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Author Archives: James Beckett

Mancini and Tevez Set For D-Day Talks

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will meet with his rebel striker Carlos Tevez tomorrow, in a bid to save the Argentine’s career at the club. The two haven’t spoken since Tevez’s representatives informed the City hierarchy that the forward wanted … Continue reading

5 Best Soccer Movies Available on iTunes

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With Christmas fast approaching and the cold snap beginning to bite, let’s take a look at five films soccer related films that you can enjoy over the festive period without leaving the comfort of your house, thanks to the joy … Continue reading

Would You Want To Work For Mike Ashley?

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has once again angered the clubs supporters after he sacked manager Chris Hughton. Despite Newcastle’s poor run of form, Hughton’s sacking does come as a major shock, and is incredibly disrespectful to the man who … Continue reading

Are England And The USA FIFA’s Contingency Plan?

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The dust is just beginning to settle on a week that could forever change the footballing world. The decisions to send the 2018 and 2022 World Cup’s to Russia and Qatar has left a sour taste amongst all the unsuccessful … Continue reading

Is Carlo Ancelotti’s Job In Danger?

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The increasing pressure on Carlo Ancelotti has reached new heights after Chelsea dropped two more points against a stubborn Everton side. It was the fourth Premier League game without a win for the reigning champions, and just their fifth point … Continue reading

What Is The Premier League's Dubious Goals Committee?

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One of the more strange departments of the Premier League, the Dubious Goals Committee is a group surrounded in secrecy. But how does it work? And more importantly what does it actually do? In a report that has the potential … Continue reading

The Ten Most Overrated Players In The Premier League

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The Premier League has plenty of incredibly talented players, but who is getting more praise or attention than they merit, here is a countdown of the Premier League’s most overrated players. Feel free to add your suggestions. 10- Matthew Upson … Continue reading

How Would A World Cup In England Change The Premier League?

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On Thursday, England will find out if years of campaigning have been enough to see them announced as the host of the 2018 World Cup. With stiff competition from the likes of Russia and a joint bid from Spain and … Continue reading

A Lack Of Harmony At The Bridge?

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There has been yet more off-field drama at Stamford Bridge with the announcement that Chelsea’s director of football Frank Arnesen will leave the club at the end of the season. That makes it two big name departures from the Chelsea … Continue reading

Hit Or Miss? Dimitar Berbatov

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Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov stormed to the top of the Premier League scoring charts with a stunning five-goal haul as Manchester United demolished Blackburn Rovers 7-1 at Old Trafford. They were the first goals Berbatov has scored since September and … Continue reading

Owners of the 20 Premier League Clubs, 2010-11 Season

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Last week Blackburn Rovers became the latest Premier League club to be bought out by a foreign consortium. The purchase of Rovers was a key moment in Premier League history because it brought the number of clubs that are majority … Continue reading

Premier League Outcast XI: Best Footballers On The Bench

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What would be the best team you could name out of all the Premier League players who can’t get a regular game for their club side? Lining up with a vintage 4-4-2 formation, here is my selection. I’d be interested … Continue reading

Fulham 1-4 Manchester City…A Day Where City Come Good

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Ahead of City’s trip to Fulham, the pressure was very much on Roberto Mancini. After a disappointing run of form which had seen the blues draw their last two games 0-0. A bad result in London could have spelled the … Continue reading

Could Tottenham Win The Premier League?

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After their stunning comeback in the North London derby yesterday, all the talk this morning is about Harry Redknapp’s men. The White Hart Lane club have certainly showed their title credentials with that win, but could they really mount a … Continue reading

England Lose, But More Injury Woe For Gerrard

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England’s poor 2010 concluded as they slid to a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to France, but the night may be remembered for the “Club v Country” debate returning once again. Steven Gerrard, Gareth Barry and captain Rio Ferdinand all picked … Continue reading

Sunderland Humiliation Reveals Chelsea’s Desperate Need To Spend

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Sunderland’s shock win at Stamford Bridge has sent shockwaves rippling through English football. How could a side that are a usually so brutally clinical be out-played and out-classed in their own backyard? In many ways it would be unfair to … Continue reading

Origins of Nicknames for 20 Premier League Clubs

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Supporters of Premier League clubs often pride themselves on their nicknames, but do you really know the origin of them? Do you know the origins of the Baggies, Gunners, Red Devils, Toffees, Trotters, Hammers, Lilywhites and Citizens? Let’s take a … Continue reading

Some Shock Names In The England Squad For France Friendly

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Fabio Capello has announced his squad for Wednesday’s friendly with France and one name in the squad will certainly cause England fans to raise an eyebrow. Cardiff striker Jay Bothroyd has received a surprise call-up and while it is a … Continue reading