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Football is a War of Attrition

Football is a war of attrition, and penalising physicality will damage the game. Over the course of the fourth round of matches in the Premier League, there have been some contentious decisions made by the officials, sparking debate amongst pundits and fans alike. Six red cards were dished out across the ten fixtures played, with some being more debatable than…


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MK Dons: August In Review

Today sees the end of MK Dons’ first month as a member of the Sky Bet Championship, and not only have they surprised other clubs, they’ve probably surprised some of their own fans too. However, even with this fairly successful month in tow, an easy season remains only in the wildest dreams of staff, players and fans, but they have…



Newcastle United's English midfielder Jack Colback (R) celebrates at the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James Park in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, north east England, on December 6, 2014. Newcastle won 2-1.  AFP PHOTO / IAN MACNICOLRESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or live services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.        (Photo credit should read Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images)

Geordie Diamond In The Rough Jack Colback Deserves England Cap

Roy Hodgson named his England squad to face San Marino and Switzerland last night yet made a glaring omission a year on from doing the right thing and calling up Newcastle’s Jack Colback. Instead of granting a second chance to the in-form Geordie midfielder, forced to pull out of the squad with injury a year ago and an ever-present in…


during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St James' Park on August 29, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Gabriel: Arsenal’s Angel sent down from Heaven?

Last season, when Per Mertesacker showed signs of beginning the twilight of his career, Arsenal fans were crying out for a new defender. Arsenal’s only other true centre-backs were Laurent Koscielny and the inexperienced Calum Chambers — who was still adapting to the change from right-back to centre-half — and they had resorted to playing full-backs such as Nacho Monreal…


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Omar Gonzalez And Gyasi Zardes Called Up To USMNT

The following is a press release from the LA Galaxy. Omar Gonzalez And Gyasi Zardes Called Up To USMNT CARSON, CA (Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015) – LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez and forward Gyasi Zardes have been named by U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann to a 23-player roster for friendlies against Peru and Brazil in the final…


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