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Stats suggest a high scoring Champions League campaign

The early rounds of the new Champions League campaign have been notable for some high-scoring affairs. In week one, Liverpool needed a late winner to overcome Paris Saint-Germain in a five-goal thriller, while the subsequent round included a 4-2 win for Barcelona against Spurs. PSG overcame that loss to Liverpool by putting six goals past Crvena Zvezda, while there were five goals for Roma as they breezed past Viktoria Plzen. It’s early days, of course, but those numbers suggest that…
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The 5 World Cup games with the most goals

The FIFA World Cup is without question the pinnacle of the game, a tournament steeped in history where legends are made and superstars are born. For the victors go the spoils as they are etched into the record books, while at the same time there are some records that will want to be forgotten. Particularly records that come in the shape of very heavy defeats and with that in mind here are the five World Cup games with the most…
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Isco says Modric should win 2018 Ballon d’Or

It’s been a massive year for Real Madrid’s Luka Modric. He’s already won the Champions League, played in a World Cup final and won the Golden Ball at the 2018 World Cup, now his team-mate Isco says the Croatian should be awarded the 2018 Ballon d’Or award too. (more…)
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Have Liverpool already showed us they’re going to win the Premier League? 4 pieces of evidence…

It’s pretty likely that while Liverpool fans will be enjoying life at the moment, they won’t be getting carried away. Meanwhile, the neutral’s all around them are bouncing. After almost 30 years, can the Reds win the Premier League? The answer is quite clearly yes. They were the form team at the end of last season and have continued to show that into this. Yes they can steal the league from Manchester City. In fact, there’s enough to suggest they…
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The EA effect: How FIFA became the most popular football video game franchise

It’s hardly a secret that many of us can be a little football mad from time to time and with the sheer popularity of the sport amongst avid fans and casual watchers alike, it’s no surprise that video games have taken the sport and twisted it into something playable even for the most inactive among us. EA’s FIFA has proven time and time again to be one of the very few games that have stood the test of time. With…
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How worried should we be about the recent Danish football crisis?

After Denmark were predictably beaten 3-0 in a recent international friendly against Slovakia, it became apparent that the problems facing the international team were much bigger than first feared. For many, the match represented the kind of match which you play on your games console, whereby your friend picks Real Madrid whilst you opt to play as whoever is at the bottom of the football league pyramid at the time. Denmark included an internet star, a student and a number…
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Summer transfer deals spark excitement across the Premier League

The summer transfer window created plenty of excitement for fans across the Premier League, with clubs splashing out eye-watering amounts of money once again. Top flight clubs spent £1.26 billion this summer, slightly less than £1.4bn that was paid out during the corresponding window in 2017. However, although the total spend wasn't as high as last year there have been some major signings, with the record transfer fee for a goalkeeper being broken twice in the past two months. Read…
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Can Pep’s City be stopped?

Manchester City have begun their Premier League defence in devastating fashion, dispatching Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates and hammering Huddersfield 6-1 at the Etihad. The 1-1 draw at Molineux is the only blemish on their record so far, but they can count themselves incredibly unfortunate not to have beaten Wolves. Many of their star players are still recovering from a summer of tournament football in Russia and yet the champions look even better than they did last season. So who…
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