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Basketball and Football, two similar yet entirely different games. Same basic rules which are to score as many as you can before the end of the game, but the difference is so big you sometimes forget that they are so similar. With the obvious fact of Basketball is a ball being dribbled with hands and Football is a ball being dribbled with feet, there are other rules which make the sports almost opposites in a way. Basketball could improve the future of English football.
I believe this as if you look at …

Last Monday evening, prior to kick-off between England and Switzerland at St. Jacob Park in Basel, it was fair to say that expectations for the forthcoming Euro 2016 campaign – least yet the match about to be played – were bleak. So bleak that an England side once feared by most footballing nations were widely believed to be ever-likely to play for a draw. A draw, with few even considering that manager Roy Hodgson would field a bold, dangerous and attacking line-up.
Instead, we saw old ‘Woy’ field several young stars …

Mario Balotelli, Radamel Falcao, Klass-Jan Huntelaar, Karim Benzema, Edinson Cavani, just some of the high profile names Arsenal were linked to throughout the transfer window. So when the final day of the window struck and it came to the fore that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was signing Danny Welbeck, it came across as a sick joke to many devoted followers of the Gunners. Having driven themselves crazy scaling every transfer rumour website available, the initial thought was that there couldn’t be a more underwhelming purchase that they could have made, …

The third in a series of six articles looking at the best 60 players in the world at the moment, we are now onto full-back having done golkeepers and centre-backs. Please enjoy, comment, discuss and read the next article; the top 10 central midfielders.
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Fabio Coentrao – A frustrating year for the 26 year old former Benfica man, playing second fiddle to Marcelo for club and having a disappointing World Cup for country. However, he is still an intelligent player, who is technically skilful and tactically versatile. Young enough to still …

The jury was out on Tottenham defence last season. After conceding quite a few goals but not scoring enough during that season, lead them to end up with a goal difference of +4, the worst in the top 6.
With Kaboul’s contract with a year to expiry (30.06.2015 Transfermarkt); Dawson apparently moving to Hull, that leaves us with just two centre backs Chiriches and Vertonghen. The targets we can count out straight away the expensive signings such as Lovren, he is not worth the reported 15m bid that Liverpool have offered …

Over the last decade or so, we have seen many young talents who should have been more than just young talents, should have been but never were, why? the reason for me is simple.. money. Why play your heart out and why work hard when you earn £100,000 grand a week, straight in your bank? there’s no need to, the young players already think they’ve made it, the motivation has gone, the drive and ambition has gone because when your driving super cars and live in mansions at the tender age of 18-22 you just …

After a rather depressing World Cup campaign (if that’s what you can call it) one thing you can take from this world cup is that we have a large group of young stars who really do look like they may be able to win some silver wear in two years time or at least be in with a chance. With the likes of Barkley, Sterling, Sturridge,  Shaw, Wilshire as well as the ones who couldn’t make it due to injury and many more who will only get better and blossom in the coming years, …

Every four years a competition comes along that takes over television for 30 odd days like no other. The Olympics is massive but unless it’s a huge event and/or a unique sportsman or woman are involved it it still a niche market in my opinion, I got sucked into the 2012 Olympics even after spending quite a few years as a sceptical native of London.
But to me as a football fan and to millions of others, nothing stirs passions and awakens primal national pride like a world cup, all of …

Opening night July 12th, Brazil kick off their own World Cup campaign with a win, albeit with a little help from a Japanese referee who hasn’t been seen since. Roy’s boys were in Rio relaxing in their luxury abode waiting for their opening game against the mighty Italians.
So Saturday came and England’s multi- million pound squad had come to the jungle, Manaus to be exact to kick off their own campaign and to get their hands on the Jules Rimet trophy. The talking had been done it was time to …

– Fans cite heat and humidity as factors most likely to scupper England’s chances this summer
– A third of fans also believe fear the official ball will hamper the national team’s chances
The nation’s obsession with the weather continues: footy fans across England have revealed that the weather is top of their list of concerns when it comes to our team’s chances of victory in Brazil this summer, according to new research released by Captain Morgan today.
Over half believe that the heat and humidity will be responsible for the national team playing badly, as they are unused …