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Mata swoop belies transfer window marked by restraint

… As most of this final day broke little more dramatic news than Dimitar Berbatov’s fitting farewell from Fulham for sunny Monaco, it left this January’s dominant news as it was last week, at another of Berbatov’s former clubs, Manchester United. When the flurry of deals have cleared at clubs like Cardiff City, securing Wilfried Zaha […]

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Mata and Mourinho – The Secret Footballer

Does Juan really Mata to Mourinho? The Secret Footballer:  I’ve seen everything there is to see in football, and a lot more outside of it. My anonymity let’s me tell you how it is, from inside the game without the shackles of pre-conception or fan bias.  … At the top of the week, when I […]

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PFA announce awards shortlists

Gareth Bale, Michael Carrick, Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Luis Suarez and Robin van Persie have been nominated for the 2012-13 Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award. PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor has defended the presence of Liverpool striker Suarez on the six-man shortlist for the prestigious award, the winner of which will be […]

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