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Emile Heskey’s view on modern football

It's probably never been tougher to be an ex-professional footballer. It's hard to imagine how former football players must feel watching the game, knowing that even mundane EPL players are earning vast fortunes. One player to have just missed out on the 'stupid money cake' is Emile Heskey. A top flight career as a bruising forward with Leicester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Wigan and Aston Villa came to an end in 2012 (although he did enjoy a career swansong in Australia's A-League…
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2017 summer signings best XI

The summer transfer window is in full swing, and clubs all around Europe have been quite busy securing the signatures of some top-class talent. Below we have compiled a team comprising the best XI new signings of the summer. (more…)
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Will Everton’s signings spring them into top four?

Everton have made a number of significant moves in the transfer market this summer in their bid to break into the top four of the Premier League. The Toffees have invested almost £100 million over the course of the summer to land some of the most talented young players in England. Source: GoldenVision90 via Twitter Romelu Lukaku is poised to leave the club, with his sale to Manchester United expected to cover the vast expenditure of the Merseysiders. Ronald Koeman's…
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Football teams that exploit the home ground advantage

Whether they play at home or away, the support that European football teams drum up is always incredible. If we take a look at an infographic that tells us more about the teams and the stadiums they play in, their incredible winning strikes, games won in the last decade and record home wins it’s easy to see why the term ‘home ground advantage’ comes about.   Turning the Home Ground into a Battlefield The team that deserves the first mention…
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FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off a busy year for Russian hosts

The Russian men's national team has kicked off what promises to be a historic year with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. Nobody knows more than the Russian FA that this summer’s FIFA Confederations Cup is an essential test run for the nation's selection to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup next year. Even though the Confederations Cup is a far smaller tournament, featuring just four host cities and a fraction of the games due to be played next year,…
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