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Portrait of an iconic manager – Sir Bobby Robson

Sir Bobby Robson is regarded amongst one of the best managers that England has produced. A forward in his playing days, Robson went on to manage in several major European countries, something that not many English managers are willing to try. And in doing so, he achieved success too. Robson started his playing career with Fulham in the old English ...

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When Johan Cruyff played in Segunda Division

Johan Cruyff is one of the greatest players the world of football has seen. The Dutchman was a maestro on the field and was integral to the great success that Ajax Amsterdam and later Barcelona enjoyed in the 1960s and ‘70s respectively. The man was an epitome of the hugely successful and revolutionary Total Football. He was instrumental in helping ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Alen Halilovic

  When Barcelona acquired Alen Halilovic from Croatian outfit Dinamo Zagreb in the 2014 summer transfer window, he was billed as one of the best young talents in world football. Many of the major European clubs were after his coveted signature and it was considered somewhat of a coup that the Catalans managed to get him and that too at ...

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Barcelona – the powerhouse that Joan Gamper built

  A certain Swiss man named Hans Kamper took on a voyage to Africa to join his uncle’s business, but on the way he took a detour to the Catalan city of Barcelona. Little did the young man know that once in the Catalan capital he would end up founding one of the greatest European football clubs. A club whose ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Helenio Herrera

Helenio Herrera is quite rightly regarded as one of the greatest managers of all time. He has become synonymous with his “catenaccio” Inter Milan side of the 1960s, but there is so much more to the manager, who was one of the early tactical pioneers. The Argentine began his managerial career in the 1940s and after managing a string of ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Sergi Samper

  Luis Enrique took charge of the Barcelona first team in the summer of 2014 and guided the Catalans to a treble of the league title, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey in his first season at the club. For a manager who achieves so much in only his first season, there can hardly be any complaints. However, ...

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PSG and Barcelona’s unbeaten record not impressive enough

Last week Paris Saint Germain broke the French record for the longest unbeaten record. The Ligue 1 champions haven’t lost in 34 games but they are still way behind from becoming one of the most unbeatable league sides in Europe. Now, Barcelona have beaten their previous club record of staying unbeaten for 28 games with a 1 – 1 draw ...

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Top 5 Embarrassing Club Record Signings

Andy Carroll The Geordie moved to Liverpool in the summer of 2011 for an eye-watering sum of £35m. No one had thought that Carroll would command such a staggering fee for his move from St. James’ Park to Anfield, but the Reds did shell out the money after they reaped the riches from Fernando Torres’ move to Chelsea for another ...

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