English Football

For the first time in the history of the competition, five teams from the same nation will enter the knockout stages of the Champions League. And after all of the sides breezed through the group stages, could the most iconic trophy in club football be returning to England? It’s been quite the hiatus for English clubs in Champions League finals. After having no less than eight English finalists from 2005 to 2012, no side has even reached the final since Chelsea’s shock penalty victory over Bayern Munich. Indeed, Spain have dominated the competition in recent years, with Spanish sides winning…

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Manchester City have looked so imperious this season that there are suggestions that they could go the entire season in the Premier League unbeaten. There have been some tricky games and the Citizens have had to come from behind but Pep Guardiola’s side have always risen to the occasion. There is still a long way to go this campaign and the Christmas period is going to be very tricky as always but, for the first time since the Arsenal Invincibles in 2002, there is a team in the Premier League who genuinely look like they could win the Premier League title without losing…

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Manchester City made a statement of intent in the Champions League in their 3-1 victory over Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola’s men dominated the contest to keep themselves on track for progressing into the knockout phase as they attempt to reach the final of Europe’s elite competition for the first time in their history. “duke-0525” (CC BY 2.0) by Thomas Rodenbücher The Citizens have played with an attacking flair both on the continent and the Premier League, scoring 10 goals in their four Champions League matches, although they have been exposed at the back due to their forward pressing. That could…

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Chelsea climbed to the top of the Premier League table after their 5-0 win over Everton, which prompted bookies to recalculate their odds for the title. The London side also laid down a marker for their opponents, showing that they could be the team to beat this season. Liverpool played the next day, though, and turned the title race on its head again. They smashed six goals past Watford in the 6-1 victory and basically told their title rivals: “Anything you can do, we can do better.” “Coutinho Goal” (CC BY 2.0) by Dean.Jones Until their annihilation of Watford at…

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The Liverpool vs Man Utd fixture has always been an entertaining game which has always been marked as one of the biggest rivalry’s in the world of Football. The next time these two teams meet is on the 17th October 2016 and you can be sure this fixture, amidst all of their recent results, is going to be another cracker to add to the fixtures history. Both teams are fighting for the Premier League title this season and recent performances suggest both teams have a chance of doing so if they get down to business – and this fixture will…

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England surround a lot of controversy when it comes to playing football, many managerial debates, player debates and debates amongst the support and media. One thing that annoys fans the most is the inclusions into the team, which at times can be confusing. In recent years we have seen many odd and random inclusions into the international team – based on a player sudden good league form or a player who suits the managers play. Yet, they contribute nothing.. 1. Gareth Barry This is the first man on my list. Barry had a great time at Aston Villa, leading their team out week in…

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Before this clash Liverpool must have been flowing in confidence following their dismantling of Chelsea at The Bridge the previous Sunday and their promising 1-0 win over Rubin Kazan mid-week. Despite their confidence Palace do have a very good record vs. Liverpool recently and fans acknowledge that this may be their ‘bogey’ team. Palace have managed 3 positive results against Liverpool in their previous 3 league meetings. Line-Ups The Game The game started poorly for Liverpool as Palace used their pace and power to take advantage of Liverpool’s weary legs after their long trip to Russian midweek – a message…

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Arsenal are one of the Premier League’s in-form sides and the Gunners moved to the top of the table after a hardfought 2-1 victory against Roberto Martinez’s Everton on Saturday evening. Goals from Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny were enough to earn all three points for Arsene Wenger’s side to cap off an excellent seven days for the north London outfit. Last weekend, Arsenal earned a 3-0 victory away at Watford, while they kept their Champions League dreams alive with a phenomenal 2-0 win against Bayern Munich earlier in the week. Wenger was clearly overjoyed at Arsenal’s victory on Saturday…

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The long anticipated Premier League is back on our TVs and with it comes the chance to make some serious cash. When played right, football betting can not only boost your bank balance but can also add an extra level of excitement and interaction with the beautiful game. Here are some Premier League outright betting tips and news to help you get the money rolling in. The Premier League odds are currently in Chelsea’s favour for a second year straight, with Mourinho’s men pegged as the favourite’s to retain their championship. The Blue Lions are a very tempting safe betting…

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Finishing eight last season was considered a wonderful achievement for Southampton, who showed promising signs of developing into a top half Premier League team, but very few expected them to go even further in 2014/2015. Losing a number of star players and the manager who made them produce eye-catching football was a real indication that the South Coast club had become a victim of their own success. However, Ronald Koeman has done a wonderful job in not only showing shrewd business acumen to bring in new arrivals who have made a real impact, but also take their performance levels to…

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