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Who will prevail in the EPL Top 4 race?

Adam Dow March 24, 2015

With just eight games remaining in the English Premier League season, Adam Dow takes a closer look at who will finish where in their attempt to secure UEFA Champions League qualification after the completion of 38 rounds of the English Premier League. I’m hardly going out on a limb here by anointing Chelsea as 2014-15… Continue Reading »

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El Clasico: Role reversal since last encounter gives Barca the edge

Mark Houston March 22, 2015

The biggest match in club football is upon us again, and our chief Spanish writer Mark Houston looks at the see-sawing nature of Barcelona and Real Madrid’s respective seasons since their last encounter in October. If you missed our earlier build up for El Clasico, with the tale of the 1943 match which finished 11-1,… Continue Reading »

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High stakes for both Liverpool and Manchester United in Premier League showdown

Thomas Stelzer March 21, 2015

The biggest game on the Premier League calendar has rarely mattered this much. When Manchester United arrive at Anfield on Sunday, the result may dictate the short and long-term futures of England’s most successful clubs, writes Thomas Stelzer. With 38 league titles and eight European Cups between them they are veritable royalty, whose great reigns… Continue Reading »

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El Clasico 1943: Real Madrid 11-1 Barcelona

Mark Houston March 20, 2015

El Clasico: the match which divides a nation. Castilla against Catalonia; nation against state; the status quo against the rebellion. While Real Madrid considered Atleti their biggest rivals early on in their history, significant events that took place around the time of the Spanish Civil War and the ensuing reign of Francisco Franco transformed this competitive… Continue Reading »

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Elche’s bid for survival hinges on their Brazilian talisman

Inside Spanish Football March 17, 2015

Jonathas Cristian de Jesus, or simply ‘Jonathas’ as he’s commonly known, has quickly made a name for himself in La Liga with Elche. Inside Spanish Football’s Ameen Rabbani takes a look at his rise and importance as Elche bid for survival in the Spanish top-flight. South Americans’ seamless adjustment to La Liga has been so frequent that… Continue Reading »

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The Blog d’Or 2014 #6 – Philipp Lahm

Jarrod Nelson March 12, 2015

The Ballon d’Or has caused some controversy in recent years with glaring omissions from shortlists and teams of the year, as well as some bizarre voting patterns and preferential treatment by coaches or players involved in the voting process. So, to try and bring some credibility back to football’s individual honours, we have created The… Continue Reading »

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The Blog d’Or 2014 #7 – Thomas Müller

Mark Houston March 11, 2015

The Ballon d’Or has caused some controversy in recent years with glaring omissions from shortlists and teams of the year, as well as some bizarre voting patterns and preferential treatment by coaches or players involved in the voting process. So, to try and bring some credibility back to football’s individual honours, we have created The… Continue Reading »

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Ancelotti must work fast to fix Real’s flaws

Inside Spanish Football March 10, 2015

Defeat at San Mamés on Saturday saw Carlo Ancelotti’s team surrender their place at the top of La Liga, while Inside Spanish Football’s Real Madrid Correspondent Alex Kirkland has insisted the Italian must find the solution to their form, before it’s too late. There’s no shortage of opinions on the malaise that has affected Real Madrid since the start of 2015. Pundits, fans… Continue Reading »

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The Blog d’Or 2014 #8 – Angel Di Maria

Julian Keith March 10, 2015

The Ballon d’Or has caused some controversy in recent years with glaring omissions from shortlists and teams of the year, as well as some bizarre voting patterns and preferential treatment by coaches or players involved in the voting process. So, to try and bring some credibility back to football’s individual honours, we have created The… Continue Reading »

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The Pod FC Episode 7: George Street Hooligans

The Blog FC Staff March 5, 2015

It’s another week of The Pod FC, with host Adam Dow joined by Mark Houston, A-League columnist Joey Ratcliffe, and debutant on the podcast Jarrod “Hip Flask” Nelson. The boys discuss all of the football that took place over the weekend including: the Sydney Derby, fan violence, the battle at the top of the A-League,… Continue Reading »

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