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bwin Blogger’s League: Europe vs South America

Prior to the tournament starting, many people thought the dream final would be Brazil vs Argentina, as the tournament has progressed and now into the semi-final stages, it may be an altogether different case even if it is a very likely possibility. Both sides have reached this stage without overly impressing and relied on their [...]

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bwin blogger’s league: Dutch Delight

In the final game of the Quarter Final stages, Holland take on the surprise package of the tournament in Costa Rica. Whilst there are no easy games at these stages in major tournaments, Holland must be quietly relieved that they’ve got, at least on paper the easiest route to the semi-final. Mind you, I’ve thought [...]

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bwin Blogger’s League: Messi to shine again

With the Last 16 knockout games drawing to a close, the group winners have advanced in every match so far. Some have been more fortunate than others as Brazil and Costa Rica needed penalties to help them, whilst Germany only managed to open up the Algerian defences in Extra Time. Today sees one of the [...]

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Liverpool bringing joy to season of failure

Liverpool bringing joy to season of failure

Around the start of April, it all seemed to be incredibly bleak. Manchester United were persevering with David Moyes. Moyes was a disaster, and it didn’t seem that he was learning. If anything, it seemed like a substandard manager had made things so bad that he’d never get out of the deepening hole. Nevertheless, the [...]

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Herrera – A major part of Van Gaal’s rebuilding process

It’s fair to say that Guillermo Varela, David Moyes’ first signing, hasn’t made a great impact at Old Trafford. But you can expect much more from Ander Herrera. As his £29 million fee suggests, the Basque midfielder will be major part of the rebuilding process under Louis van Gaal. Herrera starred as a dynamic number [...]

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Herrera – Don’t be fooled by the baby face

Don’t be fooled by the baby face – in Ander Herrera Manchester United have signed a leader on the pitch and a mature man off it. As comfortable as marauding into the opposition’s box as sitting back and organising the play, he is the versatile midfielder the team have been crying out for ever since Owen Hargreaves’ [...]

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bwin Blogger’s League: Germany wins the war & Belgium complete hat trick

Following a successful last outing let’s try to keep the momentum going with a few more winners and keep posting your tips in the comments because we need all the help we can get. Today Germany take on USA, we’ve seen both the good and bad of Germany as they terrorised Portugal but struggled against [...]

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TRANSFER RUMOURS: Vidal and Schweinsteiger

Arturo Vidal – 27 Years Old When discussing the best central midfielder in the world the debate typically revolves around two players, Yaya Toure and Arturo Vidal. The Chilean is a destructive and creative force, combative in the heart of midfield, Vidal’s performances for Juventus in the last few seasons have been outstanding and has [...]

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From the terraces to the boardroom

From the terraces to the boardroom

Over the last twenty years the notion of what it means to be a football fan has undergone a radical transformation in this country. For most of the game’s history fans were customers, happy to limit their involvement at the club to paying at the gate. The board were free to run things as they [...]

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Bwin Blogger’s League: Hosts and Holders

With the start of the final round of group games, most teams are still in the hunt for a spot in the knockout rounds, whilst others who have had the misfortune of being eliminated now have nothing to fear when they take to the field next. Today’s fixtures feature the hosts Brazil taking on Cameroon [...]

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Bwin Blogger’s League: England vs Uruguay

After the first round of betting, RoM sits in a respectable 4th position in the league but we need your help to climb higher up the table, unlike Arsene Wenger we don’t consider 4th a trophy. So let us know your best bets for the coming days. England’s opener against Italy brought around a lot [...]

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Jonny Evans – The Frank de Boer of Belfast

Jonny Evans – The Frank de Boer of Belfast

It’s been a quietly remarkable couple of years for Jonny Evans. Following the departures of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, he is now the most senior and dependable central defender at Manchester United; quite the turnaround for a player who was all but written off by those too impatient or pessimistic to give youth a [...]

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Bwin Blogger’s League: United strikers, England vs Italy

In a slow start to the Bwin Blogger’s League, RoM’s first bet didn’t really go to plan as Fred failed to get on the scoresheet. We all know however this is a marathon not a sprint, so the minor setback won’t be costly. Friday and Saturday represent a busy day for Manchester United strikers with [...]

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TOP FIVE: Manchester United Players’ World Cup Moments

TOP FIVE: Manchester United Players’ World Cup Moments

As with any good list, some ground rules are needed. The first is that the player in question had to be playing at United at the time at which their World Cup moment happened – sorry Fabien, you don’t make the cut, though I suspect the fact that you won the thing probably eases the [...]

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Nani: Sporting Connection Set To See Nani Thrive At The World Cup

Nani: Sporting Connection Set To See Nani Thrive At The World Cup

Portugal go into their eighth successive major tournament at the upcoming World Cup. Reaching three semi-finals (Euro 2000, WC 2006 and Euro 2012) and one final (Euro 2004) in the last decade and a half is a remarkable achievement for a country that is among the nani poorest and smallest in Western Europe. Hopes of [...]

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