It’s a well documented saying in the salary-cap driven NFL that once you gather a group of extremely talented players, you simply can’t pay everybody and a similar situation is unfolding at Real Madrid with Zinedine Zidane simply finding it a case of not being able to play everybody. Los Blancos are on the cusp 

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It still hasn’t sunk in. At 12:16 Sunday Blackburn Rover were two places outside the relegation zone, a position they had rarely been in the entire season, courtesy of goals by Charlie Mulgrew and Danny Guthrie and both Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest being held to 0-0 draws. By 13:53 Rovers, 22 years previously Champions 

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Leeds fans have had a bizarre existence the last decade or so. Fans of a certain age will remember taunts of being glory hunters or ‘dirty Leeds’ jibes. The last few years they have been used to pity or humiliation; once giants in English football, now consigned to the lower leagues, bringing 6,000 plus fans 

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The truly great sporting teams throughout the ages have been remembered for their star performers; Pele, Cruyff, Maradona, Ronaldo and Zidane have all left their mark on great teams that they have achieved incredible victories with. The current front three at Barcelona are as impressive a trio as any era has witnessed but their place 

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The streak is finally over (for now). After over 100 days (164 to be exact), Manchester United are out of 6th place. A 3-1 victory away at Middlesbrough moved them up to 5th place, two points ahead of Arsenal – who slipped to 6th, and four points (with two games in hand) behind Liverpool in 

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In the eyes of many, Arsenal’s £35 million signing Granit Xhaka has had an underwhelming debut campaign in London. Collecting eight yellow and two red cards and sitting out seven games through suspension, he has carried his Bundesliga reputation to England as observers view him as a hothead who hardly bothers about the repercussions of 

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Following a 1-1 draw away in Rostov in the Europa League, it was time for Manchester United to switch attentions to FA Cup. A tricky trip away at Chelsea was steeped in narrative – Mourinho returning to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea gunning for the double, how United would cope without the suspended Ibrahimovic, and whether the 

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FA Cup semi final, FA Cup final, Community Shield, and now the EFL Cup final – all four of Manchester United’s recent visits to Wembley have resulted in victory by a one-goal margin, and also resulted in three trophies in less than a year. On this occasion, it was the club’s prime time player Zlatan 

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After a comfortable 2-0 win vs Watford on the 11th of February, Manchester United, as the pph sportsbook confirms, would go 3 weeks without a Premier League match – it was time for the Europa League round of 32, the FA Cup 5th round, and the EFL Cup Final. The first two competitions were negotiated safely 

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It is Groundhog Day again. Sitting 10 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea and on the cusp of the seventh successive round-of-16 exit in the Champions League, Arsenal’s season is already over although almost four months of competitive football has yet to be played. The Arsenal supporters, even a considerable number of those who had 

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A day which saw great progress at Old Trafford – United moving out of 6th (yes, actually), but then moving back to the place they have occupied since November. Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Watford, coupled with Liverpool’s win over Spurs by the same scoreline, meant that there were only 2 points separating 2nd and 

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On a weekend where both Liverpool and Arsenal dropped points, it was crucial that Manchester United won away at Leicester. A win would put them one point behind Liverpool and two behind Arsenal – within touching distance of the elusive top 4 position. Manchester United lined up in a changed formation – the increased need 

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