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Jacob Murphy now 2 goals in 4 games as scores in dramatic 3-2 win – Growing confidence – Football Article

Jacob Murphy is growing with confidence in every game. After only three league starts in the previous eight and a half months, the winger is quickly showing at West Brom why there was stiff competition for his loan services. Making only his fourth loan start on Tuesday night, the Newcastle loan player now has two goals for the Baggies already. Playing away at QPR, West Brom were drawing 1-1 when in the 61st minute Jacob Murphy produced an excellent finish,…

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“Not experienced a better player in my career”: 20-year-old Spurs prospect praised by teammate – Football Article

Excelsior midfielder Jeffry Fortes has heaped praise on Tottenham Hotspur loanee Marcus Edwards following the 20-year-old’s improve run of form in the Netherlands. Edwards is spending the season on loan from Spurs at Excelsior and scored his first home goal for the club over the weekend – watch it here. The young winger has received plenty of praise for his ability in the past, with Mauricio Pochettino once comparing him to a young Lionel Messi. However, apparent attitude problems saw Edwards…

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Bayern Munich still have the players and experience to hurt Liverpool – Football Article

As Manchester United discovered last Tuesday night, in the Champions League, the best sides expose frailties. Tonight, fans of Bayern Munich might fear being similarly schooled as their side, who’ve been experiencing a subpar season by their lofty standards, travel to Anfield. Embed from Getty Images Bayern return to European action in the unusual position of not being comfortably top of the Bundesliga as they turn for home. Doubtless their players will still back themselves to progress in a tournament…

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SWB Featured by Global Sport Matters | Soccer Without Borders – Football Article

In partnership with GlobalSport Matters at Arizona State University, Soccer Without Borders is excited to share a new mini-documentary highlighting our approach to supporting refugee youth. The film spotlights Soccer Without Borders Maryland’s middle school programming in Baltimore City, and the unique role that soccer can play in building welcoming and inclusive communities. Read the release below and view the film here or on YouTube.     Soccer is the headline, but the goal is well beyond a ball into…

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Indian Football Fans FC Goa Players List Season 5 : ISL 2018-19 – Football Article

Last updated: Saturday, September 22, 2018 Foreign players in FC Goa for ISL 2018-19 Find details about new signings and new players for the team Forca Goa. Know about inclusions for this season ISL as well as excluded players List for Season 5 of hero ISL tournament.  Retained players Ferran is a Spanish footballer who plays for FC Goa in Season 5 of ISL. He has won ISL Golden Boot for the year (2017-2018). Ferran plays in the forward Position. He…

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Coupe de France 8emes – Villefranche v PSG – Football Article

A key part of any cup draw is to see who the biggest guns get drawn against. This goes double in a domestic cup competition that still has some minnows in it. The ooohs as the ball is opened / paper unfolded, the smaller team’s president trying to stay calm when interviewed, bullish quotes in the local press in the run-up to the tie, having to borrow a nearby ground – le magie de la coupe means that anything can happen. This – with…

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Attacking Midfielder MOTW Tottenham Hotspur versus Manchester City – Football Article

Manchester City lost three competitive matches in a row before this one. This means they are eliminated out of the Champions League and they lost their first chance to win the Premier League. Losing this match will probably cause a little crisis in the blue part of Manchester. Tottenham Hotspur has pretty much secured a top four finish, so they will secretly looking forward to the FA Cup semi final against Man United. Read my opinion on the MOTW Tottenham…

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Gunners Need To Shoot On Sight – Football Article

In home games against Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Wolves, Watford and Cardiff City this season, Arsenal have taken fewer shots on goal than their opponents. This trend is, as you would expect, more pronounced away from home; Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United (just), produced more attempts on goal than Emery’s side on the road. West Ham produced the same amount of shots in our 1-0 defeat at the London Stadium in January, which…

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‘F*** Sarriball’ – Chelsea fans turn on manager Maurizio Sarri – Football Article

Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Monday night could prove to be a pivotal moment in Chelsea’s near future. The fans, remarkably, have turned on Maurizio Sarri. Chelsea fans have been *so* supportive of our managers over the years. Especially those who go to the Bridge on a weekly basis, they backed Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte to the very end. That’s not the case with Sarri, there were not very many Sarri-ball believers at the game last night. Sari has been…

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Video: Toni Rudiger says Chelsea players feel mental strain of listening to Maurizio Sarri – Football Article

Chelsea’s players are feeling the mental strain of extra sessions organised by coach Maurizio Sarri in an attempt to address their slump, according to defender Antonio Rudiger A poor run of results and performances have seen pressure mount on Sarri. The Italian has responded by bringing his players in for extra sessions on the morning of games. Speaking at a pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League game against Malmo, Rudiger said: “It’s the same if you sit in…

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FIFA make changes to voting for 2023 – FTBL | The home of football in Australia – The Women’s Game – Football Article

Unlike the open vote held for the 2026 men’s tournament, FIFA is set to revert back to the way France won hosting rights for 2019 with a secret ballot. But it won’t happen until March 2020.  The FIFA Council, who will be voting, is male dominated with only six of its 37 members being women and none are Australian. The decision also means that the 2019 World Cup will conclude without knowing for the next host will be.  “FIFA believes that women’s…

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The 2023 Women’s World Cup bidding process will be one fascinating mystery – Equalizer Soccer – Football Article

FIFA expects to decide the hosts of the 2023 Women’s World Cup in March 2020 – about a year later than the timeline for the past two Women’s World Cup host selections. In contrast, the 2026 Men’s World Cup hosts were already decided as of June last year. The process for the 2023 tournament had mysteriously dragged on without official word until Tuesday, when FIFA released its timeline for bidding on the tournament…. This is only a snippet of a…

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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’s missing moral compass – Game of the People – Football Article

SPORTSWASHING, apparently, was one of the trendy words of 2018. It has been applied to the practice adopted by dubious regimes, individuals or corporates in buying credibility through investing in or sponsoring big-time sport. In doing so, they attempt to change public perception or distract people from some of their less acceptable activities. Furthermore, by pouring money into football, they also look to leverage the financial power and influence of the world’s most popular pastime. Human Rights Watch describes sportwashing…

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The good, the bad & next up Man United – Football Article

Liverpool fought out a 0-0 draw against Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16, first leg, leaving some feeling deflated. But should they be? Bayern Munich have been one of the most consistent, successful sides in the whole of Europe over the past decade and their record of reaching the latter stages in Europe is exemplary. Against that, the Reds held their own and created by far the better sights of goal, despite never really testing Manuel Neuer.…

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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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Biglia underwent a successful surgery on his right calf on Thursday, the estimated recovery time is 4 months | Rossoneri Blog – Football Article

Lucas Biglia before Napoli-Milan at Stadio San Paolo on August 25, 2018. (@acmilan.com) Lucas Biglia will be sidelined for a very long time after undergoing surgery. Milan have been very unlucky with injuries this season and after losing Mattia Caldara for an extended period of time, today it was confirmed that Biglia will also be missing a few months of action. “The injury, suffered by Biglia last Wednesday during the morning training session, involved the lesion of the myotendinous junction…

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#SBSSWPL1: Hibernian v Celtic | Scottish Women’s Football – Football Article

Disappointment as Hoops lose out against Hibernian Report / Image: Celtic FC HIBERNIAN… 2 CELTIC… 1Ross (7) Celtic made the ideal start to their clash with Hibernian, with a Natalie Ross goal in seven minutes. However, they were unable to capitalise on this early lead, and despite of a spirited, battling performance went down 2-1 to Hibernian. After last weekend’s comfortable 4-0 win against Forfar Farmington, manager Eddie Wolecki Black made only one change to the line-up, with Cheryl McCulloch…

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Darlington Nagbe back in training; says he’s happy in Atlanta – Football Article

Darlington Nagbe will travel with Atlanta United to the team’s first Concacaf Champions League match against CS Herediano on Thursday according to manager Frank de Boer. The midfielder returned to training with Atlanta’s first team this week and unexpectedly addressed the media on Tuesday. Rumors and speculation have surrounded the U.S. international all preseason after it emerged that he arrived to the team’s LA training camp a day late and was sent home soon after. Nagbe revealed to reporters that…

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Los Angeles Galaxy 2019 Season Preview — American Soccer Analysis – Football Article

I’m not here to boast or claim to be Nostradamus, I’ll just remind you all that it wasn’t a total surprise the Galaxy were terrible on defense last year. I will admit, even I was surprised by how bad Jørgen Skjelvik turned out to be and how easily teams found it to carve their way through the Galaxy’s back-line, especially after Ashley Cole hit the Roger Murtaugh wall. It was akin to any 10-year-old boy and a piece of wood…

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Liverpool vs Bayern Munich preview – Football Article

Loading… By James Crawford on February 19, 2019 – 4 views Premier League leaders Liverpool host Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League second round tie at Anfield this evening. Jürgen Klopp’s side narrowly progressed from their group as runners-up, which included Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli, while the German giants left it late to win their group above Ajax. Bayern Munich closed the gap to three points on Borussia Dortmund over the… This is only a snippet…

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Sheffield United versus Reading – DEM BLADES – Football Article

By Steve Mackan    By day, Steve Mackan is a Pensions Administrator, by night he is a writer, dreamer, washing machiner. After scores of people expressed their frustration with my lack of post-match blogging, I  have taken the decision to return. Yes, those five eager readers gave me a kick up the backside and now I have picked up the pen, put it down again, and reached for the laptop. Anyway…to the game(!) – I hope you enjoy Reading just…

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Chelsea fans on Twitter NAIL significant problem with Maurizio Sarri – Football Article

IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images A Chelsea fan has absolutely nailed a significant issue with Maurizio Sarri’s management – and plenty of the fanbase on Twitter appear to agree. Sarri’s footballing philosophy proved to be plenty easier for him to introduce at Napoli than it has at Stamford Bridge. The players quite clearly do not believe in the football they are attempting to play. It reflects in the performances and our recent results. As you will have seen, relations between the…

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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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How will Jurgen Klopp Line-up in a 4-3-3 formation – Football Weeks – Football Article

The Reds tackle Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League round-16 tie at Anfield later tonight and Jurgen Klopp knows the intensity of the challenge ahead. Having faced the Bundesliga giants during his days as Borussia Dortmund boss, Klopp knows what to expect from the Bavarians and he must perfect his tactics ahead of the must-win game. Klopp deployed a 4-3-3 formation in most of the games played so far this season, hence, today’s clash won’t be…

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Atletico Madrid v Juventus Champions League Preview -Juvefc.com – Football Article

Champions League – Wednesday, 20th February – 20:00 GMT – Wanda Metropolitano Juventus Things are starting to get back on track. Two woeful performances against Atalanta and Parma in a row demanded a reaction and Juventus have shown something resembling good form, albeit against Sassuolo and Frosinone. Two relatively comfortable victories and an argument can be made that both games should have straightforward wins, but you can only beat what’s in front of you. Concerns remain about the disjointed nature…

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Newcastle United now hold surprise Premier League record – but it’s not one to be proud of.. – NUFC blog – Newcastle United blog – NUFC Fixtures, News and Forum. – Football Article

It’s now emerged that Newcastle United have chopped and changed managers more times in the Premier League era than any other club – with 22 different bosses coming and going between 1993 and now. It’s worth mentioning that the list includes caretaker and interim managers, but it’s a surprise in some respects given the likes of Keegan, Robson, Pardew and Benitez have each had a good few years at the club. Here’s the 22 occasions we’ve changed manager in Premier…

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Journalist makes Tottenham claim after Klopp reveals Liverpool’s Sancho interest – Football Article

Tottenham were at the front of the queue of the English clubs that tried to sign Jadon Sancho before he joined Borussia Dortmund, according to Daily Mail journalist Ian Ladyman. Sancho left Manchester City for Dortmund in the summer of 2017 and has since emerged as one of Europe’s most talented young players. Spurs were linked with the teenager at the time but a deal failed materialised and a move to Germany came about quickly in the summer transfer window.…

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Introduction to the Worldwide Popularity of the 2 Best Footballers in the World – Football Article

Regardless of where football fans gather in groups, one debate has been the most highly argued question in football history: Who is better – Lionel Messi the 5-time FIFA footballer of the year, or his rival Christian Ronaldo, who has been named player of the year 3 times by FIFA. Regardless whom you may choose in that debate, the truth is the numbers, though slightly tipped in favor of the older and more senior Messi, are nearly even throughout most…

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