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Disturbance in the force may lead to genuine Bundesliga title race

Bayern Munich have ruled the Bundesliga over the past decade but this season has brought a great disturbance in the force. The Bavarian giants have clinched the German title in each of the last six years. In those six seasons, the point margin of their victory has been; 25, 19, 30, 10, 15, 19. In other words, heading into the current campaign, the Bundesliga desperately needed a title race. Even J...

2 days ago
Premier League Icons: Claude Makélélé

“Why put another layer of gold paint on the Bentley when you are losing the entire engine?” quipped Zinedine Zidane when Real Madrid sold Claude Makélélé and then signed David Beckham in the summer of 2003. Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez was typically bullish in his post-sale assessment of the Frenchman, insisting he wasn’t of the quality to retain his place within Los Bl...

3 days ago
6 future stars who could break into the England squad

When the FA announced their ‘England DNA’ blueprint for elite player development back in December 2014 many scoffed at the idea. It was derided by some as a cheap marketing ploy to try to re-engage a fanbase that felt apathy towards the national team after a disappointing World Cup in Brazil. Yet less than four years later and the Three Lions’ future appears bright. Reaching the...

3 days ago
Huddersfield's misfortune masks deeper problems

There are several, pretty important, statistics for which Huddersfield Town sit dead last in the Premier League; open play goals, shots on target and big chances created. They’re first for accurate long balls, though. Huddersfield are that sort of team. The Terriers are largely the bookmakers’ second favourites to go down this season, after Cardiff City. Not quite as bad as a Neil Warnock te...

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