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If last season’s fight to finish fourth in the Premier League was dramatic, the race for Champions League qualification this season may be even more so. With Man City and Liverpool dominating the league throughout 2018/19, and Spurs sitting comfortably in third for much of the season, the battle for the final spot was contested… Continue reading >

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After strong league performances by Man City and Liverpool over the 2018/19 Premier League season, it’s understandable that most predictions for this season’s winners focussed on one of those two teams. But despite the existence of a 25 point gap between last year’s runners-up, Liverpool, and Chelsea in 3rd position, it’s not an unrealistic prospect… Continue reading >

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With Barcelona securing their place in the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final on Tuesday night, Real Madrid last night had the chance to set up a fixture involving the two clubs that arguably make up the biggest rivalry in football. Cristiano Ronaldo’s first half penalty put Carlo Ancelotti’s men en route to overturning their first… Continue reading >

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Rafa Benitez is not having much luck in the Champions League. Last year, his first game in the competition after taking over at Chelsea was also his only Champions League game with the club. The result was a 6-1 victory over Rosenborg, but such was the position that Chelsea found themselves in under Roberto Di Matteo,… Continue reading >

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It’s a sign of the modern game that each and every footballing defeat is treated with hysteria and calls for managers to be sacked. So it’s no surprise that the pressure on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger intensified following their penalty shoot-out defeat to Bradford in the League Cup last night. Arsenal are without a trophy… Continue reading >

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Another season of top flight football begins tomorrow, and it’s the time when everyone is out to prove their knowledge of the game by making bold predictions for the next 9 months. However, there is frequently a touch of the unexpected in all sports and football is no  different. How many people would have confidently… Continue reading >