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Published March 4, 2015

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This weekend just gone Man United beat Sunderland 2-0 to keep them in the top four and to ensure Sunderland are still in the relegation battle. But it was the lead up to one of the goals that made the headlines as referee Roger East sent off the wrong player after Man United striker Falcao was fouled in the box.
It was John O’Shea that committed the foul on Falcao, however, referee East decided to send off Wes Brown instead. O’Shea even admitted to the referee after that it was him that committed the foul, not …

Worst Refereeing Decisions

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Published February 27, 2015

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Next weekend will see the FA Cup 6th round (quarter finals) take place, with the winner of each game booking a place in the semi-finals at Wembley.
There have been a lot of surprises throughout the cup, especially in the fourth round, which saw two of the big teams, Man City and Chelsea, go out to lower league sides. Swansea were also knocked out of the cup by lower league team Blackburn, whilst Spurs were surprisingly knocked out by bottom of the premier league Leicester. The means the only ‘top’ premier league teams left in the final eight …

FA Cup 6th Round Preview and Predictions

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Published February 25, 2015

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There are now only twelve league games left before the end of the Premier League season, and subsequently the relegation battle is heating up.
This last weekend saw both Burnley and Leicester pull out surprise draws against Everton and Chelsea. That additional point they both received could be the difference between survival or Championship football next season.
The weekend also saw Villa and Queens Park Rangers lose meaning that Villa, Burnley, and QPR are now all level on the second lowest points tally with only goal difference separating them.
So who do we think will most likely be playing Championship football next season?
Currently …

Premier League Relegation Battle

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Published February 19, 2015

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2008 League Cup Final, Photo Courtesy of Mark Freeman: https://www.flickr.com/photos/46357488@N00/2302048584
With the 2015 Capital One Cup final fast approaching we thought we would take a look back on some of the best finals since the millennium.
The year will see table-topping Chelsea face London rivals Tottenham Hotspur for this season’s first piece of silverware. Chelsea have won the competition 4 times, with the most recent coming in the 2006/2007 final where they conquered Arsenal 2-1. Spurs have also lifted the trophy 4 times, with their latest victory coming the year after Chelsea’s in the 2007/2008 season.
This final was also played between the …

Best League Cup Finals since 2000

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Published February 11, 2015

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This Sunday (8th Feb) saw the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations come to a spectacular end. Neither Ivory Coast nor Ghana could score in 90 minutes of the normal time, or in the added 30 minutes of extra time; meaning the game had to go to penalties. It was a thrilling penalty shoot-out with 17 goals in total, where eventually Ivory Coast claimed victory beating Ghana 9-8.
It had been 22 years since Ivory Coast had won this tournament, a tournament which was moved from its originally hosted location at the last minute, and was almost overshadowed by the violence occurring …

Longest / Best penalty shootouts

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Published February 6, 2015

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This weekend sees two derby/rival games as Arsenal take on Spurs and Everton host Liverpool.
Arsenal VS Tottenham

The North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham is known as one of the biggest rivalaries in English football and is always a fiery and fiercely combative derby.
Arsenals usually dominate this fixture however and have won 18 matches out of the 44 that’s ever been played, and only losing 8 times, the rest resulting in draws.
Arsenal have also generally been the more successful club in terms of the Premier League, winning the league three times compared to Tottenham’s none. Arsenal have also finished higher …

Rival Teams & Derby Matches

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Published February 4, 2015

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The 2015 January transfer window is now officially closed. So were there any big surprises on deadline day?
Unfortunately it wasn’t the most frantic or frenzied final day of the transfer window but there were a few big deals, taking the total Premier League January transfer spending hit £130m.
The biggest deal on deadline day was World Cup winger Juan Cuadrado coming to Chelsea. The Colombian star from Fiorentina has signed a four and a half year contract at Chelsea for around £23m. Not only was this the biggest deal on transfer deadline day, but it was only beaten for biggest deal …

January Transfer Window Closed. Highlights and ins and outs

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Published January 30, 2015

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With Liverpool crashing out of the league cup to Chelsea earlier this week, and considering they were only able to draw 0-0 against Bolton in the FA Cup, Brendan Rogers will have been relishing the prospect of  Sturridge back fit and playing.
The manager said in his pre-match media conference:
“He has looked outstanding in training, but we will give him another day. I will have a chat with him and overview the week, how everything has gone, but I can tell he is happy and feeling very strong in his own body. At this moment, he looks in top-class condition.”
Sturridge tweeted earlier …

Daniel Sturridge

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Published January 25, 2015

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The January transfer window is slowly coming to an end, with only just over a week away until it shuts. So the rush is now on for teams to secure those final deals, and bring in any necessary players which they may think help them climb the table or help them win the battle to avoid relegation.
There have already been a number of transfers made in the top flight, including Man City who spent £28million for Swansea‘s Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony; which is currently the most expensive signing so far this window. However, we will be taking a look …


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Published January 23, 2015

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The January transfer window is still open, and we have already seen a new record set as Ivory Coast striker Wilfriend Bony has joined Manchester City for a whopping £28 million.
This transfer made the Ivorian, Africa’s most expensive transfer to date.
Bony who previously played for Swansea before signing to Manchester City was known for his amazing goal scoring. In the past year he has been in excellent form and scored 20 goals in the calendar year of 2014 which made him the Premier Leagues top goal scorer for that year.
In this article we will look at the top ten most …

Top 10 most expensive/best African players

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