Category Archives: Feature

Always the Underdog

Everyone loves an underdog — unless they’re playing against your own team, of course. At Euro 2016, Iceland became most people’s second team on the back of some wonderful performances and their iconic Viking Thunder Clap. Things haven’t gone too well since then though, so can Our Boys get it together and qualify for the next major international tournament?  The

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Away Days: Rio DeJaneiro

The mere mention of Rio de Janeiro stirs up postcard-perfect visions of beautiful beaches, sensuous sounds and iconic landmarks: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon; bossa nova, samba, carnival; Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain. But also Garrincha, Romario, Ronaldo; Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense; and the temple of Brazilian football: the Maracana. There are many sides to Rio but football is never far from view.

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INVESTING GAMES

David Beckham is the latest ex-Manchester United player to invest in English fifth-tier side Salford City. The English icon has taken a ten percent stake in the club, subject to approval, alongside former teammates Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, and the Neville brothers, Gary and Phil. The players, known collectively as the ‘Class of 92’, own a controlling 60

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TOO GOOD

A lot of English football fans are not happy to see Liverpool doing well and in the title race, so some of them took to twitter to express their dislike of the club. Thus, hashtag #AnyoneButLiverpool emerged and it soon went viral. Fans from a number of teams are coming together because they really don’t want Liverpool to win the

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SOCCER PLAYERS WANTED

Stoke City took an unorthodox approach to the winter transfer market by posting job advertisements. Using the DB Sports Agency jobs page, usually reserved for coaches and physios, Stoke City are looking to find three players. The Championship side were in the market for a centre back, a winger and a striker. The club listed Championship or equivalent experience as

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BACK TO CLASSIC

PUMA CELEBRATES THE LEGACY OF 1969 WITH NEW AC MILAN HOME KIT  PUMA and AC Milan presented the new home kit, which takes inspiration from one of the club’s most successful years to celebrate the Rossoneri’s 120th anniversary. The 2019/20 AC Milan Home kit celebrates the successes of 1969, with a bold and elegant design that honors the game-changing style

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BUFFON BELIEVES IN BALOTELLI

Gianluigi Buffon has urged Italy CT Roberto Mancini to recall Mario Balotelli. “He’s great for the national team.”   Balotelli has regained his knack for scoring goals at Marseille, netting eight times in 14 appearances for Olympique Marseille since arriving from Nice in January, although doubts remain over his character. “Mario’s doing well at Marseille, he’s shown sincerity and maturity,”

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PACO ALCACER

It’s often said that sometimes one has to take one step backwards to move two steps forward — that life is not always a straightforward journey from point A to point B. Then there are times one has to get off that path altogether and forge a new one, in areas unknown, to realise one’s full potential. Football is no

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