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The 6 Times The Lions Stunned The All Blacks In Their Own Back Yard

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The British and Irish Lions are in New Zealand. The true tests haven’t even begun yet and Warren Gatland’s men have already faced a pretty torrid time. Beatings from smaller sides like the Highlanders and Blues, injuries and questionable call-ups have all dampened the tour a little thus far. That said, the Lions were rampant […]

Who’s Playing In The 2017 Confederations Cup? And Who Might Win…?

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With the 2016/17 league season behind us and no World Cup or European Championship to look forward, this summer’s gonna be a long one for football fans. But all is not lost for those of us who live for The Beautiful Game… There is, effectively, a mini World Cup to enjoy. That’s right. The Confederations Cup. […]

An All-Time XI of Scottish Football Internationals Born in England

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When you think of some of the greatest Scottish footballers of all time, your mind wanders to some fairly impressive names, doesn’t it? We’re thinking of players like Graeme Souness, Denis Law, Kenny Dalglish, Archie Gemmil, Alan Hansen, Gordon Strachan, Gary McAllister… But, as with any small nation of only a few million people, Scotland […]

Which Country Has Produced The Most Champions League-Winning Sides?

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This Saturday night sees the ultimate showdown in European football, the Champions League Final. Facing off against one another are the current holders and La Liga champions Real Madrid and 2014/15 finalists and Serie A champs Juventus. Both have won the thing a few times and neither outfit will be overawed by the occasion. Real […]

The Rare Phenomena of Local Derbies in FA Cup Finals

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The league season is over. And with no World Cup or European Championship to look forward this summer, we’ve only really got two major games left of 2016/17: The Champions League Final and Saturday’s big showdown, the FA Cup Final. This year’s big domestic cup face-off is between two London teams, Premier League champions Chelsea […]

5 Memorable Europa League/UEFA Cup Finals Featuring English Sides

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It’s been known as ‘The Europa League’ for a full SEVEN seasons now. Yet, for some reason, we’re only just about getting our heads around it now. To some it’ll always be ‘The UEFA Cup’. We’re sure there are a few people still calling it ‘The Cup Winners Cup’. And at least one old fella […]

6 Unforgettable Premier League Final Day Moments

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This weekend sees the final fixtures of the 2016/17 Premier League season. It’s been a decent year, with plenty of shocks, screamers and suffering. We’ve reverted back to recognisable champions, seen some of the biggest clubs in English football fight an epic battle for fourth spot and booted three teams from the North East down […]

6 Classic Games Played At White Hart Lane This Century

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White Hart Lane, the football stadium in the North London borough of Haringey, has been home to Tottenham Hotspur for 118 years. But, this weekend, it will see its last ever professional game. In fact, bulldozing begins the day after Spurs’ final Premier League home game of the season. The parking spot reserved for Manchester United’s coach on […]

The Greatest Moments of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Career (So Far)

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Conversations about who the greatest footballer playing the game right now is don’t tend to last that long, do they? The chat quickly turns into ‘Who’s better – Ronaldo or Messi’? And that’s a question for the ages. Plus it’s one we really don’t have time to go into here… We would, instead, prefer to […]

The Fights That Saw Britain’s Greatest Heavyweights Crowned World Champions

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This Saturday night sees perhaps the most heavily-anticipated heavyweight fight in recent memory. You know a ‘real fight’ is going down when there’s no need to orchestrate a rivalry or beef. This weekend’s showdown between Great British Hope Anthony Joshua and Ukraine’s legendary heavyweight – and brother of Vitali – Wladimir Klitschko is all about […]