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Author Archives: Julian Delicata

Manchester City 3-1 Liverpool: Back to the Drawing Board for the Reds

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Manchester City 3 (Jovetic x2, Aguero) Liverpool 1 (Zabaleta O.G.) Venue: Etihad Stadium Referee: Michael Oliver Recent history has seen some truly entertaining clashes between these two attacking-minded sides with this clash in Manchester proving to be no different. The … Continue reading

Barcelona’s Season Preview: Expectations Are High Despite Dodgy Defense

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Fresh from spending somewhere in the region of £130 million, Barcelona has been slapped with a double transfer embargo ban meaning that they can’t buy any players during the next two windows. Their transfer strategy this summer was plotted out … Continue reading

Barry Davies to Return to Match Of The Day As Part of 50 Year Anniversary

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August 22nd, 1964. Anfield. Liverpool, lining up with the legendary Roger Hunt up front, defeated Arsenal in a thrilling 3-2 match where both sides were separated by a last minute Don Howe own-goal. It was another strong showing from the … Continue reading

James Alexander Gordon, the Voice of English Football Results, Dies, Aged 78

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James Alexander Gordon, the voice synonymous with the reading of classified football results on BBC Radio, has died, aged 78. Forty years after getting the job he was at first “terrified of” on BBC Radio to read out soccer results, … Continue reading

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Most Instrumental Players at Each of the 20 Premier League Clubs

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Soccer is far from being a one-man game. However having instrumental players in-form in key games surely increases the chances of winning any match by any team against any opposition. The following is part one of a four-piece feature where … Continue reading

Most Instrumental Players at Arsenal, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Burnley

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Soccer is far from being a one-man game. However having instrumental players in-form in key games surely increases the chances of winning any match by any team against any opposition. The following is part one of a four-piece feature where … Continue reading

Your Best Fantasy Soccer Starting XI For the 2014/15 Season

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The new soccer season in most European countries is just around the corner, and thus so is the fantasy league for Europe. Using a budget of 100 million on Euro Fantasy League, here is my fantasy Starting XI that I … Continue reading

BBC Announces New Pundits For Match of the Day

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A new Premier League season is upon us and that can only mean one thing…BBC’s Match of the Day is back and this time round we are being treated to a fresh new line-up of pundits. Liverpool legend and MOTD … Continue reading

Top 4 Tactical Innovations in Soccer

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Following the impressive performances – most notably the 5-1 victory over the defending champions Spain – of Louis van Gaal’s Dutch side in the World Cup, a new formation seems to be in vogue…the 3-5-2. In reality, many sides have … Continue reading

How Sabella’s Tactical Changes Played Right Into the Hands of Germany

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And so it finally happened! 120 minutes on the 13th of July 2014; 120 minutes in the famous Maracana Stadium; 120 minutes to determine the World Champions; 120 minutes to change soccer players into legends. …and what a tense 120 … Continue reading

Argentina vs. Germany: By The Numbers

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The winners of the 20th FIFA World Cup will be decided in a mouth-watering clash between two giants of international football in the historic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Between them, Argentina and Germany have won 5 World Cup … Continue reading

Can Argentina be the Spain of World Cup 2010?

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The scorelines 2-1, 1-0, 3-2, 1-0, 1-0, 0-0 — these are hardly the results of world beaters especially when the opposition includes Iran (ranked 43rd in the FIFA ranking), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nigeria and Switzerland.  However, “world beaters” is exactly what … Continue reading

Top 15 Stats From Brazil 1-7 Germany World Cup Semifinal

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0 is the number of games lost by Germany in which Miroslav Klose has scored. 1st: Germany were the first team to score seven goals in a World Cup semifinal. 5 is the number of saves made by a hapless … Continue reading

Argentina’s Top Five Players Not Named Messi

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Argentina have been labelled as a one-man team well before the start of the World Cup but how true is this? Messi’s critics have long said that his impressive performances for Barcelona are only possible due to the brilliance of … Continue reading

Graham Zusi a Vital Force for the USA

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These days, Graham Zusi is widely regarded as having one of the best right foots in MLS but his journey to the international stage has been far from straightforward. The Sporting Kansas City wide midfielder, who was drafted into MLS … Continue reading

Costa Rica vs Greece Preview and Predicted Lineups

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Greece and Costa Rica have a combined total of just seven victories in the history of the World Cup, with the Central American side qualifying for the first time in 1990 and the Europeans in 1994. Not many expected either … Continue reading

Predicted Lineups for Brazil vs Chile

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Hosts Brazil and fellow South Americans Chile will be kicking off the knock-out stage of the 2014 World Cup in Belo Horizonte with the Selecao being the favorites to qualify to the quarter-finals. However, La Roja will prove to be … Continue reading

Samaras Scores Last Minute Penalty to Send Greece to Round Of 16

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Georgios Samaras scored a late penalty in stoppage time to send Greece through to the Round of 16, while Ivory Coast will feel demoralized after being so close to advancing. Controversy surrounded this nerve-wrecking game in Group C as Greece … Continue reading