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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Manchester United's Lingard auditions for role in four-midable club

Manchester United’s on-loan midfielder Jesse Lingard scored four times on an extraordinary Birmingham City debut, helping his team to a 4-1 win over hapless Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend. However, he isnt the first, and he wont be the last, player to be so four-midable in front of goal...

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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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Monday, 12 August 2013

Championship: Who will win the Golden Boot?

Watfords Troy Deeney scored the Championships first hat-trick of the season in the Hornets 6-1 annihilation of Bouremouth at the weekend. His effortsin front of goal has taken his tally to four and currently tops the chart in the race to become the Championships top scorer. But will he end the seaso...

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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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Sunday, 04 August 2013

Who will win the 2013/14 League Cup?

Swansea City stunned everyone last season by clinching the League Cup in Michael Laudrups first season at the Liberty Stadium, earning the Swans a long-awaited return into Europe. But who will be victorious at Wembley this time? The competition kicks off on Monday with Preston, who drew with Wolves...

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Saturday, 03 August 2013

Championship: QPR, Reading and Bolton get the nod for the Premier League

The 2013/2014 Championship season gets under way today with Queens Park Rangers being pushed as the favourites to make an immediate return to the Premier League. The Hoops, managed by wheeler-dealer and former England manager contender Harry Redknapp, will be hoping to utilise Tony Fernandes’s for...

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Monday, 10 June 2013

Football's five biggest traitors

In the wake of the current Luis Suarez controversy, lets take a look at some other high profile footballers who went through with transfers that broke their fans’ hearts. 1. Luis Figo In 2000, Figo made a surprising 60m euro move to Barcelonas bitter rivals Real Madrid. Many Barcelona fans felt ...

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Monday, 03 June 2013

Lisa De Vanna, Rooney, Ibrahimovich or Sinclair - Who has scored the best overhead kick?

Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovich are huge names in the world of football and have left their mark by scoring some fabulous goals, none more so than their famous overhead kicks against Manchester City and England respectively. But has Australian womens striker Lisa De Vanna scored the best overhe...

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Thursday, 30 May 2013

The shortest reigns in football management

With Mark Hughes on the verge of becoming Stoke Citys next boss, Jose Mourinho set to return to Chelsea and Manchester City having agreed a verbal deal for Malagas Manuel Pellegrini, all three of them will be hoping for a long stay in English football. However, Hughes has already had his first Hugh...

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Sunday, 26 May 2013

Squarefootball's Player of the Season

Tottenhams Gareth Bale swept the boards this season, winning the PFA Player and Young Player of the Year awards and the Football Writers award, but can he also add the Squarefootball title to his collection too? Does the Welshman really deserve to be named player of the year or should Manchester Un...

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Predict the Premier League: Wigan and Newcastle end the campaign on a high

Wigan Athletic endured a rollercoaster end to the Premier League season. A fortnight ago they were crowned the FA Cup winners. Three days laterthey were relegated. However, Wigan fan Jimmy Shine has ensured the Latics ended the season on a high by finishing as our top pundit on the final day of the ...

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Predict the Premier League: Sunderland clinch the title

Sunderland may have finished just one place above the drop zone in the Premier League but Black Cat Tony Ratton has walked away from our Predict the Premier League competition with the title under his arm and his head held high. Mr Ratton was the long-time leader in our quest to find the best pundi...

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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Squarefootball's Goal of the Season - Joy for van Persie

The 2012/13 season has seen some classic goals, but who scored the best? Here is what the panel at Squarefootball thinks. Swansea City fan Jim Barry will never forget two out-of-this-world strikes by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robin van Persie. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a goal for the ages against En...

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Squarefootball's Fantasy Football winner revealed

Sir Alex Ferguson has walked away from Manchester United after 26 years with his 13th Premier League title under his arm but not even the former Aberdeen great would have been able to catch our Fantasy Football winner Mikael Axelsson. Mr Axelssons side, Forbrytarbeteende IK, clinched the title on t...

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Friday, 24 May 2013

Squarefootball's Signing of the Season

Arsenals Oliver Giroud, Swansea Citys Michu and Aston Villas Cristian Benteke all graced the Premier League for the first time this season and all had an impact on the English game. Former Arsenal star Robin van Persie left the Emirates to hook up with Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in pursu...

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Squarefootball's Flop of the Season

Continuing our look back at the 2012/13 season, today we are going to highlight our biggest flop of the season. Only two subjects dominate the nominations for this award, Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City midfielder Scott Sinclair. QPR promised so much in the summer and brought so many class ...

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Squarefootball's Manager of the Season

Sir Alex Ferguson topped his final season as manager by not only lifting the Premier League trophy but also the coveted Manager of the Year award. However, with so many good performances from the likes of David Moyes, Michael Laudrup, Steve Clarke and Rafa Benitez this season, has Fergie won the Squ...

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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Roman Abramovich, Luis Suarez or Odemwingie - Who is Squarefootball's Fool of the Season?

The 2012/13 season witnessed a number of jaw-dropping decisions being made. Who will ever forget the final day of the January transfer window and seeing West Broms want-away striker Peter Odemwingie trying to force through a move to QPR? Or how about Liverpools Luis Suarezs decision to try and taste...

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Squarefootball's Game of the Season

So the 2012/13 season is almost over. All thats left to play is the Champions League final, Championship play-offs and the Scottish Cup final until we put the past nine months into the archives. But before we look forward to seeing snaps of our top stars relaxing on a sun-drenched beach surrounded b...

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Monday, 20 May 2013

Team of the Week - Week Thirty Eight

Arsenal will be playing Champions League football again next season following their narrow final day victory at Newcastle. Gareth Bales phenomenal late strike for Spurs got them the three points they needed against Sunderland, but they always needed Newcastle to do them a favour. Elsewhere on t...

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Sunday, 19 May 2013

West Ham United v Reading: Irons aim to Hammer the Royals

Reading won the Championship title last season while West Ham had to do things the hard way through the play-offs. Well 12 months on and the champions are going back to the Championship while the Hammers are planning for another year in the top flight. There is no love loss between West Ham and Rea...

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Predict the Premier League: Just six points separate Sunderland and Wigan at the top

Squarefootballs Predict the Premier League title race is going down to the final game and it looks as though it will be Sunderland or Wigans name etched on to the coveted trophy. The Black Cats Tony Ratton is six points clear of his nearest rival, Wigan fan Jimmy Shine. With 30 points up for grabs ...

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Predict the Premier League: Wigan turn the heat on Sunderland

Manchester United have won the league and Wigan Athletic have now joined QPR and Reading in the Championship, but who is going to win Squarefootballs Predict the Premier League title? It has been a busy few weeks in the Barclays Premier League and the only issue that still needs to be decided is wh...

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Reading v Man City: No title, no cup, no Mancini

Manchester City have lost their Premier League crown, the FA Cup Final and now their manager. While rivals Manchester United bid farewell to Sir Alex in style after 26 years, the City hierarchy have decided to axe Roberto Mancini exactly a year to the day that he won the Premier League title and sla...

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Outside the Box – Football on TV: Fergie calls time, but Sky ensure we’ll see plenty of him before he goes

So, I’m not sure if you’ve heard but Sir Alex Ferguson announced to the world last week that he intends to quietly walk away from football at the end of the season. In mass hysterical scenes usually only seen when a monarch dies or a Twilight film comes out, the entire country seemed to let o...

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Thursday, 09 May 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 36

Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs all won 1-0 at the weekend to keep their Champions League hopes alive with the latter two drawing on Wednesday night at the Bridge. Liverpool and Everton played out a goalless draw at Anfield while Newcastle picked up what could be a crucial point at West Ham. Aston Vil...

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Tuesday, 07 May 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Bruce goes through Hull as the Championship season ends in drama

There are not many days in the course of the long football season that the glitzy farce of the Premier League is shuffled into the background like an ugly sister at a wedding. Usually, as the weekend rolls around every pundit, fan and newscaster is eagerly sharing their thoughts on Van Persie...

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Saturday, 04 May 2013

Fulham v Reading: Is there any life left in the Royals?

The Royals were officially relegated last weekend with QPR as the two sides played out one of the dullest matches in Premier League history, but is there any life left in the Royals? This afternoon Nigel Adkins takes his men to Craven Cottage and - if he hasnt already - he will be keeping close...

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Sunday, 28 April 2013

Reading v QPR: Who will win the battle of the basement boys?

Its the battle of the basement boys at the Madejski Stadium this afternoon and the losers will be officially relegated from the Premier League. Not that it matters that much as even the winner looks like joining the other in the Championship next season. Former Southampton managers Nigel Adkins a...

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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Bale, Benteke, Hazard, Lukaku, Welbeck, Wilshere - Who will win the PFA Young Player of the Year?

Tottenhams Gareth Bale could clear up at this weekends PFA awards. Not only has the Spurs ace got the chance of winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award but he is also nominated in the Player of the Year category. With Spurs playing Wigan later today, Bale could also find himself in third plac...

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Friday, 26 April 2013

Bale, RVP or Suarez: Who should win the PFA Player of the Year award?

Tottenhams Gareth Bale is the bookies favourite to win the PFA Player of the Year award for the second time but could last seasons winner Robin van Perise make it a personal double or could Liverpools bad boy end a terrible week on a high by scooping the accolade? Manchester Uniteds midfield maestr...

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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Predict the Premier League: Sunderland storming towards the title

Talk about making an impact. Paolo Di Canio led his Sunderland troops to victory at St James Park and then followed it up with another three points in his first home game against Everton. No wonder Sunderland fan Tony Ratton is smiling from ear to ear. Mind you, it could also have something to do wi...

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Predict the Premier League: QPR, Everton and West Ham top the table

QPR may be going down, Everton may have blown their chance of finishing in the top four but West Ham have guaranteed their place in the top flight next season. And despite the gloomy expressions at Loftus Road and Goodison, John Jaycock and Chris Goodwin have tried their best to raise the spirits by...

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 33

Arsenal regained third place as Chelsea dropped points at Liverpool and Spurs stunned everyone with their late comeback to beat the champions Manchester City. But the big winners this week were Manchester United who clinched their 20th league title with a convincing 3-0 win over Aston Villa. Elsewh...

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: The football world turns on Suarez as he bites off more than he can chew

Just when you think the sleaze-ridden, hate-filled, cartoon puppetry ghoul fest that is football can’t plunge any lower, out pop the gnashers of a serial offender to attract the world’s accusing eyes once again. Luis Suarez, the only footballer in Britain who can be involved in controversy wi...

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Sunday, 21 April 2013

Would you sell your ground's name for £100m?

Arsenal did it with the Emirates, Manchester City did it with the Etihad and Bolton Wanderers did the same with Reebok, but would you be happy to sell the naming rights to your stadium if it guaranteed a multi-million pound investment on the pitch? Manchester United recently agreed a £120 million d...

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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Norwich City v Reading: Can the Canaries bounce back from their Arsenal hell?

For 84 minutes last Saturday, Chris Hughton and Norwich City were on course to record a memorable victory at Arsenal. Six minutes later they were left stunned and furious after losing the game 3-1. Today they take on a Reading side that all but down, but can the Canaries send the Royals packing and ...

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Friday, 19 April 2013

Premier League: Has Aston Villa's Brad Guzan been the best keeper this season?

Readings Alex McCarthy was in the form of his life against Liverpool at the weekend. The Royals shot-stopper denied the Reds at every opportunity with a string of world class saves. This got me thinking, who has been the best goalkeeper this season in the Premier League? Manchester Citys Joe Hart w...

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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 32

Another exciting week of Premier League and FA Cup football saw Manchester City and Wigan make a date at Wembly, Reading hold Liverpool, Arsenal beat Norwich City and Sunderland outclass Newcastle. But who made it into our Squarefootball Team of the Week? Heres Mitch Waddons best XI from the w...

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Millwall, Chiles and Aguero ensure unedifying scenes all round, but let’s keep the One Direction boys out of it

It was a weekend of football in which the seamier, more ugly side of the game sprang forth. A dispiriting reminder of a time we’d hoped had passed; a nightmarish collage of unedifying horror and depressing folly. Yep, Adrian Chiles was fronting the FA Cup again. Obviously, the game on Saturd...

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Saturday, 13 April 2013

Reading v Liverpool: Reds tipped to rule over the Royals

Liverpool failed to beat West Ham United last weekend at Anfield but surely they will have no trouble beating all-but relegated Reading, will they? On a weekend that will be full of emotion for the Liverpool fans on the anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, they will expect to see Brendan Rodge...

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Friday, 12 April 2013

Predict the Premier League: QPR, Spurs and Arsenal lead the way

Its been a good fortnight for the three London clubs - well off the pitch any way - with QPRs John Jaycock and Tottenhams Adam Crawford picking up 19 points, with Arsenals Josh Ben Moshe on 18. Its not been so good for Stoke City, Southampton or Norwich City, with the sides occupying the bottom thr...

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Predict the Premier League: Sunderland edge ahead of Wigan

Sunderland may only have six games left to save their Premier League status but Black Cat Tony Ratton is edging slightly closer to Predict the Premier League title glory. Mr Ratton, who has been favourite for the title for the majority of the season, has moved one point clear of his nearest rival W...

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Tuesday, 09 April 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Di Canio attempts to form his first impression while West Ham’s Brady dispels hers

Fascist, egotistical, divisive, authoritarian, plain bonkers; these words are ringing around all our ears right now thanks to a recent media storm it’s been impossible to escape from. No, not the death of a former Prime Minister yesterday, although I can see why you’d think that. Instead it i...

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Saturday, 06 April 2013

Premier League: Where has all the excitement gone?

ThePremier Leagueseason should be coming to the boil, but for me its been strictly alukewarm affair.The last nine months have had an air of inevitability about them. Manchester United havebreezed to their 20th top flight title and even Sky have struggled to sell this title race. From them...

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Reading v Southampton: Will Adkins get revenge on the Saints?

Nigel Adkins hosts his former side Southampton this afternoon in a game which the Royals will see as winnable, but can he get revenge on the Saints who have been in tremendous form in recent weeks. Reading currently prop up the Premier League but a win today could breathe new life into their faint ...

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Tuesday, 02 April 2013

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 31

Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Southampton, Wigan and West Ham all picked up three points in a weekend that produced a whopping 23 goals - five of which came at the Emirates. There was a number of outstanding individual performances at the weekend, but who has done enough to win...

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Outside the Box – Football on TV: Sunderland swap experience for explosive as all eyes focus on Wearside

On the day the new bombastic series of Doctor Who crash landed on to the screens of the BBC, there was the cataclysmic beginnings of a regeneration of a different kind in the otherworldly realms of the North East. That’s right, Martin O’Neill, football’s very own wide-eyed madcap enigma was u...

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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Arsenal v Reading: Will Arsenal give Reading another Royal beating?

New Reading boss Nigel Adkins has the chance to become an instant hero this afternoon and write his name in the Royals folklore, as the men from the Madejski Stadium have never taken anything from Arsenal apart from a good hiding. In five previous league meetings, all in the top flight, Arsenal hav...

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