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Guardiola attacks Barcelona to hide Thiago’s signing ?

Read a summary of how Barca supporter Francesc Tomas feels about the recent war of words between Pep Guardiola and FC Barcelona. . …In what many initially considered a surprising move, he decided to join the Bundesliga champions at the Allianz Arena.  Recently, Bayern Munich directors Hoeness and Rummenigge explained that their first contact with Guardiola took […]

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Football transfer spending rise steeply

BBC News: The amount of money spent on football transfers has risen sharply in the past six months, says Fifa, although the number of deals has fallen slightly. The number of transfers fell by 2% in the first six months of 2013, but their total financial value soared by 39%. The total income from 5,204 […]

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Why Gonzalo Higuaín has never felt loved at Real Madrid

A brief summary of an article by Sid Lowe on Higuan.  It was April 2008 and things were not going well for Gonzalo Higuaín. He was having a terrible game at the Santiago Bernabéu, missing chance after chance and seemingly getting more apprehensive with each opportunity. But then another cross came in and this time […]

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Neymar cost 57 million euros

FC Barcelona vice-presidnet Josep Maria Bartomeu reveals financial details of the deal between Barça and Santos for Neymar, who now has a buyout clause of 190 million euros Zubizarreta, who admits the Club received a scouting report on Neymar in 2011, is clear that “we will experience many magical nights of football at the Camp […]

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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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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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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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Does Mourinho want to get fired?

…The Real Madrid manager knows that he will have to negotiate his exit from the Bernabéu at the end of the season and he took advantage of his appearance before the media ahead of the visit of Málaga on Wednesday night to strengthen his hand and issue a warning: if Madrid’s president, Florentino Pérez, does […]

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Thoughts on the Premiership and La Liga

About the author: Back Of The Net is a newly set up by an aspiring football writer Josh Lawless. The Blog is a source where I will be unravelling my views on the latest topics in the beautiful game as well as submitting articles such as scout reports, match reports, statisicial articles, tactics, previews and much more! […]

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Has Messi’s Goal-Scoring Obsession Hurt Rather Than Helped?

It was the cruelest of blows. Lionel Messi’s recent muscle injury has left Barcelona hamstrung at the worst possible time and seemingly contributed to the Catalans downfall in the Champions League semi-finals after a half-fit Leo failed to help his team in the Blaugrana’s brutal battering at Bayern Munich on Tuesday night. It looked like extremely […]

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