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Talismanic Terry Must Be Lured To Brazil

Talismanic Terry Must Be Lured To Brazil

With the 2014 World Cup in Brazil rapidly approaching, managers of the national teams involved are getting increasingly closer to the date where they must submit the 23 players they have selected. There are numerous question marks still surrounding those who will go to the tournament for England. Players such as Cleverley and Smalling are being criticised for being included in previous squads, whilst there are huge calls for former captain John Terry to come out of international retirement to …
Captain Fantastic Parades His Class in New Role at Liverpool

Captain Fantastic Parades His Class in New Role at Liverpool

Liverpool are the team everyone have become wary of coming into the final third of the Premier League season. They have enjoyed a magnificent week, following up a resounding 5-1 thrashing of the then league leaders, Arsenal, with a last gasp 3-2 victory at Craven Cottage. It was their charismatic captain, Steven Gerrard, who orchestrated a superb recovery over Fulham, ensuring Liverpool remain hopeful of being crowned champions come May. With Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, declaring his side as the 'little horse' …
Mackems Maintain Momentum As They Dominate Tyne-Wear Derby... Again

Mackems Maintain Momentum As They Dominate Tyne-Wear Derby... Again

Sunderland leapt out of the relegation zone last Saturday lunchtime thanks to a stunning victory on Tyneside. The Mackems humiliated the Geordie's on their own turf for the second year running, handing them their third victory over Newcastle in under 12 months. Gus Poyet has overseen a dramatic improvement in his side's recent performances and most crucially, the results have also been positive. They have scraped themselves from off the foot of the table in recent weeks, showing tremendous form in …
Adebayor Shows He's Still Got The Fight On His Return

Adebayor Shows He's Still Got The Fight On His Return

Emmanuel Adebayor has never been too far from the headlines since arriving on these shores to sign for Arsenal, in January 2006 for £7m, from French side Monaco. He has never shone away from voicing his opinions on matters close to his heart. Last week, Emmanuel Adebayor appeared on a Sky Sports News interview special in their Weekend Warm-Up show, the Togolese striker, who recently returned to the Tottenham first team, spoke of personal experiences that led him to describe …
The Modern Day Use Of Full Backs | Evra, Baines, Enrique Stats 12/13

The Modern Day Use Of Full Backs | Evra, Baines, Enrique Stats 12/13

Football often develops additional roles for players through constant progression in methods of play, putting increased significance on certain tactical styles. New footballing philosophies are created and developed to improve performance levels, and bring fresh ideas into the game. The basis in which players are instructed to be responsible for various duties within any one position is rapidly increasing. This can be seen in every position from goalkeeper through to striker. The ways in which these tactics are instructed upon a …
With Walcott Missing From Rio, Two Managers Share One Dilemma | Stats

With Walcott Missing From Rio, Two Managers Share One Dilemma | Stats

Both Arsenal, and England were dealt major new year blows this week with the news attacker Theo Walcott will miss the next six months with cruciate ligament damage. The injury rules him out of the remaining domestic campaign, and the glittering World Cup in Brazil this coming summer. Walcott, who had only recently returned from a 2 month lay off following abdominal surgery in September, sustained the injury against arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup 3rd Round Tie on …
Super Scouser On The Rise | Ross Barkley Stats

Super Scouser On The Rise | Ross Barkley Stats

Merseyside has long been the source for many a top footballer; Gerrard, Rooney, and McManaman to name just a few. Now it seems there may be another on the verge of greatness emerging from the Blue side of town. There have been glowing references surrounding this player since he flourished in the Everton academy, making his first team debut at only 17 years young. The Red side of Merseyside are currently facing the reality of witnessing their monumental midfield maestro, …
Nasri Sustains Promising Form | Performance Analysis Vs Swansea

Nasri Sustains Promising Form | Performance Analysis Vs Swansea

Manchester City fans are being treated to some delightful entertainment this year at the Etihad Stadium. One opposition side after another are being swept aside by the sheer quality, and force of the City attack. Manuel Pellegrini has the privilege of selecting from one of the finest squad lists in world football. Over the initial months of the season, high praise has been reserved for the performances of numerous City players, solely attack-minded, such as Aguero, Silva, Negredo, and Toure. …
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