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5 instances in football when departure of essential personnel deteriorated team performances
5 instances in football when departure of essential personnel deteriorated team performances

The Red Devils have struggled to perform to their full potential since Sir Alex’s departureFootball is a team sport and the beauty of the game revolves around teamwork. However, once in a while some essential people emerge and become an integral part of the team and gradually the team begins to rely on that particular person’s performances for their success.There have been several cases that the departure of certain players

May 22 2016
Arsenal's Champions League round-of-16 story: Lambs in the first leg, Lions in the second!
Arsenal's Champions League round-of-16 story: Lambs in the first leg, Lions in the second!

Arsenal are on the brink of a sixth consecutive Champions League exitTuesday night saw defending champions Barcelona beating Arsenal 2-0 on their own backyard when the two sides met in their Champions League round-of-16 clash. Although Arsenal looked good in the first half, their defence started looking shaky in the second half and Barca’s talisman Lionel Messi scored a brace in the final 20 minutes to seal the deal for the Catalan side.The

Feb 25 2016
Lokomotiv Moscow may not get penalised by UEFA for player's 'Putin show'
Lokomotiv Moscow may not get penalised by UEFA for player's 'Putin show'

The incident took place after Fenerbahce won the first leg of the tie 2-0Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow FC is unlikely to be penalised by UEFA for its footballer's behaviour against Turkey's Fenerbahce, Russian sports lawyer Mikhail Prokopets has said.Following the final whistle in the first-leg match of the Europa League Round of 32 between Lokomotiv and Fenerbahce, held at Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul on Tuesday, Russian club'

Feb 18 2016
Romelu Lukaku reveals forwards he admired; says Didier Drogba is like his brother
Romelu Lukaku reveals forwards he admired; says Didier Drogba is like his brother

Lukaku has been in stunning form for Everton this seasonRomelu Lukaku has scored 16 goals for Everton in the Premier League already and when asked which strikers he admired while growing up, the Belgian revealed his admiration for Dutchman Robin Van Persie.“At the time, it was [Robert] Lewandowski when he was coming up at Dortmund. I used to watch [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic a lot. Adriano, at his prime at Inter Milan, that was frightening,”

Feb 10 2016
5 players who could sign for Barcelona now that the transfer ban has been lifted
5 players who could sign for Barcelona now that the transfer ban has been lifted

It’s been a long time coming for FC Barcelona. The seemingly endless but in fact just 18-month long FIFA-imposed transfer ban is now over. Aside from Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal being able to make their debuts after six months of twiddling their thumbs on the sidelines, the Catalan club are once again able to dip their toes back into the transfer market. The temptation is to act like kids in a candy shop and 77 new signings this month alre

Manchester United star Memphis Depay and Van Persie bust-up may have cost Netherlands their Euro 2016 qualification
Manchester United star Memphis Depay and Van Persie bust-up may have cost Netherlands their Euro 2016 qualification

Van Persie and Depay having a ‘friendly disagreement’ in trainingEarlier in October, former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie had a training ground bust-up with teammate and United winger Memphis Depay. The reasons behind the row were not revealed and coach Danny Blind referred it to as a normal ‘disagreement’ while training ahead of Netherlands’ Euro qualifier against Kazakhstan. The pair s

Dec 29 2015
6 footballers who are in their team based on reputation more than form
6 footballers who are in their team based on reputation more than form

Building a formidable reputation in football takes time. In a field where superstars are the life and soul of the modern day game, standing out from the crowd is a notorious challenge to achieve, but getting to the top is generally the goal for most driven football stars. Maintaining and adding to that hard-fought status is an equally testing endeavour and it is not one to be ignored lightly. When footballers take their foot off the ga

Dec 13 2015
5 PFA Team of the Year players who struggled the next season
5 PFA Team of the Year players who struggled the next season

Chelsea’s horrendous title defence and the collective drop in performance levels of their star players have attracted a lot of column inches over the past few weeks.  Much of the criticism has been focused on Eden Hazard- last year’s PFA player of the year- who has now gone 25 games without a goal. Hazard also made it to the PFA Team of the Year last season along with 5 other Chelsea players. In this context, we focus on players

Dec 10 2015
Why Liverpool need to be patient with Daniel Sturridge
Why Liverpool need to be patient with Daniel Sturridge

Sturridge is yet to play a game under Jurgen Klopp From European giants to a club struggling to finish in the top four in their domestic league, Liverpool’s fall from grace has been catastrophic. Despite their struggles, one thing the club has always had during the Premier League era is a world class striker. Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez are all some of the best players to have played the game

Nov 30 2015
Transfer News and Rumours of the day: 18 November 2015
Transfer News and Rumours of the day: 18 November 2015

Oscar’s situation at Chelsea is being closely monitored by  Football clubs around the world are keeping a close tab on their respective transfer targets as we fast-approach the opening of January transfer window. The clubs are steadily getting aware of the players who could add more quality to the existing squad.  With the gradual progression of the 2015/16 campaign, the rumours are also coming thick and fast.€‹ Here a

Nov 18 2015
7 worst receptions fans given to returning players by fans
7 worst receptions fans given to returning players by fans

Jerry Seinfeld once mused about the highly temporal nature of professional sport, focusing specifically on the relationship the fans have with individual players. These athletes are, most of the time, not built to last at a particular sporting institution. They know it, and the fans know it. These fans, however, develop attachments with them despite this knowledge, and waste no time in booing their former heroes once the inevitable happens. At

Nov 12 2015
Memphis Depay has been dropped from the Netherlands squad
Memphis Depay has been dropped from the Netherlands squad

Netherlands manager Danny Blind talks about his decision to drop Memphis Depay from the squad Memphis Depay received some criticism from his manager Danny Blind after he was dropped from the Netherlands squad ahead for friendlies against Wales and Germany, according to Mirror. Netherlands who managed to win a bronze medal in the Brazil World Cup were not even able to qualify for the Euro 2016 to be held in France. According to the Ora

Nov 3 2015
10 players who are better on FIFA 16 than in real life
10 players who are better on FIFA 16 than in real life

Let's face it, the FIFA series, especially its latest instalment, will go down in history as one of the greatest, most iconic game franchises of all time. Ever since its inception in 1993, developers EA have constantly strived to outdo themselves with each game and, as a result created, by far, one of the most addictive games known to man. However, what FIFA cannot™ do, despite all its greatness, is predict the form of players during

Nov 2 2015
5 players who should probably retire from international football soon
5 players who should probably retire from international football soon

Representing one’s country on the international stage in any sporting event is a dream for many individuals. Many footballers work hard to realise this dream and some are talented enough to make the dream come true.  However, there comes a time when players have to quit international football for varied reasons. In some cases, it may be because age is catching up with them, in others it is to make way for the younger generation to slo

Oct 20 2015
5 high-profile football teams that failed to qualify for major competitions
5 high-profile football teams that failed to qualify for major competitions

The likes of Robben & RvP couldnt anchor Holland to Euro 2016 In lieu of Netherlands disastrous EURO qualifying campaign, we accumualted a list of teams which failed to qualify for major international tourneys in the past. Argentina | 1970 World Cup The footballing giants from South America were not able to make to Mexico in 1970. The side filled with footballing geniuses could not spark even through the qualifications

Oct 17 2015
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