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A truly remarkable season is coming to a close with a lot of managers standing out on the spotlight but.. who was the BEST manager this season?
Sir Alex Ferguson – Who can replace him? The legendary Man United manager that will retire at the end of the season.  He did great job in the league securing the his 13th title and the red devil’s 20th, lost just 5 times and no team made a double on him this season. Besides the great job he did in the Premier League he failed to …

For the last 5 years, it has been very hard to argue that Barcelona have not been the best team in the world. To say another club are better would seem ridiculous. From next season, however, I think that there is a new team who can claim that throne; FC Bayern München. Already with unbelievably talented players, such as Franck Ribéry, Thomas Müller and Bastian Schweinsteiger, so much so, they beat a Dortmund team looking for their 3rd straight Bundersliga title with 6 games to go, it’s frightening to think …

Determination is beyond doubt for both Bayern Munich and Barcelona. Early exit of former champion Chelsea makes both teams as tournament favourites, who were beaten by the tactical excellence of the Blues last year. Bayern shows devastating dominance in Bundesliga, but were pushed to the cliff edge by Arsenal in the Champions League knockout stage. On the other hand, hit by injuries of players and even coach, Barcelona’s level of performance is clearly sinking, regardless of their healthy lead in La Liga.
Being under the spotlight for the last five years, …

Just how much does possession affect a game of football? We all know that top teams like Barcelona and Bayern Munich have most of the possession in almost every game they play, but are there teams who will manage to keep possession, but still struggle to pick up points, and are there teams who will get the points without the possession?
Taking into account the possession stats of all the teams in the top 5 leagues so far this season, we can see the correlation between possession and average points gained:
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The title provides may sound a bit repetitive, but it is important to go to the root of the problems at one of europes biggest clubs. Bayern munich will most likely be seven points behind Dortmund by the end of the week and out of the title race, frankly their record after the winter break has been terrible, a three point lead has turned into a seven point deficit, the problem is a lack of a long term strategy both on and off the field. Dortmund settled on a strategy under …

Sky Sport believe new Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is looking into the possibility of picking up Bayern Munich captain Mark van Bommel in the January transfer market.
The Dutch midfielder is out of contract in the summer and is currently followed by a host of potential buyers around Europe, and Dalglish is keen to join the party for the 33 year old.
But Liverpool may have their work cut out to secure van Bommel’s signature. His agent Mino Raiola says that playing at Anfield is not currently top of his client’s list.
“I …

When Michael Ballack limped off the Wembley turf, kicked out of the FA Cup Final and World Cup by Portsmouth’s Kevin-Prince Boateng, thousands of German’s groaned in horror. The leader, midfield general and guiding force of a talented but inexperienced side was out and it appeared a mortal blow to the team’s chances in South Africa.
The suggestion that Bastian Schweinsteiger was the heir apparent to Ballack would have provoked laughter and incredulity from many Germans. The Bayern Munich player had been seen to be talented but temperamental and had a …

Man Utd and Barcelona are the two super-powers to be linked with Bayern Munich full-back Philipp Lahm. Lahm is currently 24 years old and at the very best of his football career. The right-back/left-back has been at Bayern since 2001. However, it seems that he has grown tired of the lack of major silverware at the German club. On the 22nd April, Bayern had to withdraw their offer of a new contract and Lahm stated very clearly that he wants a move away from the club.
With Manchester United in pursuit …