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  1. Antonio Valencia vs Luis Nani

    A lot can be said of Antonio Valencia, humble, shy, hard-working but one word will always spring to mind when you mention his name – Consistent. When Cristiano Ronaldo fulfilled his dream to sign for Real Madrid, I, like many …


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  2. Sunderland ask for Hart on loan

    Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has revealed the club are looking to sign Joe Hart on loan from Manchester City. Earlier this week the England international confirmed that he may look for a move out of Eastlands for the forthcoming season …


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  3. Werder Bremen: No bids for Ozil

    Werder Bremen have said that even though interest in Mesut Ozil from top clubs exists, no bids have been made. Ozil is on the radar for many clubs across Europe, including Manchester United, after an impressive World Cup campaign with …


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  4. Celtic didn’t want David James anyway

    What do David James, Jimmy Bullard, Sol Campbell and George Boateng all have in common? Well. all have been close to joining Celtic this summer but ultimately haven’t. Campbell joined Newcastle, Boateng left for Greece to play for Skoda Xanthi …


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  5. The Oceanic XI

    After the huge fuss of our appalling showing in South Africa, the FA started another long and tedious review of how our national game should be run, what is the future of the academy at Burton and who should eventually succeed Capello when he eventually leaves. The upshot was that we need an Englishman in charge of our national game.

    Great – but who? ‘Appy ‘Arry? Big Sam? Alan Pardew? There isn’t a single Englishman who really has the experience or the track record. But do you know we actually have a number of Englishmen who have international coaching experience. For instance, Bryan Robson is currently the national coach of Thailand (he actually replaced Peter Reid), Gary Johnson managed Latvia for awhile and of course there is Stephen Constantine who has managed Nepal, India, Malawi and is now in charge of Sudan. But what about someone who has had no real experience and started right at the bottom.


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