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Without Kane, Son has to become man of the house

Burnley will constitute a supremely difficult test for Tottenham at the weekend as they continue their quest for Premier League success. Spurs currently sit in second place with 59 points, 10 short of leaders Chelsea, but seven clear of fifth-placed Manchester United, meaning a Champions League spot is firmly in their own hands. Without Kane, Son has to step up. Read More »

FIFA Announce Regional Allocations for 48-Nation World Cup in 2026

FIFA will profit from 48 regional allocations for the 2026 World Cup

The BBC’s Richard Conway broke the news on Thursday. FIFA and the six continental federations have agreed on regional allocations for the expanded forty-eight nation World Cup in 2026. Here is a breakdown for each continent’s allotment with thoughts on possible implications. Number of nations which will compete from each federation are in parentheses. Read More »

Breaking Down the Premier League Stretch Run, Top to Bottom

David Moyes and Antonio Conte will be looking at the Premier League stretch run form polarized perspectives

Thanks to some clubs’ progression in the FA Cup and/or Europe, there is a slight imbalance in the league table as top flight English clubs welcome back players from international break and prepare for the Premier League stretch run. Nine clubs have played twenty-nine matches, eight have played twenty-eight, and three just twenty-seven. Read More »

Wales need to try something new

Wales

Wales’ goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland last Friday night was its fourth during the World Cup qualifying campaign. Four draws in five matches is not the return many Welsh fans hoped for after their side’s remarkable success in the Euros. But, it is this very success that has blemished the Dragons’ World Cup campaign. The 5-3-2 system that wrought so much ... Read More »

Book Review – The Illustrated History of Football

The Illustrated History of Football

You might not instantly recognise the name.  However, the work of David Squires will be instantly recognisable to football fans around the world as his weekly comic strips have adorned the Guardian newspaper for several years now. His spot on comments and satirical humour are a joy to behold. Now he’s taken the steps to have his first book published – The Illustrated ... Read More »

The resurgence of Brazil under Tite

The Brazil we used know is the Brazil that wallops opponents 3-nil and 4-nil in games; but recently, the Brazil we see, is a Brazil that gets thrashed 7-1 in a World Cup semi-final; a Brazil that simply cannot navigate the Copa America group stage. All that has changed since the coming of Tite! Read More »

Five Premier League matches to look for this weekend

For many fans, the international break’s conclusion will come as much-welcomed relief. Once again, viewers will be treated to myriad matches they can watch to their heart’s content. This weekend’s Premier League matches offer some tasty treats, with key contests potentially determining many clubs’ fate. Here are five prime cuts from Match Day 30’s butcher board. Read More »

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