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Football And Alcohol

      “When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.” Football and booze go a long long way back, in...

When Sir Alex Ferguson Lost by 9 Goals in back to back matches

I'm shattered, I can't believe it. It was our worst ever day. It's the worst in my history, ever. Even as a player I...

The Forgotten story of the Basque in South America

This article is sourced from a string of Twitter posts by Impedimento, translated by the author. Exactly 80 years ago, a French steamer called SS...

The Original Invincibles- Preston North End 1888/89

In the wake of Manchester City’s record-breaking claim to the Premier League, The False 9 will look back at some of the greatest club...

Cruyffism through Spain

Spain has developed a unique commitment to technical football which has put them in good stead to make the past decade a period of Spanish dominance. The story to this dominance begin decades before hand when Cruyff decided that Barcelona would be the club he would next manage after his time at Ajax was over. He would create a cohesive identity for the club which kept the vision while finding success. This vision began with a number of manager who came before Cruyff but after Cruyff left, there would be many managers in Spain who would use his methods to discovery their own success.

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English Football and its “Get Stuck-In” Mentality

It was a glum group of players and supporters who filed out of Matlock Town’s Causeway Lane ground in 1982. Hyde United had lost...

How Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona Reinvented Total Football

Arrigo Sachi, the mastermind of the Milan side of the 80′s, had once staked a claim that the next tactical revolution in the game,...

Dr. Carneiro or: How I should learn not to stop the game and love the boss

Hundreds of journalists this week have condemned Jose Mourinho for his treatment of Eva Carneiro and Jon Fearn after they wrongly ran onto the...

What if Pep’s Barcelona played against Sacchi’s AC Milan?

Pep Guardiola has re-invented football so much in the past decade that one wonders if the game is still the same that was played...

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Liverpool expected starting lineup against Man United: Injury ruins Klopp’s plans

Liverpool received a major injury blow today ahead of their fixture against rivals Manchester United as Sadio Mane is ruled out for the next...

Rough Diamonds #9-Stephan El Shaarawy (AC Milan)

Most of us tend to associate Italian football with quality defenders and a dearth of attackers. Attacking talents are considered a rarity in Italy....

4 Manchester United players who should be sold by Mourinho immediately

Manchester United at the moment have a bloated squad after 3 new signings under the new manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho who likes to operate...

Jorge Sampaoli’s 4-4-2 formation isn’t suited get the best out of Lionel Messi

Argentina started off their World Cup campaign with a disappointing draw against Iceland in which Lionel Messi missed a penalty and generally was unable...

Man United expected starting lineup against Swansea: Mourinho to pick thrilling front four

Manchester United got their season off to the best possible start with a scintillating performance against West Ham. Both the new signings who started...

4 stars who can replace Luis Suarez as Barcelona’s Number 9

Luis Suarez has been struggling for form for quite sometime now for Barcelona. And although Valverde has stuck with the Uruguayan, Suarez has been...

The Best Football Books of 2018

It's been another eventful year in the world of football. As we look forward to 2019, we have compiled a list of the best football books of 2018. The...

The Best Football Books of 2017

It's been another eventful year in the world of football. As we look forward to 2018, we have compiled a list of the best football books of 2017. The...

10 Best Liverpool Books every Liverpool Fan Must Read

Liverpool Football Club is one of the most popular football clubs in the world. From the Far East to the United States, Liverpool has fans from all corners of...

Best Football Autobiographies

I Am Zlatan: My Story On and Off the Field Born to Balkan immigrants who divorced when he was a toddler, Zlatan learned self-reliance from his rough-and-tumble neighborhood. While his...