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Surrey: another mixed month

June has been yet another mixed bag for Surrey results. This month saw Surrey’s first win in the County Championship but also saw the team lose three out of four games in the One Day Cup. The T20 results have been a good representation of Surrey’s form, winning as many games as they have lost. […]

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London’s Summer Transfers

Arsenal In: Granit Xhaka Out: Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky Granit Xhaka is the Premier League’s most expensive summer signing so far (Reported to be around £35 million) Both Arteta and Rosicky have already left Arsenal this summer at the end of their contracts, having become fan favourites in their time at the Emirates. Although sad […]

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Chris Robshaw: Zero to Hero

After Saturday’s remarkable 44-40 win and whitewash over Australia, Harlequins man Chris Robshaw will now have time to reflect on what has been a quite incredible upturn in his fortunes over the past few months. He has gone from a man who was chastised during and after the World Cup by both a devastated English […]

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Hodgson the Saboteur

Let’s face it, Roy Hodgsons reign as England manager has been an unmitigated disaster. Apart from that ‘wolly with the brolly’ Steve Maclaren, it’s hard to think of another manager who has been so wasteful with the talent at his disposal. In fact, after a lacklustre Euro 2012 and frankly abysmal 2014 World Cup, one […]

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Wanyama to Tottenham: A safe bet by Pochettino, a tactical gamble for Spurs

With Victor Wanyama’s £11 million move to Tottenham Hotspur seemingly imminent, FCaptial takes a look at the potential benefits of Spurs’ first summer signing. Since making his debut for the Nigerian national team at 15, Victor Wanyama has become known for his physical, aggressive and energetic style of play. In time, this caught the attention […]

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Harlequins: An inconsistent year

Harlequins season got off to a rocky start as they only narrowly beat Wasps (26-21) and then lost to Leicester Tigers (22-19). They struggled to gain a convincing win over their next few matches, narrowly defeating Bath Rugby and Sale sharks, relying heavily on penalties to carry them through rather than scoring a plethora of […]

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Is Vardy the key to Arsenal's success?

For weeks now we’ve been in the silly season of transfer rumours. The main story we’ve been hearing from all sides is that of Leicester City’s prolific striker Jamie Vardy’s potential move to Arsenal. A few weeks ago, Arsenal told Leicester they were prepared to meet the £20m buy-out clause in Vardy’s contract, but the England […]

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Is Vardy the key to Arsenal’s success?

For weeks now we’ve been in the silly season of transfer rumours. The main story we’ve been hearing from all sides is that of Leicester City’s prolific striker Jamie Vardy’s potential move to Arsenal. A few weeks ago, Arsenal told Leicester they were prepared to meet the £20m buy-out clause in Vardy’s contract, but the England […]

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Queen's 2016: Top seeds struggle

After the announcement of one the strongest fields ever to compete at Queen’s, spectators will undoubtedly have been left disappointed not only at the terrible weather but also the departures of top-10 players Richard Gasquet and Stan Wawrinka, which have followed Rafael Nadal’s absence through a wrist injury. Yesterday Gasquet, despite displaying glimpses of his […]