Is Gareth Bale Indispensable to Zidane’s Madrid Plans?

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What can you say about Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale that hasn’t already been said? The Welshman took the footballing world by storm at Spurs before completing a dream move to the Spanish giants as they looked to utilise his pace and power alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. With 69 goals and […] READ MORE


The Genius of Zinedine Zidane

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One of the biggest strengths in life is to have bravery. In football, if a coach has this trait, than he will be a force to be reckoned with. One such coach is Zinedine Zidane. He was brave enough to bench some of the biggest names in world football, possibly damaging their egos, and was rewarded with two Champions Leagues, a […] READ MORE


MLS All-Stars Fall in Penalties to Real Madrid

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From Last Word On Soccer, by John Bava Just a week after reemerging in the land of Disney, Dom Dwyer conjured up some late magic. In front of 61,428 at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL, the newly minted Orlando City striker netted an 87th minute goal to help the MLS All-Stars draw defending European champions […] READ MORE


Antoine Griezmann’s Difficult Decision With Atletico Madrid

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From Last Word On Football, Roy Emanuel Life and football can often follow similar paths, with major decisions laying the foundation for success and failure. In the case of French forward Antoine Griezmann, his choice to remain with Atletico Madrid this summer may have a massive impact across Europe. Griezmann recently announced that he will […] READ MORE


Agents, Away Goals and “Isco-ism” are All Evils of the Modern Game

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They say bad things come in threes. Well, so do terrible things. This week saw the emergence, or at least the reporting, of three of the most pernicious evils of the modern game of football: agents; away goals; and, for want of a better word, “Isco-ism”. Agents That agents of all kinds are widely, and […] READ MORE


The Ronaldo Years at Inter Milan

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Widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all-time and an absolute force of nature in front of goal, Ronaldo achieved great success in a storied career. Having represented both Milan clubs as well as both halves of the El Clásico divide, Ronaldo did it all but has a trophy cabinet that does not reflect his immense talent. That can […] READ MORE


Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid Lose Transfer Ban Appeals

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by Max Kelly, Last Word on Football Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have lost their appeals against bans on signing players. The ban that will commence immediately means both Madrid clubs cannot sign any players in the next two transfer windows. However, the clubs can agree deals to sign players but not register them to […] READ MORE


UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw 2016

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The 2016 Champions League group stage draw was held on Friday evening as 32 clubs learned their fate in this year’s competition. Group C appears to be the toughest group on paper with Barcelona, Manchester City, Borussia Monchengladbach, and Celtic making up the group. Group E features four clubs all of which have a legitimate […] READ MORE


Conte has plenty to ponder as Chelsea lose 3-2 to Real Madrid

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New Blues boss Antonio Conte has plenty to ponder as he watched Chelsea lose 3-2 to Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup. As former-Chelsea great, Frank Lampard, was busy at the Yankee Stadium scoring the first ever New York City FC hat-trick, across the country his former teammates were toiling away in Michigan against Real Madrid in front […] READ MORE