Manager  Perhaps most famous for his disastrous stint in charge of the England national team, Steve McClaren takes over from the departed Alan Pardew at St James’ Park. McClaren is an experienced manager, having enjoyed success at both Middlesbrough and FC Twente in the past, winning a league title with the Dutch club in 

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Roberto Martinez’s troubled second year at Everton bore the Toffees’ worst league campaign for 11 years and poorest domestic cup showing ever. An 11th-place finish and two immediate exits dauntingly undermined an impressive debut season. The drastic response that might reasonably be expected hasn’t happened. Much the opposite in fact. Everton have lost a few 

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What do you expect from Juventus? I expect Juventus to focus on remaining compact and solid. It’s near impossible to match Barcelona man for man in Berlin on Saturday. We can’t make the same mistake as Bayern Munich did in the semi-final first leg, which they lost 3-0. Coach Massimiliano Allegri will field four at 

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The second leg of the quarter-final is here, so what should we look forward to: Tuesday’s match-ups Barca will hope to finish off ‘Ibra-less’ PSG when the two teams collide in the Camp Nou. Now it’s true that Barca is not unbeatable and PSG does have the capability to bring down Enrique’s men, but let’s be 

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  Here comes the weekend… On the Football front. Here comes another weekend of… OK let’s me just step right in:   – Starting in England:  The game everybody (unless you hate those teams or you just don’t care) is talking about this weekend is the derby between ‘one goal margin’ Chelsea and ‘the former 

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Despite all the tenuous rumours of a fix, the Champions League draw for this season’s round of 16 was always going to be intriguing. After the group stage, which as always was mildly entertaining but is essentially merely a rather drawn out Hors d’oeuvre before the competition truly heats up in February, we have been 

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Finally, that time has come; no more walking round shops on a Saturday, no more pretending to be interested in sports you couldn’t care less about because football is back. Even better….. It’s a World Cup year! With the impending start of every season comes all the usual excitement and optimism, but it also brings 

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When the Round of 16 draw for the Champions League was made, a mouthwatering tie was set. It is not everyday that you get to watch MANCHESTER UNITED play REAL MADRID in a 2-legged tie for the right to progress to the next round. Rivalries renewed not only between the two great clubs, but also 

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A tasty set of fixtures are set to be played on Saturday in game week 6 of the Premier League season. 8 games will be played on a highly anticipated Saturday which includes last season’s top 6.    Saturday 29th September 2012: Arsenal vs Chelsea: Kick-off: 12:45 Both teams are unbeaten with Arsenal winning 2 

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The Squad It’s been a busy summer over in the Italian region of Tuscany, the Fiorentina management team have worked their socks off in a bid to give Vincenzo Montella a squad that can improve on last season’s disappointing 13th finish in Serie A. I suspect they may have succeeded. The La Viola have taken 

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