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Fuddled Iwobi

Petr Cech announced that he would be retiring after 14 years in the Premier League, shocking Arsenal teammate and forward Alex Iwobi, who said the goalkeeper has the ability to play for ‘another three or four years’. After starting the first seven league games this season, Petr Cech seen limited action. Cech is often used as the Cup goalkeeper for

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Dark Horses Rising

Crowned champion of Italy 9 times, over 20 domestic cups, several personal accolades, and the World Cup trophy. However, for one man, that is not quite enough. Gianluigi Buffon has had an illustrious career but having been Europe’s best goal goalkeeper for a generation, it feels there is a massive gap in his honors list. That is the Champions League

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Mourinho Siege Over

Some call it the difficult third album syndrome. Legendary Hungarian Coach Bela Guttman said ‘the third season is fatal’ for a manager. Jose Mourinho is the living embodiment of the issues associated with a long-term club tenure, if indeed we can call three years that in a Premier League where Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger were on the same

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World Cup Ready

The 2015 Women’s World Cup on Canadian soil was a landmark achievement in the intangibles for women’s soccer. Despite the tournament’s leadup being laced with controversy regarding turf disputes – especially from the lips of legendary talents like Abby Wambach – the product itself was a major success. The energy behind the women’s game was well felt during and well

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Reversing Italy’s fortunes

Former Sampdoria forward and Inter and Manchester City Coach Roberto Mancini is now tasked with reversing Italy’s fortunes. Heres a snapshot of his career… Swapping for Samp Roberto Mancini’s switch to the Marassi in 1982 to wear the shirt of Sampdoria proved decisive in shaping his career as both a player and Coach. Spending nearly 15 seasons there, amassing more than

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Raw Talent

VFB Stuttgart managed to upset the apple cart last season when they finished seventh in their first year back in the Bundesliga. It was a stunning achievement by Die Roten, which was aided by ending the season undefeated in their last five League games, including a brilliant 4-1 win at Bayern Munich. However, it was the defence that lay behind

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