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Friday, 06 December 2013

Who will win the 2014 World Cup?

It may be feeling bitterly cold out there, but football fans around the world are already feeling warm inside ahead of next years World Cup in Brazil. The draw for the greatest competition in the world takes place in radiant Rio today about 5pm (GMT) and everyone is waiting to see who and where the...

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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The circus of the A-league off-season

You would think as we reach the midway point of the Australian A-league’s five-and-a-half month pre-season the news would be beginning to dry up. But for a fledgling 10-team competition entering only its fifth season, the league and its clubs sure do a good job of keeping us interested. For those f...

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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Newcastle United to sign Australian youngster

Nineteen-year-old Curtis Good is set to fly to Newcastle United to sign a contract with the North-East outfit after impressing in his two-week trial earlier in the year. The Melbourne born 6’ 1” centre back has reportedly signed for around $600,000AUD (£400,000) from A-League club Melbourne He...

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Monday, 23 July 2012

Is this the worst football kit ever?

Players and fans are supposed to wear their shirts with pride, but sometimes the tops are so hideous they make you utterly ashamed. Arsenal fans have complained about their Dennis the Menace away kit, Manchester United supporters have hit out over their new tartan home kit and some Liverpool fans a...

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The Strange World Of FIFA: England Ranked Fourth In The World

It will come as something of a surprise to most fans who watched Euro 2012 that England came out of the tournament going up in the FIFA world rankings - not bad for two wins in four matches, one of which came against a Ukraine team who lie at 46th in the table. Ranking tables are always an untrustw...

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Friday, 08 June 2012

Everton: Is it time for Tim Cahill to go?

Australian international Tim Cahill is an Everton legend. His goals, commitment to the cause and celebrations will live long in the memory of all Toffees, but after seven years at Goodison Park is it time he took on a new challenge? In 1997 a young bright eyed boy by the name of Timothy Filiga ...

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Beckham, Best, Henry or Cantona: Who were the coolest footballers to ever live?

We would all like to be footballers, right? The money, the women, the cars. Oh, and the playing of football. That’s pretty good. But some are cooler than others. Too cool, even. So cool they make everyone else look like silly, awkward, emasculated chumps. So who were the 10 coolest footballers to e...

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Saturday, 03 December 2011

Manchester City: A Bronx Tale Of . . . Simon Colosimo

In one of my first articles for Square Football I argued that, after seeing Chelsea’s Torres lumber around the pitch, there really isn’t a sadder sight in football (short of obviously death and destruction). It is, after all, a Bronx tale. Torres is a wonderful footballer but his performance...

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Wednesday, 07 September 2011

Top 10 bizarre injuries to footballers

Swansea City’s vice-captain Alan Tate is set to miss most of the Swans’ debut season in Premier League after breaking his leg in a freak golfing accident. The versatile defender was a passenger in a golf buggy that lost control and Tate will have to watch the majority of the club’s rollercoaster adv...

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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Squarefootball's Fantasy football invitation

There is less than two weeks to go until the start of the 2011/12 Premier League season and time is running out for you to enter the Squarefootball fantasy football competition. Last season more than 100 teams competed for the Squarefootball title, which was won by P Oxenby and his team FC Poxo. He...

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Sunday, 24 July 2011

What five things would you do before the season starts?

Isn’t it normally New Years Eve when you get a top 100 favourite moments of the year or top 500 best movie credits or some other poor excuse for a programme? Well I thought I would also use it as a poor excuse for an article, but rather than boring you all with a list consisting of 100 or more items...

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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Football in 3D - A new risk to average attendances?

The world has evolved and developed a lot since the 1950s with the invention, evolution and development of everything from bladeless fans to electric cars and high definition broadcasts and beyond, but what have the boffins responsible for 3D been doing for 60 years since its inception? 3D today i...

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Monday, 11 July 2011

Would you like to write for Squarefootball?

Do you live, breathe and sleep football? Do you have a passion for writing and want your views to be read by a potential audience of millions? Then we at Squarefootball Towers would love to hear from you. Whether you follow Aberdeen or Accrington Stanley, West Ham United or Wolfsburg, we can offer ...

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Friday, 13 February 2009

World Cup 2010: Socceroos Decision Is Paying Off

While most of Europe played international friendlies this week, World Cup qualifying continued around the globe.The stand out result was Australias 0-0 draw in Japan. Some years ago the Australian soccerauthorities took the decision to apply for membership of the Asian Confederation and that move i...

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Thursday, 05 July 2007

4641: Asian Cup 2007 Preview

by : Matthew Knott While most international football eyes are turned towards the Copa America, another continental tournament is about to kick off on the other side of the world, and the 2007 Asian Cup features plenty of familiar faces and a few intriguing contests. Running from the 7th to the 29t...

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Tuesday, 03 July 2007

4635: Asian Cup- Australia Take On T

by : Hugh Larkin Owen isn’t the only England international being looked at by Wenger, according to reports. Arsenal fan and current Spurs striker Jermain Defoe is apparently also in the frame. Following Darren Bent’s £16.5 million move to White Hart Lane there’s a feeling that one of Berbatov, Kean...

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Thursday, 08 June 2006

3247: World Cup Preview, Group F: Au

by : Fred Tarow History: The 1974 edition of the World Cup was the only previous time that the Aussies made the long trek from the Antipodes to watch their country in FIFA’s showpiece competition. On that occasion they exited at the group stages, with just a single point and not even a solitary go...

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Tuesday, 15 November 2005

2492: Australia: Qualification would

by : Fred Tarow Australian football plummeted to it's nadir on June 21st this year. An eagerly awaited Confederations Cup campaign ended with the stench of humiliation filling the nostrils of the Socceroos. Three comprehensive defeats and an embarrassing 10 goals conceded resulted in the somewhat r...

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