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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.

Germany Will Look to Use the Flanks in Order to Overcome France

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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Germany booked their quarter-final place at this summer’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory over an outstanding Algeria side following extra-time. With the toll of extra-time expected to have an impact on Germany’s fitness, Joachim Löw’s side are being rather … Continue reading

Brazil vs Chile Preview: Underdogs Attempt to Knock Out World Cup Hosts

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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In the first of the Round of 16 World Cup matches, hosts Brazil meet their exciting South American counterparts Chile in Belo Horizonte. Chile, labeled as potential dark horses prior to the tournament, have done little to dispel that notion … Continue reading

How Alejandro Sabella’s Changes Bode Well For Argentina

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Argentina began their World Cup campaign in a rather unique atmosphere at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro Sunday evening with a 2-1 win against Bosnia. The partisan Argentine crowd was mixed with pockets of Bosnian supporters as well as … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea Team Are On Precipice of Achieving Greater Success

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that Jose Mourinho’s post-match despair following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Sunderland was not born out of the fact the result had just about handed the ascendency in the title race … Continue reading

Olivier Giroud Continues to Show His Worth to Arsenal But Does He Get the Credit He Deserves?

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The curious case of Olivier Giroud is one which has intrigued followers of English football both on the inside and outside of Arsenal Football Club for the past two seasons. The Frenchman has scored twenty goals in all competitions this … Continue reading

Small Steps for Spain Whilst Italy Experiment During International Friendly

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As the last two World Cup winners faced off in Madrid last night, there was very little learnt about the respective teams’ prospects ahead of this summer in Brazil although Spain showed slight glimpses of the direction in which Vicente … Continue reading

Worrying Signs For Cardiff City’s Chances of Avoiding Relegation

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Cardiff City came away from yet another home fixture last night with a solitary point following a 0-0 draw with Aston Villa. Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over in early January, the form of the Welsh club has been indifferent … Continue reading

What’s Going Wrong at Fulham Under Manager Rene Meulensteen?

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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Yesterday evening we witnessed Fulham’s ignominious exit from the FA Cup at the hands of League 1 relegation candidates Sheffield United at Craven Cottage. Such was the despondency around the ground following the Blades’ one hundred and nineteenth minute winning … Continue reading

Why Javi Garcia is Going to be Hugely Important for Manchester City

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The summer of 2012 is widely regarded by Manchester City supporters as a disaster and the catalyst for their disappointing 2012-2013 campaign where they failed to retain their Premier League crown. It is believed that the boss at the time, … Continue reading

Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy Faces the Biggest Decision Of His 12-Year Tenure

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Daniel Levy this week took the decision to dismiss Tottenham Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas, although the official line will read that the Portuguese coach’s departure was by mutual consent, we can be pretty sure this was a measure taken by … Continue reading

Mesut Özil Will Spark A New Era At Arsenal Football Club

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In David Winner’s excellent book entitled Brilliant Orange, he included a quote from Dutch sculptor Jeroen Henneman: “When Bergkamp was playing with Nicolas Anelka, Anelka would be covered, like this, by two men. So Bergkamp would give a very beautiful … Continue reading