Serie A and Italian football need a Renaissance

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Much has been written and spoken about the decline of the English Premier League following the recent exits of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City from the UEFA Champions League. But this is nothing compared to the demise of the Italian league over recent years. Those old enough to remember the 1980s will recall the golden days […] READ MORE


Manuel Pellegrini: Stick or Twist?

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Little has gone Manchester City’s way recently. They lost to Burnley; barring a miracle they will be out of the Champions League; they are an almost insurmountable number of points behind Chelsea in the Premier League; they have no chance of silverware; they have lost three out of their last ten matches in all competitions; […] READ MORE


Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan – a profile

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Background The 39-year-old Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan is the third son of the late King Hussein of Jordan. He is a military man by trade, educated at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom and currently holds the rank of Brigadier in the Jordanian Armed Forces. In the footballing world, Prince Ali […] READ MORE


Ched Evans – To Sign or not to Sign?

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Since 30 May 2011 (the date of arrest), there has rarely been a day without the newspaper back pages mentioning Ched Evans. Following the guilty verdict on 20 April 2012, and his subsequent release from Wymott prison after serving half of a five-year sentence on 17 October 2014, the debate has now migrated onto his […] READ MORE


Arsenal’s January Transfer Window

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Few things are more evident in life than Arsenal’s need for at least one centre-back and one holding midfielder. Forget buying Edison Cavani from PSG (as some newspapers have suggested), below are a few names which Wenger should consider for Arsenal’s January transfer window. Defenders Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa)—Following his strong performances at the World […] READ MORE