Xabi Alonso announces his retirement from football, effective at the end of the season. “It wasn’t an easy decision to make, but I believe it’s the right time. I always thought it would be better to quit sooner rather than later. I still feel good, but I believe this is the right moment. I wanted 

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Enigma: a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand. Every club has its cult hero, they’re not always the best footballer, but the fans have an affinity towards them that’s often difficult to describe. It could be their one club status like Ryan Giggs, Jamie Carragher or Matt Le Tissier or players 

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Tell you what, Carlton is going to have to knock it one hell of a long way for Graham Taylor to see it now. Allow to me step down from the tongue-in-cheek momentarily. Graham Taylor was doing high tempo, pressing football way before any of our continental friends brought it to the Premier League. He 

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When everybody is competing to be noticed in the jumble of the social media age, obituaries can often be ostentatious affairs designed to exaggerate in the search for maximum impact. However there are not many more deserving of all the tributes attributed to him than Johan Cruyff who on Thursday sadly passed away at the 

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Farewell, then, Robin. Your time in the Premier League may have come to a rather acrimonious end with unverified claims and counterclaims about the manner of your departure but the ride has been eventful, full of niggling injuries, a controversial move and breathtaking goals. Who could forget the “goal of a lifetime,” as Arsène Wenger 

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What makes a great gay sportsman? It’s not just about their performance – it has to be more than that, the impact they have made, whether they have been a role-model, or made a difference in some way. It may be a bit of a subjective topic, but it’s an interesting discussion point when you 

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Things are always slightly easier when you have Lionel Messi in your team. It is why Luis Enrique was jumping up and down on the Nou Camp touchline as his Argentine striker broke clear on the half-way line before he even reached the box. His manager’s assuredness was stalled a moment as Diego Alves saved 

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