Case Study: Wales 1-0 Belgium 12/6/2015

June 17, 2015
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Case Study: Wales 1-0 Belgium 12/6/2015

Wales’ rapid rise under Chris Coleman, thanks in large part to the groundwork done by Gary Speed, faced its biggest test against Belgium. Marc Wilmots’ team being ranked second in the world suggests FIFA heads are too busy shredding documents to sort any real comparison, but it’s a decent measure of the task at...

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Premier League 2014/15 awards

June 13, 2015
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Premier League 2014/15 awards

What a terrible season. A mediocre Chelsea side comfortably wrapped up the league early, with Manchester City mounting the worst title defence since their last one. The Champions League spots were a foregone conclusion despite those in the hunt all doing their best to throw away their place at every opportunity. Last season’s surprise...

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Retrospective: Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal 2006

May 3, 2015
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Retrospective: Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal 2006

Amid the back and forth between Arsenal and Chelsea after their dull clash, there was more than a little mistruth flying around. Jose Mourinho is obviously a serial liar, yet the other camp were lacking a little self-awareness. There’s an admittance that the “boring boring Chelsea” chants are an adaptation of an earlier song...

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Case Study: Wolfsburg 1-4 Napoli 16/4/2015

April 23, 2015
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Case Study: Wolfsburg 1-4 Napoli 16/4/2015

As the season draws to a close, both teams are running out of things to play for outside of the Europa League. While not technically secured yet, it is highly unlikely that Wolfsburg will cede their second place and catching up with Bayern Munich is all but impossible. They are still in the semi-finals...

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More FA Cup romance ahead for Gunners

April 14, 2015
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More FA Cup romance ahead for Gunners

The FA Cup isn’t normally a great starting place when seeking some betting value. The romance of the cup, giant killing acts and an air of unpredictability make it something of a no-go area. However, having watched Arsenal end their nine-year wait for a major honour at Wembley last May it now looks exceedingly likely Arsene...

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Retrospective: Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool 2001

March 30, 2015
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Retrospective: Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool 2001

With Patrik Berger this week having to deny reports that he narrowly avoided the doomed Germanwings plane, it’s as good a time as any to reflect on one of the Czech’s finest moments: his late cameo in the FA Cup final of Liverpool’s treble-winning season. With Wembley being rebuilt, the match was held outside...

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