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The truth behind Manchester Uniteds transfer balls up

September 2, 2015

Leading sports lawyer responds to De Gea’s transfer saga James King, Sports Lawyer and member of Mishcon de Reya Sports Group, says: It seems that the transfer details were not registered on FIFA’s online transfer management system (TMS) in time for the authorities at La Liga. As well as registering in time, in order for […] […]

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Ronaldo and Messi in the same Real Madrid side. Could it ever happen?

January 23, 2014

A Spanish football expert has documented the constant pursuit of Lionel Messi, by Barcelona’s biggest rivals. Guillem Balague, author of Messi, a recently released biography on the Barcelona and Argentina footballing superstar spoke exclusively to, explaining how Real Madrid are regularly in contact with the Catalan club to purs […]

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Is the Bundesliga the greatest league in the world?

April 30, 2013

Quite simply, Yes. Global football analysis names Bundesliga as the greatest professional league in the world . Contrary to popular wisdom, English Premier League is not the ‘best’ A major new analysis into the strength of every country’s premier football competition has been released, naming Germany’s Bundesliga as officially the greatest […]

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Is Lionel Messi the greatest club player of all time?

April 8, 2012

Is Lionel Messi the greatest club player of all time?  The little Argentine once again showed the world why is the greatest club player of all time by becoming the first European top-flight player for 40 years to score 60 goals in a season. Messi now has a staggering 240 goals in 319 appearances. At […] […]

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Best League in Europe?

March 9, 2012

The silkiness of Lionel Messi. The explosiveness of Cristiano Ronaldo. The intricate passing fluidity of Xavi and Iniesta. Superstar footballers roll right off the tongue, on the sunny isles of Spain, the country who are currently the World Cup and European champions. Two out of the last three Champions League finals have been won by […] […]

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Is Pep Guardiola heading to Arsenal?

February 21, 2012

Pep Guardiola’s contract extension with Barcelona is becoming more and more complex now. The situation is reaching crisis point. Can Barca hold tie him up? Barcelona have always been ready to renew his contract but Guardiola is still keeping his silence towards that matter. It is being reported by Spanish newspaper El Economista where Barcelo […]

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Spain and Scotland: Two Leagues in jeopardy

November 23, 2011
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At the risk of sounding a terribly stuck-up know-it-all it is rare I come across something in football where the statistics genuinely shock me. However, I read an article a few days ago that shed some light on an issue we all know is there but somehow we tend to look over. Spanish football is […] […]

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Liverpool FC should be ashamed

October 14, 2011

The greed of Liverpool Football Club is astounding given the fact they want to sell their own overseas TV rights and in the process kill of half of the Premier League. They, well their managing director Ian Ayre, wants to adopt the Spanish model, where individual clubs have the freedom to negotiate their own packages […] […]

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It was just a blip – Real and Barca’s dominance returns

September 26, 2011

As I write this Messi has glided past three defenders to add his name to the score-sheet against Athletico Madrid. It’s the 26th minute and Athletico are already 3-0 down at the Camp Nou. It’s a little embarrassing and not in the sense that Barcelona are romping home to another victory. That’s to be expected. […] […]

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You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For

August 30, 2011

Transfer are always the talking point during pre-season (and for many, the lack of them). Obviously we’re all much more aware of what’s been happening here in Albion and the big money transfers, but around Europe teams have been snapping up bargains all over the show, so we have compiled an eleven of players signed up […] […]

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Tévez Future Still In Doubt?

May 18, 2011

Carlos Tévez proved his value to Manchester City last night with two superb goals in a 3-0 win over Stoke that saw them leapfrog Arsenal into third in the Premier League.  The free-kick, which left Tony Pulis grappling for superlatives, probably could have orbited the earth if it hadn’t been stopped by crashing into the […] […]

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Best league in the world? Ronaldo’s exploits show how poor La Liga is

March 4, 2011

The big news in Spain last night was the hamstring injury that would keep Cristiano Ronaldo out of contention for a fortnight, denting Real Madrid’s continental and domestic campaigns. Ronaldo scored a hat trick in a 7-0 demolition of Malaga, bringing his total tally this season to 38 goals. While the weekly preening, pouting and, […] […]

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