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Five Things To Note From Serie A This Weekend

The Serie A continues with much of the same; Benitez loses his second game in a row, Krasic cuts through defenders like a hot knife through butter, and Ibrahimovic provides a fantastic goal for us all to enjoy. This slate of Serie A games saw many players play brilliantly, like […]

Is Lionel Messi Unstoppable?

At the moment the answer would most likely be a resounding “Yes” considering Lionel Messi’s torrid scoring run and his great form. However, one would only need to look at Argentina’s matches to see how the talented Messi who is widely regarded as the best player in the world becomes […]

Will Real Madrid Sell Karim Benzema?

The latest reports in the Press have indicated Real Madrid are growing impatient with striker Karim Benzema despite the fact he has yet to complete his first season in Spain. The Spanish giants signed the Frenchman in the summer for €35 million with the fee rising to €41 million based […]

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 […]

Film Review – Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

Who knew staring at a sweaty, stoic Frenchman for ninety-three minutes could be this rewarding? Filmmakers Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno must have suspected such when they set out to create Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait. The film was shot in 2005, released (limited) in 2006, but is now finally […]

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Bolton v Aston Villa: Live and Online

Bolton v Aston Villa (6:30am PT/9:30 am ET/2:30pm UK time, Setanta. Replay Monday 2:45 pm ET). Sunday, October 27. So Bolton now have a permanent manager. It maybe the right move in the end but it doesn’t mean I can’t question aloud what the disciplinarian will do. Aston Villa at […]

Analysis: Who Will Be The Next Manager of England

Here’s a prediction of what’s going to happen in the search for England’s next manager. Currently, Jose Mourinho is the 4-1 favorite to be the next England manager according to the bookies. In the next 48 hours, expect Jose Mourinho to rule himself out of the running for the job. […]

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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 […]