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Samiran Mishra

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I am a football writer and blogger. Other interests include history, anthropology, philosophy, music, books, etc. Been called a misanthrope on more than once occasion. Follow me @scoutdesk

Top 5 greatest England managers of all time

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The England managerial hot-seat has been occupied by a fair few characters over the years. Given the gargantuan expectations placed on the shoulders of any...

England v Scotland rivalry – a 150 year-old history

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Friday evening’s epic showdown between England and Scotland in the ongoing European Championships will be the first time the two sides have met at...

The Five Best Promoted Teams In Premier League History

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Leeds United have surprised many in the top flight with their flamboyant and dynamic style of play. The Yorkshire team, after gaining promotion to the...

Super League is not new – five ‘breakaway leagues’ that shocked the sporting world

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The overly ambitious European Super League project collapsed after eight of the 12 founding members from England, Spain and Italy abandoned ship following massive...

Analysis: Manchester United disappoint in goalless draw with Chelsea

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Manchester: Manchester United and Chelsea played out a drab 0-0 draw in dire conditions at Old Trafford on Saturday. The rain lashed onto the pitch...

On This Day in Football: First ever Old Firm derby, Forest retain European Cup

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On this day in 1888, Celtic played their first ever official game which happened to be against Rangers, their fiercest rivals. Details of this historic...

On This Day in Football: Villa become champions of Europe, United win treble

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On this day in 1982, Aston Villa beat Bayern Munich 1-0 to win the European Cup. Played at the Feyenoord Stadion in Rotterdam, Villa suffered...

On This Day in Football: Celtic create history, Miracle of Istanbul

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On this day in 1967, Celtic beat Inter Milan in Lisbon to become the first British team to win the European Cup. Played in front...

On This Day in Football: Hungary humiliate England

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On this day in 1954, Hungary humiliated England 7-1 in Budapest in an international friendly. The mighty Hungarian side had been unbeaten since May 1950...

On This Day in Football: Milan stop the Benfica juggernaut, Juve rule in Rome

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On this day in 1963, Italian giants AC Milan won the European Cup by beating Portuguese side Benfica 2-1 at the Wembley Stadium. Benfica had...

On This Day in Football: Red reigns supreme in Moscow

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On this day in 2008, Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties to win the UEFA Champions League. Played at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, this...

On This Day in Football: Historic day for Barca and Real as both lift...

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On this day in 1992, Barcelona won their first ever UEFA European Cup by beating Serie A side Sampdoria 1-0 in the final. Played at...