Does age really matter in football? Now we know

Tottenham have never won the Premier League title and last claimed England’s top division back in 1961 but research shows that the upcoming season might finally bring an end to their 57-year wait. Mauricio Pochettino’s side came close last term, playing second fiddle to Chelsea, but, according to Can’t Win Anything With Kids, the Lilywhites may well be ready to put that right. The website has compared the age of every winning team since the Premier League began in 1992 and results suggests that sides with an average age of…

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Will Wenger ever be able to win over his doubters?

The ‘will he – won’t he’ saga regarding Arsene Wenger’s future at Arsenal has now been resolved with a new two-year deal, but it remains to be seen how the fans will react going forward. Last season’s protests both inside the Emirates and in the skies above made it clear to the Frenchman that not everybody in the stands wanted him to remain in charge and there is bound to be a backlash to the news that he will be in the dug-out until the summer of 2019. So what…

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Cristiano Ronaldo to Win His 5th Ballon D’or

There is always this fight between the fans of Cristiano Ronaldo and those of Lionel Messi about who is greater and better than the other. One thing many football enthusiasts fail to understand is that no player is completely better than the other. There are some abilities that define each football player. Because of the many skills involved in the game of football, one player may be completely good in what another cannot do. In that case, each of them are good in their own ways. However, the former FIFA…

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The best 3 signings in the Premier League this season

The 2016/17 Premier League campaign is entering the final stages, with plenty still to play for at both the top and bottom of the table. The fight for survival continues, with Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Hull City and Swansea City among the teams in danger of relegation. At the top of the table, meanwhile, there are still a number of clubs fighting for a top-four finish. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are well on course for a place in next season’s Champions League, while Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal appear to…

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Predicted – The Stars of World Cup 2022, Qatar

Qatar 2022 will be the first World Cup to break with the tradition of playing in June, ensuring that a long football-free summer occurs before the competition gets going in November and December 2022. For this, and let’s face it, many others reasons, the competition has been hitting the headlines fairly constantly over recent years, but who will be making the headlines on the pitch in six years time? Here is our pick: Federico Bernardeschi Club now: Fiorentina Club in 2022: AC Milan The Fiorentina playmaker played only his first…

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What can we expect from the Premier League after Christmas?

As the halfway point of the season approaches, with the traditionally bumper packed festive period sure to throw up a few surprises, what can fans expect to see in the second half of what’s already looking to be a real thriller of a season? How Long can Chelsea’s Unbeaten Run Continue? Chelsea are now looking very much like the out and out favourites after a phenomenal 11 game unbeaten streak – Sun Bets have them to take the title at 4/6, and if their run continues, those odds will shrink very quickly. Currently 6 points ahead of nearest rival…

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Champions League group stages produce familiar names… and Leicester

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Arsenal, PSG, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Man. City and, umm, Leicester City all hope to be at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on 3 June. That’s where Europe’s premier football event, the Champions League final, will be played and 12 teams are already safely through the group stage after five games to next February’s knockout round. Read on to see who could be joining them and which players have lit up the tournament so far. Group A Undefeated Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal top Group A with 11 points, but…

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Top football managers who never played in the top flight

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Jose Mourinho has been cited as something of an exception, a manager who barely played football, coming through Barcelona as a translator and going on to win the Champions League as a manager. Yet Mourinho did have a low-level football career in Portugal, dampening slightly the romanticism of that story. But what about other managers? And what about you if you’re not a footballer by the age of 30 – is there still hope? We decided to take a look at the top managers who never played professional football: Brendan Rodgers…

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Barcelona look to kick-start title challenge in El Clasico

Barcelona take on Real Madrid on Saturday in the first El Clásico of the season, and 173rd in the league. It is the 232nd in all competitions. The Catalans will have to make the most of their home advantage if they are to close the gap on their visitors, who top La Liga. Real sit six ahead of Barcelona going into the match, but anything goes when these two sides go head to head – Click here to watch El Clasico live streaming online and enjoy Barcelona vs Real Madrid…

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Claudio Ranieri’s Tinkerman tendencies are costing Leicester City

Was Leicester City’s Premier League win all a dream? That’s the question that was being asked on social media during the Foxes recent 3-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and it seemed a legitimate one, such was the ease with which the Blues beat the 2016/17 Premier League champions. The defeat felt like more than just a lost three points for the Foxes. It was a power shift. Chelsea, the 2015-16 champions, were re-establishing themselves as a force in English football and Leicester City were being put in their…

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New look to EPL Champions League representatives

English representation in Champions League has a different feel to it this year. The usual suspects such as Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are missing from the tournament, while the likes of Tottenham and Leicester City are rubbing shoulders with the European elites. However, Manchester City and Arsenal have retained a certain level of familiarity in the club football’s biggest prize. It’s been four years since an English club last won the tournament, and this season, City represents Premier League’s biggest hope in the tournament. The last year’s semi-finalists now…

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What If Fans Could Swap Places with Professional Football Players?

Today, we want to talk about fans that often say things like “I could do better than Ronaldo!” or “This goalie is so bad, I would have saved that when I was a schoolboy!” Such statements surely sound like a joke when related to players like Messi or Ibrahimović. However, many people tend to say it pretty seriously when discussing performances of lesser known players. Yes, some players may underperform from time to time. Some players may underperform constantly. However, it doesn’t mean that an observer can just jump in…

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Pickford’s development into a top class goalkeeper gathers momentum

In defiance of Sunderland’s disastrous start to the English Premier League season, their young goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is performing tremendously well. Since Victor Mannone tore elbow ligaments during a training session, Pickford has deputised for the 28-year-old Italian, despite the arrival at Sunderland of the former Portuguese U-21 goalkeeper Mika from Boavista. As well as keeping a clean sheet in Sunderland’s only win of the season thus far, which was a 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury in the League Cup Pickford has produced three excellent Premier League displays, as the 22-year-old’s…

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What Teams Will Be Relegated From The Premier League?

There is a phrase that says it is tough at the top, but when it comes to football it can be even tougher at the bottom. While fans of high-flying Premier League teams such as Manchester City, Arsenal, and Chelsea are looking forward to watching their team challenge for the title, several sides will languish towards the bottom of the league table for the majority of the season, fighting against the dreaded “drop.” Three teams will see their Premier League status stripped from them by the time the 2016-17 campaign…

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BetBurger: arbitrage betting scanner

Arb scanners greatly facilitate and simplify the work of arbers. They automatically scan a quantity of bookmaker lines, eliminating the need to spend a lot of time and efforts to search for arbs manually. BetBurger service is considered as one of the best arb scanners. It established in 2012 and has already gained popularity among a large number of arbers. In the meantime, service is used more than 25 thousands players. The features and benefits BetBurger stands out among other scanners lots of unique arbs. The odds are collected on…

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Gary Neville doubtful of managerial return

Former Manchester United defender and Sky pundit Gary Neville has revealed he may not make a return to football management following his disappointing spell with Spanish club Valencia last season. Neville, 41, spent three months at the beginning of 2016 on the bench at the Mestalla, but won just three of 16 Primera Liga matches in the dugout alongside brother Philip. Talking to Sky Sports he said: “I always say ‘never say never’ because my love of football is too great, but I genuinely believe it will be very difficult for…

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Top 5 performers in the Premier League so far

This Premier League season was hotly anticipated after the managerial changes at most of the top clubs – in came Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte. Surely one of them at least would struggle, and the key to the season would as ever be making the most of the players at their disposal. So who are those players that have made an immediate impression, and have any of the players from outside the top sides had a stunning start? Here we look at the most impressive performers from the…

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Vardy to help England to 1-0 win over Wales

We all know that Football Manager pushes Leicester City close to the title of best scouting team in world football, and the realism of results on the computer game is impressive. Therefore when Football Manager tells you the likely result of England vs Wales in Euro 2016, you listen (and maybe put a fiver on it!). Rather than go through the newspapers to check form, the guys at Super Betting Tips simulated the match on Football Manager 2016 a full 1000 times in order to see what average result the game…

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Man Utd set for big money Verratti move

Manchester United are being heavily linked with a big money, 100m Euro offer for Paris St. Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, according to various sources. United now have Jose Mourinho at the helm, and the Portuguese is said to be keen to add first Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the the Italian defensive midfielder, from PSG. The latter is reported by Italian sports daily Courier dello Sport, to be valued at £79m, a figure United are thought to be willing to pay. Verratti, 23, will not be part of Italy’s Euro 2016 campaign, due…

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Dier expects local feel to England-Wales clash

Tottenham and England midfielder Eric Dier is looking forward to Thursday’s clash with neighbours Wales, and thinks the match will mirror the style seen in the Premier League rather than in other Euro 2016 matches. Saturday night saw the 22-year-old England defensive midfielder score his second international goal, a free-kick from just outside the area, helping the Three Lions to a 1-1 draw in their European Championship opener against Russia. Next Thursday however, England will face a different challenge they come up against the likes of Ashley Williams, Joe Allen…

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Liverpool move for Arsenal striker as Benteke exit near

Liverpool are set to make an approach for out-of-favour Arsenal forward Theo Walcott, with £25m being the figure suggested for the England man. Walcott has made 15 league starts in what was another injury effected season, however having been on the bench some 20 times, it’s clear the 27-year-old has yet to convince boss Arsene Wenger that he should be a first team regular, and a goal-scoring record of two in his last 21 league matches, further damages his claim to start as a striker rather than on the right…

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Quiz: Who said it: Muhammad Ali or the Premier League football manager?

Muhammad Ali sadly passed away on Friday, leaving behind mammoth sporting achievements, but also independent of sport, he was a showman, master of mind games, poet, activist, and a speaker who would keep his audience permanently engrossed. Today’s Premier League managers can rarely get away with the same approach however – can you tell who said the following quotes, Muhammad Ali, or the Premier League football manager: Loading Who said it? Muhammad Ali or the Premier League manager?

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No Real Madrid bid for Man Utd stopper

Real Madrid are yet to make a move for Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, despite reports that the Spanish club were looking to renew their interest in the Spain number one. Last Summer Madrid nearly completed a move for De Gea, however the transfer window shut before all paperwork could be processed on a £29.3m move – the delay was something that Real accused United of doing on purpose, in order to prevent their number one making an Old Trafford exit. As such, it has largely been expected that the…

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Arsenal complete midfielder signing

Arsenal have completed the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka in a reported £35m deal, the club have confirmed. The Gunners have been linked with the Swiss star for months, and with the end of the Premier League season, boss Arsene Wenger appears to have moved quickly in the transfer market to ensure he does not miss out on another big name signing, as he has done in previous seasons. Wenger has received criticism in the past for not spending big in Summer transfer windows, but this move could signify a new…

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