Category Archives: Football

Five things to look forward to in the coming football season

New coach, new set of initials The Premier League may have lost that gravel-voiced and overly tactical– but ultimately unsuccessful– AVB bloke, but it has gained another manager whose name gives players, managers, fans and media alike another excuse to refer to … Continue reading

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Five of the best away kits for the 2014/15 football season

A.S. Roma Plain and professional Nike design, simple white with the Roma colours in a left to right diagonal. Top marks. Norwich The badge seems quite high up on the chest, almost touching collar-bone, in fact. But it’s a neat … Continue reading

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Euro football round-up #2

Continuing our run through to the finals of UEFA’s top competitions…. There was little drama for our runners in the Europa League in the second qualifying round. A week ago, IFK Göteborg went to Hungary and stuck three away against … Continue reading

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Five odd football transfers

In a week that saw Stoke sign 23 year-old Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic, we look at five other recent odd– or even unlikely– football transfers as suggested by readers of the website. 1) Jay Jay Okocha to Bolton (2002) Bolton signed … Continue reading

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Euro football round-up #1

Mixed fortunes in Europe’s two premier club competitions for the DPAK road-to-the-finals experiment. Firstly, the good news. In the Europa League, IFK Göteborg had a shocker at home in the first leg, being held to a goalless draw by Luxembourg’s … Continue reading

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The path to the 2015 European finals

The Champions League has a problem. Whether by accident or design – it was design – the post- European Cup system favours the big sides and is seemingly set up to ensure the participation of a small elite in the … Continue reading

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Features of World Cup 2014

  Disappearing spray a success The disappearing ‘shaving foam’ white spray is a brilliant idea. No one seems to be against this one. It’s a simple method that speeds up play and stops players encroaching once the referee turns his back … Continue reading

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Why Bosnia are my team at the World Cup

Four years ago, it was Slovenia. This time, it’s Bosnia and Herzegovina. Allow me to explain. It’s not some deep-seated affection for Balkan football, though that does play a small part. Four years ago, I was not captivated by the … Continue reading

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