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Liverpool are far from out of the race

Liverpool have the longest odds of the three favourites and sit 3rd, 4 points shy of leaders Chelsea. They do, however, possess undisputedly the best attacking front three in the league, with the most goals both as a team (35) and for an individual via Mohammed Salah’s 11 goals. Salah is accompanied by the likes […]

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What is a club, in any case?

On the hill from which St. James Park dominates the Newcastle skyline, a statue of the late Sir Bobby Robson gazes towards the Tyne. He remains a man spoken about with sainted reverence. When Jose Mourinho finally won at that stadium, following 16 years worth of frustration, he sought out his old mentor’s likeness to […]

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What is Going on at Everton?

After just six months in charge, and having won only one Premier League game since September, Everton sacked manager Rafael Benitez after a 2-1 defeat to relegation-threatened Norwich in mid-January. Having since lost 1-0 to Aston Villa at home, the Toffees themselves now sit 16th in the table, only three points above the relegation places. […]

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Nadal is incomparable

Since I can remember Rafael Nadal has been my tennis hero. As a young lefthanded tennis player there were few professional players to look up to that played using a similar style and technique. Not only is Nadal incredibly talented, having arguably the most spectacular flare in tennis history, but he is also an excellent […]

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Xavi Becomes Barcelona Manager

A Nou camp legend, Xavi Hernandez, 41, represented Barcelona as a player for 17 years. The Spaniard captained the team alongside winning eight La Liga titles and four champions leagues. Undoubtedly one of the best midfielders to play the game, Xavi has returned to manage a very different Barcelona to the one he left six […]

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A new face at Ibrox: what next for Rangers?

Having led Rangers to their first league title in ten years, Steven Gerrard’s tenure as manager has ended, with the former Liverpool player moving to Aston Villa. His exit paves the way for Dutchman Giovanni van Bronckhorst, 46, to take control at Ibrox. A former Rangers player, winning two league titles, van Bronckhorst was a […]

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Bruce banished, what’s next for Newcastle?

On Wednesday, 20th of October, the inevitable finally happened: Newcastle United’s new owners have sacked manager Steve Bruce, just 13 days after the £305m takeover. The Saudi-backed consortium now at the helm of the club are valued at a whopping £315bn, and have promised that the appointment of a new manager “will be announced in […]

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Nothing short of humiliation

Disorganized, naïve, embarrassing. Manchester United’s performance against Liverpool last Sunday can be described in many ways, but the face of Sir Alex Ferguson up in the stands perhaps epitomized it best. With puffed-out cheeks and a sullen expression, the former United boss looked devoid of all energy and hope – not unlike the home team. […]