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Fans pay the price

When 912 Manchester City fans refused to pay £62 pounds for the ‘Category A’ game against Arsenal this weekend, it sparked a debate in the media about the rising costs of being a football fan. On the one hand, fans want to see their clubs invest in new players, but at the same time are […]

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Gameweek 22 Special – Courtesy of Ultra Fantasy Football

Happy New Year to all our Fans and Followers!! A special thanks this week to the team at for featuring us on their site this week. For new readers of our GW preview you can follow us on Twitter @footballultra or on Facebook by clicking “HERE” and our website is After a hectic […]

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Title race not over – Redknapp

As Manchester United enter 2013 with a commanding seven point lead in the English Premier League, many pundits are already calling the title race over. January will be the defining month, as United host Liverpool and play Tottenham away, whereas Manchester City will visit the Emirates and also entertain Liverpool. However, Jamie Redknapp expects the […]

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The trouble with Arsenal

Given the trouble Arsenal have had in recent seasons, in holding onto their best players, Amy Lawrence from the Guardian, argues that Wenger, no longer possesses the skill he used to have in the transfer market. From picking out gems like Patrick Viera, Thierry Henry and Cesc Fabregas, he has now resorted to paying inflated […]

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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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Lessons from Germany

The resurgence of German soccer began, like the country’s economic comeback, after a long slide toward stagnation amid dire prophecies of impending irrelevance. The sick man of Europe, as Germany was known a decade ago, could as easily have been called the sick man of soccer. After a disastrous European Championships in 2000 when the […]

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The £205m Messi bid

An unidentified Russian club triggered the Argentinian wizard’s automatic release clause and would pay him £24m a year after tax, according to a Spanish report. The astronomical offer, which would have more than doubled the current world record transfer fee, triggered Messi’s automatic release clause – meaning Barca were contractually obliged to accept it. However, […]

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End of the road for Mourinho?

They sit a massive 16 points behind league leaders Barcelona going in to the winter break. Following the disappointing 3-2 loss at Malaga, speculation is rife that Mourinho might be heading for his Real Madrid exit sooner rather then later. Given that they’ve just been drawn against Manchester United in the Champions League, Marcus Christenson […]

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Time for the chasing pack to step up

The next 12 days are an anti-holiday for Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal as London’s big three attempt to head-off another year of Mancunian domination. Last May, Manchester looked a lot like the Premier League’s capital and Chelsea and Spurs now trail second-placed City by seven points, with United a further six points up the table. […]

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Corinthians leave Chelsea singing the Blues

James Young from the Independent gives us his verdict on how Corinthians were able to defeat Chelsea at the Club World Cup final in Japan. … While Chelsea had their moments, those who have watched Corinthians over the last couple of years will know that “bend but don’t break” is practically the team motto. Theirs […]

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