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Ahmed Bilal

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Can United finish in the top four? Probably not, but don’t blame Ole

Football fans (United fans and yours truly included) can be a fickle bunch. A run of defeats or wins can produce intensely varying emotional...
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2014 Champions League Final: Facts & Figures

The 2014 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid takes place at Lisbon's Stadium of Light on Saturday. Here's a set of facts...
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Manchester United have a plan, and it’s not about David Moyes

From the renovated training center to the infusion of quality young players at Manchester United, it seems Alex Ferguson has been preparing to leave.

“Champions League Final Viewing” plus Manchester City v Chelsea at Yankee Stadium on May...

Manchester City and Chelsea are due to play an end-of-season friendly at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, May 25. If that date sticks out, that's...

‘Tweaking’ Manchester United – what Sir Alex Ferguson will be doing this summer

Manchester United are in a comfortable position financially and on the pitch to not resort to the 'no value in the market' line any more.

Fear of failure drives United forward

They said it couldn't be done. No team had thrown away an 8-point advantage with 6 games to go in the league. But United...

Why United are deliberately playing slow, and why it works

United are in constant evolution. Ferguson's enduring successes are simultaneously based on consistency and the need to adapt, every year, to the changes around...

England’s biggest problem at the Euros – and beyond

England are placed 6th in the pre-Euro 2012 FIFA rankings, and despite the criticisms of the system it is a openly accessible, results-based formula....

Dalglish Gone As Liverpool Count Heavy Losses

The Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has left Anfield after talks with the club's American owners. Dalglish had traveled to the US to meet with the...

Ferguson’s big United decision this summer

Manchester United's best performance in the 2011/2012 season was on Sunday, 28th August 2011, when they walloped an injury-ridden and pre-panic-buy Arsenal 8-2. This...

How Football Manager can improve your FIFA gameplay – and vice versa

The two most popular football simulation games - Football Manager and FIFA, offer very contrasting experiences to football fans. And yet you will find...

Three things Pakistani football can learn from Euro 2012

The 2012 European Championships will kick off this summer in Poland and Ukraine. The Euro 2012 betting hugely favours Spain and Germany, but beyond...