All posts tagged "soccer"

  • Nice success offers Balotelli a new lease of life in 2017

    Amidst all the furor that was 2016, one particular footballer by the name of Mario Balotelli didn’t have such a terrible year, somewhat surprisingly. The madcap Italian striker endured a highly-publicized, three-year slide down Europe’s footballing pyramid...

    • Posted January 1, 2017
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  • Swaggering Manchester United sink Sunderland 3-1

    When Tottenham Hotspur take on Southampton on Wednesday, the Premier League season will have passed its halfway point and attention will pivot towards the second-half stretch that defines the title race. The major players have already revealed...

    • Posted December 30, 2016
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  • German Engineering: Sané and De Bruyne combine in comeback victory as Arsenal falter

    It is in games like these where Arsenal’s ever-present frustrations appear to be less systematic than mental. Even at their stylish best— indeed, especially at the peak of their powers —a single turn of luck has the potential...

    • Posted December 20, 2016
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  • Bay Bay, Arsenal! Gunners pipped against Mighty Munich again!

    Arsenal appear doomed to exit the Champions League at the Round of 16 stage yet again, having been drawn against one of Europe’s heavyweights despite winning their group for the first time in five years. It seemed almost...

    • Posted December 13, 2016
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  • Mourinho sent off as Manchester United draw West Ham 1-1

    There is a blurred line between avant-garde genius and insanity in the managerial world, and the only determining metric is success. When Jose Mourinho wins, he looks like a genius. Yet his brazen tactics and touchline temperament...

    • Posted November 27, 2016
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  • Victor Moses leads Chelsea to narrow 2-1 victory over Tottenham

    For the first time since a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal on September 24, Chelsea allowed a goal. The Blues had maintained an astonishing run of over nine-hundred minutes without conceding in league play, winning six consecutive games...

    • Posted November 26, 2016
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  • Mata takes center stage in Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal

    For all of Manchester United’s outrageous summer spending, their most deadly midfield spark this season has come from a rather unlikely source. Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Old Trafford has signaled the unexpected rejuvenation of Juan Mata, and...

    • Posted November 19, 2016
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  • England 2-2 Spain: Three Lions Suffer From Late Isco Fever!

    It may only be November, but England’s year of football has officially come to an end tonight with an entertaining 2-2 home friendly draw with Spain. In case you have been living in a cave for the...

    • Posted November 15, 2016
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  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in Football

    To celebrate the highly anticipated release of Harry Potter prequel ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ on the 18th November 2016, Richard Lewis runs down a spellbinding list of famous footballers with the nickname ‘the Beast’,...

    • Posted November 9, 2016
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  • Southgate throws Jack Wilshere back into the deep end with England call-up

    Jack Wilshere hasn’t been particularly fantastic so far this season. In ten league appearances since August he has neither scored nor notched an assist, and has been somewhat tentative compared to the boisterous, wave-making sixteen-year-old Wilshere that...

    • Posted November 8, 2016
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