconic football stadiums that anybody from the area, or any die-hard football fan, is going to be familiar with. These grounds are often just as important to the make-up

Carles Puyol – Més Que un Capitan

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Let's turn the clock back for a bit. It's the last day of January in 2013, as light snow and cold wind cloak the streets of Madrid. Santiago Bernabeu is ready to host the first of two legs of the Copa Del Rey Semi-Finals as they welcome their abhorred rivals

Sergio Ramos- The unparalleled legacy of the Dark Knight.

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Manuel Neuer was standing tall, with his feet firmly planted to the ground. Los Blancos were facing the Bavarians in their quest for 10th European glory in the semi-finals and both teams were inseparable after 210 minutes of football. Following the penalty misses of Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka, Sergio Ramos

Do teams still fear playing at the Bernabeu?

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Written by Enzo Karema The fortress which is home to 13 Champions League titles, 33 La Liga titles and several other titles won by the club used to frighten anyone who would come to play there to face Madrid. Whilst there have been a few underdogs coming and winning at the

Ansu Fati – Making an impression

“He’s pure anarchy when he plays, and you need to give these kinds of talents liberty, not hide them out wide – they need to do what’s natural to them. He’s the jewel of La Masia.” - Barcelona Juvenil-A coach Victor Valdes. Anssumane Fati, the Guinean teenager has become a household name

The Left-Overs – Experienced Free agents in the lookout for clubs

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Written by Manutd_analysis This summer managers around Europe had the chance to snap up some elite talent on free transfers. The names that come directly to mind are top players such as Adrien Rabiot, Aaron Ramsey, Ander Herrera, and Diego Godin. These players went to some of the best clubs in the

The curse of the high wage

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(Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images) | Written by Abheek Dasgupta In the last decade, there has been massive inflation in the football market. A hundred million pounds, which was very recently considered exorbitant for any footballer, is now merely an erstwhile barrier that is broken every summer, even for wunderkinds who

Analysing Barcelona’s tactical set up this season

Three games, three different faces of Barcelona. While in the past two seasons Valverde's team was built upon the solidity in the domestic competitions, the start to the new campaign has been a rollercoaster for the culés. The Spanish boss has tried to implement a fresh and renewed idea into

The understated value of the modern winger

Written by Tiki Taka Style Unpredictable forces, wizards of the dribble, electricity personified. Wingers have traditionally been seen as a lovable commodity and the primary source of entertainment for football romantics. A museum piece. Capable of lifting thousands of fans from their seats and making the whole crowd roar with a

Serious concerns over Injury Marco Asensio picked up against Arsenal

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Marco Asensio left the stadium after Real Madrid's match against Arsenal in an ambulance after suffering what looked to be a very serious injury. Asensio had a good performance before having to come off on a stretcher. Madrid fans feared the worst and now it looks like their nightmares have

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