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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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RoM qualifies for bwin World Cup Blogger’s League

While Roy and the boys are struggling in South America, we at RoM have got our own World Cup battle on our hands. We’re one of nine sites taking part in the inaugural bwin World Cup Blogger’s League, a unique, betting-orientated competition curated by bwin.com. With £100 to spend per site on the World Cup, it’s [...]

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TRANSFER RUMOURS: Pedro and Griezmann to Manchester United?

Pedro – 26 Years Old Another product of Barcelona’s youth system, Pedro’s first two full seasons with the senior team saw him score fourty-five goals from his usual wide position. A player with extreme speed, Pedro is often used as a left winger but can play on either flank, often cutting inside from either side [...]

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Valencia – “The Amazonian Express”

Valencia – “The Amazonian Express”

On the world stage, Antonio Valencia is unarguably the most famous Ecuadorian footballer of all time. He is the only man from his country to have played in a Champions League final and the only one to have won a pair of league titles in one of Europe’s biggest leagues. His achievements are a great [...]

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The Dutch players Van Gaal will want at United

‘When I make a mistake, it can leave me sleepless at night. Luckily, I am hardly ever wrong’. Louis van Gaal is a man who is confident of his decisions. So when he sees something in a player, he is not shy to give them a chance on a higher stage than what other people [...]

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Ryan Giggs – the end of an era

For Manchester United fans of my generation, this week we experienced the end of an era. It was a day of conflicting emotions, with the appointment of Louis van Gaal, a man who clearly possesses the qualities demanded of the manager of this great club, a cause for celebration, but tainted with an enormous pang [...]

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Amsterdam Bluff: Van Gaal is the man for United

Is Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal an arrogant man? Probably. When playing for the Ajax reserves, the Amsterdam-born midfielder claimed that he deserved a chance in the first team, as he was better than the star man occupying the striker position – Johan Cruyff. While Louis van Gaal never emulated Cruyff as a footballer, he [...]

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Louis van Gaal – a formidable guy

Louis van Gaal – a formidable guy

There’s no bigger challenge in football than succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson. Knowing Louis van Gaal, it’s one he will relish. Like the great Scot, he’s a serial winner: treating triumph and disaster as the same. A title winner at each of his four previous clubs he is the most decorated Dutch manager in history. If [...]

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Ben Pearson – Giving the midfield a bit of bite

Ben Pearson – Giving the midfield a bit of bite

A brave new world awaits under the stewardship of Louis van Gaal next summer, but regardless of who the Dutchman moves for in the summer, an existing flaw looks set to carry through into his reign: a weakness in midfield. Even if reports are to be believed that Kevin Strootman could be on his way [...]

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After beating Liverpool, U-21s only have Chelsea left to beat…

Last Friday night saw U-21 travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool in the U-21 play off semi final. United got this far after a nail biter in the last league game of the season, needing a win at Reading, United trailed 2-1 with less that 10 minutes to go but managed to pull a [...]

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TRANSFER RUMOURS: Cavani, Muller and Strootman

Edinson Cavani – 27 Years Old Twelve months ago, Cavani was the hottest property on the transfer market, PSG forked out £60million for his services and a season playing second fiddle to arguably one of the few strikers who could say they are better (Ibrahimovic), has seen his reputation and value stutter. Make no mistake, [...]

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The Month: Giggs!

Manchester United saw out April last year as Premier League champions; this year, as the team in seventh. Everyone knows that, of course. But it’s important to know, because it’s why David Moyes lost his job. He was committed, though. He didn’t really have the chance to build his own squad. His players should have [...]

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Giggs as United manager… a year from now

As rumours grow over the possibility of Jose Mourinho taking over as the manager of Manchester United, Ryan Giggs must be experiencing a strange and unsettling sense of déjà vu. This time last year he was shadowy figure waiting in the wings for the current incumbent to exit left. Now he must prepare for the [...]

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TRANSFER RUMOURS: Reus, Shaw and Fabregas

Marco Reus – 24 years old Everyone’s current favourite German and perhaps the most talented player in what is a star studded national team. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder has been in incredible form for a number of years now. Having scored 57 goals in the Bundesliga for his current and former side (Borussia Mönchengladbach) he [...]

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Top 5: David Moyes mistakes

As we hurtle ever quicker to a world in which Liverpool and their favourite racist, Luis Suarez, become Premier League champions for the first time ever, there are several things that you might wish to consider. The first, most obvious one, is suicide – if you’re dead, you can’t hear You’ll Never Walk Alone, for [...]

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