Returning Players: Paul Pogba

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Welcome back to Last Word on Football’s ‘Returning Players’ series. In this edition, we take a look at Paul Pogba. Pogba began his senior career at Manchester United, making seven appearances before departing for Juventus in 2012. The Frenchman subsequently re-signed for the Red Devils in 2016 and has appeared a further 186 times for […] READ MORE


Returning Players: Sol Campbell

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Welcome to Last Word on Football’s ‘Returning Players’ series. In this edition, we take a look at Sol Campbell. Campbell turned out for Arsenal 197 times in his first spell at the club, after making the scarcely believable move from Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer in 2001. Having left the Gunners in 2006, he […] READ MORE



Manchester United Deficiencies Laid Bare After Second Successive Dour Draw

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A second consecutive 0-0 draw in four days slashed any hopes Manchester United had of making the Premier League title fight a two-horse race. Back-to-back goalless draws against Chelsea and Crystal Palace means the gap between United and runaway leaders Manchester City sits at 14 points. Following Wednesday’s stalemate at Selhurst Park, we examine why […] READ MORE


Returning Players: Wilfried Zaha

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Welcome to Last Word on Football’s ‘Returning Players’ series. In this edition, we take a look at Wilfried Zaha. He played 110 games during his first spell at Selhurst Park, starring in Crystal Palace’s promotion to the Premier League over the 2012/13 season. Zaha joined Manchester United at the end of that campaign, making just […] READ MORE



Returning Players: Thierry Henry

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Welcome to┬áLast Word on Football’s ‘Returning Players’ series. In this edition, we take a look at Thierry Henry. Signed from Juventus in 1999, Henry made 370 appearances over eight years in his first spell at Arsenal, before returning to Arsenal on a two-month loan deal in January 2012. Returning Players – Thierry Henry First Spell […] READ MORE


Olivier Giroud: Top Ten Goals Ranked

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Olivier Giroud has received copious amounts of criticism throughout his career, his detractors bemoaning his inconsistent scoring rate. Giroud, as he so often does, silenced the haters once again on Tuesday night, netting a sublime bicycle kick to hand Chelsea the advantage in their last-16 Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid. In homage to his […] READ MORE


Bundesliga Concussion Substitutes Will Not Be Allowed Whilst Clubs Can Have Five Replacements

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Concussion substitutes will not be permitted in the Bundesliga, with the league’s Football Commission deeming it unnecessary whilst German teams can make five substitutions. Bundesliga Concussion Substitutes to Stay Sidelined, for Now Possibility of Concussion Replacements to Be Reviewed Once Bundesliga Returns to Three Subs Since the introduction of concussion substitutes in the Premier League […] READ MORE