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‘Have you ever seen Tottenham win the league?’ maybe soon…

Spurs fans know the chant well: they don’t need to be reminded of it.  Any proud fan old enough to remember will tell you of the glory days under Bill Nicholson, during which the club lifted the old First Division trophy in 1961. Yet the younger generation will struggle to find similar successes for Tottenham […]

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5 reasons why it’s time for Bale to usurp Ronaldo as top Galactico

Tottenham made London Bale’s stage; now it’s time for Real to follow suit. Bale was far better at the Euros than Ronaldo For so many reasons as well. Yes, Ronaldo won the title and that will inevitably go some way to probably securing a fourth Player of the Year award but at the tournament, he […]

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4 things we learnt from the opening weekend of the Premier League

The ‘Big Club’ mentality is back. For over a decade before Leicester’s victorious crusade the so called ‘big four’ dominated England’s top tier. Sir Alex and the Red Devils struck fear into the hearts of their opponents, and Wenger’s invincibles showed a ruthless quality key to the consistent success of any top football club. In […]

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Big Sam The England Man

Ah, yes, the England cycle begins again. Bottle it in a major tournament, sack previous under-achieving manager, swiftly appoint a similarly under-achieving manager with ‘new ideas’ who selects a ‘youthful’ and ‘exciting’ new squad. The new squad absolutely smash Latvia and San Marino in qualifying and everyone gets excited, sings three lions and dares to […]

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The boy from Croydon – Can Roy Hodgson lead England to glory in Euro 2016?

After failing to break through the ranks at his home club Crystal Palace, Hodgson played non-league football throughout his playing career. This doesn’t bring much hope for his chances of managing in one of the largest tournaments in the world – the Euros. However, one thing that all the great managers like Mourinho or Ferguson […]

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Antonio Conte: What to expect from the new Chelsea boss

Antonio Conte’s track record is all but proven, at least in Italy, and a positive Euro campaign could further cement his name amongst the current managerial greats, but sometimes it takes more than that to be successful under Roman Abramovich. When Conte first took over at Juventus in 2011 the team was coming from two […]