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How the falling pound is affecting the Premier League

Ever since that eventful day in June 2016, when the UK voted to leave the EU, we’ve seen considerable volatility in a number of areas, not least in the value of sterling against all of the world’s other major currencies. At one stage it had lost 15% of its value against the US dollar and, as anyone who has travelled to Europe last summer will also know, you certainly don’t get as many euros to the pound as you used…
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This week in football

Most of the major European football leagues are finally recommencing this week bar a few, and some have gifted us some great games to look forward to. The Premier League continued without interruption over the Christmas period, while other leagues like La Liga and the French Ligue 1 enjoyed more than 3 weeks off sometimes even 4 in the case of the Bundesliga. This week some great matches with great odds await us. (more…)
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The Ultimate Underdog XI

Everyone loves an underdog story, whether it is in football or any other great underdog moment as seen in the history of the greatest underdogs that beat the odds, the plucky no-hopers who defy the odds and topple giants of the game, and football has many examples. So here’s our ultimate underdog eleven. If they could ever appear on the pitch together we think they’d be unbeatable. (more…)
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The return of the terraces – AKA safe standing section?

Manchester United, Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion are the latest clubs to explore the possibility of installing a so-called safe standing area at their grounds begging the question as to whether, 27 years after Hillsborough, the call for a return to terraces in English stadiums is becoming too loud to be ignored. (more…)
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The similarities between football and bingo jargon

The jargon of bingo and football is, of course, very different, nevertheless, there are some considerable similarities. Both games are stupendously popular and just about everybody knows their most popular phrases. Whether it's playing a friendly game with your friends or playing for money both football and bingo are hugely popular worldwide, so much so they have developed their own etiquette and rules, variety of different tournaments as well as their own language and phrases. Now there may not be…
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How technology has changed the face of football today

We now experience televised sport, and football in particular, in a matrix of graphical wizardry. Sky, BT Sports, BBC, and even Setanta introduced so many nuances to the Beautiful Game, aided and abetted by pitch-side fans armed with smartphones, that the thought of just one, grainy camera at games, a la Kenneth Wolstenholme introducing Match of the Day way back when, seems totally alien. by Alex Jones Even international games at footballing outposts are now delivered in HD (and soon…
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Ronaldo: The Brazilian One

Few players in the world have had an impact on the football pitch quite like Ronaldo. He burst onto the scene in 1993 and for over 15 years frightened the life out of defenses across the globe, showing them a clean set of heals and his trademark R9 boots. Born in Rio in 1976, football was never going to be far from the striker’s mind, playing on the famous beaches that the likes of Zico, Romario, and Carlos Alberto Torres…
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