Category Archives: Competitions

World Cup 2018 qualifying – Ten big talking points

Football fans were well and truly spoilt this summer with the European Championships - the 24-team tournament eventually and surprisingly won by Portugal and watched by a global TV audience of millions. Fortunately, the international football calendar sees little downtime and the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup is well underway. (more…)
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How To Plan For The Away Days In Europe

The draws for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League were recently held with a number of English Premier League teams drawn in the respective tournaments. Reigning Premier League Champions Leicester City are set to make their debut in the Champions League this season with a trip to face Club Brugge this month, Arsenal have a tough opening fixture against Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital, Tottenham Hotspur face a trip to CSKA Moscow at the end of the month…
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Which English Teams Have Been The Busiest In The Summer Transfer Window?

The 2016/17 Premier League season is set to kick off on the 13th August and with 7 new managers in place plus an 8th pending it is set to be an explosive year. All the clubs are currently recruiting new players to strengthen their squads as well as clearing out players they feel can’t contribute any more. (more…)
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Ronaldo, a season of records

After a mixed season which included narrowly missing out to Barcelona in the Liga BBVA, Ronaldo played a significant role in Real Madrid winning its 11th Champions League title. As well as making a great contribution to the team effort and he also beat several individual records this season. (more…)
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European Championship Cheat Sheet – Never Miss a Game Again

With the European Championships upon us the time has come to start worrying about how and where we’re going to be able to catch the matches. With games scattered throughout the day, chances are you’re going to be stuck at work, school, church or anywhere else other than down the pub enjoying a nice cold pint as you watch England dominate. However, we’ve come up with a few genius ideas making missing the big game is officially a thing of…
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England’s semi-final record

As preparations continue for Euro 2016, Portugal’s visit to Wembley (Thursday 2 June) will inevitably revive memories of the Eusebio-inspired team that were beaten in the World Cup semi-final as England progressed to their greatest-ever triumph in 1966. 50 years on, the Three Lions squad will travel to France with the hope of earning similar legendary status as the Boys of ’66, although those compiling Bethut's 2016 predictions for the Euro's suggest that reaching the semi-finals would be a more…
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Marcus Rashford to join ranks of England’s youngest-ever players

As Louis Van Gaal takes his leave of Old Trafford, the veteran Dutch coach will reflect on his legacy of the latest batch of young Red Devils graduating through to the senior team at Manchester United. The star pupil of the Class of ’16 is undoubtedly Marcus Rashford who can cap his meteoric rise by making his England debut this week. The Manchester-born striker made his United debut only three months ago and has made such an astounding impact that…
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