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EPL Stoppage Time: Matchday Eleven

Thomas Stelzer November 27, 2015

After an international break marked by genuine tragedy for many and triumph for some, it was a record-making return for the Premier League. Round 13 proved unlucky for none as the weekend offered something for fans of every stripe (or hoop, depending on who you support). For fans of the underdog, Jamie Vardy and Leicester… Continue Reading »

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EPL Stoppage Time: Matchday Ten

Thomas Stelzer November 27, 2015

It is said in Genesis 1:27 that ‘God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them’ and so it has often been with football managers. The greatest teams were often the on-field embodiment of their manager’s personality, finely crafted to represent their values, not just in football, but in… Continue Reading »

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EPL Stoppage Time: Matchday Nine

Thomas Stelzer October 21, 2015

The EPL returned following the international break and fans of the English game were treated to the debuts of Sam Allardyce and Jurgen Klopp at their new clubs, Newcastle going nuts, a Raheem Sterling hat-trick and Jamie Vardy continuing to defy his FIFA 16 attributes. After a week of pesky internationals, real football returned to… Continue Reading »

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2015-16 A-League Season Preview: Sydney FC

Joey Ratcliffe October 10, 2015

After progressing to the grand final last season, Sydney capitulated at the final hurdle. Despite some key players departing the club, there’s no doubt Graham Arnold and co. will be aiming to go one better. Sydney FC Team: Sydney FC Manager: Graham Arnold Captain: Alex Brosque Ins: Andrew Hoole (Newcastle Jets), Riley Woodcock (Perth Glory),… Continue Reading »

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2015-16 A-League Season Preview: Perth Glory

Joey Ratcliffe October 10, 2015

Perth Glory spent the majority of the season at the top of the ladder, but a salary cap scandal sent them crashing back down to Earth. Can they put that behind them and return to the summit this time around? Perth Glory Team: Perth Glory Manager: Kenny Lowe Captain: Richard Garcia Ins: Alex Grant (Stoke… Continue Reading »

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England and UEFA: Some points to consider

Camilo Zannoni October 9, 2015

England’s poor performances in European competition have caused plenty of debate. Camilo Zannoni takes a different look at some of the potential causes and offers that, perhaps, the English are suffering from some of the very things that make their league so appealing. Much has been made in recent weeks about English teams’ supreme failure… Continue Reading »

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2015-16 A-League Season Preview: Adelaide United

Joey Ratcliffe October 9, 2015

They lifted the FFA Cup and just missed out on the Grand Final last season, but, with Josep Gombau gone, how will Adelaide fare this season? A-League expert Joey Ratcliffe takes a look. Adelaide United Manager: Guillermo Amor Captain: Eugene Galekovic Ins: Iacopo La Rocca (Western Sydney Wanderers), George Mells, Mate Dugandzic (Melbourne City), Eli Babalj (AZ Alkmaar)… Continue Reading »

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2015-16 A-League Season Preview: Melbourne Victory

Joey Ratcliffe October 9, 2015

They’re the defending champions and the favourites to take out another title. Joey Ratcliffe runs the rule over Melbourne Victory in another 2015-16 A-League season preview. Melbourne Victory Manager: Kevin Muscat Captain: Carl Valeri Ins: Danny Vukovic (Perth Glory), Oliver Bozanic (FC Luzern), Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Swansea) Outs: Mark Milligan (Baniyas), Andrew Nabbout (released), Nathan Coe… Continue Reading »

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La Liga Wrap Up: Ronaldo struggles in El Derbi again, Barca stumble to Sevilla

Mark Houston October 8, 2015

El Derbi is the second biggest fixture in La Liga nowadays, and though it failed to provide the same kind of fireworks as last season’s 4-0 drubbing by Atletico, there was still plenty of drama in the 1-1 draw. Elsewhere, a depleted Barcelona fell to struggling Sevilla, Athletic scored a big win over Valencia, and… Continue Reading »

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2015-16 A-League Season Preview: Western Sydney Wanderers

Joey Ratcliffe October 8, 2015

It was a bittersweet 2014-15 for Western Sydney Wanderers, lifting the Asian Champions League trophy but they suffered in the A-League, finishing second-last. Joey Ratcliffe looks at what will be a year of rejuvenation for the Wanderers. Western Sydney Wanderers Manager: Tony Popovic Captain: Nikolai Topor-Stanley Ins: Scott Neville (Newcastle Jets), Andrew Redmayne (Melbourne City),… Continue Reading »

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