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Published March 19, 2015

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With England due to take on Lithuania in this month’s European qualifier, there has been much debate as to who should be in the squad and who should be left out.
The majority of the focus has been on the Premiership star of the moment, Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who many believe should be definitely included within the squad, especially as he is currently the highest scoring English striker in the Premier League with 16 goals.
Other players who hoping to be a call up to the squad include, Ashley Young who has shown great improvement under Louis …

Our England Squad for upcoming European Qualifier

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Published March 12, 2015

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Aston Villa beat West Brom 2-1 this weekend in the Quarter Final of the FA Cup, booking themselves a place in the semi-finals at Wembley next month.
Unfortunately before the end of the game, some Villa fans found the excitement too much to handle and decided to invade the pitch from one of the corners of the stadium. By doing this they took out one of the corner flags before making their way into the middle of the pitch to try to get to the Villa players to “congratulate” them.
With the game not finished, the referee or FA board could have …


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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 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 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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Published January 13, 2015

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The 30th Africa Cup of Nations is set to kick off this Saturday (17th January 2015).
18 nations have hosted the tournament with this year it is Equatorial Guinea’s turn. They were not the original hosts however, with it originally being awarded to Morocco, before they decided to drop out after concerns about the Ebola crisis. Equatorial Guinea since came forward and were announced at the new hosts for this year.
The 16 teams to reach the finals have now been decided and are as follows:
Equatorial Guinea, Cape Verde, Algeria, Tunisia, South Africa, Zambia, Cameroon, Gabon, …

Africa Cup of Nations 2015 Preview

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Published November 13, 2014

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An International Friendly between rival countries England and Scotland is only round the corner. The two sides are set to face each other at Celtic Park and will be England’s last international fixture of 2014. England’s last visit to Scotland was in 1999 when Paul Scholes earned his country a 2-0 victory at Hampden Park. With this rivalry in mind, we are looking at some of the biggest/best international rivalries.
7) Denmark vs Sweden
Denmark and Sweden’s rivalry goes back nearly 100 years; however the spark in this rivalry came during an equalisation match in 2008. Sweden held a 3 goal lead …


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Published November 3, 2014

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This weekend saw one of the Premier League’s biggest derby matches this season when Manchester United travelled down the road to Manchester City. All football clubs have their rivals even though sometimes the clubs may not be local to one another. With another derby on the cards, we have decided to look at the some of the top rivalries of the beautiful game.
Corinthians vs Palmeiras, Serie A, Brazil
The first two clubs to make our derby list are Sport Club Corinthians Paulista and Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras. Both sides are from Sao Paulo and the Derby Paulista is among the 10 greatest …


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Published October 28, 2014

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Sunderland has not had the greatest set of performances and results during October. There embarrassing display of football started with a long trip down south to Southampton where they ended up conceding 8 goals. Following this shocking performance, Sunderland faced a second defeat; however this was courtesy of Sunderland Goalkeeper Vito Mannone.
With Vito Mannone conceding a very sloppy goal by controlling the ball with a heavy touch, this put Arsenals Alexis Sanchez in a clear position to take the ball and place the ball into an awaiting empty net. With this goalkeeping blunder from Mannone, we have decided to look …


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Published October 17, 2014

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He is back… and this time it’s at Liverpool.
Italy international Mario Balotelli signed for Liverpool for a reported fee of £16 million in July, who have brought him in to help replace some of the goals Luis Suarez scored (who moved to Barcelona for £75 million).
With spells at Internazionale, Manchester City, AC Milan and now Liverpool, it’s clear Balotelli has the skills, but does he have the mind-set? In this blog post we’ll look at his best moments, as well as his controversial past – it’s even rumoured there is a ‘good behaviour’ clause in his new Liverpool contract.
The Good …

Mario Balotelli

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