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Author Archives: Shantanu Gupta

Opinion: N’Golo Kante should win the 2018 Ballon d’Or

Source We are roughly four months away from the decision of world football’s most prestigious, individual award: The Ballon D’Or. The shortlist will feature yet again, the games most glitzy, flamboyant and characterful superstars; the showmen who play the leading role, in their teams attacking, blockbuster production. The favourite again appears to be Juventus new man, Cristiano Ronaldo, which would further boost ...

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Quotes about Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole

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Source Manchester United have had their fair share of attacking talent down the years, from the Holy Trinity in the 60’s to King Eric in the mid 90’s but none more so iconic than United’s dynamic duo, Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke. In a generation where double strike partnerships became obsolete, with teams preferring a single pivotal striker or even ...

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David de Gea Quotes: Best Quotes on David de Gea

Source Three things are certain in life: deaths, taxes and David de Gea making incredible saves. There is no doubt that De Gea grew up from that scrawny 20-year old kid, who joined the club as a replacement for the Dutch great Edwin Van der Sar, to arguably the best goalkeeper in the world. It was no coincidence that Sir ...

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Top 10 places that produce the most World Cup players for England

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It’s no secret that England have a chequered past when it comes to world cup performance. In recent world cups the expectations placed on England’s performance has rarely been delivered, and that’s no surprise, while England haven’t got as far through the competition as they statistically should, winning the world cup is a monstrous achievement that requires everything to fall ...

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Ryan Giggs: Greatest Quotes on Ryan Giggs

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Ryan Giggs is one of the few football players who played for one club only. He was part of the much renowned class of ’92 Manchester United team, which included illustrious names including Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Gary and Phil Neville, and Nicky Butt. He spent 23 years in the first team of Manchester United, a career spanning 24 years ...

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England’s chances of winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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Logo by Unknown CC BY After the disappointment at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, many England fans will be looking forward to this summer’s World Cup Finals in Russia with some amount trepidation, if not outright dread. Losses against Italy and Uruguay and a draw against Costa Rica left the Three Lions floundering at the bottom of Group D ...

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Didier Drogba quotes: Best Quotes on Drogba

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Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba joined Chelsea FC in July 2004 for £24 million. That season, the West Londoners went on to win the Premier League, their first after 50 years. Drogba’s contribution to this incredible achievement can not possibly be undermined. The Ivory Coast icon would go on to win four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups ...

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What Would Make a Successful World Cup for England?

Every national team has its issues with pressure, be it too much or too little, from their media outlets. However, few teams enter – and depart from – major tournaments with the frequency of existential crisis like the England national team do.  Back in the heyday of England’s second ‘golden generation’ of Beckham, Scholes, Gerrard, Lampard, Ferdinand et al, the ...

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