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Author Archives: Chris Winterburn

About Chris Winterburn

@Chriswin4 on Twitter. A freelance football writer for hire. Indulges in all forms of the beautiful game from the Premier League to the Copa Libertadores. Always up for a discussion on football in general or something I have written myself.

Which Logo Do You Prefer for Los Angeles Football Club?

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lafc-logo

New MLS team Los Angeles Football Club, scheduled to launch in 2017, have finally gone ahead and registered trademarks for two crests — one of which could be adorned on club jerseys, merchandise and anything and everything LAFC. Headed by … Continue reading

Arsene Wenger is Right to Offer Abou Diaby a New Contract

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During the international break, Arsene Wenger has been asked a whole host of questions ranging from Arsenal’s current form, possible transfer targets in January and just why his players seem unable to focus solely on defending when in a winning … Continue reading

Read Our Progress Report on Sunderland’s Performances for October-November

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Gus Poyet’s side has enjoyed a rather mixed bag of results throughout October and November with goals in good supply at both ends of the pitch. It is impossible to look past the hugely surprising 8-0 defeat away to high-flying … Continue reading

Website Football As Football Merging NFL And Soccer Closer Together

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Many have often stated the difference between American Football and Soccer is rather profound with there being little evidence, at least on the pitch, to suggest that statement is untrue. However, a website by the name of Football as Football has … Continue reading

Swansea City Considers US investment Proposals to Further Club Ambition

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Swansea City Chairman Huw Jenkins has spoken for the first time with regards to speculation that Swansea City Football Club were inviting US investment proposals in order to further the club’s ambition and remain competitive financially with other Premier League … Continue reading

Southampton Officially Open The Markus Liebherr Pavilion Training Facility

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Five years in the making, Southampton finally opened the doors of the club’s brand new training centre yesterday with tribute being paid to late owner Markus Liebherr in the naming of the new Staplewood centre. The Markus Liebherr Pavilion, as … Continue reading

Real Madrid vs Liverpool Player Ratings

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Brendan Rodgers surprised many with what appeared to be a weakened team selection in the Bernabeu this evening. However due to a mixture of Madrid complacency and excellent Liverpool defending, the scoreline was kept to a mere 1-0 defeat for … Continue reading

Real Madrid vs. Liverpool: Preview And Predicted Lineups

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Real Madrid's Ronaldo celebrates with team mate Benzema after he scored against Villarreal during their Spanish first division soccer match at the Madrigal stadium in Villarreal

European champions Real Madrid welcome Liverpool to the historic Santiago Bernabeu stadium tomorrow evening in the knowledge that the Spanish giants will secure their place in the knockout-phase of the competition with a victory. Liverpool will have the memory of … Continue reading

Manchester City vs Manchester United Player Ratings

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Manchester City ran out 1-0 winners in the first Manchester derby of the campaign after Sergio Aguero capitalized on the visitors going down to ten men by scoring a second-half goal. United were spirited in their play but following Chris … Continue reading

Analyzing Who Should Have Made The Ballon d’Or Candidates Shortlist

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Filipe-Luis

FIFA’s annual Ballon d’Or shortlist inevitably divides opinion. From the widespread disgust that Wesley Sneijder didn’t receive the award for his outstanding 2010 campaign, where he led his club side, Internazionale, to Champions League glory and then his national side, … Continue reading

Clint Dempsey Reportedly Chased By Aston Villa, QPR And Stoke City For Loan Spell

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Seattle Sounders star Clint Dempsey is believed to be on his way back to the Premier League for a loan spell during the off-season in the MLS, according to a report published by the Mirror Online, The clubs in question, … Continue reading

El Clásico: Predicted Line-ups for Real Madrid vs Barcelona

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Saturday marks the first Clásico of the 2014-15 campaign with the match perfectly set up to provide us with many moments of controversy, entertainment and downright footballing artistry. The main talking point prior to kick-off is just how FC Barcelona will … Continue reading

Poll: Who Will Win el Clasico? Real Madrid or Barcelona

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With el Clásico kicking off this Saturday at Noon ET, speculation is rife as to team selections, tactical tweaks and possible individual brilliance that could determine who will take the spoils in the first meeting of Spain’s big two of … Continue reading

Top 10 Highest Scoring Soccer Clubs in English Top Flight History

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The graph below shows the ten clubs who have amassed the most goals in the history of English football’s top division, ranging from the pre-Premier League era (First Division) right through to the present day. Rather surprisingly, particularly to those of … Continue reading

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: 3 Key Player Matchups in el Clasico

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The first el Clásico of the season kicks off on Saturday at Noon ET with both Real Madrid and Barcelona looking to take the first set of points off their most fierce rival. The match itself comes quite early in the … Continue reading

El Clásico: How Luis Suarez Will Fit into the Barcelona team

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Luis Suarez’s four-month long ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup is almost up and with that the Uruguayan forward will be able to make his competitive debut for FC Barcelona this Saturday (Noon ET kickoff on beIN … Continue reading

Must-Watch International Matches This Weekend

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Oscar of Brazil

With the international break now in full swing there have already been a number of shocks, goals and downright entertaining moments. Heading into the second week of internationals before domestic action resumes, here are a couple of must-watch matches. 1. … Continue reading

Bored and Frustrated By International Breaks? Help Is Soon On Its Way

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In the far away distance of 2018, there is hope for likeminded football supporters and coaches who could all do without the numerous international breaks for friendly matches as UEFA have unanimously agreed to the formation of a Nations League … Continue reading

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