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The English Model vs. the Continental Model

June 16, 2011

The recent successes of the Spanish National team in the last two international tournaments, 2008 European Championships and the 2010 World Cup has highlighted a wind of change in world football. Couple Spain’s international glory with the emergence of Barcelona combining winning football with fantasy, flair and creativity and you have a recipe f […]

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FIFA name World team – Do you agree with the selection?

January 11, 2011

Whether you love or loath FIFA you have to admit that they are always at the centre of talking points within the sport. Russia, Qatar, Sepp Blatter and his thoughts on gays – there’s always something interesting going on in Zurich. The latest round of backpatting was the recent announcement of Lionel Messi as the […] […]

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All hype, no end result – same old story for England

December 3, 2010

Yesterday I experienced an all too familiar combination of feelings about English football. I thought that maybe this was our time. I thought we could win. The England camp, as usual, talked themselves up until I almost believed the hype. I went to watch the announcement with a spring in my step despite the biting […] […]

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National football centre – too little too late?

November 21, 2010

The FA have announced that building on the National Football Centre in Burton will begin in January, to be completed in 2012. Building started way back in 2001, but due to the development of Wembley Stadium, which cost over 750m, it looked like the project would be scrapped altogether. The football association finally gave the […] […]

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