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The Current State Of The Top Six In The Premier League (Part 2) – Football Article

As promised and continuing our last article we now conclude our look at the current state of the top six with the remaining three clubs. Manchester United Now in fourth place having just beaten Fulham by three goals to nil United are the form team of the top six at present. With a much changed team from the one expected to be facing PSG on Tuesday, Ole Gunnar Solskjær proved, yet again, that he has the tactical nous and the depth…

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‘Football Is My Life’ By Shaggy & Leo Aberer – Pies Have Done It, We’ve Actually Discovered The Worst Football Song Ever Recorded (Video) – Football Article

You may be labouring under the illusion that you’ve heard the worst football song ever before. Alas, Pies are hear to inform you that that, unfortunately, cannot possibly be the case. We can say this with great confidence as there is simply no chance that you’ve stumbled across the following obscure, smouldering wreck of a song on your travels. None. With a great deal of reluctance, we solemnly present to you, the worst football song in existence: “Football Is My…

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery to revive bid to sign Sevilla midfielder this summer – Football Article

Arsenal are to reignite their interest in signing Sevilla star Ever Banega, according to the Mirror. The midfielder is a priority on Gunners manager Unai Emery’s wish-list of players to replace Aaron Ramsey who will leave at the end of the season for Juventus. It was widely reported that the North London side wanted to sign the 30-year-old in January, however did not have the funds to do so. With their interest still high in the playmaker, it is claimed…

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Real Football Cast – Season 1 Episode 30 – Football Article

The Real Football Cast has reached the big 3-0. No birthday cake or anything though as instead we take a look at what has happened in the Premier League over the past seven days. And just last week it seems as if the title race is becoming red hot with City marching back to the top of the table in scintillating fashion and that’s not the only thing up for discussion this week: Calamity Chelsea Lively Liverpool Backwards Brighton Sloppy…

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Manchester United in pole position to sign this Serie A defender! – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email United are in pole position to sign the defender and are ready to activate his release clause. Manchester United were linked with a lot of players in the winter transfer window. The likes of Koulibaly and Skriniar were all linked with a move to Old Trafford. Gareth Bale and Philippe Coutinho were linked for a move as well. However, United didn’t sign any player in January transfer window. After the 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint…

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Matthias De Ligt & Ousmane Dembele feature • Outside of the Boot – Football Article

A regular feature on our website is the Talent Radar Team of the Week with the best young players compiled into an XI from across Europe’s top seven leagues. You can read this for all details on Talent Radar, who is eligible under it and what else we publish within this feature. [Max. Age Limit: 22 years old on match-day for outfield players, 23 years old for goalkeepers] La Liga saw one of the shock results this weekend, as Athletic…

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United Will Probably Exit The Champion’s League But The Rest Of The English Clubs Should Be Alright – Football Article

So the bubble has finally burst! Poor little Ole Gunnar Solskjær has lost a game of football for the first time since joining the club as caretaker manager. In fairness, he managed to do it in some style choosing, as he did, a Champion’s League night at Old Trafford against PSG who won quite comfortably by two goals to nil. The mitigating circumstances would be that he lost Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial to injury and had to play entire…

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Chelsea willing to pay £40million to win race for Benfica striker – Football Article

Chelsea have entered the race to sign Benfica striker Luka Jovic, according to The Sun. The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Frankfurt where he is enjoying a prolific season with 19 goals from 27 matches in all competitions. Real Madrid and Barcelona are thought to be two admirers of the young Serbian but it’s reported that the Stamford Bridge club are prepared to pay £40million to strike a deal. It’s claimed under-fire Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has pinpointed the forward…

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Manchester City vs Chelsea – Premier League Preview – Football Article

Manchester City vs Chelsea – Premier League Preview bought to you by REAL FOOTBALL MAN It’s over to you Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s men once again find themselves playing catch-up in the race for the title and they know that nothing less than a win over Chelsea this afternoon will see them return to the Premier League’s summit. Chelsea have already managed to get the better of Manchester City once already this season, although one should not forget that the…

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Liverpool edge deserved victory against dysfunctional PSG • Outside of the Boot – Football Article

Siyang Xu writes a detailed tactical analysis about the UEFA Champions League match that ended Liverpool 3-2 PSG. Liverpool faced PSG in arguably the biggest match up of the opening round of Champions League fixtures. Last year’s beaten finalists did an impressive job of controlling the match, with particular focus on protecting against counter attacks from the dangerous trio of Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar, whilst still managing to create overloads in wide areas to create threatening attacking situations. The Parisians,…

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The Current State Of The Top Six In The Premier League (Part 2) – Football Article

As promised and continuing our last article we now conclude our look at the current state of the top six with the remaining three clubs. Manchester United Now in fourth place having just beaten Fulham by three goals to nil United are the form team of the top six at present. With a much changed team from the one expected to be facing PSG on Tuesday, Ole Gunnar Solskjær proved, yet again, that he has the tactical nous and the depth…

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Eden Hazard delivers his opinion on working with Gonzalo Higuain! – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email The Belgian wants to do something great with Higuain. Gonzalo Higuain started his Premier League club career with a brace. After a disappointing debut against Bournemouth, the former Real Madrid striker scored a brace and helped his side win 5-0 against Huddersfield. He linked up brilliantly with Eden Hazard throughout the game. The performance did give Chelsea fans a hope of how lethal they can be in final third. Ahead of Chelsea’s crunch match against…

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Tottenham plan a £35 million swoop for West Ham’s young star – Football Article

Tottenham are planning a £35 million swoop for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, according to The Express. With the last six months being spent questioning who Rice will be playing for on the international stage, fans are now wondering who the central midfielder will be playing for at a club level as well, with both Liverpool and Spurs reportedly interested in the 20-year-old. The current Republic of Ireland international, which could potentially change to England international, has made 22 appearances…

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Domenico Tedesco • Outside of the Boot – Football Article

While this website has made its name focusing on the lesser known youth of this beautiful sport, and combined it with a tinge of tactical flavour meant for the football enthusiast, we found a large gap to be exploited in terms of combining the two. This mini-series thus focuses on young managers (below the age of 45) and their tactical philosophies, deriving what got them here and where they could go. Ross Bramble turn his discerning eye to Domenico Tedesco’s…

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Real Football Cast – Season 1 Episode 29 – Football Article

The Real Football Cast returns for its 29th full length of the episode of the season and as the numbers get bigger, the drama in the title race begins to heat up. The past few days have been no different as Liverpool’s gap at the top has been eroded by Manchester City and Pep’s men have the target locked and in their sights. The title race is one of many topics we touch on this week, a big thanks to…

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Chelsea midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko seeks Stamford Bridge exit – Football Article

Chelsea midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko has expressed his interest in making his loan move to AC Milan permanent, according to the Mail Online. The central defensive midfielder is enjoying life in Italy under the guidance of World Cup Winner Gennaro Gattuso, making 26 appearances and earning plaudits for his game management and work rate. Bakayoko struggled last season at Stamford Bridge after his £40million transfer from AS Monaco, in what resulted in the Blues finishing fifth in the Premier League but…

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More On The Current State Of The Big Six In The Premier League Title Race – Football Article

Is the race for the Premier League title just between two horses? Are Tottenham good enough or consistent enough to be considered contenders? What about Chelsea, United and the other London failures Arsenal? Here we take a look at the current top three with more to follow another time.    Liverpool Having managed to achieve the lofty status, (somehow), of league leaders, Klopp’s merry men need to guard against complacency. Why, you may wonder, would they get complacent at this…

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Manchester United likely to make additions to their squad in the near future – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email Manchester United have been reborn and revitalized ever since former forward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho at the helm of the club in December The 45 year old Norwegian has overseen 10 games so far, and quite astonishingly, the Red Devils have won 9 of these, with the 2-2 draw against Burnley being the only exception. The Red Devils have tremendously bolstered their chances of a top 4 finish. As of now, after 25…

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The underappreciated genius of ISL’s infancy • Outside of the Boot – Football Article

On the eve of the latest edition of the ISL, Arinjay Ghosh pays a tribute to Borja Fernandez, an ISL legend. Sixty-eight minutes had passed on a windy October evening in Kolkata when Luis Garcia slid into the opposition penalty area trying to chest down a lofted pass. As the ball bounced off the Spaniard’s chest, it was agriculturally booted away. About 24 yards away from goal, another Spaniard chested it down – with grace befitting a Spanish international footballer…

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Where are they now? Ex-Premier League star and Birthday boy Carlos Tevez – Football Article

SHOOT would like to wish Carlos Tevez, many happy returns as he celebrates his 35th Birthday today. The fiery forward has gone down in folklore at many of the clubs he has represented, always giving 100% when he crossed the white line. His honours list is quite staggering winning plenty of silverware in many different countries, including three Premier League titles, the Champions League, FA Cup, Argentine Primera Divison, Copa Libertadores, two Serie A titles and many more. Tevez is…

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Real Football Cast – Season 1 Episode 28 – Football Article

The Real Football Cast offers up a bonus episode this week as there was a full midweek programme of Premier League action and it is that madness that we cover on the show this evening. Joining me is resident Fulham fan Matthew who admittedly is lot more happier after witnessing his side pick up a very important 4-2 win over Brighton on Tuesday night, but that’s the only match we take a look as: Manchester City were beaten Liverpool were…

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Chelsea and Willian struggling to agree new deal at Stamford Bridge – Football Article

Chelsea winger Willian is reportedly struggling to agree a new contract with the club, according to Brazilian news outlet UOL. The Brazil international signed for the Blues in 2013 and has since made 189 appearances, including 23 of Chelsea’s 24 matches this season under new manager Maurizio Sarri. But the pacey and hardworking forward has been under fire from fans, who feel that his three goals and three assists this term is underwhelming in comparison to his wide-midfield teammates, with…

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Is Pochettino Really Still In The Frame For The United Job? – Football Article

One gets the distinct impression that some Tottenham Hotspur fans would not be too disappointed if Mauricio Pochettino left for Manchester United in the Summer. One also gets the distinct impression that, if Spurs could get Ole Gunnar Solskjær to make the reverse trip, these same fans would be very pleased indeed. The Argentinean has very recently fallen foul of a few of the faithful by stating that trophies are not important, that they are just “ego-boosters” and don’t necessarily…

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Matthias De Ligt & James Maddison feature • Outside of the Boot – Football Article

A regular feature on our website is the Talent Radar Team of the Week with the best young players compiled into an XI from across Europe’s top seven leagues. You can read this for all details on Talent Radar, who is eligible under it and what else we publish within this feature. [Max. Age Limit: 22 years old on match-day for outfield players, 23 years old for goalkeepers] Once again, Athletic Bilbao provided a giant killing performance, holding Barcelona to…

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Football, lies, damned lies and statistics – Football Article

In 2010 the Fenway Sports Group purchased English Premier League side Liverpool Football Club. From the outset, their intentions were simple. They would apply statistics-based approaches to the running of Liverpool in terms of player acquisitions and team tactics. The method, popularised in the Michael Lewis book Moneyball about the Oakland A’s baseball team, had not yet been utilised in soccer but Fenway set about adapting the approach. Liverpool’s early signings signalled their new philosophy – They paid £20m for Stewart…

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Gossip Columned – Episode 21 – Football Article

Have you heard today’s gossip The days of January are coming to an end, but there is still time for transfer deals to get over the line and with that in mind here is what is making the back pages this morning: Arsenal want to sign Chelsea and former England centre-half Gary Cahill, 33, to help ease their defensive injury problems. (Mirror) Everton’s 29-year-old midfielder Idrissa Gueye, who was the subject of a failed £21.5m bid from Paris St-Germain, wants…

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Wolves still hopeful of late deal for Premier League striker – Football Article

Wolverhampton Wanderers are still keen on signing Liverpool striker Divock Origi, according to the Express. The Molineux outfit have been on the lookout for a striker to challenge Raul Jimenez and now have a spare space in their squad following Leo Bonatini’s loan move to Nottingham Forest. Reports suggest that Nuno Espírito Santo has been keen on a move for the Reds frontman, who has made just five appearances this term. However, relegation-threatened Fulham are also credited with holding an interest in the…

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Fans Rejoice! Mourinho favourite poised for a move to China – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email Manchester United have been revitalized under new boss and former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who replaced Jose Mourinho at the helm The Red Devils have won 8 on the trot under the former Norwegian international. In the process, they have also eaten up the gap between them and the top 4 sides. Currently, they trail Chelsea, who are 4th in the table, by just 4 points. Many of their stars who were struggling for consistency…

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Tottenham look to La Liga to boost Mauricio Pochettino’s squad – Football Article

Tottenham Hotspur are planning a £30million summer move for Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler according to reports from ESPN. The North London club have yet to make a major signing since Lucas Moura joined from PSG in the 2018 January transfer window. But reports are suggesting that they are plotting a move for Spain Under-21 international, Soler, in the summer after scouting him regularly this season. The 22-year-old has impressed this term, scoring in Valencia’s 2-1 Champions League victory over Manchester…

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Solskjær Is Proof That Woodward Should Stick To The Homemade Recipe And Pochettino Is Failing The Audition Anyway – Football Article

Ed Woodward likes a superstar. He likes to associate with them and he likes, whenever possible, to buy one for the club. He is typical of one suffering from “little man” syndrome. He has power at Old Trafford, of that there is no doubt, but he wields it as many little men have done over the course of history, just without the violence. He tends to be dictatorial as was shown by his immediate rush to recruit firstly Louis van…

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