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Retrospective: Juventus 2-3 Manchester United 1999

October 15, 2014
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Retrospective: Juventus 2-3 Manchester United 1999

With the release of his second autobiography, the football news has been flooded with an abundance of stories from Roy Keane’s career. Individually, they are quite amusing – him deciding against signing Robbie Savage when his “whassup” answering machine message reminded him Savage is a terrible human being or the realisation that a move to…

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Then Carragher took Mario and had him flogged

October 10, 2014
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Then Carragher took Mario and had him flogged

It took Jesus Christ 33 years to be crucified, so, at age 24, Mario Balotelli looks a decent bet to beat his time. It was always inevitable that at some point the Italian was going to face belligerent criticism, but the special blend of the…

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Case Study: Manchester City 1-1 Roma 30/9/2014

October 5, 2014
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Case Study: Manchester City 1-1 Roma 30/9/2014

The plans for UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations sped up Manchester City’s plans to join the Champions League, forcing them into splashing huge amounts of cash to break in quickly, but their accelerated ascension to the European elite hasn’t helped them now they are in…

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Case Study: Galatasaray 2-1 Sivasspor 26/9/2014

September 30, 2014
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Case Study: Galatasaray 2-1 Sivasspor 26/9/2014

With Super Lig attendances at a record low in protest at the new Passolig ticketing system and president Unal Aysal announcing his intentions to step down, there has probably been…

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Contrasting defending in the Madrid derby

September 25, 2014
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Contrasting defending in the Madrid derby

About a year ago, we highlighted some similarities between the Real Madrid of today and the Galacticos of Florentino Perez’ last spell as president. Them winning their tenth Champions League…

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Case Study: Zenit St Petersburg 3-2 Dinamo Moscow 13/9/2014

September 15, 2014
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Case Study: Zenit St Petersburg 3-2 Dinamo Moscow 13/9/2014

With these the two stand-out teams early on in the Russian Premier League season, this was sure to be an important clash to sort out the hierarchy among the title…

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