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Andy Rumens

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The Ajax Factor
01:06 Saturday 25th February 2012

Many observers predicted that Ajax "would be taken to the cleaners" by Manchester United over the course of the two legged Europa League tie. Instead, the team from Amsterdam acquitted themselves well and the graduates of the world famous academy…

The Rising Sun in the East
06:22 Thursday 19th January 2012

Asia is an emerging force in World Football. The continent hosts some of the largest population centres in the world and many within this large population are avid supporters of the big European teams. This is the very reason that teams such…

How To Solve A Problem Like Fernando
12:43 Wednesday 18th January 2012

How do you go about solving a problem like Fernando Torres lack of goals?A British record transfer fee of £50 million has yet to be justified since Torres swapped Anfield for Stamford Bridge last January. A player who not so long ago terrorised…

What A Continental Style Would Bring To British Football
22:04 Sunday 15th January 2012

Watching the football that Barcelona play under Josep Guardiola is a guilty pleasure of many British football fans. A similar tactical template was utilised by Vincente Del Bosque to guide Spain to their first World Cup victory in 2010. The…

In Grayson We Trust
20:57 Saturday 14th January 2012

A manager can be the best thing since sliced bread one week then one week later certain groups of supporters will want to wash their hands of him following a poor result or performance. This is an accurate description of Simon Grayson's reign…

Jeepers Keepers - Why Joe Hart Is Irreplaceable For England
02:30 Saturday 14th January 2012

Whilst watching the Carling Cup semi final first leg on Wednesday night the excellent performance from Joe Hart stood out for me. This lead me to ask myself what England would do at Euro 2012 should Hart get injured in the build up or during…

Technology = Transparency
00:18 Friday 13th January 2012

The debate on whether technology should be integrated in the decision making process of referees has been prevalent for as long as I can remember. Every weekend after every contentious decision - whether it be a borderline offside, harsh red…

The Returning Legend - A Sign Of Desperation?
00:48 Thursday 12th January 2012

The returns of Thierry Henry and Paul Scholes to the Premier League is without a doubt the biggest story of the transfer window so far. Both players are held in high regards by the supporters of Arsenal and Manchester United respectively, but…