Football hooliganism is something which plagues the sport all around the world, but in England, it is something which is hoped to be just about extinguished. Long gone are the terraces which were last seen years ago with the Hillsborough disaster being the trigger for the reform in the English footballing culture , and in 

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Earlier today, while at school, I was informed of the sacking of Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo and my first feeling was one of bemusement. Bemused at the fact that the man who had led Chelsea to their first Champions League trophy and to an FA Cup all within two months had been sacked after 

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It almost sounds like a broken record, Arsene Wenger facing questions over a transfer policy that has failed to add a single trophy in the past seven years and one that sees a high profile player exit the door every summer shouting “lack of ambition” at the top of his voice. However through overseeing the 

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Back in the days, Dortmund was the team who feared no one. They were a complete powerhouse. Something similar to Barcelona nowadays. With the likes of Stéphane Chapuisat, Andreas Möller and Michael Zorc, the current sporting director of BVB, the team used to tear any defense apart with no hesitation. For some reasons, Dortmund started to lose its form game 

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Amidst the poor Arsenal performances we have seen recently, there has been some suggestions that Arsenal need a change in formation and/or system. Now I am no tactical genius but I struggle to see why Arsene Wenger (while he knows far more than me) carries on using the same formation he has used and that 

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For decades, supporters of Chelsea FC have been treated to watch some of the best goalscorers that British football has seen. The Shed End has gazed at the consistent finishing of club legends such as Kerry Dixon, Jimmy Greaves, all time top scorer Bobby Tambling, Didier Drogba and of course Peter Osgood the “King of 

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12 weeks into the Serie A campaign, we see the defending champions Juventus on top of the League table. We can also see that this season there will be 5 teams in for the fight: Juventus, Inter, Napoli, Lazio and Fiorentina. Let’s start off with Juventus, the defending champions look like the team to beat 

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We were all so optimistic. We thought that this season would finally be the one where we kicked on and where we started to dream about Thursday nights in some exotic city in Eastern Europe. Oh how wrong we were. Instead were nervously looking over our shoulder, with the possibility of rainy away days in 

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After losing the League One play-off final on penalties to Huddersfield, Danny Wilson didn’t have the best of summers in re-shaping his Sheffield United team for another assault on promotion. Hitting a spot of financial difficulty, a summer of transition awaited after the Blades announced they would have to balance the books, leading to a 

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On paper, it is hard to ascertain a team with the resources of Manchester City. There’s Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United. Their players attracted to being adulated the entire world around. Then it has to be Manchester City. Manchester City has been turning around its own fortunes in the last three years. But yet 

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On 29th October, FIFA’s Football Committee and a group of experts from France Football decided on the 23 man shortlist for the 2012 Ballon d’Or awards and the winner will be announced on 7th January 2013. Here are who I think are the six most likely candidates to win the award, as well as the 

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There was nothing unconventional about 19 year old Paul Pogba signing for Juventus, who had won the Scudetto in an unbeaten season.The former Le Harve youth player traded the red of Manchester United for the the black and white of Juventus (although formerly of Notts County since 1903). It seems to be a given that Paul Pogba 

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On Saturday, 3rd November, Chelmsford City Football Club from the Conference South embarked on their biggest F.A Cup tie to date (arguably!). I have supported Chelmsford City since the 2008/09 season, my first match was at home to A.F.C Wimbledon, the eventual winners of the league, and was hooked ever since that 3-2 win. I’ve 

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Over the past decade, Sevilla have had some impressive central midfield partnerships, but there have been a few which just quite simply have not worked out or lived up to expectations. The partnership of Renato and Enzo Maresca was effectively the bedrock for the club’s success in the UEFA Cup in 2006, with both players 

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“Judge us with ten games in.” – Arséne Wenger, trying to calm his critics. We’re ten games in now, and it’s looking rather grim for Wenger’s boys in red. After a disastrous last fortnight, even Wenger’s admirers are starting to doubt him. A new-look Arsenal team marched out of the tunnel at the Emirates, in 

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