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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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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: No room for confusion as Edgar Davids reminds us all who he is

You know, as we loiter in this age of decadent, endemic wholesale filth; a world preoccupied with the selfish needs of the few; a world in which sex, violence and sleaze are championed more than love, peace and honesty; a world teetering on the edge, tipping ever closer to a mass orgy of self-serv...

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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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Monday, 23 July 2012

Is this the worst football kit ever?

Players and fans are supposed to wear their shirts with pride, but sometimes the tops are so hideous they make you utterly ashamed. Arsenal fans have complained about their Dennis the Menace away kit, Manchester United supporters have hit out over their new tartan home kit and some Liverpool fans a...

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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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Thursday, 12 July 2012

AC Milan: Is Andy Carroll The New Mark Hateley?

Heres the scenario - young English centre-forward, great in the air but still learning the game scores a goal during a summer international that makes clubs around the world sit up and take notice. Result? Fast track to one of Europes elite club. That was the story for Portsmouths Mark Hateley in 1...

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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Keane, Ferguson, Mackay or Souness: Who is football's No1 hard man?

These are the men that put the fear factor into football. The men that gave their opponents nightmares. Here we celebrate the top 10 tough-tackling hard men that we all hate to love. 1. Roy Keane Born and raised on a tough estate in Cork, Roy Maurice Keane is the undisputed king of hard men...

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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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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Penalty shoot outs: Why they are more than just a lottery

There was one slightly annoying comment which detracted from the all round fun on Wednesday night. A small blot on an otherwise wondrous couple of nights. A bit of a bollock twister or nipple pinch, which only evoked the widely anticipated rolling of the eyes.According to ITV, and many other broadc...

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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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Tuesday, 03 April 2012

Chelsea: Can Roberto Di Matteo win the Champions League for the Blues?

Salomon Kalou’s crucial away goal last week in Benfica has put the Blues in the driving seat for a semi-final place against either AC Milan or Barcelona, but can Roberto Di Matteo be the man to finally fulfil Roman Abramovich’s quest to win the Champions League? Chelsea host Benfica on Wednesday ni...

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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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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: An evening of Eurotrash as United make their Channel 5 debut

European football returned to our screens last week as our plucky English clubs once more ventured to the four corners of Europe to mix it up with some of the mightiest names in continental football; goliaths such as Barcelona, Inter and FC Metalist Kharkiv could all be on the horizon. As the week b...

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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Arsenal: Did Underrated Milan Show Us The Gunners Are Still Going Backwards?

Well, wasn’t that a whitewash? As the frighteningly atmospheric San Siro pulsated with the chants of passionate Milan fans, their team appeased the obvious lust for scalps. And Arsenal’s scalps were taken. Brutally. With hard, fast and fluid play from the Italian side. I guess it would be harsh on A...

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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: A prosperous week for Liverpool in the cups but off the field is a different story

The days leading up to the weekend’s FA Cup Fourth Round ties were not particularly pleasant for many football fans, a week in which the unseemly and murky face of football was glaringly apparent. Many column inches were devoted to the tax-evasion trial of Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, as well as th...

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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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Friday, 16 December 2011

It's the Italian job for Arsenal and Chelsea but who will win the Champions League?

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League draw has just been made and both Arsenal and Chelsea must overcome Italian opposition if they are to lift the coveted trophy. Arsenal reacquaint themselves with AC Milan while Chelsea must see off Napoli, who helped knock Manchester City out of...

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Saturday, 19 November 2011

Reduce the size of the Premier League? You gotta be kidding me

Sometimes you have to wonder whether football is football anymore. Money has become part of our game for a long time now but the fear of how possessive riches will become, and how their grip will most probably tighten even further to strangle out every last penny from our game, is always in th...

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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, 04 October 2011

Tevez, Mourinho and Zidane: Why football loves those shocking moments

When sitting down, reclining and watching the football on the TV, there are a few annoying things that one can expect. The first is that we will be subjected to some truly awful punditry and the second is we’ll probably be listening to the brilliant atmosphere – thousands upon thousands of footb...

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Who will win the Champions League 2011/12?

Spanish giants Barcelona are attempting to make history this season. In May they destroyed Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United to win the Champions League, but no team has managed to keep hold of the famous trophy since it was renamed 20 years ago. However, the bookies firmly believe Pep Guardiola...

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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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Thursday, 04 August 2011

Arsenal, Spurs or Everton - Where will Joey Barton end up?

We can all remember the kid at school who would not take no for answer, who would run-a-muck among the majority of teachers who were too scared to discipline them. Without the appropriate discipline, self-imposed or not, things can quickly spiral out of control. We’ve seen this a lot in football, le...

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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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Thursday, 28 July 2011

Leeds United: Signs of faith or signs of madness by Leeds hierarchy?

It’s been a frustrating pre-season for Leeds fans. As mentioned in a previous article, more players seem to be leaving than arriving. Since that article, however, Leeds have signed another goalkeeper, Andy Lonergan from Preston,and have several trialists with them during their pre-seasonfriendlies. ...

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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Manchester City: Tevez, Telephones and Tedium

Im not sure whats been worse over the last week or so, the phone hacking scandal or the Tevez transfer saga?Maybe if the News Of The World was still in existence it could report, with its tele-pathic powers, where Tevez will be moving to? If I were a Manchester City fan I would just like to see th...

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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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Saturday, 16 July 2011

The frustrations of being a football fan

As football fans we are a pessimistic breed. No sooner have we finished dancing in the stands or in front of the TV celebrating our club’s promotion, championship, relegation avoidance or cup victory, we turn our attention to the next competition and start convincing ourselves football life will nev...

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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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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Beckham bows, Bale wows

OK, so the nation’s red-top readers might not be unified in touching an x-ray of his broken Achilles tendon this summer, but David Beckham’s injury and subsequent absence from this year’s World Cup rightfully dominated Mondays papers. Sure, his prospective absence isn’t anywhere near as pressing...

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Monday, 30 November 2009

Transfer Speculation: Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich) to Chelsea/Manchester City

In Pete Jenson's highly speculative, three paragraph looks-like-it-was-written-whilst-watching-x-factor piece in The People Franck Ribery and Rino Gattuso are both wanted by both Chelsea and Manchester City. Heavens be praised though there is a snatch of a quote from Carlo Ancelotti: "People who d...

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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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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Ancelotti Looking to Move Away from Loser Tag

Theres no hiding from it now: the Premiership they won were nice but what Chelsea really want now is the Champions League. In truth, that has been well known for quite a while yet if any confirmation was needed it came with the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as manager. For, despite winning an Itali...

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Friday, 06 March 2009

David Beckham deserves his luck in Milan

There have been a fair few comments suggesting that David Beckham somehow doesn't 'deserve' a shot at playing for AC Milan, and that he is somewhat lucky to have negotiated a 'timeshare' opportunity between LA and Milan. Perhaps the luck is the same luck that gave him a pop star face, but, on balan...

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Monday, 19 January 2009

Manchester City should offer a sigh of relief that Kaka stayed in Milan

Two important pieces of transfer news for Manchester City today, firstly that Craig Bellamy arrived for around £15m and secondly that Kaka didnt arrive for around £100m. Bellamy is an important signing and notwithstanding his injury record he will offer bite and goals up front and may well pull defe...

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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Meaningful Media Obfuscator: City's bid for Kaka

What is there really to say on the proposal City may or may not make for the 2007 World Player of the Year, Kaka? City want him, Milan would rather not sell him but there is a price for everyone? But that kind of analysis doesn't shift newspapers or website traffic. But then again there is rumour...

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Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Portsmouth aim to shock AC Milan

Portsmouth fans must pinch themselves sometimes. Almost 10 years ago to the day Stockport County beat Pompey 2-0 at Edgeley Park in front of just 7,504 spectators. On Thursday the FA Cup holders face Italian giant and seven-time Champions League winners AC Milan in front of a sell-out Fratton Park. ...

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Thursday, 23 October 2008

Portsmouth stand a decent chance of topping Group E

With the UEFA Cup whenever one of the most successful teams is involved (in recent seasons Liverpool, Bayern Munich and this year AC Milan) the money will follow them. But the status of the club does not necessarily equate to a motivated team in the early stages. There is little doubt that Milan wil...

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David Beckham has everything to gain in Milan

To read some comments on David Beckham it would appear that he is already finished. The truth is that he is fresh and rested from his time in America - and has the quality to thrive in Serie A. The acid test of whether players are actually finished is surely when good managers stop picking them. An...

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Monday, 13 October 2008

Fervent Fratton Park atmosphere awaits Kaka, Ronaldinho and co

AC Milan are one of the biggest names in world football and have played in some of the most hostile environments across Europe. However, on November 27, they arrive at Fratton Park, the home of the FA Cup winners Portsmouth, and the passionate south coast fans are going to give the likes of Kaka, Ro...

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Tuesday, 08 July 2008

Lampard, Ronaldo, Arshavin and Adebayor Moves Could All Hit The Buffers

Maybe it was the intervention of Euro 2008- or possibly the unprecedented all-English Champions League Final- but summer 2008 began with a cascade of speculation about multi-million pound stellar moves. While we all enjoyed the Euro spectacle, the close of that competition has ended the 'phoney war...

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