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Strikers from former Yugoslavia thrive in Bundesliga

Talented strikers from the former Yugoslavia are a valuable commodity in the Bundesliga this season. A wave of Yugo-nostalgia has spread across the German league and is following a trend of Soviet Chic in Germany. Matchday 19 highlighted the dependence many Bundesliga squads have on their striking stalwarts from nations […]

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Martin Odegaard omitted from Real Madrid’s Champions League squad

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has selected his 20-man squad which will travel to Gelsenkirchen for the Champions League Round of 16 first-leg match against Schalke 04, and a surprise omission from the team is Norwegian teenager Martin Odegaard. Odegaard was a major transfer target this winter, with all of Europe’s […]

Roberto Mancini On The Hunt For Trophies

In the current headlines, crazed madman Raoul Moat has been the cause of a major police hunt in Northumbria. A different RM is copying the Metropolitan Police by hunting for something, only this time, Roberto Mancini is on the hunt to bring success to the City of Manchester Stadium for […]

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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 […]