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Messi Watch: He wouldn’t? Or would he…

Lionel Messi is, was, and (probably) will be the most defining player in the history of Barcelona. He may have already eclipsed Cruyff, depending on how long your memory span is. Messi, like Cruyff before him, could not be a more emblematic presence at the Nou Camp if he were from Catalonia. The Argentinian maestro,

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EPL Fantasy Guru – Gameweek 21: The Digest

Gameweeks 18, 19, and 20 were actually pretty predictable and followed the trend these 3 gameweeks do every season. Boxing Day always sees LOADS of goals (too much turkey?), the Gameweek after Boxing Day is always slow, tired, and lacking in the goals department, and Gameweek 20 sees deep, talented squads taking down minnows whose

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Luis, We Hardly Knew Ye

Sound the sirens. Luis Suarez is on the move…again. The Ajax prodigy turned Liverpool assassin set the premier league ablaze during his three and a half year tenure at Anfield that just wrapped last May. The mercurial Uruguayan was so prolific that the Kop had forgotten they had just unloaded their prize possession Fernando Torres

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The Emergence of England’s true Golden Generation

They won’t be making waves in France next summer, but the England faithful may have something bright on the horizon. The Three Lions failed to advance from group play for the first time in half a century during their calamitous Brazilian World Cup campaign. With the ‘Golden Generation’ having the dubious distinctions of missing Euro

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The Resurgence of Brendan Rodgers

You’ve heard the story before. An outsider slowly built a cult following by traveling throughout the motherland. His legend grew as he travelled from town to town. A journeyman with a rapid ascent finally reached mecca, only to be dismissed at the apex of his fame. Then three days later, all was well again. After

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Andres Schurrle, the flu and his Chelsea Blues

“I scratch a hole in my head every time Andres Schurrle doesn’t start.” Those words came from a close friend and fellow contributor the other day. I, like many others, are inclined to agree. First things first, Schurrle’s natural playing position is Left Wing…which is currently occupied by some dude named Eden Hazard. You might

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