May 13, 2012 is a day that will forever linger at the back of my mind. It’s neither a birthday nor an anniversary, but the thought never evades me whenever the clock strikes May 13. Despite the remarkable sadness that memories of the day evoke, it still never goes unnoticed four years on. For a 

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Formation: 4-3-1-2   GK: Petr Čech He may no longer be the Chelsea’s first choice, but let’s face it, there aren’t many teams in the world whose starting XI wouldn’t include Čech if they had the choice. With his height and agility, Čech has made hardly any mistakes whatsoever in his ten years in the 

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It’s that time of the season when footballers get to vote for their mates or fellow countrymen in the LMA player of the year and young player of the year awards; as well as a team of the year. So, for what it’s worth, here’s my team and players of the year:   Goalkeeper Asmir 

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Its here. The first Premier League Super Sunday of 2013, and Sundays do not get much more super than the fixtures that await us on this chilly Sunday 13th. The ascendancy of the noveau riches may have altered the order of power at the top end of English domestic football on a permanent basis, but for this soppy writer 

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Manchester United sit atop the EPL table comfortably looking down on the other 19 teams in the division thanks largely to the influential and sometimes breathtaking displays of a certain Dutch import, Robin Van Persie. It was like tales by moonlight when it was announced five months ago that RVP had agreed to join Manchester 

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The number “nine” is arguably the most famous and iconic number in football. The “fox in the box”, the goal scorer who gets on the end of things and in many cases, the key player in a team. So with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Andres Iniesta being often debated as “the best” players in 

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  With eight goals each, Robin van Persie and Luis Suarez headed the Premier League goal scoring charts. Now, after last weekends fixtures, Suarez has 10 goals. Even though only less than one third of the season has gone, odds point heavily in favour of one of these two players finishing as Premier League top 

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Manchester United 2 Arsenal 1 Robin van Persie showed Arsenal what they are missing. Not creativity, they have that in abundance, but a proven goal scorer. Arguably they have one in Podolski and Gervinho, but in recent weeks they haven’t been firing, and that’s because of poor performances and injury. Van Persie made an instant 

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