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Xavi: Enjoy him while you can

… Oh, Xavi. What a player he is, even now, aged 34 and with 250,000 miles on that refined dashboard clock. In fact there was something agreeably warm and nostalgic about seeing that familiar keep-ball trinity, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta and Lionel Messi once again in action against an English team. Although, with this in mind, […]

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Ferguson the Universal Constant – A Barca Fan’s Perspective

It was the first time I was to watch a complete Barcelona game. A live Barcelona game. I couldn’t sit still – the excitement more energizing than any sugar rush. As a nine-year old, I was still some way from truly grasping the intricacies of football; from truly enjoying the art that permeates through the […]

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Arsenal and Manchester City: the key Champions League lessons

Forget all the nonsense being written across the tabloids…. This by Michael Cox is what clubs and their fans should be concentrating on. Playing a more ‘English’ style can cause problems  … Bayern are a more powerful side than Barcelona, but they had no answer to Arsenal’s extremely forceful start at the Emirates, seemingly unable to deal with […]

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Why do Arsenal fans hate Piers Morgan

People retweet him, players talk to him, and others think that he’s the voice of Arsenal fans.  More people than is acceptable don’t know why he is so universally hated by Arsenal fans and a lot of those who do know we don’t like him simply think we don’t like him because we disagree with […]

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Arsenal 0 Bayern 2 (Arse2mouse)

When you come up against a bully, they best thing you can do is give him a swift punch in the nose.* Tonight, Arsenal faced the biggest bully in Europe and gave him a proper jab to the proboscis. But this German bully recovered, with a little help from the referee, and proceeded to give […]

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Özil is Arsenal’s luxury item struggling with everyday use

…Everyone had a view on Özil’s Champions League performance in the 2-0 last-16 first-leg defeat on Wednesday, and how it had slumped from the high point of the sublime trick that won the penalty in the eighth minute from the Bayern defender Jérôme Boateng. After the miss, Özil stumbled in a daze for a period that Arsène Wenger put […]

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Mourinho on Arsene – from the Chelsea website

… World Cup. Mourinho praised Hodgson for the clear and decisive nature of the decision, and the Portuguese also addressed Arsene Wenger’s words today (Friday) about why managers rule themselves out of a title race due to a ‘fear to fail’. ‘He is a specialist in failure. I’m not. If supposedly he is right and I’m […]

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Ramos: ‘Tottenham won a cup, everyone was happy. Then? Sacked’

“Who got married?” Juande Ramos looks back on his first days asTottenham Hotspur manager and cannot help but smile. When he and his staff walked into the dining room at Spurs’ training ground, they could hardly believe it. “Incredible,” he says, shaking his head. “It was like a wedding buffet. Cakes, pastries, sauces – and that […]

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Suárez claims Evra race allegations were ‘all false’

The Liverpool striker was banned for eight games after being found guilty of racially abusing the Frenchman in 2011. However, Suárez says the only mistakes he regrets in his career involved twice biting an opponent. He told Sport890 AM: “Let me tell you, I’ve made only two mistakes in my career. My first was when I was playing […]

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José Mourinho: the great manipulator faces his toughest test

There is a chance that, by the close of play against Manchester City, José Mourinho may be reminded about the scathing words he reserved for West Ham’s conservatism at Chelsea last week. His own tactics hardly bordered on the adventurous at Manchester United and Arsenal earlier in the season, and when it comes to parking the bus it could be […]

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