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Lee Clifford

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The San Siro Circus
01:16 Sunday 1st April 2012

Milan is a city divided. As we all know, the city is divided between two giants of European football: AC Milan and Internazionale. But the fortunes of both clubs couldn't be more dissimilar at the moment either. While the Rossoneri sit on top…

Atletico Madrid: The Simeone Effect
23:37 Monday 19th March 2012

The Atletico Madrid dressing room is not unlike many others in modern day professional football. It's a hornets' nest of egos and big personalities. It's full of big stars on big money contracts who need to be constantly kept happy and be loved…

Glad to be Bach
07:38 Monday 5th March 2012

Success doesn't last forever. It is evident that throughout the history of football what comes up must come down, that the bubble will eventually burst. It's a sad reality. Even sadder is that the fall from grace can be so severe that a club…

From Princes to Paupers: How Dutch Football went bust
01:24 Thursday 23rd February 2012

Holland conjures up many great memories in football folklore. This is the country that pioneered the ‘total football' style and it's teams were some of the best exponents of that style. Nationally, the Dutch stand tall as giants of the international…

Villarreal, The Journey.
10:28 Tuesday 14th February 2012

It was a miserable night for the home fans on 21st December at Villarreal's El Madrigal stadium as they saw a gutless performance by their side who were eliminated from the Copa del Rey by an opposition from the third tier of Spanish football.…

Why Real Madrid Can't Beat Barcelona.
21:52 Tuesday 24th January 2012

El Classico. The biggest game in club football. The ultimate derby match. A clash between two giants of the game. A feast for the eyes of any self-respecting football fan around the globe. A meeting of twenty-two of the best footballers in…

Redemption for Steve McClaren
00:02 Sunday 8th January 2012

It was a cold, rainy night in London. The wind howled, the rain lashed the turf and England supporters watched on glumly. No one will ever forget that night but not for the right reasons. It was the night Croatia came to Wembley and scored…

The Truth About Anzhi - Europe's Newest Billionaires
22:16 Monday 2nd January 2012

A year ago the average European football fan probably wouldn't have been able to locate Dagestan on a map, but that all changed in January 2011. FC Anzhi, the professional football team from Dagestan's capital, Makhachkala, are minnows compared…