Monthly Archives: February 2013

Rafa Benitez to Chelsea Fans: Mad Rant or Clever PR Strategy

  It has to be said that whether you support Chelsea or not, last night’s rant on 5Live made for seriously entertaining listening - a rarity on that program. But as a match with West Brom looms large, Rafa Benitez reached … Read more…

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Swansea: Laudrup’s total football and the right philosophy

By the time Michael Laudrup strolled out with his customary panache onto the Wembley turf to congratulate his players and receive a collective embrace from the jubilant Swansea fans packed behind one of the goals, even the usually humble Dane must have … Read more…

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Arsenal: In Arsene we [no longer] trust?

A studious of the game by the nature and an academic by choice, Arsene Wenger will undoubtedly be familiar with Karl Marx’s notion that ”history repeats itself, the first as tragedy, then as farce”.

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Juventus beware! Celtic are Britain’s dark horse in the Champions League.

Speak to any player, manager or fan that has travelled to Celtic Park to face The Bhoys in a European encounter and you will no doubt hear countless tales of an unbelievable atmosphere, with passion pouring from the stands in … Read more…

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Spurs, Arsenal and Liverpool. Why fourth spot has never been so crucial.

With the transfer window now a distant memory and a surprisingly entertaining international break out of the way, we’re are now approaching the business end of the season and the next two months will be crucial in separating the real … Read more…

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Brazil and the Premier League, not always a successful story

For a competition widely regarded as the benchmark in world football, the Brazilian bar has been set surprisingly low in the Premier League. Samba (the dance, not the QPR defender) skills and a cold, wet winters night in the north of … Read more…

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