David de Gea to Real Madrid has been one of those transfer sagas that simply refuses to go away with the Spanish stopper linked with a move to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu almost every single summer. Following the fax machine debacle which prevented a switch going through on the deadline of the summer transfer window 

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Every single transfer window involves a high profile saga which seems to drag on for almost the entirety of the summer and this year it is likely that James Rodriguez’s protracted move away from Real Madrid will take on this role. The Colombian will leave the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this summer with several clubs interested 

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There’s actually one play during a Football or Soccer match that garners more oohs, aahs and applauses than a dazzling dribble or display of ball control … the perfectly executed pass…especially the perfectly pre-planned, easy-to-control, one-touch, daisy-cutter variety that we all marvel at, appreciate and enjoy tremendously, but unfortunately experience far too infrequently as spectators 

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As the English Premiership has come to an end, allow me to join the entire football fraternity across the globe in congratulating Chelsea Football Club for lifting the coveted English Premier League crown after a topsy- turvy season. When Chelsea suffered losses to Premiership rivals, particularly Liverpool (at home) and Arsenal (away), every football fan 

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On Thursday morning, Atletico Madrid received the news they had feared: an appeal against their transfer ban had been rejected and the punishment would be upheld for the duration of the summer transfer window. This means that Los Colchoneros are unable to register new players until January 1st 2018 as was the case with Barcelona 

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Monday evening will see Reading and Huddersfield battle it out at Wembley for the chance to reach the dizzying heights of Premier League football, and it would be fair to say that neither were favourites to be in this position at the start of the season. Indeed, most would’ve been more likely at the start 

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Barcelona’s failure to retain their La Liga title came about because of a multitude of different factors, including a lack of consistency throughout the campaign as well as the disruption caused by Luis Enrique announcing his upcoming departure midway through the season. With that being said it must also be accepted that Real Madrid have 

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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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