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Erik Lamela – Scout Report

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! Follow […]

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Real Madrid usurp Manchester United as richest club in the world

Read Madrid have usurped Manchester United as the richest football club on the planet for the first time since Forbes magazine began their rankings in 2004. The Red Devils have sat at the top of the list for nine years in a row but Jose Mourinho’s men are now worth $135 million more (€103m) at […]

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Roberto Baggio

In football, history only remembers the losers. Roberto Baggio’s glittering career is defined by a single penalty miss and that’s not fair: ‘the divine ponytail’ was a player to rank among the greats. It ended as it started: in Pasadena, with a missed penalty. A calendar month after Diana Ross’ orchestrated shot trundled hilariously wide, […]

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Barcelona’s black night (vs Milan)

Sure, there is talk of a comeback, but the future is conditioned by the past and the past does not invite optimism in Barcelona. Jordi Roura’s words were bullish but the way that he delivered them was not. “We have total conviction that in Barcelona we’ll go through,” said Barcelona’s assistant coach. “This is a bad result […]

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Late in life, I have become a convert to the beautiful game

I’ve spent much of this week following a leadership crisis, aiming to read every news item and key tweet, calling the odd well-informed source, gripped by the drama of the story. Don’t worry, you haven’t missed some fresh challenge at the top of the Liberal Democrats or Tories – that treat is in the diary for […]

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Milan lab man brings unorthodox science to Premier League

The patient is lying half naked on the treatment table in a clinic not far from Harley Street watching his feet being pressed together, rotated, tested. His pelvis is checked and he is asked to open his mouth. Finally Jean-Pierre Meersseman, founder of the world-renowned Milan Lab and special advisor to Milan, speaks. “Your pelvis is tilted, […]

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Deadline Day Analysis – The 5 big moves

So with the Transfer Window firmly shut until the summer, we take the opportunity to present some expert opinions on the five big moves on Deadline Day. You can read the complete article on Sky Sports. Beckham to PSG: Gary Neville: He’s played for some big football clubs in big cities: Milan, Madrid, Manchester, LA […]

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Transfer Window Action

As your one-stop-source to all things football, TKTG brings you the best links so that you can catch up on all the moves as they happened along with the stories behind the moves. Let’s get things started with a list of the major moves so far (in no particular order): – Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan […]

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The £24m phone call

As Manchester United head into this weekend’s game against Liverpool with a commanding seven point lead, its tough to see what things would have been like without Robin Van Persie in the United line-up. Amy Lawrence from the Guardian revisits the ‘phone call’ that Sir Alex Ferguson made to Arsene Wenger, which apparently clinched the […]

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Milan match abandoned after players protest against racist shouts

MILAN – Busto Arsizio is a civil and pleasant city where Milan would return. However, small minded racists ruined the day, bringing the sport in to shame. There were families and children in the stands, hoping to see a game against one of Italy’s top clubs. The game kicked off as normal and there were […]

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