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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 …

The potential sale of Ryan Gauld shows that Scottish football is progressing. With the sale of James McCarthy in September 2013 for £2 million there were thoughts of ‘oh a small club with 1 good player’. But no, the mistake people make is they assume because the league is small there is no quality or the lame excuse ‘its a two club league’ (Celtic/Rangers). Having watched the demise of Hearts and Hibernian, then the takeover of both clubs you can see there is a new club style in …

Football can sometimes be so cruel. For Atletico Madrid to be so close to their greatest footballing night and to have it all taken away at the last minute must be heart-breaking for the supporters. The Ramos goal delivered what proved to be the knock-out blow for Atletico Madrid. It was only a matter of time before Real won as all the Atletico players were out on their feet. The final score line suggests that this was an emphatic victory for Real Madrid but it was anything close to being …

Peace and tranquillity are usually traits that can be found in abundance desert regions throughout Spain. However, twice a year and this coming Wednesday “El Gran Classico” divides two cities over politics, nationality, class and sporting fanaticism.

Real Madrid: The club of the cigar smoker. Every banker, rich businessman and anyone of financial importance is a member. Some bring cushions to matches to avoid the potential stiffness of placing their backside on a hardback seat. On the outside the club always appears to have a mountain of debt. But don’t let …

After Man United’s courageous exit from the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid, and Arsenal’s imminent bow to Bayern Munich, this Champions League looks like it is going to be the first in 17 years to not feature a single English side in the Quarter-Finals. You would have to go back to the 1995/1996 season, when Blackburn, the only English team, finished bottom in the group stage.
For years, English teams had dominated the Champions League, producing at least 1 Champions League finalist every year between 2005 and 2009, …

As Arsène Wenger might say, tonight saw Arsenal playing with the handbrake off. The Gunners put on a spectacular show, with superb link-up play, incisive runs and clinical finishing bringing four goals in the space of ten second-half minutes. The front four of Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud and Walcott were rampant, ripping through West Ham’s defence almost at will to record the Hammers’ heaviest defeat of the season. This sparkling exhibition of free-flowing football will have reminded Arsenal fans of the halcyon days of Pires, Ljungberg, Bergkamp and Henry, who exuded …

The middle of the season and the middle of January – otherwise known as ‘Silly Season’.  A time where Chairmen panic, Managers get sacked on a whim and clubs scramble for the signature of players whom they hope will save their season – albeit for an over inflated price.
This, in turn, kicks off another round of the ‘Big Club’ debate, usually sparked by a fans outrage that a ‘smaller’ club dare to be linked with one of their players – let alone actually put a bid in for him.
I cannot …

Arsenal’s latest defeat at the hands of a top four rival was greeted by Arsene Wenger in very much the same manner as the previous ones.
“Unlucky” was one adjective Wenger used, but was it really?
The first-half was embarrassingly one-sided and a more clinical Chelsea could’ve easily doubled the two-goal advantage they eventually held at the break.
Truthfully the first half had nothing to do with luck, and everything to do with the perpetual, underlying problems this Arsenal team has.
The ease at which Mata, Hazard and Oscar confounded the Arsenal back four …

Liverpool vs Norwich
Liverpool have turned around their home form recently, with four wins out of five all accompanied by clean sheets, as Rodgers’ team displays a new-found solidity at Anfield. Joint-third in home goals conceded is an impressive statistic, and if new signing Daniel Sturridge can continue taking the goalscoring pressure of Luis Suarez, Liverpool could be on the up.
Norwich on the other hand look like they’re on the slide. After a ten-match unbeaten run was brutally ended by four consecutive defeats, their goalless draw with Newcastle at least stopped …

It was a very happy Christmas and New Year for Manchester United, as they have opened up a seven points lead in the Premier League over Manchester City, who would visit Emirates Stadium later in the afternoon. The red-hot Robin Van Persie aimed for another heroic performance after he single-handedly rescued United’s FA Cup campaign at Upton Park. Alex Ferguson opted for a more mobile frontline, featuring Shinji Kagawa and Danny Welbeck, to attack Liverpool’s quick but leader-less back four.
Sir Alex has already conceded the hope of relying on their …