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Deja vu all over again? Soccer romantics will hope so

August 20, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/FULHAM-HUGHES‘Plus ca change’ was the defining refrain of the Premier League’s opening weekend, but football fans tired of the established order will hope déjà vu is lurking round the corner for Manchester United and Chelsea.

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Inter and Blackpool restore faith in the footballing dream

May 23, 2010

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Teams win against all the odds only in Hollywood movies.

Not true. Yet again real life has outstripped even the wildest fantasies of the greatest scriptwriters.

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Is there a way to stop end-of-season farces?

May 3, 2010

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AS Roma are absolutely livid after Inter Milan regained the lead in Serie A with a 2-0 win at Lazio, where the home fans cheered the goals as much as the away supporters.

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Will Liverpool do United a favour? See what our predictions panel thinks

April 30, 2010

Liverpool will not be keen on helping Manchester United in their title bid but a victory over Chelsea on Sunday could push the Reds closer to that fourth Champions League spot.

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Set your watches for Rooney Recovery Time

April 26, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/ROONEYAnyone tempted to suggest Wayne Rooney's minor groin injury might give him a nice rest before the World Cup would be wise to fire up their copy of the Mathematica GraphMonkey iPad app* and first try to factor in one of the great immeasurables of English football -- Rooney Recovery Time.

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Predicting the unpredictable: the Premier League title run-in

April 23, 2010

Chelsea and Manchester United seem to want to make the Premier League title run-in as exciting as possible by dropping points in recent weeks. There's just a point between them with three games left and you can't get much tighter than that.

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Champions League quarter-finals — live

March 30, 2010

We're live blogging the night's two Champions League quarter-final first legs, with expert commentary and analysis, including on-the-spot details from our reporters in the stadiums (or stadia, if you prefer).

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Should fans have the right to buy into their clubs?

March 29, 2010

SOCCER-SPAIN/BARCELONA-PRESIDENTInteresting story in the Guardian this morning, saying Britain's Labour government, if re-elected, are ready to unleash plans to give fans the right to buy their clubs when they come up for sale, and to insist that current club owners give up a stake as high as 25 percent to their supporters.

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Predictions League could do with Mancini’s passion

March 26, 2010

The Premier League run-in is becoming so exciting that even stylish Italians like the usually calm Roberto Mancini are getting hot under the collar and wrestling opposition managers for the ball.

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Predicting another great leap forward from Arsenal

March 5, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONSNow all that Winter Sports malarkey is out of the way, we can cast all thoughts of the Couver out of our minds and get back to the serious business: the title race run-in, and the predictions league tussle that goes along with it.