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Ahmed Bilal

About Ahmed Bilal

You can learn more about Ahmed on his personal website.
  1. The ‘Cheryl’ Cole

    Football is driven by exaggerated caricatures. The ‘role model’ Kaka, the ‘inspirational’ Gerrard, the ‘lazy’ Ferdinand, the ‘fat’ Lampard, the ‘brilliant’ Messi, the ‘petulant’ Robinho, the ‘balding / granny-shagging / goal-shy / striker-who-plays-better-elsewhere-on-the-pitch / everton man’ Rooney, and so on. …


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  2. How To Stop A Penalty

    Ah…Penalties. Easy for the goalkeepers – they’re expected not to save them but are heroes if they do – but terrifying for the penalty-takers (think Terry, most England internationals in since 1990 and of course, the man whose career is …


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  3. 08-09 UEFA Cup Last 16 Draw

    This article refers to an earlier version of the Europa League draw. Go to the latest Europa League draw article. After Thursday night’s matches, the draw for the last 16 stage of this season’s UEFA Cup looks like this: