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Champions League: A Real test awaits Liverpool

Thomas Stelzer October 22, 2014

It’s a clash of European royalty at Anfield on Thursday morning Australian time, with five-time winners Liverpool hosting ten-time winners and current champions Real Madrid. Liverpool’s poor start to the season faces an unwelcome test in the firing-on-all-cylinders Cristiano Ronaldo and Los Blancos, and the Reds will require their best performance of the season –… Continue Reading »

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La Liga Wrap Up: Depor stun Valencia, Messi and Ronaldo at it again

Nick Chernih October 21, 2014

Heading into a big week with Champions League and El Clasico on the horizon, all the big guns were out in force, with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid recording wins. Valencia’s undefeated start to the campaign was brought to a crashing halt by Deportivo la Coruña. The weekend started on Friday, with Granada hosting Rayo… Continue Reading »

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Bundesliga Preview: Matchday 8

Julian Keith October 18, 2014

The Bundesliga returns after the two-week international break and throws up plenty of action with key players returning from, the first new manager of the season and a throwback to an old rivalry under new circumstances. Roberto Di Matteo makes his debut as manager of Schalke 04 this weekend when they play host to Hertha Berlin (Sunday, 3:30am AEST). The… Continue Reading »

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Sydney Derby Preview

Mark Houston October 18, 2014

It’s arguably the biggest match of the A-League regular season when the men from the west face the city slickers in the Sydney Derby. Since the inception of the Wanderers, this fixture has often been billed as the clash of marquees; Del Piero vs Ono. With both international stars leaving the league in the off-season, both… Continue Reading »

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EPL Preview: Matchday Eight

Adam Dow October 18, 2014

The dreaded international break is over and it’s time to turn our focus back to the English Premier League. Manchester City are five points behind leaders Chelsea and host a patchy Tottenham, Liverpool have suffered a new injury setback amidst the furore surrounding Raheem Sterling’s perceived fatigue, and Manchester United are in the top four… Continue Reading »

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La Liga Preview: Matchday Eight

Nick Chernih October 17, 2014

Matchday Eight is the calm before the storm. With next week dishing up El Clasico – and Luis Suarez’s potential Barcelona debut – this weekend, on paper at least, doesn’t seem to pose any major challengers to the top of the table. The Friday match sees Granada host Rayo Vallecano, with both teams sitting on… Continue Reading »

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Roy Hodgson’s views on rest for the likes of Sterling are false

Mark Houston October 16, 2014

England manager Roy Hodgson has a penchant for putting his foot in it. This week, as the club vs country and Raheem Sterling “tiredness” debate played out in the media, the England boss came out with his views on player recovery and was shot down by Dutch fitness expert Raymond Verheijen. Raymond Verheijen has worked… Continue Reading »

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Home is where it all begins: Time for Lewis Holtby to settle down

Bundesliga Fanatic October 14, 2014

Lewis Holtby was one of the hottest properties in European football. Born to an Everton-supporting father, the German international began his career at Alemannia Aachen before moving to Schalke’s famed youth academy. A move to Tottenham looked like a stepping stone upwards for the youngster, but since then his star has faded and he has… Continue Reading »

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A-League Wrap Up: A Round To Remember

Camilo Zannoni October 14, 2014

With the level of expectation reaching breaking point for the latest installment of the Hyundai A-League, the first round of fixtures saw quality across the board with a flurry of goals on opening weekend building even more hype around the A-League’s 10th year. With A-League teams across the country already taking part in competitive matches… Continue Reading »

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Luxembourg 0-4 Spain: Costa finally scores for La Roja

Inside Spanish Football October 13, 2014

Spain comfortably secured victory in Luxembourg and after it looked like Diego Costa was destined not to be one of the scorers. Following numerous chances he finally scored his first La Roja goal in the 69th minute of the encounter, much to his obvious joy, whilst Bernat also opened his scoring account. Spain were unsurprisingly… Continue Reading »

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