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Manchester divided: young and English versus older and foreign, so far

By Brian Sears 12 September 2014 It may all change when Louis Van Gaal finally unleashes his new-look starting XI against QPR at Old Trafford on Sunday but his starting XIs so far in this nascent Premier League season have been among the youngest...

Radamel Falcao: a symbol of Uefa shackling Manchester City in the FFP era

* By Ian Herbert 5 September 2014 Why didn’t Manchester City buy Radamel Falcao? It’s one of the unexplained mysteries of the transfer market. They admire him. They would have leapt at the chance of buying him last summer. And now they go into the season...

Tottenham’s handling of Liverpool a barometer of Pochettino’s top-six capability

By Brian Sears 29 August 2014 Played two, won two, scored five, conceded none, and both games in challenging London derbies. Tottenham's start to the Premier League season under new manager Mauricio Pochettino could not have gone better. Wins over West Ham then QPR...

Man Utd on 28-game unbeaten run against promoted teams … since Burnley 2009

By Brian Sears 29 August 2014 Manchester United travel to Burnley for the Premier League's lunchtime match on Saturday with a single point from two games so far, with Louis Van Gaal still trying to sort out the mess he inherited and with the...
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‘The president couldn’t say who owned his players. Maybe criminals. Astonishing’

By Ian Herbert 12 September 2014 One of the main panel events at the Soccerex global convention in Manchester this week was headlined: 'How to run a...

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‘The data’s clear: soccer is becoming more significant in the US sporting landscape’

By Roger Pielke Jr 12 September 2014  It is a favorite debating topic among football fans in the United States: has soccer arrived in the United States?...

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Radamel Falcao: a symbol of Uefa shackling Manchester City in the FFP era

* By Ian Herbert 5 September 2014 Why didn’t Manchester City buy Radamel Falcao? It’s one of the unexplained mysteries of the transfer market. They admire him. They would...

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‘Community is at the core of football, and with it notions of identity and place’

* In his latest book, 'Taking Our Ball Back: English Football’s Culture Wars', MARTIN CLOAKE quotes political philosopher Michael Sandel’s statement that “The pleasure of sports has...

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MOTD at 50: ‘Interesting, very interesting … Oh look at his face, just look at his face’

* By Nick Harris 22 August 2014 When the first episode of Match of the Day was screened 50 years ago today, there were more than twice as...

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‘The president couldn’t say who owned his players. Maybe criminals. Astonishing’

By Ian Herbert 12 September 2014 One of the main panel events...

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MOTD at 50: ‘Interesting, very interesting … Oh look at his face, just look at his face’

* By Nick Harris 22 August 2014 When the first episode of Match...

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Winning in global sport: Often about the money, money, money ….. (but not always)

By Nick Harris 5 May 2014 It was self-evident in the 2012-13...

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REVEALED: Barcelona best at producing ‘Big 5′ players, Ajax most across Europe

By Nick Harris 21 January 2014 Barcelona produce more first-team footballers across...