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4 ways to become a better football player

Football is arguably one of the most intense sports out there. Players need to have tons of stamina and motivation to get through practices and games. Due to factors like a large playing field, long games, and few substitutions, football players run an average of 7 miles per game. With how intense football is, it's important to have a solid training regime. Here, we'll break down 4 tips you should incorporate into your football training routine if you haven't already.…
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Gary Charles and his new life helping addicts

He went down in history as a solid England defender and player for the likes of Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and West Ham. But it’s unknown to many that Gary Charles, who has now been sober for 12 years, uses his experience to help those who are battling with addiction. Although his own struggles played out publicly at the height of his career, part of his recovery journey and his mission to help others comes with the work he does…
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The science behind football predictions

We’re in the midst of a new age of football analysis: no-longer do managers and scouts need to rely on a trusted eye and an experienced mind. As has long been the case in the sport of baseball, football is becoming much more statistics and data-oriented, particularly when it comes to making football predictions. Along with an increasing fondness for football statistics and analysis, technological advances are being applied to create football data science, which is being utilised across all…
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UEFA Champions League matchday 4 preview: Premier League giants look to take one step into knockout rounds

It’s been relatively smooth sailing for the majority of the Premier League clubs in the UEFA Champions League so far, even though a few hiccups have threatened last season’s finalists Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur on occasions. Spurs, in particular, are reeling from their recent struggles in the league. They’re stuck in 11th place in the Premier League, failing to win matches and at rock-bottom in terms of confidence.  So a trip to Belgrade to take on the daunting FK Crvena…
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Ranking the best England managers – Who tops the bill?

It’s fair to say that England have had some interesting managers throughout the ages, from formidable dictators to genial coaches who always seemed more than a little out of their depth (Steve McLaren, anyone?) Assessing the best England managers is a deceptively easy pastime, however, particularly given the paucity of success that the Three Lions have enjoyed (or not) during the last 50 years or more. In this article, we’ve reviewed the best three managers in the history of the…
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West Ham star falls hook, line and sinker for Noble ruse

Camaraderie is hugely important in football, giving teams a vital edge against opposition that aren’t all on the same page. With that in mind, West Ham United fans will be delighted to discover that key members of their squad are fostering a fantastic team spirit. Hammers’ captain Mark Noble is well known for leading from the front and doing what he can to generate positivity around the squad. The midfielder has recently showcased that ability perfectly after teaming up with…
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Manchester United fancied to end Liverpool’s unbeaten record

Manchester United host Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday aiming to put a disappointing start to the new season behind them. United head into the weekend in the bottom half of the table after winning just two of their first eight matches. The face a Liverpool side that have picked up 24 points from eight games to power eight points clear at the top of the standings. Read on as we preview this weekend’s big clash. Injuries hit United’s…
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Analyzing the Jurgen Klopp revolution at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp’s revolution at Liverpool is going strong after clinching his first trophy in their sixth UEFA Champions League win earlier in May.  However, with a perfect start to their Premier League season, the Reds are now in pole position to end their league curse and finally lift the trophy next year.  Of course, it’s still a lengthy process and Klopp himself is not getting excited about anything, but this team he’s built from scratch is all due to clever scouting and…
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What stats (and recent history) tell us about betting on the Premier League

We are but a handful games – seven at the time of writing – into the Premier League season, but already we are starting to see patterns form on how the season may pan out. Sure, there is enough time for teams like Manchester United, Wolves and Watford, to get their act together and reach their respective goals. Yet, pretty soon, a sluggish start can turn into a season long nightmare. Although, the flip side is that a good start…
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Which Premier League manager is destined to be sacked next?

Javi Gracia was the first Premier League managerial casualty this season when Watford parted ways with the Spaniard in early September. Now, with several big clubs not performing up to expectations, another managerial sacking could be on the horizon. Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Everton are all rumoured as considering managerial changes. Poor starts have been experienced by all four clubs and it is likely one of them could make a managerial decision before the next international break in…
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