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Monday, 03 March 2014

Spurs installed as second favourites for the Europa League

Theres been a big debate about whether the Europa League is worth bothering with for teams chasing a Champions League berth but now that Tottenham have come so far it seems a waste not tofocus on winning the trophy. It would mean seven more games if Tim Sherwoods side went all the way, but as the m...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Has the time come for a European Super League?

The Champions League is the biggest prize in football. Locking horns with the finest clubs the Continent has to offer, not to mention the greatest players in the world. If you win the Champions League you can die a very happy man. However, Galatasaray chairman Unal Aysal believes a change to the gr...

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Thursday, 03 October 2013

Champions League Team of the Week - Week Two

Arsenal top their Champions League group following their excellent display at home to Napoli and Chelsea bounced back from their opening day disappointment to put four past Steaua Bucharest away. It wasnt such a good time for Manchester City though as they were given a football lesson by the Champio...

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Friday, 20 September 2013

Champions League: Team of the Week - Week One

The battle to win the 2013/14 Champions League got under way this week and there were big wins for some big teams including Arsenal, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, Champions League holders Bayern Munich, PSG, AC Milan and Basel among others. There were also some outstan...

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Dave Blackburn's predictions 2013/14

The return of the most action-packed and exciting league in the world is only three days away, but what will the Premier League produce this season? For a start there will be no Sir Alex Ferguson. The Manchester United boss has retired, leaving David Moyes to deal with the mess that is Wayne Ro...

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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Dave Disciascio's predictions for 2013/14

The Premier League season is just days away and we at Squarefootball are getting ready by staring into our crystal balls and predicting our winners and losers for the season ahead. Weve already had Mitch Waddon predict title glory for Manchester City while Jim Barry has plumped for Jose Mourinh...

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Jim Barry's predictions 2013/14

There are only days remaining until the most exciting league in the world kicks off for another action-packed season of goals, controversy and talking points. The action is already under way in the Football League and Scotland, but who will be the biggest winners and losers during 2013/14 campaign?...

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Will Arsenal, Chelsea or City bring Edinson Cavani to England?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made no secret of his admiration for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani. When asked about speculation linking the Gunners with the Napoli striker, who has scored 16 Serie A goals this season, Wenger said: Cavani is a player that I like. Will he cost a lot of money? T...

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Sunday, 06 January 2013

Chelsea: Who will be Frank Lampard's next club?

All good things must come to an end and so is Frank Lampards time at Stamford Bridge. Some eyebrows were raised when Lampard arrived at Chelsea from West Ham for £11 million, but the goalscoring midfielder has been worth every penny and then some. Lampard leaves the Bridge having won every major ...

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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Can Arsenal or Man United win the Champions League?

The Champions League draw for the knockout stages is made next Thursday (December 20) but can either Arsenal or Manchester United keep the coveted trophy on these shores? Only the two Premier League sides represent England in the final 16 following the premature of Premier League champions Man City...

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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Jose Mourinho: Will the Special One end up at Arsenal, Chelsea, City or United?

Its the worst kept secret in football but it looks as though the Special One Jose Mourinho and the Spanish giants Real Madrid will be parting company in the summer, but where will the former Chelsea boss end up? Mourinho has always said he wanted to manage in England again and most English clubs wo...

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Monday, 17 September 2012

Who is your money on winning the Champions League?

Chelsea start their defence of the Champions League trophy this week but with giants such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and AC Milan all desperate to be champions of Europe again, can the Blues hold on to the greatest prize in European trophy? A few weeks ago we ran an article on...

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Saturday, 15 September 2012

Who will Pep Guardiola manage next?

Pep Guardiola won it all at Barcelona and created one of the greatest teams ever seen. Thirteen trophies in four years is some achievement, but was he a great manager? It could be argued that anyone could win trophies with the tremendous trio of Xavi, Iniesta and Messi in it, but we will soon find o...

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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Who will win the Champions League?

The group stages for this years Champions League competition will be drawn this afternoon, but who will win the biggest prize in European football? Chelsea became the first team from the capital of England to win the trophy in May, beating the German giants Bayern Munich on penalties in their own b...

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Friday, 27 July 2012

Manchester United: Sir Alex Must Get Robin Van Persie

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Manchester United have placed a bid to sign Robin Van Persie from Arsenal. There is no point in questioning whether or not this would be a good signing for United. It is. Period. Robin Van Persie is a stunning striker and has a deadly left foot. At 28, the Dutchm...

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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Fantasy Football 2012/13 is here

Do you think you can do a better job than the professor Arsene Wenger? Could you out-muscle Mancini at defending title winners Manchester City? Then this is your chance to prove it! Squarefootballs Fantasy Football is back for another season and we want as many participants as possible. Last season...

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Sunday, 20 May 2012

Arsenal: Where will Robin Van Persie start next season?

Its Groundhog Day as far as Arsenal fans are concerned. For the past decade, every summer has been full of rumours about the future of one of their big names. Patrick Vieira started it all off, then it was Henry, then Fabregas and Nasri, and now Robin Van Persie. Why does Arsene Wenger always put th...

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The top 10 dives in football history

Manchester United’s Ashley Young and Chelsea’s Didier Drogba have caused controversy over the past fortnight by diving to win penalties and going down quicker than your average High Street hooker. Ashley Young started it all off by winning a cheap penalty against QPR’s Shaun Derry, when the tough m...

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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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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Pirlo Leads Juventus Back To The Serie A Summit

Theres something familiar about the Serie A table just before the Christmas break - Juventus are unbeaten (with this weeks match at Udinese to go) and leading the way. Before the traumas of the Calciopoli betting scandal this was the norm in Serie A. Like it or not (and many wont) Juve are back at t...

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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Can any player, including Messi, be considered 'the greatest'?

Ah, the Champions League. Bringer of drama, stopper of dreamers, platform for Ray Wilkins to say ‘my word’ 50 hundred thousand times. And there are other things that are nearly always discussed, certainly when seeing the two dominant Spanish sides play. The great debate has moved from trying to ...

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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Dancing, glitterballs and very camp; and that’s just Clem at Football Focus

After the unwelcome interruption of the international break and all of the disappointing baggage it brings for England supporters, this weekend saw the glittering return of our domestic footballers into the spotlight. Over at Football Focus, the boys were practically giddy at the prospect of the wee...

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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, 07 August 2011

Will the new season throw up any shocks across Europe's top leagues?

Here we go again ... Its that time of year again. Your club has had some embarrassing/great results in pre-season friendlies and the anticipation builds up as the new season approaches, but what can we expect from the big leagues around Europe? Some countries, of course, have already kicked off, su...

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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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Friday, 29 July 2011

Who is your club’s greatest signing?

It is time to dust out the sheepskin coat and training gear with matching initials. Yes we will soon be picking our fantasy football teams. The right signings will determine your chances of becoming the next Ferguson, Mourinho or Hiddnk. The chequebook has certainly assisted those who play for real....

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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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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Tevez, Modric, Nasri and co - Quit your moaning!

One of the lessons that I had drilled into me as a youngster is the old adage “asking never gets”. Maybe you too can recall a time when you asked your mum for a Penguin or something and she trotted out some half-cocked lecture about it being polite to wait to be offered blah, blah, blah. Well clearl...

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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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Saturday, 01 August 2009

Squarefootball's fantasy football challenge

Do you see yourself as the next Sir Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger? Do you think you can pick a better team than Harry Redknapp or Rafa Benitez? Brilliant, then why don’t you join us in competing for the coveted Squarefootball fantasy league crown? For the past few years we at Squarefootball towers...

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Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Juventus vs Chelsea: Drogba the key to an away goal and qualification

The first leg in London saw an early Didier Drogba goal separate the two teams; and Chelsea has the defensive ability to close out the game with just one away goal. This could be a very pragmatic game and don't rule out Juve sitting on 0-0 for the first hour. Former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri ma...

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Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Champions League Preview: 2008/9 Last 16 - Chelsea vs Juventus

Chelsea and Juventus will have noted the exceptionally tight nature of the first legs played on Tuesday, and doubtless there will not be more than a goal separating these two tonight. Both Guus Hiddink and Claudio Ranieri will want to prove something here - and it may not make for a free flowing ga...

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Thursday, 16 October 2008

If Liverpool dither, is Rafa Benitez unlikely to make a Juventus switch?

There was a time when the lure of Italy was irresistable. If an Italian club came calling then few clubs could resist and plenty of talented players moved to Italian clubs from English ones, Gary Lineker, Denis Law, Ian Rush, Mark Hughes, Paul Gascoigne, Des Walker, David Platt, John Charles, Robbi...

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Friday, 08 February 2008

5347 Who would top the 'corrected'

by : Alex Wolstenholme La Gazzetta dello Sport this week published their highly provocative, 'corrected' Serie A table after analysis of every single game played in the league so far this season and all of the crucial refereeing decisions made therein. Inter Milan currently stand well clear at the...

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Monday, 30 October 2006

3826: Juventus set for swift return

by : David Hulott In the immediate aftermath of the decision to demote Juventus and deduct them 30-points for their part in the Italian match-fixing scandal, the future was looking fairly bleak for La Vecchia Signora (The Old Lady). The relegation presented coach Fabio Capello with the ideal exc...

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Monday, 10 July 2006

3378: Will English clubs asset strip

by : Antony Melvin With the Serie A match fixing trial entering it’s final straight there are severe consequences for the teams involved. As I pointed out on Friday, Juventus are likely to be relegated with the fate of Milan, Lazio and Fiorentina more likely to revolve around points deductions. B...

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Friday, 07 July 2006

3373: Juventus relegation means a tr

by : Antony Melvin The extraordinary 'couldn't be made up' trial of four leading Italian clubs on match fixing allegations has reached the point of no-return for Juventus. Although Milan, Lazio and Fiorentina are contesting the calls from the Italian Football Federation for their relegation and po...

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Wednesday, 09 November 2005

2467: Juventus: Patrick Vieira disli

by : Haby Assevero To be fair, this poor statistic is not helped by the club so far having conceded an average of almost two goals a game - although the ‘goals for’ column is hardly healthy, with only the freakishly poor Everton and neighbours Birmingham City having scored fewer than their nine. B...

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