Fantasy Soccer

Premier League Goals Glut

The Premier League’s claim on being the most entertaining league in Europe has taken a boost this season with a glut of goals. There will always be debate regarding the superiority of either the Premier League or La Liga, and with Barca and Real at the height of their powers it’s been hard to build …

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Newcastle Break the Mould

One of the biggest questions in English football is just how Newcastle United have reversed their turbulent fortunes. Their best players – Enrique, Carroll, Barton and Nolan – were sold and replaced with seemingly inferior French non-entities. Newcastle’s unexpected subsequent success built around low profile French acquisitions has gone as far as to merit an …

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Football to Enter Sin Bins?

Radical new proposals that could see the introduction of sin bins to football matches moved a step closer yesterday at the Football League’s annual meeting in Chester. A motion was tabled for the introduction of sin bins, as already used in other sports. While the idea was not actually accepted, it was agreed that supporters …

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World Cup Golden Ball

When the World Cup was first devised, by FIFA secretary Jules Rimet in the 1920′s, even he surely did not realise just how big an event his brainchild would become. The World Cup has changed incredibly since the first tournament in Uruguay, where thirteen teams took part, to today when 32 nations fight it out …

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What’s in a Name?

Newcastle United director Mike Ashley’s decision to sell the naming rights of Newcastle’s historic home ground St James’ Park has captured media attention on a national level. The new sponsor will be revealed in the coming months and in the meantime, Ashley has taken the decision to name the ground after his own company as …

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Soccer Betting Systems

Like every form of organised gambling, sports betting has been a breeding ground for weird and wonderful betting systems. These different sports betting systems have had varying degrees of success for different people over the years. It is impossible to say which of the systems are lucrative and which are not, as they have had …

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Soccer Field Corner

What Is Technique?

The familiar and boringly repeated chorus of disapproval began after England ‘s withdrawal from the Euro. The media turns on the manager, saying that England struggled to ‘have a go’ and only a somewhat more informative point is made by the level-headed experts about the lack of ‘professional capacity’ in England. A vague cliché, wheeled …

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