Previewing Roma vs Real Madrid: History and Present

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Roma vs Real Madrid: Past and present This Wednesday, Real Madrid travel to Rome to take on AS Roma in the first leg of their Round of Sixteen encounter against the Giallorossi — how will Roma fare against the Spanish royalty? Unfortunately for Roma, much of the sporting world believes that they will ultimately fail in […] READ MORE


Portugal vs USA: How Will Portugal React Without 4 Starters?

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It was impossible for this World Cup to have started any worse for the Portuguese team, as they lost four of their starters and lost their first game of the group stage against Germany by a surprisingly wide 4-goal margin.  With Fábio Coentrão and Hugo Almeida injured and Pepe suspended, it looked like things couldn’t get […] READ MORE


Was Pepe's red card merited?

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On Monday evening during the group stage match between Germany and Portugal, Portugese defender Pepe was sent off in the first half with a red card after head-butting German forward Thomas Müller. The chain of events was capped off after Müller broke in near the box and was taken down by a claw to the […] READ MORE


Dark forces at work in the Madrid derby

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Like many a fan of the beautiful game, I watched the Copa del Rey game last night, that as fate would have it, happened to be the Madrid derby. All wide-eyed & fancy free, a Madrid derby stirs the loins of just about any fan and as a neutral I was looking forward to a […] READ MORE


Negredo and Jovetic Added to Man City. What's Next?

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With Alvaro Negredo completing his move to Manchester City today, and Stevan Jovetic having a medical and expected to be announced as a Manchester City player tonight, it makes me wonder, “Are City going to add some depth to the squad defensively?” Adding defensively is crucial in my opinion! The current back four of Pablo […] READ MORE


Transfer Banter: Jose, Fabregas, Rooney, Higuain and Fellaini

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“The Special One” Jose Mourinho has his first press conference since re-joining the Blues. Love him or hate him, you have to respect him (well, maybe).  Will Schalke’s Julien Draxler be his first signing as rumoured?  He’s only 19 but already in the German national team and is a player of huge potential.  Or will […] READ MORE


Euro Football Weekend Rundown

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Another exciting week of Euro football action has come and gone, but of course is nothing compared to the excitement awaiting all football fanatics next weekend when three derbies will take place, one in Ligue 1, Serie A, and La Liga. 5) PSG sweeps past Sochaux while Valenciennes upset league leaders Marseille After a decent […] READ MORE


Euro 2012 Group B: Who Will Escape the Group of Death?

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Group B – Will Holland, Portugal or Germany survive the ‘group of the death’? Dubbed the ‘Group of Death’, the current powerhouses of football will do battle – Portugal, Germany, Holland, and Denmark. Having never won an international competition during their golden age with high profile players such as Luis Figo and Rui Costa, Portugal […] READ MORE