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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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St James’ Park

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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Playing Percentages

Playing Percentages

The convincing 3-0 loss of Liverpool at West Brom ‘s hands has challenged the potential of Brendan Rodgers to play the defensive game with a top English team. Although some are tipping Liverpool under the tutelage of Rodgers to revolutionize the English game, others like Alan Hansen seem to suggest that he would turn Swansea’s …

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Fantasy Soccer

Fantasy Football Tips

As the 2012/2013 Premier League player of the season, Fulham’s Clint Dempsey could end the year with Everton’s Darren Gibson likely to drive him close as the most outstanding player of the year. If this sounds like fantasy, then you’re right, it’s Fantasy Football, so follow this guide if you’re stuck with which players to …

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