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Is Abou Diaby, an enigma, or just plain unlucky?

July 1, 2015

It’s the news that all Arsenal fans were dreading, after nine long years, midfielder Abou Diaby has been released. The Frenchman joined the Gunners from Auxerre in 2006, but a succession of serious injuries limited his appearances to just 182. One must feel an element of sympathy for the lad, after all, it’s not his fault he [… […]

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Women’s sport participation and gender equality

June 25, 2015

African women in the beautiful game Despite a notably high percentage of women in political positions, South Africa has high rates of rape and domestic violence, suggesting poor gender equality, widespread discrimination and male dominance in (South) Africa. Ogunniyi’s recent research in South African Review of Sociology, examines women’s invol […]

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The CR7 show continues

June 21, 2012

Czech Republic V Portugal According to my high-ranking Czech source Mirka (bird of my mate Matt), coach Michal Bilek is getting a bit of slating on the forums but he’s still managed to do the business and drag them into the quarters. It didn’t look to cosy for them when they where pretty much caned […] […]

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Dexy’s Euro preview – group D

June 10, 2012

Group D France After les walloping of Estonia last Sunday & coming back of 21 games unbeaten, you have to fancy France to do well in this tournament. Despite just one decent striker *, The frogs have been steadily improving, scoring goals for fun & on current form are deffo La horsey des le blanc […] […]

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The Dexy Longshot Euro 2012 Preview PT 3 – Group C

June 9, 2012

Group C Spain If my predictions are anything to go by last time around, get involved. I predicted a Spain win and Senna player of the tournament as well as having Villa e/w as top scorer. Not so sure on La Furia Rosa this time mind. Spain are the bookies faves and I think a […] […]

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The Dexy Longshot Euro 2012 Preview PT 2 – Group B

June 8, 2012

Hola, here’s the second of my 4 day run-down of groups and I’m putting the teams in the order I think will decide the quarterfinal matchups. I’ll also be putting in my usual Dexy’s Diamond. This is group B, quite apt when most of the managers whispered a certain B-word under their breath when they […] […]

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Euro preview – Group A – Dexy stylie

June 7, 2012

After all that boring Jubilee flag-waving carry-on, we can now say, wham bam thank you maam for moving the 2 day holiday back a week later than usual when London saw more rain than Noah ever did. Nice one your Maj, nay mind, I’m sure you was nice and rainproof under your hat and you […] […]

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Bomb explosions rock Ukraine just weeks before Euro 2012

April 29, 2012

At least 27 people, including nine children, were injured after four separate bombs exploded in Ukraine on Apr. 27, just six weeks ahead of the European Soccer Championships (Euro 2012). The bombs rocked the city of Dnipropetrovsk in the eastern section of the country which is to co-host Euro 2012 along with Poland. Ukrainian President […] […]

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Things can only get Blatter

December 5, 2011

Considering the fact that Sepp Blatter has been working for FIFA for the best part of 40 years, it is remarkable just how good he’s gotten at annoying football fans, or should I say English football fans. Now if any other 75 year old man with a degree in business and economics (and has never […] […]

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Rooney only has himself to blame

October 13, 2011

There is no getting away from the fact that Wayne Rooney is a very talented player. Regarded as one of the finest footballers of his generation, the way which he moves on the pitch is the mark of a genius. That is until he gets into trouble and that has happened quite a bit lately. […] […]

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Borussia Dortmund: A refreshing sight for football

August 9, 2011

Now, call me single minded but there is more than one reason for me enjoying current German Champions Borussia Dortmund. Not only do I enjoy coverage of youngsters that have been given licence to express themselves by impressive and passionate coach, Jurgen Klopp but it also gives me hope. Hope and inspiration. My reasons for […] […]

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Borussia Dortmund: A refreshing site for football

August 9, 2011

Now, call me single minded but there is more than one reason for me enjoying current German Champions Borussia Dortmund. Not only do I enjoy coverage of youngsters that have been given licence to express themselves by impressive and passionate coach, Jurgen Klopp but it also gives me hope. Hope and inspiration. My reasons for […] […]

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