Aaron Cresswell: Moulded by the Football League

April 22, 2015

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Aaron Cresswell

The first half of the 2014/15 season was a resounding success for West Ham United.  By December 2014 the Hammers were flying high in 4th place and dreaming of European qualification.  Their success was in part down to a solid defence and two in-form full-backs,  Aaron Cresswell and Carl Jenkinson.  The epitomes of the modern […]

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A boot review: Adidas 11Nova

February 13, 2015

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2 - Adidas 11Nova

Adidas launched the next generation of the Adipure 11pro boot range at the back-end of 2014. The launch heralded the return of the traditional, Kangaroo Leather upper and a new styling to rival the Nike Tiempo Legend. Adidas say that the third generation 11pro offers “the most comfortable and premium fit to date” and the […]

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The big, yellow monster and 4 significant January transfers

February 3, 2015

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Scott Sinclair is presented as a Villa player

Transfer deadline day, it’s a biannual event in the football calendar.  ‘Event’ being the keyword in that sentence, it now happens as routinely as the FA Cup or the Champions League final.  Football fans find themselves submerged in a sea of yellow ‘BREAKING NEWS’, rumours and media hyperbole for 24 hours on deadline day.

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Antonio Cassano: An unhinged genius

January 16, 2015

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This article originally appeared on These Football Times. It was a wet December night at Stadio San Nicola in 1999 as Bari played host to Inter Milan in Serie A. Inter were already clear favourites prior to the game as circumstances conspired against the home side; both of Bari’s regular forwards were sidelined through injury. […]

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Idle FC and the beginning of a dynasty

November 20, 2014

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Idle FC

Creating and establishing a new, amateur football team is an idea that several of my friends and I have toyed with for the past few seasons now.  We wanted to build something from scratch, a team that could be successful but one where we’d enjoy playing football.  In the summer of 2014 the wheels were […]

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England, Sterling and the ‘tiredgate’ affair

October 17, 2014

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Roy Hodgson and Raheem Sterling

October’s European qualifiers should have been a relatively painless affair for England with two fixtures against what the FIFA World Rankings say are vastly inferior teams.  A 5-0 victory over a San Marino side filled mostly with amateurs was never going to provide a genuine barometer to test the ability of this England side.  This […]

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Andy van der Meyde: Short skirts, drugs & alcohol

October 10, 2014

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Andy Van der Meyde at Ajax

This article originally appeared on these Football times. Ajax Amsterdam, one of the most successful football clubs in the world and the most famous of Holland’s club sides. Famed for their highly successful youth academy, the early to mid -2000s proved to be a particularly fruitful period for the young players of Ajax under the […]

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Manchester City looking to trim the edges

August 20, 2014

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Newcastle 0-2 Man City

Manchester City made a convincing start to the Premier League season as they look to retain their title.  Despite the fact it was only the first game of another long domestic and European campaign for the Sky Blues, the 0-2 away victory over Newcastle United kick-started their season in the best possible fashion.

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Premier League Preview 2014/2015

August 15, 2014

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Manchester City, title winners 2013/2014

The football calendar has been packed almost to breaking point in 2014 with the end of the Premier League season followed by one of the most entertaining World Cup tournaments since France ’98. However, it seems like an eternity has passed since Phillip Lahm lifted the World Cup trophy on July 13th. The Premier League […]

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Breaking up is hard to do: Disbanding the history boys

August 8, 2014

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The view from the Bradford end at Wembley

Bradford City FC captured the hearts of the football world back in 2013. The Bantams embarked upon one of the greatest cup run’s ever seen in the history of English football.  It was a run that lead them above and beyond the behemoths of the Premier League, past League Two minnows and right to the […]

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