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Sevilla v Leicester Betting Tips

Feb 20 10:26am The Set Pieces
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Tottenham v Gent Betting Tips

Feb 20 10:26am The Set Pieces
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Porto v Juventus Betting Tips

Feb 20 10:24am The Set Pieces
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Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid Betting Tips

Feb 20 10:22am The Set Pieces
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Manchester City v Monaco Betting Tips

Feb 20 10:22am The Set Pieces
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St Etienne v Manchester Utd Betting Tips

Feb 20 10:22am The Set Pieces
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Three potential summer destinations for Arsenals Alexis Sanchez

Feb 20 7:45am The Boot Room
The sight of Alexis Sanchez, angry, depleted and looking tiresome, after a disappointing Arsenal result, has sadly been all too common this season. Most recently, after the 5-1 defeat against German champions Bayern Munich, the Chilean winger could be seen crouched down on the touchline as the final whistle blew,  looking on to see the …...
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Modern tactics and the art of tempo control

Feb 20 7:40am Outside of the Boot
The post Modern tactics and the art of tempo control appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Football News 24/7 Sauharda Karki writes about the oft overlooked, but seldom unimportant art of tempo control in a football match. It is rather intriguing how important such small things can be in football. The tempo of play is one of these elements – sometimes very apparent, but most of the time a subtle presence […] The post Modern tactics and the art of tempo control appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Analysing Henrikh Mkhitaryans man-of-the-match display against Blackburn Rovers

Feb 20 7:15am The Boot Room
Manchester United had to work hard to qualify for the last eight of the FA Cup, but they managed to defeat Blackburn Rovers. As a result, Jose Mourinho’s side remain in four competitions, underlining the quality that the Red Devils manager has to call upon in his squad. He made changes to his starting eleven …...
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Analysing Harry Kanes hat-trick performance for Tottenham against Fulham

Feb 20 7:00am The Boot Room
Tottenham have moved into the last eight of the FA Cup and have to be seen as one of the frontrunners to win the competition. They convincingly beat Championship side Fulham during Sunday afternoon and it was the perfect response from the side that had lost back-to-back matches. Mauricio Pochettino played a strong team, which …...
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Where has it all gone wrong for English clubs in the Champions League?

Feb 20 6:00am The Boot Room
Since Didier Drogba struck that famous penalty past Manuel Neuer in 2012, English clubs have yet to threaten to come even close to what Roberto Di Matteo and Chelsea achieved that night.   The ongoing Arsene Wenger saga is back in the news after Arsenal’s 5-1 thrashing at the Allianz Arena, a performance that couldn’t …...
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Are Rangers looking for Mark Warburtons replacement in all the wrong ways?

Feb 20 5:00am The Boot Room
There has been mystery surrounding the departure of Mark Warburton from Rangers, but what we know for sure is that he leaves the Glasgow club in third place in the Scottish Premiership and 27 points behind great rivals Celtic.   Although there have been numerous names linked with replacing the Englishman at the helm at …...
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La Liga Matchday 23 Bales back as Barcelona nearly slip up again

Feb 20 4:15am The Boot Room
Real Madrid kept their place at the top of La Liga by seeing off a plucky challenge from an Espanyol side managed by former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores. It wasn’t until just before the break when Alvaro Morata rose highest to head home from an Isco cross, but the goal that really mattered was …...
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Untold Declines: Turbulent Times in Treviso

Feb 20 4:09am Outside of the Boot
The post Untold Declines: Turbulent Times in Treviso appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Football News 24/7  James Kelly takes a look at Italian side Treviso FBC, a club whose rise and fall owes as much to off field issues as what happened on the pitch. On 8th January 2006, Francesco Totti played in a Serie A match for AS Roma against Treviso FBC. Eleven years later and he […] The post Untold Declines: Turbulent Times in Treviso appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Aston Villa: Misplaced Faith & Electric Gates

Feb 20 4:08am Outside of the Boot
The post Aston Villa: Misplaced Faith & Electric Gates appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Ross Bramble writes about Aston Villa and their time in the Championship so far. Listen to the English media, and it’s sometimes easy to forget that there exists a life beneath the Premier League. The top division in English football is so highly vaunted and so widely broadcast that other aspects of the English game […] The post Aston Villa: Misplaced Faith & Electric Gates appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Manchester United round-up: Main man set for five-year deal; interest in Madrid midfielder revived; Mourinho reacts to FA Cup draw

Feb 20 4:00am The Boot Room
The Sun claim that Jose Mourinho is set for a new five-year contract as the club look for commitment with the Portuguese manager set to get assurances ahead of a £1 billion transformation of the squad over the aforementioned period. His current deal has two years left to run, with an option for another year, and he is …...
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Chelsea round-up: Talks begin for midfielder; Costa future depends on negotiations; Mourinho claims title is won

Feb 20 3:45am The Boot Room
Talks have begun with AS Monaco over the potential transfer of Brazilian playmaker Bernardo Silva, according to the Sunday Times. The versatile forward, who can play on either flank or centrally behind a striker, is said to be on the market for £68.4 million if any club can agree a fee with the French club. Embed …...
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Manchester City round-up: 100million star targeted; Fulham youngster wanted; Guardiola on Kompany issues

Feb 20 3:30am The Boot Room
According to reports in The Mirror over the past day, Manchester City are set to break the record transfer fee by splashing out £100 million on Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi. Embed from Getty Images   The report alleges that Messi’s future in Spain is still unsure, with a new deal still yet to …...
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West Ham round-up: Munich want Hammers target; La Liga star targeted; signing playing through the pain

Feb 20 3:15am The Boot Room
The Daily Record report that Bayern Munich are considering a £30 million bid for the West Ham’s January transfer target Moussa Dembele. The Celtic sensation was subject to interest from the club and Chelsea in the mid-season window, but Bayern could now seek to make him theirs in the summer. Embed from Getty Images   It’s not …...
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Liverpool round-up: Star set for bumper new contract; Klopp targeted by European giants; Henry spotted

Feb 20 3:00am The Boot Room
The Sun believe that Adam Lallana is set to put pen to paper on a bumper four and a half year contract this week which will see him be paid £150,000 per week. That will make him one of the club’s biggest earners and underlines his importance to the side given recent interest from Paris Saint-Germain after …...
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Gegenpressing Spieltag Spezial Lucky Bayern

Feb 19 11:00pm Futbolgrad
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Schalke 04 vs PAOK Europa League Preview

Feb 19 8:28pm Futbolgrad
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Rui Costa: the slick prince who became a king in Italy

Feb 19 7:10pm These Football Times
Rui Costa’s footballing life can be summed up by one goal and the few moments that followed it. In August 1996 in Lisbon’s Estádio da Luz, Benfica lined up against Fiorentina for their presentation match. This was a pre-season game with no real value, besides the fact that it was the first time Rui Costa… The post Rui Costa: the slick prince who became a king in Italy appeared first on These Football Times.
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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celta Vigo Europa League Preview

Feb 19 7:09pm Futbolgrad
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celta Vigo – Thursday 20:05 GMT/21:05 CET Metalist Stadium – Kharkiv. There certainly were doubts in Shakhtar Donetsk’s camp over whether the squad was ready to face La Liga side Celta Vigo given the long winter break in Ukraine. Paulo Fonseca, however, was able to get his men ready just in time […] The post Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celta Vigo – Europa League Preview appeared first on Futbolgrad.
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The momentum man: Sadio Mans remarkable goalscoring traits

Feb 19 7:00pm These Football Times
Liverpool were strolling to a comfortable win at St Mary’s. A goal apiece for Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge had given Jürgen Klopp’s side a two-goal buffer over Southampton at half-time; three much-needed points, in the pursuit of a top four finish, was seemingly all but in the bag. After all, not since 1964 had… The post The momentum man: Sadio Mané’s remarkable goalscoring traits appeared first on These Football Times.
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The Fall Of Auxerre

Feb 19 6:55pm The Set Pieces
The recent news of Djibril Cisse’s retirement has provided a welcome distraction... The post The Fall Of Auxerre appeared first on The Set Pieces.
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Zenit vs Anderlecht Europa League Preview

Feb 19 6:50pm Futbolgrad
Zenit vs Anderlecht – Thursday 18:00 GMT/19:00 CET Petrovsky Stadium – Saint Petersburg. There were major questions about this match. We stated on World Football Index – Futbolgrad Podcast that Zenit would be the clear favourites going into this tie. The one question that the Futbolgrad Network team had was, how ready would Zenit be […] The post Zenit vs Anderlecht – Europa League Preview appeared first on Futbolgrad.
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Bayer Leverkusen vs Atltico Madrid Champions League Preview

Feb 19 6:28pm Futbolgrad
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90s Heroes: Roberto Carlos

Feb 19 5:33pm The Set Pieces
’90s Heroes is a series by Adam Hurrey on the Bet Bright football blog which looks back... The post ’90s Heroes: Roberto Carlos appeared first on The Set Pieces.
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How Tottenham rated in their 3-0 FA Cup win against Fulham

Feb 19 4:00pm The Boot Room
After Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to Gent in the Europa League, many would have expected Mauricio Pochettino to have given his first-team players a rest. However, with the FA Cup final getting ever closer, Spurs’ manager decided to field a full strength starting XI against Fulham. Here’s how Tottenham’s players rated in their 3-0 victory at …...
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Three things learnt as Manchester United saw off spirited Blackburn in the FA Cup

Feb 19 3:45pm The Boot Room
Premier League Manchester United secured their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals after seeing off a valiant Blackburn Rovers side at Ewood Park on Sunday afternoon. Embed from Getty Images   Danny Graham’s early strike hinted that another shock result could be on the cards this weekend, but Marcus Rashford finished well as Jose Mourinho’s …...
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Three transfer arrivals we could see at Liverpool in the summer

Feb 19 3:30pm The Boot Room
With Liverpool having been knocked out of the FA Cup and away on a mid-season training camp in Spain, Klopp has been speaking about his future plans. In an interview with the Liverpool Echo, he revealed that the club are already working on their summer transfers, saying: “…we are on the way. At the end, …...
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Three key moments as Tottenham eased past Fulham in the FA Cup

Feb 19 3:15pm The Boot Room
Tottenham Hotspur are through to the FA Cup Quarter-finals following a routine victory against Championship side Fulham at Craven Cottage. Despite looking like a tricky away tie Spurs’ victory never seemed in doubt as they put in a much-improved performance compared to the midweek defeat to Gent. Here are three key moments from the match …...
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How Manchester United rated in their FA Cup victory over Blackburn Rovers

Feb 19 3:00pm The Boot Room
Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to score the winner as Manchester United fought their way past the challenge of Championship side Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup fifth-round on Sunday. Embed from Getty Images   Blackburn took a shock lead at Ewood Park when Danny Graham slipped past Marcos Rojo to fire a superb …...
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Three players who impressed during Chelseas 2-0 win against Wolves

Feb 19 2:45pm The Boot Room
Chelsea travelled to the Molineux Stadium looking to extend their unbeaten run to eight games. After a tough first half, the Blues eventually managed to beat a Wolves side, who have already knocked Liverpool out the this year’s FA Cup. Antonio Conte made several changes to the team that has served them so well this …...
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Casemiro the lynchpin to Zinedine Zidanes success at Real Madrid

Feb 19 2:30pm The Boot Room
Real Madrid tend not to have unsung heroes. A team full of superstars, as if Cristiano Ronaldo does not attract enough plaudits, the rest of the squad have the likes of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos and Toni Kroos to contend with for attention. That suits Casemiro. Barely known by many outside …...
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How could Arsenals embarrassment in Munich affect Alexis Sanchezs future?

Feb 19 2:15pm The Boot Room
In the immediate aftermath of Arsenal’s humiliation at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night, it would have been a challenge to find an Arsenal player who didn’t cut a dejected figure as they trudged back towards the dressing room, but there was one who looked more devastated and isolated than any other in the form …...
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Three things we learnt as Lincoln City stunned Burnley in the FA Cup

Feb 19 2:00pm The Boot Room
National League side Lincoln City caused one of the greatest FA Cup shocks of all-time after beating Premier League opposition Burnley in the FA Cup fifth-round at Turf Moor on Saturday. Embed from Getty Images   The two sides were separated by 81 league positions ahead of the tie, but Lincoln matched their opponents throughout …...
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West Ham round-up: PSG man to replace flop; Brazilian attacker targeted; Brady hits out

Feb 19 1:45pm The Boot Room
The Sun believe that Slaven Bilic is keen to sell flop Arthur Masuaku after just one season at the club. They state that the left-back’s poor displays and the return of Aaron Cresswell mean that he is no longer needed. However, Olympiakos have first refusal on the Frenchman but would not be prepared to pay anywhere …...
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Chelsea round-up: Terry hints at future; Liverpool target linked; Conte reacts to FA Cup win

Feb 19 1:30pm The Boot Room
John Terry is preparing for the next stage of his career by studying for his UEFA coaching badges, which he has combined with studying Portuguese, say the Mirror. It’s unclear what that could mean for his future, with no apparent interest from Portugal or Brazil, but could show the influence that Jose Mourinho still has on …...
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Liverpool round-up: Talks held over Gotze; Leicester man targeted again; Klopp discusses transfers

Feb 19 1:15pm The Boot Room
Liverpool have begun talks over the potential signing of Borussia Dortmund playmaker Mario Gotze, according to the Mirror, who believe that the German could be available for as little as £20 million. The World Cup winner was wanted on Merseyside when he left Bayern Munich last summer, but Gotze has failed to convince Thomas Tuchel since …...
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Manchester United round-up: Rooney could be sold next week; Italian striker linked; beaten to target by Liverpool

Feb 19 1:00pm The Boot Room
Wayne Rooney could be set to make his last appearance for Manchester United, if reports in the Telegraph prove to be correct. They claim that clubs from China believe that a deal could still be achieved before the transfer deadline for the Chinese Super League which falls a week on Tuesday. Jose Mourinho has hinted that the …...
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How Chelsea rated as they dismissed Wolves to progress in the FA Cup

Feb 19 11:00am The Boot Room
With two of the four Premier League teams to be in FA Cup action before this tie kicked off on Saturday evening beaten, another held to a replay and another requiring a late winner, Chelsea had every right to fear an upset at Molineux. Wolves started well and bombarded Chelsea with more crosses than they …...
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The Shields rivalry Like ships that pass in the night

Feb 19 4:26am
BY MARK GODFREY Newcastle United and Sunderland may utterly dominate the football landscape of the north east of England, but theirs is not the only rivalry spanning the physical dividing line of the river Tyne. The towns of North Shields and South Shields share not only part of their names, but also plenty of history […]...
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Tactical Analysis: Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 Barcelona | Perfectly executed plan wins it for PSG

Feb 19 2:13am Outside of the Boot
The post Tactical Analysis: Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 Barcelona | Perfectly executed plan wins it for PSG appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Eric Devin writes a detailed tactical analysis of the UEFA Champions League match that ended PSG 4-0 Barcelona. In parsing Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-0 defeat of Barcelona Tuesday, it is clear that individual performances had more to do with the result than did tactical ploys or missteps on either manager’s part. Nevertheless, there is something to […] The post Tactical Analysis: Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 Barcelona | Perfectly executed plan wins it for PSG appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Tactical Analysis: Gladbach 0-1 Fiorentina | Bernardeschis magical free-kick punishes the hosts mistakes in front of goal

Feb 19 2:10am Outside of the Boot
The post Tactical Analysis: Gladbach 0-1 Fiorentina | Bernardeschi’s magical free-kick punishes the hosts’ mistakes in front of goal appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Charles Onwuakpa writes a detailed tactical analysis of the UEFA Europa League match that ended Gladbach 0-1 Fiorentina. The visitors grabbed an all important away win in the first leg of the Europa League’s final stage, thanks to a moment of brilliance from their number 10, in what was a generally poor performance, as they […] The post Tactical Analysis: Gladbach 0-1 Fiorentina | Bernardeschi’s magical free-kick punishes the hosts’ mistakes in front of goal appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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The Germany Magazine

Feb 18 7:52pm These Football Times
German football is a crown jewel in the world of football, with a vibrant club scene punctuated by incredible fans, world-class stadiums and great players and teams from today and yesterday. The history of Die Mannschaft is just as epic, with legendary names making their mark on the grandest stages of all. With an exclusive… The post The Germany Magazine appeared first on These Football Times.
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1860 vs Nrnberg Introducing the Bavarian Derby

Feb 18 6:54pm Futbolgrad
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South American Football Show Podcast Copa Libertadores Third Round

Feb 18 6:00pm Futbolgrad
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Why this struggling Tottenham star needs to take his opportunity against Fulham

Feb 18 7:00am The Boot Room
Tottenham have had a disappointing week with losses to Liverpool and Gent, but they have a good opportunity to bounce back in the FA Cup against Fulham. It will be a difficult cup tie, but the Lilywhites must get back to winning ways to prevent this run from becoming a rut. The FA Cup isn’t …...
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Why this 21-year-old Manchester United attacker has proven he deserves a sustained run in the first team

Feb 18 6:00am The Boot Room
Manchester United have been impressive recently and Jose Mourinho is cleverly managing his squad, with the club competing in four competitions. They have already reached one final this season, but that won’t be enough for a winner like Mourinho. He will want his side to be as successful as possible and although they are some …...
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Where has it all gone wrong for Tottenham in Europe this season?

Feb 18 5:00am The Boot Room
Just as Tottenham Hotspur fans everywhere were celebrating the humiliation of North London rivals Arsenal yesterday, and all that entailed – including a memorable Arsenal Fan TV night – they were brought crashing down to earth with a lagging, lacklustre and lethargic performance on Thursday night against Belgian side KAA Gent, who are – without …...
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Do Readings new signings give them the firepower to achieve automatic promotion this season?

Feb 18 4:00am The Boot Room
At the time of writing, Reading are sitting five points behind second place Brighton, having played one game more. However, the Royals are currently on a six-match unbeaten run and the squad is looking stronger than it has at any time this season. New additions have provided more competition for places and Jaap Stam has …...
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Alisher Usmanov and Fahrad Moshiri Evertons Business Model Explained

Feb 17 7:26pm Futbolgrad
The Esk – Following Manuel Veth’s article on the potential for Alisher Usmanov to be involved in Farhad Moshiri’s current 49.9\% shareholding in Everton FC, I contacted the team of the Futbolgrad Network with an alternative view. As a result, we spent an entertaining hour exchanging views which can be heard here: There are essentially […] The post Alisher Usmanov and Fahrad Moshiri – Everton’s Business Model Explained appeared first on Futbolgrad.
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Mahmoud Dahoud Next Stop Borussia Dortmund

Feb 17 3:07pm Futbolgrad
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Futbolgrad Podcast Episode 13 Arshavin Returns?

Feb 17 3:00pm Futbolgrad
Futbolgrad – Episode 13 – Arshavin Returns? Dave Caren from the World Football Index hosted Andrew Flint and Manuel Veth to discuss Andrey Arshavin’s possible return to the Russian national team. You can also find the podcast on the World Football Index homepage, on SoundCloud, or subscribe via iTunes by clicking here. Futbolgrad – Episode 12 – Everton’s Russian Love Triangle Dave Caren from the World Football Index hosted Andrew Flint, Manuel Veth, and special […] The post Futbolgrad Podcast – Episode 13 – Arshavin Returns? appeared first on Futbolgrad.
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Why Arsene Wenger is in danger of turning from hero to villain

Feb 17 2:30pm The Boot Room
“You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” Fans of Christopher Nolan’s award winning Batman movie franchise will be familiar with the above quote, but it will be something that will resonate with many Arsenal supporters after a crushing defeat in Munich more or less signalled the end …...
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Three reasons Manchester United should fancy themselves as favourites for the Europa League

Feb 17 1:00pm The Boot Room
Manchester United last night continued their Europa League campaign with a commanding 3-0 victory in the 1st leg of their last-32 tie against AS Saint-Etienne. Currently fighting on all fronts for trophies, and involved in a tight battle to secure a top-four position in the Premier League, the secondary European competition could be seen as …...
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Ibrahimovic puts Saint-Etienne to the sword and proves that age is no barrier

Feb 17 8:30am The Boot Room
Like a fine wine, Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets better with age.   The charismatic Swede put Saint-Etienne to the sword on Thursday night in Manchester United’s Europa League last-32 tie at Old Trafford, as he claimed the 17th hat-trick of what has been an illustrious and impressive career. There were doubts raised when Jose Mourinho secured …...
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