The standards at Bayern Munich are ruthless. Less than an hour after the Bavarians unbelievably won the Bundesliga title, courtesy of a collapse from Borussia Dortmund, news came through that Bayern have sacked CEO Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic. While the latter’s replacement is yet to be sorted, Jan-Christian Dreesen has been elected to replace […]
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If there is one Pep Guardiola loves above all, it is to innovate constantly, even at the cost of defeat. The Spaniard lost the 2021 UEFA Champions League final because he refused to play with a true number six in his starting lineup. However, his recent innovation has worked out to perfection, with centre-back John […]
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Football is all about fairytales. Sadly fairytales have become a thing of the past in the beautiful game with big sums of money running the show now. But with Luton Town and Coventry City in the 2022/23 Championship playoff final this season, a fairytale will be completed irrespective of who wins. Both clubs have made […]
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Nicknames add to the beauty of football. They bring the community-powered game closer to its fans and make them feel like part of something bigger than themselves. Sometimes, they are so catchy they supersede the club name itself in terms of their usage. “Gunners” or “Red Devils” is almost as common as Arsenal and Manchester […]
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The Championship play-off final this season has a lot of novelty to it this year. In Luton Town FC and Coventry City FC, it has two clubs that were together in League Two as recently as 2018. It is a testament to the work done at these clubs that they have risen through the ranks […]
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UEFA Champions League is all about upsets. While they don’t regularly occur, the competition has seen its fair share of giant killing. From qualifying rounds to group stages and then knockout games, the Champions League has never disappointed in terms of upsets. While that is one thing, brushing aside a top team in Europe’s most […]
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For a player, there are two trophies in the world of football that are the peak of any career. At the international level, the holy grail is the World Cup. At the club level, everyone aspires to win the UEFA Champions League. There have been a few players who won the Champions League and the […]
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Leeds Utd vs Spurs preview It all comes down to the final day. The UEFA Champions League qualification race is decided. The Champion has been crowned. However, uncertainty looms over two things- Who gets in Europe via the Conference League, and who gets relegated. In those two storylines, these two clubs- Leeds United and Spurs, […]
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With the football season coming to an end, clubs all around the world will start focusing on the transfer market, looking to sign the best players. However, the summer will also see some clubs looking to recruit managers for their football clubs. While a manager can be appointed or dismissed at any time in the […]
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Football is all about goals. Putting the ball in the back of the net. That’s not to say that defenders who earn those hard-fought clean sheets are any less good than those attackers. But this is where everything changes. Putting the ball in the back of the net consistently is not what every striker or […]
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It just wasn’t meant to happen for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta. There was hope that after 21 long years, the 2022/23 season would be when Arteta’s men would lift the Premier League title. After having an eight point lead over Manchester City with just nine games left in the season, Arsenal broke several records – […]
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Chelsea have had a miserable season and Mason Mount’s fate has been no different. The two-time Chelsea Player of the Year winner is in the midst of transfer speculation as his contract at Stamford Bridge runs down. His performances haven’t matched his usual high standards. However, recent developments, pertaining to the Mason Mount stalker case […]
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Manchester United vs Fulham Preview With two games to go, Manchester United find themselves on the cusp of Champions League qualification. Erik Ten Hag’s men just need to take one point to confirm their return to the biggest tournament in Europe. It has been an impressive recovery by the time within a season where they […]
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With the football season nearing to an end, football fans and experts are already looking forward to the next one. The summer will pass quickly, with Premier League action returning in early August. Why is it always so exciting when a new league begins? Well, apart from seeing how your team progresses, one of the […]
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One of the significant reasons Paris Saint Germain wants to sell the Brazilian superstar is because the experiment of playing him, Kylain Mbappe and Lionel Messi as a trio has not got them the elusive Champions League trophy. But what are his options from here?
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Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz preview It is Dortmund’s to lose from here. The final gameweek of European football and with the rest of the top 5 league’s fate decided, Bundesliga are the only one without new champions. After Bayern’s 3-1 loss in the penultimate game of the season against Leipzig, Dortmund are just one final […]
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The 2022-23 Premier League season showed us some impressive performances. From Manchester City winning their seventh Premier League title to Arsenal bottling the title race after being in command of it, the fans have seen it all. Another impressive story of the season has been Newcastle United, who have quietly established themselves among the big […]
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You know you are good at what you’re doing when words of affirmation are thrown at every given moment. Pep Guardiola is one of those. The Spaniard who had a successful career as a footballer has also built his legacy as a football manager. Known as the genius who brought the best out of Lionel […]
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In what has been a season of ups and down, Juventus finally got the short end of the stars as they have docked ten points by the Italian Football Federation after their investigation found that the club had indulged in financial misappropriation when conducting transfer dealings. The club were earlier hit with points docking, which […]
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Man Utd vs Chelsea preview It used to be a marquee fixture for the Premier League. Now it’s a footnote in Manchester City’s chase for treble. While United need just one point from the remaining two games to seal UCL qualification and stopping City in the FA Cup final is a higher priority, Chelsea haven’t […]
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It has come right down to the wire. Three teams, two relegation spots, and one game each. Who will claim Premier League safety? And which two teams will bite the dust on the final matchday of the English top-flight.
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With an eight-point lead, Arsenal were on course to their first Premier League title on April 1, 2023. However, three consecutive draws and a loss against Manchester City undid all the hard work that Mikel Arteta’s men did for eight-and-a-half months within 19 days. The title collapse was reminiscent of their 2007-08 Premier League season, […]
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Whether one likes it or not, racism has always been integral to football. And it reared its ugly head recently when the Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr was subjected to racist chants from Valencia’s supporters. This caused the match to be stopped briefly during the second half. Vinicus Jr was later sent off after an […]
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When you can’t beat them on pure strength, you need to be smart. The same is the case in football for clubs at lower levels of the food chain. Making smart, proactive signings in the transfer market is the key to overperforming and creating an upset or two along the way. Leading this style of […]
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Sam Allardyce is almost at the end of his firefighting stint at Leeds United and things are still up in the air. Due to their tough fixture schedule when he came in, it was always going to be an uphill task to save Leeds from relegation. Still, Sam Allardyce’s relegation record and history gave the […]
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