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Madrid’s treatment of this trio shows Perez’s ruthlessness
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Madrid’s treatment of this trio shows Perez’s ruthlessness

Real Madrid are arguably the biggest football club in the world and this can hardly be up for debate.  The legendary Spanish outfit also have the most popular president in the person of Florentino Perez and it comes as no surprise that they continually dominate various areas of the game with regards to club football. However, it appears that the club does not prioritize the feeling of players when they are in control. Real Madrid FC under the leadership of Florentino Perez is not a loyal club and this is evident in their treatment of three of their most prestigious players in the last decade. It's no more news that fans of the club show no love for players who are not at their best at every point in time.  GET THE BEST FREE FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY They want the player...
Mason Mount is a force that has come to stay
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Mason Mount is a force that has come to stay

The transfer ban against Chelsea did them a lot of good and continues to do so even after the departure of Frank Lampard. The Englishman was tasked with managing the Blues during the torrid period of no major acquisitions and he chose to stick with one young English player who has proven that he has the quality to thrive on the biggest stage if handed the opportunity. Chelsea have never been known to rely on players from their academy but had no choice but to do so in the 2019/20 football season as the likes of Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, Reece James, and Mason Mount took up important roles in the team. Mason Mount was one player who never got the credit he deserved in his first season as a regular first-team player at Stamford Bridge. Many pundits and fans believed that he was ...
Premier League’s Top Teams of the Season
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Premier League’s Top Teams of the Season

Another season of English football is in the history books. This year, the Premier League was rife with fearsome competition as clubs across the country battled it out to determine who is truly the best. In many ways, this was a difficult season for everyone involved, but winners always manage to push through the adversity. With the Premier League champion crowned and numerous other tournaments completed, now is the time to look back and analyze the best teams of the season and review their efforts.  Manchester City As expected, Manchester City entered this season as the clear favorites and they did not disappoint. After walking away with the Premier League title after a 27-5-6 season, there are no arguments left. Manchester City may have had their shortcomings early on, but they...
Euro 2020 age spectrum: Oldest and youngest players revealed
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Euro 2020 age spectrum: Oldest and youngest players revealed

Months following the completion of venues, health regulations, and fixtures, the Euro 2020 is finally around the corner with the announcement of the official squads by the national team managers. As expected, there are also changes regarding the number of players due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of the standard 23 players, the committee raised the bar to 26 to reduce the workload on teams if one of the members tested positive for the virus.  While it’s interesting to know about the key players for each team or see which are the most represented clubs, it’s also intriguing to find out the age spectrum in this championship. From the oldest captains and squads to the youngest goalkeepers and outfielders, find out who these football stars are. READ: Haaland to Chelsea? Can he br...
Haaland to Chelsea? Can he break the big money strikers’ curse?
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Haaland to Chelsea? Can he break the big money strikers’ curse?

One major headline in recent days has been Chelsea's purported move for one of the hottest young center-forwards presently in the game Erling Haaland.  The Norwegian striker has been rising to prominence since his days at RB Salzburg in Austria and has carved a niche for himself as a lethal and prolific goalscorer since making the move to Borussia Dortmund in Germany. Haaland, 20, has been a key man for the clubs he's been playing for since the move to Austria and his development graph based on performances and numbers point to a striker who will only get better with time. Chelsea are seriously craving his services according to various reports and are intent on getting their man. However, it would cost the Champions of Europe a fortune to prise the coveted asset away from Signal I...
Euro 2020 team profile: Group F – Germany and France
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Euro 2020 team profile: Group F – Germany and France

GERMANY  Head coach: Joachim Löw (German) Captain: Manuel Neuer Most capped player: Lothar Matthäus (150) Top scorer: Miroslav Klose (71) FIFA ranking: 12 European Championship appearances: 13 (first in 1972) Best run: Champions (1972, 1980, 1996) Group rivals: France, Portugal, and Hungary Key players: Manuel Neuer, Toni Kroos, İlkay Gündoğan, Timo Werner, Antonio Rudiger, Joshua Kimmich Status: Germany is one of the most decorated footballing nations in the world with four World Cup titles, three European Championships, and a Confederations Cup in its illustrious trophy cabinet.  Die Mannschaft have, however, struggled to find the form that put them up there as the most feared national team in the world, winning the World Cup in 2014.  They were knoc...
Euro 2020 team profile: Group F – Portugal and Hungary
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Euro 2020 team profile: Group F – Portugal and Hungary

Post Credit - MC Nitro HUNGARY Head coach: Marco Rossi Captain: Àdám Szalai Most capped player: Balázs Dzsudzsák and Gábor Király (108) Top scorer: Ferenc Puskás (84) FIFA ranking: 37 European Championship appearances: 4 (first in 1964) Best run: Third place (1964) Group rivals: France, Portugal, and Germany Key players: Peter Gulácsi, Àdám Szalai, Àtila Szalai, Willi Orban, Dominik Szoboszlai, Àdám Nágy Status: In 1964, Hungary made their first appearance in the European Championships in the early days of the post-Puskás era and, surprisingly, made it to the semis, finishing third after beating Denmark in the third-place playoff.  The Magyars made their third and most recent appearance in the tournament in 2016, their first one in more than four decades...
Euro 2020 team profile: Group E – Poland, Sweden and Slovakia
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Euro 2020 team profile: Group E – Poland, Sweden and Slovakia

POLAND Head coach: Paulo Sousa (Portuguese) Captain: Robert Lewandowski Most capped player: Robert Lewandowski (118) Top scorer: Robert Lewandowski (66) FIFA ranking: 21 European Championship appearances: 3 (first in 2008) Best run: Quarter-finals in 2016 Group rivals: Spain, Sweden, and Slovakia Key players: Robert Lewandowski, Wojciech Szczesny, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Kamil Glik, Maciej Rybus, Przemasław Frankowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Krzysztof Piątek, Bartosz Bereszynski. Status: Poland are a solid side. They have one of the best strikers in the world in the person of Robert Lewandowski.  They have also found a quality in Paulo Sousa and with the Portuguese at the helm, they will be hoping to better their best-ever European Championship result of a quarter...
Who are the Golden Boot Favorites Ahead of the Euros?
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Who are the Golden Boot Favorites Ahead of the Euros?

The Golden Boot award at the European Championship and the World Cup is one of the most coveted individual awards in world football. Some of Europe’s best-ever players have earned this trophy in past tournaments. Michel Platini led France to their first-ever Euro’s title with nine goals in the 1984 tournament.  Marco van Basten won the Golden Boot as the Netherlands won their first international accolade in 1988. David Villa and Fernando Torres also finished as top-scorers in 2008 and 2012, respectively, when Spain won two consecutive Euros.  With a host of world-class attacking talent included at Euro 2020, there will be plenty of in-form strikers vying for this year’s Golden Boot. In a tournament that is packed with attacking talent, it may come as a surprise to most, but the av...
The 2021/22 season should be Arteta’s last chance at Arsenal
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The 2021/22 season should be Arteta’s last chance at Arsenal

Arsenal missed out on a place in Europe for the first time in 26 years under Mikel Arteta in the 2020/21 season. The season was a mixed one for the Gunners who blew hot and cold at various stages of the season but eventually ended their domestic season on a high. They failed to make it into Europe via the Premier League as they finished 8th on the log with 61 points, 1 point off a place in the Europa Conference League, 4 points off the Europa League places, and 6 points off the top 4. They were looking good to make it to next season's UCL via the Europa League but were knocked out in the semis by eventual winners Villareal. Regardless, Mikel Arteta continues to divide the opinions of Arsenal fans as some believe he is the ideal man for the job while others are convinced he is way ...