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Bayer 04 fall to defeat against spirited Wolfsburg side.

Wolfsburg rode their luck and worked hard for a 1-0 victory at the BayArena to move up to fourth in the Bundesliga table and level on points with opponents, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, who failed to really break down and get past Koen Casteels and a resolute Die Wölfe defence. Hosts, Bayer Leverkusen started the game […]

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Relegation threatened Derby County face promotion pushing AFC Bournemouth

Derby County caused an upset against promotion favourites AFC Bournemouth as Wayne Rooney grabbed his first win as permanent Rams boss in a hard fought 1-0 victory. Krystian Bielik was the hero at Pride Park on Tuesday night as he earned Wayne Rooney his first win since being appointed permanent manager of Derby County. Bielik […]

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Zlatan sinks Napoli to send Milan to the top – S.S.C. Napoli vs AC Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimović is once again making the headlines and proving that age is just a number after his emphatic double took AC Milan back up to the top of the table after a 3-1 victory over a 10-man Napoli. The visitors, AC Milan started the brighter of the two sides, eager to drive forward and […]

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The Lions Roar To Victory – Orlando City vs Columbus Crew.

It was always going to be tight and enthralling matchup between two teams that started the day level on both points and goal difference in the MLS Eastern conference, and it didn’t disappoint. There was drama from the first minute until the 98th, in a game that had it all. The headlines would’ve been all […]

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Mourinho mind games and fixture congestion.

As an ambitious Spurs fan I find it frustrating and confusing to hear Mourinho totally disregard tonight’s game and the competition as a whole in the Newcastle post mach press conference on Sunday. That said, I do understand his comments and why he has made them – like many of Mourinho’s remarks they’re bold and […]

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Gareth Bale Returns.

I know, I can’t quite believe I’m saying either, but amazingly, astonishingly, it’s actually happening. I wanted to write a short piece on his ‘homecoming’ of sorts, mainly as a record and document of this landmark day, this special day, in the recent history of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Many may laugh at or argue […]

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Luis Binks: An interview.

I was recently fortunate enough to talk at length with Luis Binks – a young defender, only just turned 19 – who has the world at his feet. A former Tottenham Hotspur academy prospect, who now applies his trade with Montreal Impact in the MLS, has recently earned himself a move back to Europe with […]

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Athletic Club de Bilbao vs Atlético Madrid match / scout report.

This is another piece I wrote for TargetScouting.com also available on their website which contains so many great and interesting reports. Athletic Club de Bilbao vs Atlético Madrid For a match in which Athletic Bilbao were considered by many as underdogs they thoroughly impressed. The Basque team reacted well to an early Atléticoscare, going on […]

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Celta Vigo vs Villarreal match / scout report.

A piece I wrote for targetscouting.com – you can also find the report there. An overall high intensity, but cagey affair saw a total of only six shots on target, all of which coming from the visitors, Villarreal. The game looked set to end goalless until, in the 91st minute, a deflected shot from the […]

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Could Marsch be The Magpies’ Man?

Jesse Marsch spoke passionately of his playing philosophy and his team’s strong identity on the pitch from very early in his career, with big ambitions and a clear vision he was desperate to fulfil – a persistence that even lead to disagreements, such is the case with his first managerial job at Montreal Impact. However, […]