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Proposed Caps to Halt Spending Are Bad for Football

The inexplicable is often the standard in football.  The £14 million pounds Man City paid for Wayne Bridge is inexplicable.  Florent Malouda’s protean hairstyles are inexplicable.  Arsene Wenger’s ability to see zero penalties against Arsenal is inexplicable.  Yet even bearing this in mind, I could not help but rubbing my […]

The British Transfer Record Spirals Out Of Control

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Torino have shelled out £100,000 to lure Dennis Law from Manchester City. Yes, it’s 1961 and the record transfer fee paid to or by an English club has broken the hundred thousand mark. Shocking. The previous record was £65,000 when John Charles […]

Manchester City: The Next Chelsea FC?

It wasn’t so long ago, I was completely outraged by Chelsea FC’s spending. 16.6m for Mekelele. 24.4m for Essien. 19.8m for Carvalho. 24m for Drogba. As a business, the club could sustain a 140m loss on a year because Roman Abramovich was there to bankroll the transfers. This was bad […]

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Manchester United and Liverpool Battle for Mexico’s Hector ‘Zorro’ Herrera: The Daily EPL

Zorro could be heading to Liverpool or Manchester United! No, not the swashbuckler Zorro, but Pachucha’s Hector Herrera — who starred in the Olympics for the gold-winning Mexican team. The 22-year-old midfielder’s other nickname isn’t quite as appealing — it’s el zorrillo (skunk). Here are the Premier League news stories […]

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Rafa Benitez backs under-fire Karim Benzema: ‘He is very important for us’

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has restated his support for French striker Karim Benzema amid increasing criticism of Benzema’s off-field behavior in his homeland. Benzema has been charged in France for his alleged participation in a blackmail case involving international teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. French Prime Minister […]