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Best quotes about Phil Neville

As part of the Manchester United football team that won a host of titles in the ‘90s, Phil Neville is well respected as a club and Premier League legend. Known for leading the England women’s football team at the 2019 World Cup, we take a look below at some of the best quotes made about Phil Neville. From the famous ...

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They went to a match and never came back (Part One)

Football is the world’s most popular sport, and, every week during a regular season, fans will go to matches in their millions the world over. Whilst it is normally a fun day out,  there  are times when a combination of factors means that spectators find themselves in danger. Local rivalries, stadiums filled beyond capacity, inadequate policing or outdated facilities all ...

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Two Nations Divided by a Common Language

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The playwright George Bernard Shaw once described Britain and the USA as two nations divided by a common language. That is certainly the case when it comes to Football, the most popular sport in each country, although we are talking about two different games. Whilst American Football – or gridiron – has some following in Europe – especially now that ...

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The Dirtiest Matches of All-Time (Part One)

Although football is often described as the beautiful game, there are occasions when things spill out of control, lines are crossed and the ugly side of the sport reveals itself. It should be noted that the sport has changed over the years and what was once deemed acceptable, will no longer be tolerated. For example, the 1970 FA Cup replay ...

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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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