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Italian Players To Protest This Weekend

Italian Serie A & B players will be coming to work a bit late this weekend.  This time their bosses will not mind, in fact they will support it.  In a statement released by the Italian Players’ Association (AIC – Associazione Italiana Calciatori), players from the Top 2 flights of Italian football will […]

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Mark Hughes Leaves Blackburn, Goes to City

Manchester City announced the arrival of Mark Hughes to the Eastlands today, where he signed a three-year contract to manage the team he hated playing against when he was at crosstown rivals United. Hughes took Blackburn as far as he could during his four-year tenure at the club, finishing in […]

FA Cup Semi-Final Preview: Stoke City vs Bolton

While Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final between Manchester United and Manchester City was tense filled with moments of creativity, many fans and pundits (myself included) predict that the semi-final match between Stoke City and Bolton Wanderers will be the more enjoyable of the two Wembley matches this weekend. Owen Coyle’s Bolton […]

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Qatar says six more workers hurt building World Cup venues

Qatar’s World Cup organizers said on Wednesday that six laborers building stadiums for the 2022 tournament suffered work-related injuries last year but there were no fatalities. Qatar has been widely condemned for its treatment of almost two million foreign workers. Critics have estimated that several thousand workers could die in […]

Chelsea and PSG owners eye Beckham MLS Miami buy-in, says report

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, Paris Saint Germain’s Qatari owners and a Chinese group are among investors looking at purchasing a majority stake in David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team, the Miami Herald reported. Citing an unnamed source close to the negotiations, the newspaper said Beckham has been around the world […]

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dies aged 63

Long-serving Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has died aged 63 after a short battle with cancer, the English second-tier club announced on Wednesday. Gartside joined the Bolton board in 1988 and had served as chairman since 1999, overseeing the club’s 11-year stint in the Premier League between 2001 and 2012, […]

FA Cup betting preview

  The magic for which the FA Cup is famous around the world is that small town teams get a chance to prove themselves against the big boys, and often reach the latter stages of the competition. When it comes to winning the cup though, small clubs often fail in […]