2014 World Cup,International Football

World Cup 2014 Preview – Group C

20 Mar , 2014  

Falcao

World Cup 2014 Preview

The Group Stages

Today we will have a look at Group C.  This group does seem to be one of the ‘weaker’ groups in the first phase, but also contains one of the most dramatically improved teams over recent years, Colombia.

Group C

Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan

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2014 World Cup,International Football

World Cup Preview – Group B

20 Mar , 2014  

De Jong and Alonso

World Cup 2014 Preview

The Group Stages

Yesterday we took a look at Group A featuring Brazil, Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon.  Brazil seem to be the obvious choice to win that group with Croatia being our prediction as the other qualifier in 2nd place.  Today we take a look at Group B, featuring the reigning champions Spain.

Group B

Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia

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World Cup Preview – Group A

20 Mar , 2014  

Brazil 2014

World Cup 2014 Preview

On June 12th, the greatest football show on earth gets under way in Brazil.  The first game of World Cup 2014 takes place in the Corinthians’ Arena in Sao Paolo between the hosts and Croatia in Group A.  With thirty-two nations aiming to make some kind of impression in Brazil, pressure is certainly mounting in equal parts on two standout teams.  Spain, the holders, and Brazil, the hosts, will be bearing most of the weight of expectation at the finals. More…

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Spanish La Liga

Barcelona and Luis Enrique – Back to the drawing board?

9 May , 2014  

Luis Enrique

The Unsettled Catalans

As this season comes to a close Spanish giants Barcelona appear ready for change again.  Blaugrana are set to say goodbye to Argentinian manager Gerardo Martino after just one year at the helm.  ‘Tata’ Martino has overseen what may be a trophy-less season for Barcelona.  They were defeated in the Champions League quarter-finals by Atletico Madrid and lost the Copa del Rey final to Real Madrid.

The La Liga race is still on however and if Martino can lead his team to victory in their two remaining games they will be crowned Champions.  Atletico Madrid may again prove to be this years surprise nemesis for the Catalan club.  Barcelona face Atletico at Camp Nou in the final league game.  Presuming both clubs win this weekend (Atletico at home to Malaga, Barca away at Elche) then a draw will be enough for Atletico Madrid to claim the league title.  Barcelona have failed to beat Los Rojiblancos in their three meetings so far this season (two draws and a defeat). More…

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English Premier League

Adam Lallana

29 Apr , 2014  

Adam Lallana

In the last ten years Southampton’s youth development set-up has produced talents such as Theo Walcott, Gareth Bale, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Nathan Dyer, Kenwyne Jones, James Ward-Prowse, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers.  Twenty-five year old Adam Lallana is another prime example of the excellent work being done behind the scenes at St Mary’s. More…

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English Premier League,Features

Fantasy Football – What’s in it for us?

28 Apr , 2014  

Danish football fans

We’re all gaffers really

I’m just about to enjoy tonight’s Arsenal v Newcastle game.  The reason I can enjoy it is because all of my fantasy football players have already played this week, therefore this game will not affect my points total.

This is what I miss – being able to sit and watch a game objectively.  Over the last six or seven years the majority of football fans have forgotten what this is like – this very simple pleasure of enjoying the game I love, not caring if the goalkeeper gets a clean-sheet or not being absolutely devastated by one of my players getting a red card.  Simply watching a Premier League match as a fan is a luxury that fantasy football denies us.  This is the price we pay as we strive to earn the bragging rights with our mates.  More…

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