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James Metcalfe (MartialLaw)

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  • 5 Biggest English Football Clubs
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    5 Biggest English Football Clubs

    3 months ago

    The English game is one of football's most celebrated and competitive. Plenty of sides have enjoyed time at the top. However, only five can make it into this list of the country's greatest ever clubs.

  • 5 Premier League Managers Who Played for Their Club
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    5 Premier League Managers Who Played for Their Club

    3 months ago

    The Premier League has become known as the most competitive football league in the world; having a keen understanding for its ins and outs therefore is absolutely vital. It's not so uncommon therefore to see players return to their clubs and take the reigns as their managers.

  • What Did the Premier League Look Like in 2013?
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    What Did the Premier League Look Like in 2013?

    3 months ago

    The 2012-13 season marked the end of an era for the Premier League. Sir Alex Ferguson took charge of Manchester United for the final campaign, crowning themselves as Champions of England for a record 20th time. But how was the rest of the league looking?

  • Where Was the Premier League a Decade Ago?
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    Where Was the Premier League a Decade Ago?

    4 months ago

    The new decade of the 2020s is upon us, so we thought we would look back at the first season of the previous decade to see just how far the game has come. We take a look back at the 2009/10 season down below, the first campaign to see in the 2010s.

  • Liverpool's Premier League Legends
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    Liverpool's Premier League Legends

    4 months ago

    Liverpool are set to close out 2019 on the verge of their very first Premier League title. They are one of the oldest and grandest football clubs around the world and have had numerous legends grace the pitch through the years. We take a look at some of them here.

  • Which Arsenal Players Are World Class?
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    Which Arsenal Players Are World Class?

    4 months ago

    Arsenal is, in terms of trophies at least, the third biggest club in the Premier League right now. And whilst the side might have fallen on slightly harder times recently, they still boast plenty of talent amongst their ranks. We take a look through their squad and see who is really world class.

  • The 2005 Champions League Final: How the Drama Unfolded
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    The 2005 Champions League Final: How the Drama Unfolded

    4 months ago

    Arguably the most infamous football match of the last twenty years, Liverpool stunned the entire world with a scarcely believable comeback against European giants A.C. Milan in 2005. We take a look back at that unforgettable night in Istanbul and relieve the drama unfolding...

  • Underrated Football Players: Bundesliga
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    Underrated Football Players: Bundesliga

    5 months ago

    The Bundesliga is home to some of the most technical and competent players in European football. With some of the finest coaches on the continent, it's unsurprising to see so many genuinely gifted players slip right under the nose of football fans up and down the land. Check some of them out here.

  • Underrated Football Players: Premier League
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    Underrated Football Players: Premier League

    3 months ago

    The Premier League is easily the most watched sports league in the world, regularly drawing in millions of viewers from around the world each week. Despite this, it's easy to slip in between the cracks and become something of an underrated gem. Here's our take on the league's underrated pros.

  • Premier League Team of the Decade 2010–2019: Mid and Attack
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    Premier League Team of the Decade 2010–2019: Mid and Attack

    2 months ago

    With the 2010s now nearly at an end, we thought we would take a quick look back at the true giants of the footballing world who graced the pitch over the decade in the Premier League.

  • Premier League Team of the Decade 2010–2019: GK and Defence
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    Premier League Team of the Decade 2010–2019: GK and Defence

    2 months ago

    With the 2010s now drawing to a close, this is the best point to look back and reflect on what has been a thrilling decade of football. United fell, City rose and a new team rules supreme in North London. It might look like very different, but who has excelled the most?

  • The 2018 Champions League Final: How the Drama Unfolded
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    The 2018 Champions League Final: How the Drama Unfolded

    2 months ago

    One of the most intense finals in recent times, the 2018 Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool had it all. Goals, drama and tension for both sets of fans played out across ninety minutes as Zidane's Madrid side romped to their third consecutive European title.

  • Who Can Replace Messi and Ronaldo at the Top?
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    Who Can Replace Messi and Ronaldo at the Top?

    2 months ago

    Messi and Ronaldo have been dominating football for fifteen years now. They have won ten Ballon D'ors between them and easily remain the two most influential players on the planet, both on and off the pitch. But the end of this era could be on the horizon, so who could be their replacements?

  • Shocking Premier League Games From 2010 Onwards
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    Shocking Premier League Games From 2010 Onwards

    2 months ago

    The Premier League has carved out a reputation for being home to countless amounts of shocking and legendary games that have stunned the football world. Read on to see our take on some of the most shocking of losses conjured up since 2010.

  • Most Underrated Striker Partnerships in the Premier League
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    Most Underrated Striker Partnerships in the Premier League

    2 months ago

    Everyone remembers the likes of Rooney/Ronaldo and Shearer/Sutton. However, the Premier League has seen countless duos that haven't quite enjoyed the same longevity in people's memories. In this article, we pay homage to some of the most underrated Premier League strike partnerships.

  • The Best Footballing Rivalries From the 2010s
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    The Best Footballing Rivalries From the 2010s

    3 months ago

    With the 2010s drawing to a close, we thought we would take a look back at some of the world's greatest footballing rivalries over the decade, including fiery moments and what exactly made them so special.

  • The 2012 Champions League Final: How the Drama Unfolded
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    The 2012 Champions League Final: How the Drama Unfolded

    2 months ago

    The 2012 Champions League Final was one of the most drama-filled and action-packed football matches of its generation, with most football fans still scratching their heads at how Chelsea were able to overcome Bayern Munich in their own ground. Read on to see how the drama unfolded.

  • Which Manchester United Players Are World Class?
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    Which Manchester United Players Are World Class?

    2 months ago

    Manchester United have declined dramatically, with 'world class' hardly being a term used to describe the current roster of players. However, objectively speaking, which players really have the capacity to be world class one day for United?

  • Mourinho's Premier League Titles, Ranked
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    Mourinho's Premier League Titles, Ranked

    2 months ago

    Jose Mourinho is arguably one of the most influential men in footballing history. He has claimed the Premier League title three times across two tenures with Chelsea between 2004 and 2015, but which was the best?

  • Teams We Can't Wait To Use This Fifa 20
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    Teams We Can't Wait To Use This Fifa 20

    8 months ago

    Another year, another Fifa to play. This year's Fifa looks set to be one of the best yet, with radical changes to the game's mechanics and overall feel made by EA. We take a look at some of the most exciting teams in the game this year.

  • Harry Kane's August Curse: Is It a Myth or Fact?
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    Harry Kane's August Curse: Is It a Myth or Fact?

    2 months ago

    A lot has been made of Harry Kane's supposed 'August curse' in the Premier League, but how ineffective really is the Englishman in the opening month of the football calendar?

  • 3 Games in: My Thoughts on Manchester United (2019)
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    3 Games in: My Thoughts on Manchester United (2019)

    9 months ago

    3 games, 1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss. Lots and lots to talk about. We're going to be going through Manchester United's start to the 2019/20 Premier League season.

  • The 2008 Champions League Final: How the Drama Unfolded
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    The 2008 Champions League Final: How the Drama Unfolded

    8 weeks ago

    The first all English Champions League final ever, the 2008 Champions League Final saw the two titans of the English game at the time fight tooth and claw, only to be separated by the most infamous penalty shootout in the history of the English game.

  • More Overrated and Underrated Footballers
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    More Overrated and Underrated Footballers

    8 weeks ago

    The football world is never short of opinions. Everyone has a favourite player and individuals who they love to hate. We take a look at some of history's most famous players throughout the years, putting them under the microscope to see if they get the level of recognition they deserve.

  • Overrated / Underrated Footballers
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    Overrated / Underrated Footballers

    10 months ago

    Football is full of opinions. It creates passion and divides far more than any other sport in the world, and that is exactly the reason why it is so, so popular with fans all around the world. Take a look at some of my opinions on some of the most overrated, and underrated, footballers today.

  • Javier Hernandez (Chicharito): United's Poacher and Hero
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    Javier Hernandez (Chicharito): United's Poacher and Hero

    2 months ago

    No one had heard of Javier Hernandez, also known as Chicharito, before he sign to Manchester United. Now, he's a cult hero.

  • Sergio Aguero Deserves More Respect
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    Sergio Aguero Deserves More Respect

    2 months ago

    Sergio Aguero has played over 300 games for Manchester City, scored 200 goals and won four Premier Leagues. Why then do I think he's also one of the most criminally underrated players to ever play in England?

  • John O'Shea: The Man Who Played Everywhere
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    John O'Shea: The Man Who Played Everywhere

    2 months ago

    Very few players have the ability to play under Sir Alex Ferguson for 12 whole years. Fewer players than that have the ability to slot in every single position across a football pitch. None have ever done it better than John O'Shea.

  • The Best Players Chelsea Shouldn't Have Sold
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    The Best Players Chelsea Shouldn't Have Sold

    2 months ago

    Chelsea are a club that aren't especially known for their loyalty towards players and managers at Stamford Bridge. It's an approach that is as controversial as it is successful. However, how many more trophies might Chelsea have won if they had kept a hold of these gems?

  • Has Juan Mata Been A Flop At Manchester United?
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    Has Juan Mata Been A Flop At Manchester United?

    10 months ago

    Juan Mata has finally put pen to paper on a new contract extension at Old Trafford, netting United the services of an undoubtedly top talent, as well as a fan favourite. But how successful has he been really?

  • Where Did Anderson Go Wrong?
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    Where Did Anderson Go Wrong?

    10 months ago

    Manchester United thought they had a gem on their hands when they signed Anderson from Porto in 2007. A seven year stay at Old Trafford proved otherwise. We look back at what has to be one the longest, and strangest, stays at the Theatre of Dreams.

  • United Heroes: Park Ji Sung - United's Forgotten Maestro
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    United Heroes: Park Ji Sung - United's Forgotten Maestro

    8 weeks ago

    Park Ji Sung signed for Manchester United in 2005 and won everything there is to win at the club. Well regarded by all those around him, we look at what makes him one of the most special players United has ever produced.

  • A Brief History of Failing Premier League Strikers
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    A Brief History of Failing Premier League Strikers

    11 months ago

    Cutting it out as an expensive, high profile striker in the most competitive league in the world is no easy achievement. However, if there's one thing that always supplies plenty of talking points, it's a failed transfer.

  • The Ashley Young Issue
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    The Ashley Young Issue

    11 months ago

    The Ashley Young nightmare keeps trundling on for another year. A beautiful illustration of United's true downfall, it seems like a contract renewal for him is the only certain thing in Manchester United these days.

  • Was Fernando Torres All That Bad?
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    Was Fernando Torres All That Bad?

    11 months ago

    Failed flop, or worthwhile investment? Fernando Torres to Chelsea was one of the most divisive transfers in the entirety of football history. We examine the ins and outs of whether it's fair to call him a failure or not.

  • Are Real Madrid Ushering In A New Era Of Galaticos?
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    Are Real Madrid Ushering In A New Era Of Galaticos?

    11 months ago

    For so many years, Real Madrid were the team all the superstars in world football wanted to play for, with Madrid usually more than happy to scoop them up. From Figo to Beckham, could we be on the verge of another Galatico era with Zidane in 2019?

  • What To Do With Mesut Ozil
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    What To Do With Mesut Ozil

    11 months ago

    Undoubtedly a real gem of a player, regardless of how his time at Arsenal pans out, no one can doubt the talent coming from a player like Mesut Ozil. However, it's clear that Ozil still remains the most divisive character at Arsenal. We look to examine why in this article.

  • United Under The Microscope - Forwards
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    United Under The Microscope - Forwards

    11 months ago

    The premise of football is a fairly simple one. Score more than your opponent, and you win the match. Sadly for United, this season has seen more blanks than a faulty firing squad. From Sanchez to Lukaku, the deficiencies in the Red Devil's attack in comparison to their top six rivals is obvious.

  • United Under the Microscope - Midfielders
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    United Under the Microscope - Midfielders

    10 months ago

    The beating heart of any successful team, it was clear to see this season that the times of Keane, Scholes, Ronaldo and co. were at an end. Speculation was rife surrounding almost every single player, and we enter the summer with far more questions than answers with our midfield.

  • United Under The Microscope - Defenders
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    United Under The Microscope - Defenders

    12 months ago

    United's dreadful issues in the 2018/19 season weren't just held to the confines of the goalkeeping department of course. The most talked about position for Jose Mourinho in his troubled final preseason with the club, his apparent desperation for new faces was obvious.

  • United Under The Microscope - Goalkeepers
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    United Under The Microscope - Goalkeepers

    12 months ago

    The 2018/19 season saw Manchester United drop four places in the Premier League, sack their manager and reestablish themselves as the 'banter club' of English football. In these posts, we dissect United's season by going over each position and looking in detail at the players within them.

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