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The Premiership Weekend in Review

It may only be just over a month since the World Cup has ended but that time has dragged by with very little football to watch and very few interesting transfer stories. What a relief then that the first weekend of the Premier League season would prove to be so […]

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Fernando Torres To Start Against Real Madrid In The Copa Del Rey

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone informed the media that he will start on-loan striker Fernando Torres against Real Madrid in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey Round of 16 first leg at the Vicente Calderon. While Simeone has stated that the 30-year-old forward is not in […]

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema ruled out of decisive Champions League return leg

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been ruled out of tomorrow’s decisive Champions League return leg against Atletico Madrid due to a ligament strain in his right knee. The club had previously held hope that the Frenchman would be fit enough to start the match up front alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 23: Open Thread

If you think today is not a day for watching the Premier League, think again. I’ll give you three reasons: 1) Despite tomorrow being penned “Epic Sunday” by FOX Soccer, today has plenty of great matchups. Harry Redknapp returns to Upton Park to pit his QPR side against his old […]

Manuel Pellegrini believes Manchester City are better prepared for Barcelona

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes his team is “fresher” and performing at a higher level than they were at the same point last season, speaking ahead of his side’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg, A year ago, Barcelona advanced to the quarter-final of the European competition after […]

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Arsenal and Tottenham have halted their race for Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi

Things are heating up in North London between Arsenal and Tottenham, with last weekend’s results leaving Spurs only two points behind the rival Gunners, who sit in fourth place in the English Premier League. But it is not just on the pitch where the competition is picking up. Both teams […]