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Published April 25, 2011

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An interesting weekend in the Premier League saw Manchester United inch closer to a record 19th league title by beating Everton 1 – 0 at Old Trafford thanks  to a goal from Javier Hernandez.
Arsenal fans must be tearing their hair out as The Gunners yet again failed to make an inroads to the United’s lead by losing 2 -1 to Bolton, with a 90th minute winner from Tamir Cohen.
Chelsea look to be the only side that can stop United now and they were comprehensive in their 3 – 0 win over West Ham.  An added boost to Chelsea’s cause is …


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Published April 16, 2011

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Bolton Wanderers meet Stoke this weekend in the FA Cup semi final.  Both clubs have a proud history with arguably a more successful past than present.
Stoke City have never won the FA Cup.  In the early 1970’s they achieved two semi finals during a period when they had their most successful period (Stoke beat Chelsea 2  – 1 in the 1972 League Cup final).  Stoke reached the semi final in 1971 where they faced an Arsenal side chasing an unprecedented domestic double.  The game at Hillsborough ended with a 2 -2 draw with the replay taking place at Villa Park …


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Published April 12, 2011

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With the impending FA cup semi final between City and United, we at Sporting Kicks have decided to pluck 6 of the most important clashes between the two clubs.  So in no particular order of importance the list is as follows
1.       Manchester United  0 – 1 Manchester City 1 (1974)
Nearly 6 years before Manchester United sat at the head of the European football table by becoming the first English club to win the European Cup.  Heading into this particular derby game United were on the verge of relegation (it has been shown since that United would have still have gone …

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Published April 5, 2011

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With less than 10 games to go in the premier league the battle to avoid relegation is heating up and with 11 teams in the mix it’s going to be an exciting end to the season. In previous seasons there have only ever really been a handful of teams battling at the bottom of the table to avoid the drop.  However this season only 6 points divide the relegation zone and 10th place.
Currently rock bottom of the league are Wigan who have won only twice in their last 13 games and the prospect of having still to play Chelsea who …


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Published March 29, 2011

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With the FA cup semi finals coming up soon, we at Sporting Kicks have decided to produce a list of what we think are the top Cup football games.  These are the football games that have produced all the ingredients of a classic Cup encounter; passion, great goals, sending offs, tears and barn storming atmospheres.
So here we are;  the top Cup football games in no particular order
Chelsea Vs Leeds (Final replay) 2-1, 1970, Old Trafford
One of the most notorious football games that ever took place, with both side doing their best to kick lumps out of each other (Ron Harris …

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Published March 18, 2011

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Manchester United play neighbour’s City in the FA Cup semi final, to be played at Wembley in April.  (Check out our Manchester City and Manchester United online shops.) United beat Arsenal, 2-0 at Old Trafford with goals from Wayne Rooney and Fabio.  City beat Reading on Sunday evening through a goal from Micah Richards to set up the enticing Cup encounter.
Manchester City will hope that the match will represent a tide change in the fortunes of the club.  Since being taken over by wealthy investors from Abu Dhabi, City have spent big on players such as Gareth Barry and David …


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