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Real Betis: Review of the club’s 2019-20 season so far

Real Betis Balompie ended last season ready to make a lot of changes over the summer. They had seen improvement season after season until 2018-2019, when the team dropped a lot of points. Their form towards the close of last season left the senior club management in no doubt that investment was needed, not just in the squad but also ...

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Four Manchester United players who can go big this season

The 2019-20 season has begun on a horrendous note for the Red Devils. They are ranked a lowly 12th. Of late, the club hasn’t been able to get its act together. Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez’s ouster from the squad came as a shock to many. After Sanchez shifted base to Inter Milan, the club has been finding it hard to ...

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4 Skills Poker Players Can Learn From Top Managers

Being a football manager requires a certain skill set that runs beyond that of understanding the game from a playing perspective. There are a range of skills a manager needs in order to succeed, some of which are very similar to those required around a poker table. Some players like Gerard Pique and Ronaldo for instance, have tried their luck at poker. Teddy ...

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Nicolas Pépé plays better when playing the full 90 minutes

Image Credits Now that club record signing Nicolas Pépé has played six games in the Premier League and one game in the Europa League for Arsenal, it seems an appropriate juncture to have a look at the early statistics for the 24-year old Ivory Coast international. A few months ago, former Arsenal club legend Nigel Winterburn said in an exclusive interview ...

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Newcastle are the outright favourites to be relegated

Newcastle are the new outright favourites to be relegated from the Premier League this season after slumping to consecutive defeats in their opening two games. Image Source The Magpies lost iconic manager Rafa Benitez in the summer after he grew frustrated with a lack of investment in the squad. Steve Bruce was parachuted in to replace him and he has ...

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Match Preview: Liverpool vs Wolves

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Liverpool will play Wolverhampton Wanderers in the final match of the Premier League season on Sunday 12th May at 3 pm BST, knowing that they have to win but also that, even if they do see off the challenge of the visitors, it will not be enough to give them a first title in 29 years. That is because Manchester ...

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The Contenders for the PFA Player of the Year 2018 – 2019

There are many candidates on the shortlist to end up as the PFA’s Player of the Year in 2019. It is a very prestigious reward so everyone is waiting with anticipation to hear the announcement, despite the Premier League games grabbing much of the attention. Keep on reading as we take a closer look at the many candidates and their ...

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Premier League Relegation? Always Bet on Dyche

It’s become almost clichéd to say that Sean Dyche doesn’t get enough credit for the job he has done at Burnley, but, you know, Sean Dyche doesn’t get enough credit for the job he does at Burnley. Indeed, it’s ironic when you look at the squad he has at Turf Moor – one that finished 7th last year and qualified ...

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The curious case of three Dutch legends who won little

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The first came out of retirement to play for one last time. The second has made it clear he would retire at the end of the 2018-19 season. The third announced he had retired from professional football with immediate effect. The simultaneous retirement of these three high profile players is not just a mere coincidence. It happens to be one ...

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