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The Rileys Guide to the 2018 World Cup

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FINALLY. It’s here. The World Cup’s upon us. We’ve been waiting for it to start like a bunch of Panini sticker book-grasping nine year-olds for what seems like years now. It’s the World Cup and it’s brilliant and no one can tell us any different. We don’t care about the politics of where it’s being […]

The 5 Biggest Bust-Ups in El Clasico History

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Barcelona may currently be sitting pretty at the summit of La Liga, but neither them nor their Madrid rivals Real are exactly at the peak of their powers at the moment. With Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Valencia all excelling this season, the power couple of Real and Barca are somewhat struggling to hold on to […]

4 Intense Football Derbies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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This Sunday sees two of the Premier League’s fiercest and most competitive derbies: The Manchester Derby and The Merseyside Derby. Both games are live on TV and being shown down your nearest Rileys, With Liverpool Vs. Everton on at 2.15pm and Manchester United against Manchester City on at 4.30pm. Both are classic fixtures, even on […]

The Tiny List of Modern Footballers That Have Played For Both Manchester United and Liverpool

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Argentina’s Superclásico. El Clásico in Spain. The Derby della Madonnina in Italy. The Old Firm Derby in Glasgow. Fierce local rivalries are one of the juiciest things about football. For fans, matchdays don’t get bigger or better than Derby Day. And this weekend sees arguably the most intense local derby in the Premier League… Liverpool […]

How England Have (Nearly) Qualified For World Cup 2018

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He may not be the most exciting manager that England have ever had nestle a pair of buttocks into one of those luxurious Recaro seats in the Wembley dugouts, but Gareth Southgate looks to have guided The Three Lions to next year’s World Cup in Russia regardless. And with some ease. Okay, it’s not always been […]

The 2017/18 EFL Championship: Our Predictions

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While most of the newspapers, radio stations and TV types fixate on the Premier League obsessively for the next nine-odd months, a good chunk of the rest of the country will be looking further down the football pyramid to check out how their team is getting on. There may be 20 teams in the top […]