Archive | January 4, 2013

Five Spanish stories for 2013

New year, new challenges. The football will be exquisite, and there’s a good chance that more European trophies will reside in Spain come May. But what will be the key storylines in 2013? Here are five. Not necessarily the top five, but a handful that not everyone is talking about when perhaps they should be.  […]

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Sturridge Deal Could Shape Rodgers’ Liverpool Reign

Most newcomers receive a welcome. Daniel Sturridge’s introduction to life at Liverpool came with not one but two warnings: From Brendan Rodgers came the message that, at 23, the £12 million striker is already on his last chance at a major club; from Steven Gerrard, the advice that there would be no excuse for failure. […]

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Ba can replace troubled Torres as Chelsea’s main man

The Newcastle striker was at Stamford Bridge to witness QPR’s shock win, and will surely fancy his chances of taking the Spaniard’s place as the Blues’ primary attacker Demba Ba will have been more than an interested observer as he sat in the Stamford Bridge stands on Wednesday night. Before Chelsea made their interest official, the 27-year-old’s representatives […]

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A Long Wait for Another Cruyff – the End of a Saga

It is often noted that players with extraordinary technical ability do not go on to become good coaches. The game comes so naturally to these type of footballers that they struggle to convey their message when they make the transition from pitch to bench. But there is an exception to every rule and, in this […]

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Ba & Torres: Will it work?

Reports suggest that last night, Chelsea triggered the £7.5m release clause for Newcastle striker, Demba Ba. With Daniel Sturridge on his way to Liverpool, Benitez has identified the Senegalese hitman as his preferred transfer target. He’s already scored 13 goals in the premier league this season, and could prove to be an effective partner up-front […]

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