Monday, December 17 saw the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. The competitions look as stacked as we’ve seen in many years, with the big guns of European football largely emerging unscathed after the group stages.
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In Football History, the position of ‘Libero’ was synonymous with positive attributes such as experience, leadership, calmness under pressure, etc. Just hearing the word, we see in our mind images of Beckenbauer, Scirea and other greats of the game who exemplified this key position.
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:36

The 3 Greatest Football Related Games Ever

Football has had a long and interesting journey when it comes to its representation within the gaming landscape. Logic would dictate that as the years roll on, the increased processing speeds, better graphics and more immersive gameplay would mean objectively "better" games - but this hasn't always been the case.
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Researchers at Queen's University, Belfast have suggested the human vision system is unable to predict the trajectory of a curving ball through the air. If true, this means goalkeepers are handicapped and rely on chance to save rocket shots from sharpshooters like Zlatan Ibrahimović or Lionel Messi. 
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Thursday, 13 September 2018 11:07

Re-live the 1967 FA Cockney Cup Final

The 1960’s was a golden period for Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club. An FA Cup/League Double ensued in 1960/61 before following that up with another FA Cup in 1962.
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Smile for the camera: Why live streaming is such big business
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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 13:43

FIFA World Cup – A League unto Itself

It could probably be said that the FIFA world cup is the league of leagues, where the club is a school, and the World Cup a university. This unique tournament, now nearly a century old, is one in which the purest skill of each country is put on display.
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From the penalty box to Pandora’s Box, a tale of exaggerated religious tribalism, eternal political discord, hope and despair in equal measures and the beginning of the beginning. Welcome to Beirut where the rules are, there are no rules!
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Raymond Colin Wilkins 14th September 1956 -4th April 2018.Yesterday the football world lost an absolute Legend and Gentleman as Ray ' Butch ' Wilkins sadly passed away. The one man I could watch all day on TV as his knowledge of football was second to none. One of a limited few pundits I'd never mute the TV for.

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Monday, 19 March 2018 14:32

An Ode to Alan Hudson on ZANI

Walked on Water and Glided on Grass

A football genius of balance and grace,
Self-styled icon and playmaking ace.
Midfield Guvnor with a talent so rare,
Would light up a match with his guile and flair.
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