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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What next for Ravel Morrison?

July 30, 2014

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Sir Alex Ferguson described him as the “best kid he’s ever seen” and for the first 6 months of the 2013-14 season, it seemed that after a troubled past, Ravel Morrison was beginning to live up to his star billing.

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Looking back at the World Cup

July 17, 2014

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As the post-World Cup depression takes hold, the realisation sets in that there’s still over a month of monotonous transfer rumours and in the know garbage to endure before the football season starts again. I thought I would take a look back on some of the highlights of the World Cup in Brazil and pick […]

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This is England: Optimism, expectation and the search for identity

June 27, 2014

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By the time June 12th 2014 came around and the World Cup was finally underway, like most Englishman, I had grown quietly confident about England’s chances of doing well in Brazil. Roy Hodgson had picked a young squad filled with fresh and talented players, most of whom were in good form at club level. There […]

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