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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 »


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 »


What Conte was thinking

Published: March 5, 2018

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Antonio Conte’s game plan was negative at Man City but it almost worked. Now he should focus on getting the most out of this squad


PSG, Brazil set for Neymar clash

Published: February 27, 2018

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We know the world’s most expensive player is injured, but what happens next? Could Neymar face Real Madrid with PSG next week or might his hopes of playing for Brazil in the World Cup be in jeopardy


Man United pass Chelsea test

Published: February 26, 2018

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Jose Mourinho got the better of Antonio Conte but his side still need balance. PLUS: Cristiano Ronaldo helps Karim Benzema out, PSG fret over Neymar’s ankle and Gennaro Gattuso is thriving at Milan. Marcotti’s Musings »


Real still have issues despite win, VAR debate for Man United, more

Published: February 19, 2018

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More than most games they’ll play this season, Real Madrid’s 5-3, come-from-behind victory over Real Betis lends itself to


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.


Arsenal must do more to convince

Published: November 20, 2017

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Fitness and tactics won the North London derby but can Arsenal kick on? Elsewhere, derby day in Madrid was ‘won’ by Barcelona, Paul Pogba boosted Man United, Juventus slumped and Valencia won again


The 2018 World Cup field is set

Published: November 16, 2017

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The 32 teams at the World Cup are complete after Peru clinched the last spot. It’s all about being there, part of the VIP club that will compete for the title of world champions. You don’t want to be left on the outside.


Italy have themselves to blame

Published: November 13, 2017

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Italy need to play the FIFA rankings game but it won’t help them vs. Sweden.


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