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Why Benítez could yet end up as manager of the year

In the wake of guiding Chelsea past Manchester United and into the FA Cup semi-finals, Rafael Benítez was asked whether he’d like a little recognition for his efforts. “I don’t need credit,” came the deadpan reply. “The players and staff were happy and the fans were pleased. I’m quite happy with that.” Benítez has his […]

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Spurs qualification marred by Inter racism

Spurs qualification marred by Inter racism … The result was marred, however, by monkey chants that appeared to be directed at several Tottenham players, including Adebayor, while an Inter fan was seen waving an inflatable banana. “It’s a very sensitive situation,” Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas said of the chanting. “UEFA set out to act on […]

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Malaga banned from Europe

The UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) adjudicatory chamber has met in Nyon, Switzerland, and has taken its first decisions in the cases of nine clubs that had been referred to it by the CFCB chief investigator, due to the presence of significant overdue payables balances. The decisions of the CFCB adjudicatory chamber are as […]

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Who are Anzhi Makhachkala?

…The region’s football side, Anzhi Makhachkala, are in the throes of a new Russian Revolution, one which their oligarch owners hope will deliver them to the summit of not only the national, but the European, game. In the next two weeks, Liverpool will find out first-hand how far they’ve come. This is a Europa League […]

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UEFA to sex-up Europa League (HUMOUR-PG)

European football big-wigs have decided it’s time to sex-up the Champions League’s little brother, so to speak.  A leaked UEFA document has outlined plans to improve the image of the Europa League by introducing a series of ‘dramatic new storylines’ and ‘mental stunts.’ The Europa League has struggled with its image since being re-branded in […]

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Forget Messi & Ronaldo, Falcao should win Ballon d’Or

The gala presentation for the 2012 Ballon d’Or may still be some way off, however talk has already begun over who will be crowned the best footballer in the world. Three-time winner Lionel Messi is favourite for many people, while others believe Real Madrid’s Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has finally done enough to pip his […]

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Spurs & AVB – From Turmoil to Triumph?

    The last Saturday of September saw Spurs defeat United at Old Trafford for the first time in 23 years. One could say that this is one of those records that had to be broken sooner or later but others are of the opinion that the North London club are turning a corner and […]

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