Manchester City’s Use of the False Nine

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Manchester City’s use of the false number nine feels almost like a Pep Guardiola obsession. Combined with an almost Arsene Wenger-like dedication to recruiting certain types of players.With a passionate predilection for passing and passing. But it is working, as it nows looks certain that City will retain their Premier League title primarily using that false number nine […] READ MORE


Why Three Substitutions Are Enough in Modern-Day Football

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The introduction of substitutions in England began in the 1960s when the Football League allowed just one replacement. Charlton Athletic winger Keith Peacock made history when he came on in a second division match at Burnden Park, Bolton in August 1965. Peacock actually replaced an injured goalkeeper. In the past, injured players, including goalkeepers, would usually […] READ MORE


Could Politics Affect the World Cup in 2022?

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Across the Gulf, in the United Arab Emirates, the Asian Cup is currently taking place. The tournament has reached the latter stages and one of the semi-finalists is the next host of the World Cup. Qatar have virtually no fans present and some of their journalists were denied entry into the UAE. They have progressed […] READ MORE


Marcelo: A Modern Genius at Full-Back

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Full-backs were once renowned for their defensive capabilities. They became famous for their uncompromising tackling. Bolton Wanderers had two legendary exponents in Roy Hartle and Tommy Banks. Another was Liverpool defender Gerry Byrne, who played most of the 1965 Cup final, including extra-time, with a broken collarbone. Eventually, full-backs starting venturing further forward. For example, a […] READ MORE


The Stunning Atmosphere of Atletico Tucuman v San Martin Tucuman

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Argentina has a passion for football that is above anywhere else, especially for club football and especially when there is a derby or Clasico encounter. Buenos Aires is famed for the Boca v River Superclasico but there are many others, often nearly as intense, and not only in the Argentine capital. The Rosario version is far […] READ MORE


Defensa y Justicia: Only Unbeaten Club In The Argentine Superliga

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Football in Argentina is not just about River Plate and Boca Juniors. Though it feels that way at the moment. With extensive coverage of the incidents that led to the postponement of the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final. But there are many clubs in the Greater Buenos Aires area. One of the less […] READ MORE


Wayne Rooney Will Get a Unique Accolade at Wembley

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Wayne Rooney is England’s record goalscorer and is generally recognized to be the best player of his generation. On the 15th November, he is scheduled to make a guest appearance during the England v USA international friendly. Despite retiring from international football, he has been allowed a belated farewell performance at what is now billed as […] READ MORE



Everton’s Nikola Vlasic Prepared for Real Madrid

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Everton’s Nikola Vlasic prepared for Real Madrid by starring in CSKA Moscow’s win at Orenburg. Apparently surplus to requirements at Goodison Park, the Croatian midfielder featured in their 1-0 win in the Russian Premier League. He will no doubt be part of the side that meets the Champions League title holders at the Luzniki Stadium […] READ MORE


France Fans Celebrate Nations League Win in Paris

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A packed Stade de France was celebrating well before the start of their UEFA Nations League match with the Netherlands. The France fans had come to see their World Cup winning heroes on home soil. As not many had travelled to Russia. They were going to enjoy themselves. And though Didier Deschamps men sometimes seem […] READ MORE