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Carlos Queiroz Finds Enemies On All Sides With Iran

As a rule, all successful football managers do one thing. They follow the money. The Premier and Chinese Super Leagues prove that. Of course, there is an exception to every rule. In this case, it’s Carlos Queiroz. The Portuguese, actually born in Mozambique, has managed on four continents, from Real Madrid to NY/NJ Metro Stars, from Portugal to Bafana Bafana, ... Read More »

J.League – Week Three Review

The football is coming thick and fast in Japan’s top league. This week saw the league’s first Friday night kick-offs of the campaign. Could all the unusual suspects keep their momentum up as the J.League table begins to take shape? Read More »

Meet Kazu Miura, the oldest outfield footballer in history

Kazu Miura wrote his name among football folklore when he featured for Japan’s second division club,  Yokohama FC, against V-Varen Nagasaki on Sunday to become the oldest outfield player of all-time, aged 50 years and 7 days. It’s certainly a well-deserved recognition for a player who has stunned our screens with his superb attacking artistry for over three decades now.   Read More »

All change as the J.League kicks off

Last weekend the J.League officially kicked off with several captivating games which underline the changes in the league. It’s a new year, new season and new system – with a very exciting set of results; as Japan kicks off another campaign. Read More »

Racism rearing its ugly head in football once again

The ‘kick it out’ campaign in Football has often been endorsed by some of the biggest names in the game and has had a great effect in many different Leagues across the globe with racism being squashed and dealt with at many levels, even though it of course still very much exists throughout the game. Read More »

Western Asia Kicks Off

Asia’s continental feast of club football is imminent; both regions kick off on Tuesday. The Western Asia region boasts some of the biggest and best names on the continent. Match day one will be an ample opportunity for all the teams to set down a marker for their Asian campaigns. Read More »

Urawa’s shot at Redemption: the Japanese Super Cup

Urawa Red Diamonds are likely to still be sore from the last day of last season. They went the distance and were one of the best teams throughout the whole campaign, but lost the title in the endgame via away goals. This winner-take-all curtain raiser will give them the opportunity of redemption against Kashima Antlers. Read More »

How Riyad Mahrez wrote his name in African football folklore

Riyad Mahrez is having one of those years many footballers would have fantasised about or craved for. The 25-year-old capped an improbable calendar year by clinching the 2016 African Player of the Year award on Thursday – the highest individual accolade for any footballer from the continent.  Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo snubs mega move to China

Jorge Mendes, the agent of Cristiano Ronaldo, has come out today and revealed that his client turned down the opportunity to earn over $105m/year from an unnamed Chinese Super League club. It’s reported that the club made the offer whilst Ronaldo was negotiating his new contract with Real Madrid back in November. Read More »

AFCON 2017: Just how much will Dortmund miss Aubameyang?

One of the few African players you just can’t help but admire is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – the Gabonese striker has been prolific for Dortmund since joining them. Sadly for the Yellow Submarine, national team duty will be the priority for Aubameyang as the AFCON begins in January – how much will Dortmund miss the Neymar look-alike? Read More »

AFCON 2017: Which Premier League team will be hit the most?

The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is here again. It’s that time when almost every Premier League managers will be sobbing over losing some of their best legs to their national team counterparts, possibly for up to a month depending on how far they go. Read More »

What’s behind the juxtaposition of Canadian football?

Look at the MLS conference finals, there’s never been a better time for Canadian football, right? Two of three Canadian teams are involved, and the structure of the post-season ensures at least one of the teams will be in the grand final. Yet the Canadian national football team are already eliminated from contention of playing in the next World Cup… ... Read More »

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