Manager: Chris Hughton Squad value: £53 million Key players: Anthony Knockaert, Dale Stephens, Lewis Dunk 20 years ago, Brighton were on the verge of playing non-league football. On August 12, 2017, Brighton will be hosting Manchester City at Amex Stadium to kick off their 2017-18 Premier League campaign. That’s how crazy English football is. Last 

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Chelsea midfield worked as a powerful engine to facilitate their possession game in the last season mainly due to the sturdy and well-balanced partnership of the two box-to-box midfielders, Kante and Matic. However, with the news of Matic reuniting with his former boss, Mourinho, Chelsea fans all over the world have been concerning over their 

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As soon as it became clear that Barcelona would have around £200 million burning a hole in their pocket then it was known one or two unlucky clubs would then face an onslaught as Barcelona look to reinvest the money brought in from Neymar’s sale to Paris Saint-Germain. Liverpool are one such team with the 

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On Tuesday August 8th the Europa League champions Manchester United will play Champions League winners Real Madrid in Skopje, Macedonia for the European Super Cup title. Manchester United have only won this cup once; back in 1991 when they defeated the then European champions Red Star Belgrade. Since then the English team have contested two 

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In 2015, according to La Stampa, the FIGC were looking to initiate around 70 federal football centres as well as 200 development centres in Italy each levying near to 4 million euros in investment. Reports such as this surfaced prominently in 2015 and essentially the targets of growing initiatives were 12-14 year olds. It should 

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In Arsenal’s recent 5-2 Emirates Cup friendly victory over Benfica, in which Theo Walcott bagged two goals, he showed a creative side to his game that many did not know existed. The England winger created numerous good chances for his teammates, however he also missed a golden opportunity to complete his hat-trick with only the 

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The friendly games are up and running now and it won’t be long now till the new season begins. This is a great chance for teams to test out their new signings and get their players back fit again. Usually huge clubs clash with each other in what should be a very interesting game to 

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You only need to look into the recent past to see the struggles teams face in the Championship after they got relegated. Fulham, Cardiff and QPR have all been in the Premier League in the last five seasons, and have since languished in the lower half of the nation’s second division. However, as the teams 

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Week 21 of the MLS season is in the books and there were some clear winners and losers this week around the league. Player transfers, coaching changes, and goals-galore made the action extra exciting entering the All-Star break. In the Eastern Conference Toronto FC showed why they are the clear favorite for silverware this season 

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FC Barcelona’s sale of Neymar Jnr is historic in that it’s the largest sale of any player in the history of football. And for one player, FC Barcelona pocket 222m euros. That’s gotta be good business for any football club. Let’s examine this in greater detail for a moment. Neymar Jnr plays as a deep 

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As the business end of the transfer window is approaching and the start of the new season is edging closer, Newcastle’s summer business so far indicates the type of squad Rafa Benitez is trying to build. Thus far, Rafa has brought in Florian Lejeune, Jacob Murphy, Mikel Merino and Javier Manquillo, as well as securing 

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Memory lane History is important to understanding both the present and the future. In the 1960’s, most notably between 1963 and ’67, I Nerazzurri swashbuckling (of sorts) use of the catenaccio system under the stewardship of Helenio Herrera brought the kind of success its supporters have come to see as a standard bearer. A guidance 

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The football season is now warming up and the players are playing warm-up games, New players are on display but I don’t know their names! Pre-season it is called and it starts very soon, New talent on show which should make us swoon.   From the lower league teams to the big names we see, 

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As always at this point of the football calendar, fans tend to focus on Premier League newcomers from abroad and the substantial figures paid to bring these players in. However, many people forget that the newly promoted Championship sides also boast their own Premier League newcomers who could provide serious excitement of their own. These 

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In recent years teams have been successful once getting into the Championship, managing to stay there. Last season was no different with Barnsley and Burton surviving relatively comfortably, despite early predictors condemning them to relegation. So how will the promoted sides fare this season?   Sheffield United A big fish in League 1 terms, Sheffield 

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Premier League giants Manchester United completed the signing of Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for a fee of £40 Million this week. This means that we will be seeing the player reunite with his former manager Jose Mourinho. The signing has received good response from the Red Devils fan base and they are looking 

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The imminent departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain leaves Barcelona in an unenviable position with just one month to go in the summer transfer window. The club are now light in two positions within their starting line-up and are about to have a cool £197 million burning a hole in their pocket. However this could 

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Last time out Recording a 6th consecutive and 33rd league title overall, the Old Lady’s dominance is looking hard to prevent. With Miralem Pjanic providing nine assists, not to mention his contribution to countless magnificent slick moves, and Gonzalo Higuain registering twenty-four goals, Juventus won the league by four points. Roma who gave the eventual 

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Jose Mourinho has a tendency of sticking to what he knows best. In terms of players this is especially true. Over the course of the Special One’s managerial career, there are many players that Mourinho has used at multiple clubs. Jose used his compatriot Ricardo Carvalho at Chelsea, but also signed him at Real Madrid 

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