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Guardiola vindicated by title win

Published: April 16, 2018

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His first season in charge was underwhelming and did not bring a trophy. However, Manchester City’s faith in their manager remained and Pep Guardiola has rewarded the club with a dominant title win. Gab Marcotti »


World Cup fine-tuning

Published: March 26, 2018

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For World Cup qualified teams, this international break is vital for preparation. Plus, which job would suit the out-of-work Thomas Tuchel and might Zlatan Ibrahimovic be playing for Sweden in Russia after all


Why Mourinho keeps talking

Published: March 19, 2018

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Jose Mourinho’s criticism is harsh but designed to inspire Man United’s stars. PLUS: Cristiano Ronaldo’s form continues, Mohamed Salah can’t stop scoring and the unthinkable happened in Germany: Bayern lost. Marcotti’s Musings »


Death of Fiorentina’s Davide Astori is a tragic reminder of life’s fragility

Published: March 4, 2018

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The light went out in Davide


No need for panic at Man United

Published: February 12, 2018

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Man United lost to Newcastle but things are still trending up at Old Trafford. PLUS: Real Madrid get another big win, lessons from Spurs’ win over Arsenal and Sergio Aguero’s remarkable form continues


Better deal for Man United?

Published: January 22, 2018

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Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan swapped clubs; who got a better deal? Man United’s squad get an instant upgrade but Sanchez’s wages could unsettle others. Mkhitaryan, meanwhile, must seize his latest chance


Anger rising in Premier League

Published: January 7, 2018

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Football in England always used to have a purity compared to its peers.


Bright future after failure for Italy?

Published: November 14, 2017

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Italy’s World Cup miss will linger for some time but there are reasons for hope. Assuming Gian Piero Ventura steps aside for a new manager, the talent pool is deeper than ever and can bring the Azzurri back into the elite.


Real aren’t in crisis yet, but Zinedine Zidane needs to halt the slide quickly

Published: November 2, 2017

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Real Madrid have now lost two straight games in all competitions, and while that may prompt some to view it as a cataclysmic event, in


Spurs punished Liverpool lapses

Published: October 23, 2017

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Sunday displayed the strengths of Tottenham and Liverpool’s weaknesses.


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