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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. 
Gazza was a god on the pitch and a hero to millions during an era of total domination for Rangers. This article needs no research on Wikipedia or copy and paste quotes from articles unrelated to football by lazy mainstream journalists who’re only interested in sensationalism. Nobody is perfect, but on the pitch Gazza was up there with the very best. Maradona, Zidane, Messi, on his day Gazza was every bit as good as these three.
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.
France produced a magnificent display to topple Argentina in the last 16 of the World Cup and they are now among the favourites for glory. Optimism is swelling among fans as this golden generation of superstars looks set to finally deliver on its huge promise. Les Bleus made the final of Euro 2016, but lost out to Portugal after extra-time. Now Didier Deschamps men could go one better by conquering the world, as they are playing with flair, power, dynamism and vitality and they will fear no one heading into the latter stages of the tournament.

Max Holloway is one of the best fighters on the planet and is willing to fight anyone, but he will most certainly earn his purse when he goes up against Brian Ortega this July at UFC 226. 

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.
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!
The Scottish Cup Final riot 1980. Scenes of mayhem engulfed Hampden as Rangers lost to bitter rivals Celtic, in a 1-0 Scottish Cup final defeat that ended in scenes described by the legendary Archie MacPherson in his own unique way " This is like a scene now out of Apocalypse Now...We've got the equivalent of Passchendaele and that says nothing for Scottish football. At the end of the day, let's not kid ourselves. These supporters hate each other".

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.

The statistics make ugly reading for Eddie Jones and England rugby fans. Three Six Nations defeats in a row for the first time since 2006, a first defeat at Twickenham since October 2015 and England’s lowest ever Six Nations finish. It would be fair to state that Jones has a few questions to answer ahead of this summer’s tour to South Africa and next year’s World Cup.

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