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UEFA Cup Draw For Premier League Teams

The draw for the last 32 and the last 16 of the UEFA Cup was announced this morning. Here’s the draw for the last 32 with Premier League teams in bold (matches to be played February 18-19 and February 26): Paris Saint-Germain v Wolfsburg FC Copenhagen v MANCHESTER CITY NEC […]

Lucas Leiva Is Not a Flop, At Least Not Yet

At age 22, Zinedine Zidane was playing in the Intertoto Cup with Bordeaux. At that same age, Éric Cantona had just got a move from Auxerre to Marseille. Rivaldo had just moved from Corinthians to cross-town rivals Palmeiras in São Paulo. With the money involved in today’s game and globalized […]

Are England Simply Not Good Enough?

The failure of the next generation of English talent in the recent Under 21 European Championships has again led for a need to discover the root of the problem, and just why it’s still going wrong. On Sunday, Stuart Pearce’s England side crashed out of the Championships in Denmark at […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]