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A-League Season Preview: Adelaide United

Joey Ratcliffe October 2, 2014

The Reds will begin the 10th A-League season as one of the favourites to win the Premiership and Championship. With a sixth place finish last season and success being a term rarely used in regard to Adelaide United, the rise of the South Australians offers so much promise to the upcoming season. The Spanish Revolution… Continue Reading »

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Wednesday Champions League Wrap Up – 1 October

Mark Houston October 1, 2014

Matchday Two of the Champions League Group Stage kicked off in Moscow, with CSKA going down 1-0 to Bayern Munich, but the best viewing was in the French capital, where PSG – watched on by the likes of David Beckham, Jay-Z and Beyonce – handed Barcelona their first defeat of the season in a fantastic… Continue Reading »

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A-League Season Preview: Newcastle Jets

Camilo Zannoni October 1, 2014

The A-League season is just over a week away, and Wednesday sees our preview of the Newcastle Jets by Camilo Zannoni. Newcastle have been one of the most active teams in shaking up their squad this off-season and will be hoping that can help improve on a 7th placing last season. Manager: Phil Stubbins Captain:… Continue Reading »

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A-League Season Preview: Perth Glory

Mark Houston September 30, 2014

The Blog FC’s A-League previews continue. Today, Mark Houston takes a look at a team who clock up thousands of miles in travel every season, Perth Glory. Last season saw the retirement of captain Jacob Burns, and after a bottom-half finish they will be hoping some new faces can push them higher up the pack…. Continue Reading »

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EPL Wrap Up: All square in the derbies

Adam Dow September 30, 2014

Phil Jagielka and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored late to ensure it was all square in the North London and Merseyside derbies, Manchester City overcame a hiccup at Hull and Manchester United were fortunate to escape with all three points at home to West Ham. Adam Dow has the EPL Wrap Up from Matchday Six. An unbelievable long… Continue Reading »

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A-League Season Preview: Wellington Phoenix

Mark Houston September 29, 2014

Our A-League season previews for season 10 kick off with the side flying the flag for New Zealand, Wellington Phoenix, who endured a tough 2013/14 season and finished in 9th place. Manager: Ernie Merrick Captain: Andrew Durante Ins: Roly Bonevacia (Roda JC), Alejandro Gorrin (Sunderland), Nathan Burns (Incheon United), Michael McGlinchey (Central Coast), Tom Doyle (Team Wellington). Outs: Carlos Hernandez… Continue Reading »

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The best is still to come for Enrique’s Barcelona

Inside Spanish Football September 29, 2014

ISF Barcelona correspondent, Alexandra Jonson, takes a look at how Barcelona have started the season in La Liga, feeling that even with a perfect record of wins and no goals conceded, the best is still yet to come from Enrique’s side. On Sunday night Barcelona romped to a five-goal victory at Levante, leaving the Catalans with… Continue Reading »

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La Liga Wrap Up: Big three all record wins

Nick Chernih September 29, 2014

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid all completed comfortable wins, winning with a combined 12-0 aggregate score between the three of them.  With Valencia and Sevilla dropping points, it sees Los Cules regain the outright lead, with Atletico and Real both showing the race is on, two and four points behind, respectively. Celta Vigo edged Elche in the Friday night… Continue Reading »

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In defence of Karim Benzema

Inside Spanish Football September 29, 2014

Amidst the criticism striker Karim Benzema continually faces in the Spanish media, ISF Real Madrid correspondent Alex Kirkland takes a more balanced view, looking at what the Frenchman brings to the side, beyond putting the ball into the back of the net. Carlo Ancelotti knows. “Sometimes it’s better to pass than to score.” Karim Benzema… Continue Reading »

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La Liga Preview: Matchday Six

Nick Chernih September 27, 2014

After the dust settled last week, Barcelona’s perfect start to the season was shattered upon the defence of Malaga.  Wins for Atletico and Real Madrid brought them closer to the Catalonians, and brought Valencia and Sevilla to equal top of the ladder.  Some big matchups will see that likely to change, with Champions League hopefuls… Continue Reading »

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