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Injuries Ruined Their Career (Part Six)

Concluding the series looking at players whose careers were cut short by injury, or failed to fulfil their potential as a result. For Part One click here; Part Two click here; Part Three click here; Partt Four Click here; and Part Five click here. Ledley King Although he played for Tottenham, his boyhood club for 12 seasons the latter part ...

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Injuries Ruined Their Career (Part Five)

The latest instalment in the series looking at players whose careers were either ruined by injury, or failed to fulfil their potential because of them. Pierluigi Casiraghi For Part One click here; Part Two click here; Part Three click here, and Part Four click here. With Chelsea having broken their transfer record to sign Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan, some ...

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Injuries Ruined Their Career (Part Four)

The fourth instalment of the series looking at players whose careers were ruined by injuries. For Part One, please click here; for Part Two, please click here; and Part Three please click here. Jack Wilshere Jack Wilshere is still playing, and theoretically, could still go on to enjoy a major career in the game. But realistically he has unlikely ever ...

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Injuries Ruined Their Career (Part Three)

The third part in the series looking at players whose careers were either cut short by injury, or whose potential was never fully realised because of them. For Part One click here and Part Two click here. Dean Ashton At the age of 23, Dean Ashton was looking upwards. He had risen through the football ranks, from Crewe in League ...

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Injuries Ruined Their Careers (Part One)

It takes years of hard work and dedication to become a professional footballer. For every thousand boys – or girls – that dream of becoming a major star, less than one will ever go on to sign a professional contract. And, even then, the odds of making it in the game are long, as the large number of academy graduates ...

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They Impressed at the Euros (Part Two)

Continuing the series looking at players who earned big money moves on the strength of what they achieved playing For Part One for their national sides at the European Championship. For Part One, please click here. Henrik Larsson Swedish striker Larsson had already enjoyed a glittering career in Scotland with Celtic, with whom he won four league titles, and the ...

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Best Quotes of Jürgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp last season did what the likes of Graeme Souness, Roy Evans, Gerard Houllier, Rafa Benitez, Roy Hodgson, and Brendan Rogers had all failed to do before him, and brought the Premier League title back to Anfield for the first time in 30 years, a year after leading them to success in the Champions League final. And, when he ...

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Ferdinand open to United role

Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he is open to the idea pf becoming technical director at Manchester United. New manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has indicated he is willing to work alongside a Technical Director, and Ferdinand, and former United team mate Darren Fletcher, have both had discussions with club officials about the role.  The news comes as Ferdinand has just ...

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Declan Rice named Irish young player of the year

West Ham’s Declan Rice has been named the Irish Young Player of the Year. The choice is a controversial one as Rice has recently switched his international allegiance to England, and is expected to be named in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the forthcoming European Championship qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro. However, as the voting took place before he ...

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Declan Rice formally requests change of international status

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice’s chances of being named in the next England squad have received a significant boost after the Football Association formally applied to FIFA to have him declared as an English player. The 20-year old who was born on Kingston-upon-Thames, qualified to play for both England and Ireland, with both his grandparents hailing from Cork.  That led ...

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