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Ben Murphy

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Passionate football supporter from Australia, who has played the game from the age of six and currently has one year left of a journalism course at university - with the aspiration of becoming a football writer.

Theo Walcott: Why he’ll prove the critics wrong

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I must admit that I was initially skeptical of Arsenal's decision to cough up around 12 million pounds for a 16-year-old 'wonderkid' back in...

Premier League: Beyond Chelsea and Manchester United

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Before the start of the new season, all the talk was about the Premier League being a two-horse race between champions Chelsea and Manchester...

Moore and Grella disappointing in Australia loss to the United States

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The Socceroos final pre-World Cup hit-out has ended in a disappointing 3-1 loss to the United States at Ruimsig Stadium. With national coach Pim...

Is Dalglish really the right man for Liverpool?

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There is no doubting Kenny Dalglish's pedigree as a player, having won five league titles and three European cups during his time at Liverpool....

Rooney? Torres? Drogba? Who is currently the best striker in the Premier League?

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Wayne Rooney The transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid in the summer has coincided with the emergence of Wayne Rooney as a goal-scoring machine....

Liverpool: the “new Bolton”?

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I am confident that I am not alone in being frustrated and annoyed at Sam Allardyce's recent pre-match snipes at Rafael Benitez and Liverpool. ...

Portsmouth’s sad plight: When will clubs learn?

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Portsmouth's rapid descension from 2008 FA Cup Winners to Premier League cellar-dwellers has culminated in them being placed into administration. They are now certain...

The Cristiano Ronaldo Witch Hunt

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I begin by pointing out that I am not a fan of Real Madrid. Nor am I particularly a fan of their 80 million...

Do Barcelona really need big name, expensive signings?

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If the reports emanating from Spanish newspaper Sport are to be believed, Barcelona are now chasing Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery to go with...

The Merseyside Derby – Passionate or Malicious?

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After watching the recent brutal derby match between Liverpool and Everton, I was astounded by some of the post-match comments by some of the...