Archive | May, 2013

Player of the Year: Man U, Chelsea, Arsenal

Manchester United – Michael Carrick Michael Carrick has been crowned the Players’ Player of the Year at the club’s annual awards ceremony. The midfielder has excelled this term, prompting Sir Alex Ferguson to describe this season as Carrick’s “best ever for Manchester United.” Every member of the first team squad was asked to vote for their […]

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Champions League Final: Is fussball coming home?

With Borussia Dortmund playing Bayern Munich in the Champions League final on Saturday, thousands of German fans will be heading to the home of English football, Wembley. But is it also the home of German football? “Fussball is coming home” ran the headline in the Bavarian-based Sueddeutsche Zeitung early in May, as Bayern Munich beat […]

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Alex Ferguson’s new autobiography

Hodder & Stoughton are delighted to announce the acquisition of Sir Alex Ferguson’s memoirs, which will be published in October 2013. Two weeks ago Sir Alex announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United after 27 years in the role. He has gone out in a blaze of glory, with United winning the Premier League […]

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Of Money and Modernity

Stoppage time: where you’ll find frank assessments and comments of footballing states-of-affairs and philosophies. Find yourself tired of listening to football pundits saying the same thing over and over again? We take a different stance, talk about issues that may just be beneath the surface. Yeah, saying exactly the same things, but in different words. Visit […]

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Arsenal ride out stormy season but old flaws remain

Arsène Wenger will be glad to see the back of a season that has proved the most testing since he was handed the Arsenal reins 17 years ago. As he embraced Mikel Arteta at the final whistle at St James’ Park there was a huge sense of relief but also vindication after defying his critics […]

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Atlético end 14-year Madrid curse

… Historic is the word. This may even be Atlético’s greatest ever night. “If we win it will be forever,” Adrián had said before the game. Diego Simeone said he didn’t know where it ranks in the club’s history. But, he added, “in many years’ time, it will be remembered.” And how. Atlético had not […]

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Kevin Strootman – A solution to Manchester United’s midfield?

Guest Post by Ronan Newell. 16. United fan from as long as I can remember. Go to games whenever I can. Big fan of Michael Carrick, Phil Jones and Robin van Persie. Follow him on twitter: @Ronandiniho —- David Moyes’ first signing must be Strootman. Ask any Manchester United fan who they want bringing into the squad […]

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End of the era of my heroes – David Beckham

Guest post by @afansopinion: a 25yr old Dad of 2 boys. Enjoy writing about various football topics when I have some free time. Non biased Villa fan. In love with Andi Weimann. I’m no expert, these are just my thoughts, just a fans opinion, on the latest goings on, in the sometimes, not so beautiful game. Visit […]

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Fantasy Football GW38 preview: Santi to shine as the curtain falls?

Submitted by: Fantasy Yirma:  Fantasy Football GW38 preview: Santi to shine as the curtain falls?   Mini-leagues are being furiously checked and the points difference between you and your rivals are being totted up. It’s the final day of the season. Unlike the Premier League this one was always destined to go down to the […]

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Chelsea vs Benfica: Match Report

Summary A third European final in a row for Chelsea looked to be heading for extra-time after a Benfica penalty had levelled up Fernando Torres’s second-half goal, but with stoppage time underway, Branislav Ivanovic’s superb header won the Europa League. Both halves followed a similar pattern, more possession and territorial advantage for the Portuguese side butFrank Lampard came […]

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