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A Look at the Next Round of Big Nations League Fixtures

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It’s ‘the most senseless competition in the world’, according to Jurgen Klopp. But while the Liverpool manager might not be the Nations League’s biggest fan, the rest of us quite like it. Sure, it’s no World Cup, but the games are better than meaningless ol’ friendlies, aren’t they…? The first round brought plenty of goals, […]

Champions League 2018/19 – Groups Preview

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Without being jaw droppingly magnificent, Real Madrid have managed to win three Champions League trophies on the bounce now. But with the departures of both Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane, surely a fourth in a row is unlikely? Well, we’ll find out soon enough. Only the 2018/19 Champions League is upon us. Before we start […]

What the Heck is the UEFA Nations League?! We Explain All…

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Football is pretty much set in stone, isn’t it? You’ve got your World Cup, your Euros, your FA Cup, League Cup and leagues. Other than the chopping up of The Championship, League One and League Two a few years ago (and arguably the rebranding of the Europa League and previously the Champions League), the biggest […]

Our Preview of the 2018/19 Premier League Season

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That wonderful little World Cup business meant that we we hardly missed the Premier League’s absence this summer, didn’t it? That said, we’re now more than ready for its return. With three stalwarts in Stoke, Swansea and West Brom departing and three old boys in Wolves, Fulham and Cardiff returning and a swathe of pricey […]

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 […]

5 Classic Moments From Chelsea Vs. Barcelona’s Champions League Battles

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The quality of the teams we see fight it out in the Champions League’s latter stages seems to get better every year. And yet while the competition frequently brings us some undeniably beautiful football and stunning moments, top quality doesn’t always guarantee top football matches. If there’s one fixture which is a surefire barnstormer though, […]

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 […]