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Champions’ League Final: A Five-Point Plan for United to Beat Barcelona

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With the mainstream media already whispering suggestions that Sir Alex Ferguson is considering a radicalplan for 'if and when' Barcelona take the lead in...

Manchester United vs Barcelona: What Might Just Happen

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Pre-amble . ITV's irrepressible Andy Townsend proffers the sort of arcane wisdom for which he has become so renowned over the years: 'Well, first of all,...

Brave Blackpool Prove There’s No Room For Romance In The English Premier League

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Perhaps it is because Romanticism eludes any attempt at a concise definition that it has become a term so freely tossed into the melting...

Champions’ League Final: Why A Neutral Should Support Manchester United

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Blasphemous though it may seem, for all the dazzling array of skills which they bestow upon me as a mere spectator, I do not...

Manchester United Are Champions of England: Ceasefire at Ewood Park Makes History

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Liverpool were not so much knocked as bundled off their perch as a typically below-par away performance from Manchester United sealed a scrappy 1-1...

Unstoppable Porto Set Up All-Portuguese Europa League Final

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Three games. Fifteen goals. Even after a sloppy start in which they allowed Villareal to go in 1-0 up at half-time, FC Porto insisted...

The Strange Death of Brazilian Flair

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Ahead of tonight's semi-final clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona, Real's Brazilian left-back Marcelo has pointedly suggested that he prefers 'to win and not play well' over defeat. He sums up an increasing trend in Brazilian football away from the flair and ingenuity which made the golden shirt a symbol of The Beautiful Game'.

Beyond Lionel Messi: An Alternative List of the Best 25 Footballers in the World

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The titanic four-game battle between Real Madrid and Barcelona has once more thrown up the seemingly inexhaustible comparison between Cristiano Ronaldo and an Argentinian...

Beyond Lionel Messi: An Alternative List of the Top 25 Football Players in the...

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In my previous article, I argued that the process by which we decide who the world's best players are has been grossly distorted. A combination...

Beyond Lionel Messi: An Alternative List of the Top 25 Football Players in the...

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In my previous article, I argued that the process by which we decide who the world’s best players are has been grossly distorted. A combination...

Real Madrid 1-1 Barcelona: Catalans Close in on the Title, But Mourinho’s Men Rejuvenated

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Barcelona practically wrapped up La Liga with a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu, but there were few celebrations fron Pep Guardiola's men as Real Madrid appear to have gained a big psychological advantage going into the three remaining Classicos.

Tottenham vs Real Madrid in Fives

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A quick look at Real's 1-0 win at White Hart Lane through lists of five: things we learned, the best moments, and the best and worst players on the night