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Enzo Bearzot Dies At 83

Enzo Bearzot, a legend of Italian coaching, died today. While I can’t say much about what I remember of him, I can say that he is certainly one of the greatest influences on Italian football. Although many coaches focus on drills, tactics, and fitness, Bearzot also made sure he created […]

Are England And The USA FIFA’s Contingency Plan?

The dust is just beginning to settle on a week that could forever change the footballing world. The decisions to send the 2018 and 2022 World Cup’s to Russia and Qatar has left a sour taste amongst all the unsuccessful bidders. But was FIFA’s snubbing of bids from England and […]

Make Or Break Time For Capello

After a hectic start to the Premier League season attentions now turn to England who face two crucial games in five days that will set a trend for Fabio Capello’s next two years in charge of England. Before the World Cup Fabio Capello could do no wrong. He was seen […]

Azzurri: Cesare Prandelli Picks Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli announced his 23 man squad for the friendly against the Ivory Coast which will take place on Tuesday in England. Many of the names chosen by Marcello Lippi were dropped. Prandelli made some expected changes following the World Cup disappointment with Fabio Quagliarella the only striker […]

Italy’s future vanishing with Under-19s

After the disappointing results in South Africa from the senior Italian team, the Italy Under 19s were looking to give the future a winning start at the European championships in France. The U-19 competition is slightly different from the senior level European championships, here’s how the competition works: There are […]

The FA Fiddles as the Three Lions Burn

With a few weeks perspective after another predictable and disappointing quad-annual collapse by the latest version of England’s best-team-in-a-generation, the FA is starting to weigh in.  In article published yesterday in the Mirror, the FA revealed its new strategy – groom an English coach to take over for Fabio Capello […]

World Cup 2010 – The Good and The Bad

World Cup 2010 South Africa has now been and gone, a feast of football for a month in the rainbow nation. Here are a few memories of the good and bad for the first World Cup of the decade. The Good Paul the Octopus – the world stood still in […]

7 England Footballers Who Should Join Heskey in Retirement

English footballer Emile Heskey did the noble thing this week by announcing his retirement from international football. Despite lots of criticism, Heskey was a stalwart for England, making 62 appearances for his country between 1999 and 2010 and contributing a large number of assists and seven goals. He’ll be remembered […]

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Ander Herrera Biding His Time While Louis Van Gaal Finds ‘Balance’ At Manchester United

The last time Ander Herrera made an appearance for Manchester United was against West Bromwich Albion on October 20th. The midfielder started the game but was replaced at halftime by Marouane Fellaini. It was learned that Herrera had “tweaked” his rib; an injury that had kept him out of United’s lineup for the previous […]

Radamel Falcao Transfer Turns Into A Tale Of Twists And Turns

What was initially reported as another big-name signing by Real Madrid has turned into a compelling drama with more twists and turns than a daytime soap opera. Speculation of Radamel Falcao’s imminent transfer began to circulate following news of a meeting taking place at the UEFA Champions League draw in Monte Carlo […]

Atletico Madrid Have Broken Barcelona and Real Madrid’s Stranglehold On Spanish Football

Over the past ten seasons, Barcelona and Real Madrid have finished first and second in La Liga eight times. During that time, only two clubs have been able to break through the Spanish giants’ dominance of the Primera Division: Valencia (who finished in first place in 2003/04) and Villarreal (who were […]

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