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Can Diamanti Emulate Di Canio?

Can West Ham United’s new Italian talent have the same impact on the Hammers as club legend Paolo Di Canio did between 1999 and 2003? Gianfranco Zola signed Alessandro Diamanti for a fee of around £6 million in the summer. Big money for an untested player especially in light of […]

Can Anderson Be the Key?

Cast your mind back to May 2009, Manchester United were comprehensively and soundly trounced in Rome by a magical Barcelona side, inspired by Xavi and Iniesta. For many, the lack of quality in the centre of the park was plain to see, Carrick looked lethargic and unsure of himself, Fletcher […]

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FC Barcelona Falls Behind Real Madrid Before El Clásico

In American sports, pundits and journalists throw around the phrase “trap game” when describing a game that would be looked over in anticipation of more important matters in the immediate future.  With a pivotal UEFA Champions League fixture with Inter Milan on Tuesday and El Clásico on Sunday against Real […]

Nicolas Otamendi will not be Sergio Ramos’ replacement at Real Madrid, says agent

Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi will not be Sergio Ramos’ replacement at Real Madrid next season, according to the player’s agent. Otamendi has expressed his desire to leave Spain this summer with Manchester United being tipped to be the Argentine center-back’s next destination. According to numerous reports, the 27-year-old has already agreed personal terms […]

Ronnie Whelan Coming to the States

If you live in the Dallas area, you’ll be interested to know that former Liverpool player Ronnie Whelan will be doing a speaking engagement on June 19. Whelan, who also played internationally for the Republic of Ireland, will be discussing some of the stories from his memorable career at Anfield. […]

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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 […]