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Ghana in Brazil: Review of Go Go Black Stars…GOAL! Anthem by Wiyaala

Wiyaala did not just amaze Africa with her fierce ball winning and tackling abilities during her time at the Upper West Girls team, she is now back dazzling the world with her singing prowess. ‘The Young lioness of Africa’ from Wa, otherwise known as Wiyaala blends the use of tribal drums, big stadium chorus’s, three Ghanaian languages and English. The tribal drums can be clearly...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Boca Juniors: The Xeneixes’ problems on and off the field

Some may say that 50.01% of the population of Argentina supports Boca Juniors, which will in turn make them the biggest football club in the country. There are also claims to be heard from their eternal rivals River Plate, suggesting that they, and not Boca, are the biggest and best supported team in the land. Unfortunately, both of them have been in huge turmoil recently, for different...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea: A timeline of the Blues’ successes since their formation

Below here, is a fascinating infographic dating and recalling the successes Chelsea have accomplished throughout the years since their establishment in 1905. Designed by @ReflectDigital on behalf of Aford Awards Football Trophies.   Please like O-Posts on Facebook You can follow O-Posts on Twitter @OPosts
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

John Guidetti: Is his future with the Citizens on the line?

Last January, Manchester City starlet John Guidetti headed south to Staffordshire, to join a Stoke City side with misfiring strikers and a lack of goals across the team. Guidetti was brought in to help keep Stoke in the top division, whilst gaining valuable experience under former boss Mark Hughes. The move itself was Guidetti’s chance to prove himself, the first time he is allowed...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Domenico Berardi: European football pays notice to Italy’s unflappable teenage striker

In 2010, a 15 year old Domenico Berardi travelled to Modena to visit his older brother Francesco at university, only to start a professional career out of a regular five-a-side game between the siblings and a group of friends. One of his brother’s friends was so startled at Domenico’s talent he made a phone call to the assistant of the academy at Sassuolo, a professional club...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Football Entertainment: Soccer Saturday Bingo

Soccer Saturday is a football institution in the UK and Ireland and has been ever since its inception in 1992. Broadcast on Sky Sports, the premise of the program is simple in that there is a host and four studio guests that review the Saturday afternoon football matches that play as they happen. There are also roving reporters at many of the other matches around the country and...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Feature: Much awaited football tournaments in the world

Soccer as it is called in the United States and Canada and football to the rest of the world, is one of the most popular sporting extravaganza played by millions worldwide. The game is played with different formats with different pitch and team sizes but the most prevalent one feature two teams with eleven players each, playing on a grass pitch measuring approximately 105m x 68m...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

William Carvalho: Moyes could finally bolster United’s midfield with the Portuguese powerhouse

After David Moyes’s reign at Manchester hit the nadir of the 0-3 home defeat to Liverpool, the outlook has started to become a lot brighter for the Scottish manager who strains desperately for his team to produce indications that he is worth both the long-term patience and financial backing of the Glazer family. Olympiakos were batted away 3-0 in the Champions League while West...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Some Football Fans Need to Get a Grip During Winter Transfer Windows

At the start of the new year came the mid-season chance for various football clubs to either improve their squads or offload those players that are lacking promise. The winter window is much different in tone from the summer window. Pressure is often higher to make purchases to add quality to squads, something that is more readily taken advantage of by the selling teams. “Panic...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Villas-Boas: The hapless, former Spurs boss makes swift return to management

It’s finally happened. Luciano Spalletti has been fired from Zenit Saint Petersburg after months of chaos within the Russian giants, and the club really do look to be going through a transitional period. Just one win in their past 12 competitive fixtures just isn’t good enough for any team let alone a side that has won just about every title possible, and time for change has...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicolas Anelka: The “Quenelle” and how it led to his West Brom demise

With 11 different clubs, spanning over 2 different continents over a 19 year career in the game, its safe to say Nicolas Anelka is not short of being the complete definition of a “journey man” and with controversy never being to far away from the Frenchmen’s life as a professional footballer. In the South African World Cup in 2010, Anelka let his feelings known to French national...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Eden Hazard: Chelsea’s stalwart continues to shows his outstanding talents as a warm-up for an exciting future

It is rather odd that Jose Mourinho should still be spinning the rhetoric that his Chelsea team are not title challengers whilst he sits, with 9 games to go, top of the league, 7 points clear of second place Liverpool and 9 clear of Manchester City. Cup commitments and postponements mean City have 3 games in hand and are still genuine rivals as they head into the run-in, but the...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Safe standing: Back to the future for football stadia?

In the past few days, League One side Bristol City have announced that they want to install ‘safe standing’, seats which can be folded back to create terracing. Already in use in grounds all over Germany such as the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, it could be in use for rugby games at Ashton Gate in the next few months. However, safe standing is still outlawed in football games...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Luis Suarez’s New Knitted Boots: Why The Boot Industry Has Lost the Plot

On Thursday, the British press confirmed what we’ve feared for a long, long time now: the football boot industry has lost its mind. Luis Suarez will soon debut a brand new “knitted” boot—the first in history of its kind—as he takes to the field looking super suave, super hip and super comfortable. The Adidas PrimeKnit is the maiden shoe of its kind, comprised in its entirety...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nemanja Vidic: The Big Serb’s storied career with the Red Devils comes to a close

After attracting the attention of footballing masterminds across the globe, displaying colossal performances in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifications, after his Serbian national team conceded only 1 goal throughout a 2 year qualification period, and progressively appearing more and more for Russian side Spartak Moscow, the foundations of a fresh faced Nemanja Vidic career had been...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Carles Puyol: The Lionheart ends his time at Barcelona after a faultless career

There was a grand sense of occasion at the Nou Camp on Tuesday afternoon as a herd of reporters, plus most of the Barcelona squad, had packed into a press conference to hear the words of one man. It was testament to Carles Puyol, who addressed the room, that he commanded such importance as he announced that in the summer he would be ending his time with Barcelona. Puyol’s announcement...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Football Tips: So You Want To Be A Premiership Footballer?

Whether it’s scoring a winning Cup Final goal, or hoisting the World Cup over your head, you’re not alone in dreaming of a career as a football pro. You’ll need hours of practice, a very strong physique, and a thick skin to cope with constant rejection. Still think the Premiership is for you?   Getting Your Name Out There Whether you’re attending football trials, talent...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Henderson: Hendo overcomes a career of setback to emerge as one of Liverpool’s leading lights

In the summer of 2012, Brendan Rodgers was that desperate to land Fulham’s Clint Dempsey that he offered the London club both Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson in exchange for the attacking midfielder. Now, fifteen months since the August when Dempsey chose Tottenham ahead of Merseyside, the American is struggling back at Fulham on loan from Seattle Sounders, Stewart Downing...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

La Liga: This season’s title race promises the most dramatic conclusion in years

The gap in competition was made evident in Europe again this week as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid took major steps towards a passage into the last 8 of the Champions League. A 0-2 lead will be taken back to the Nou Camp as Manchester City were beaten on Tuesday night while 24 hours later, Diego Costa gave Atletico a valuable 0-1 lead against AC Milan, an away goal to cherish as...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool: The Reds’s improvement sees them harbour genuine title aspirations

Ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup tie with Manchester City, Jose Mourinho wasn’t going to be quiet. In his Friday press conference, the Portuguese manager set about starting a war of words with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger in an attempt to get under the Frenchman’s skin as the finishing line for the Premier League title race comes into view. Chelsea, Mourinho said, are directly competing...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United: What is going on at the Theatre of Dreams?

“The Theatre of Dreams” coats the inside of Old Trafford, a simple quote which is all that is needed to induce the memory of celebrating League titles, and a succession of victories and startling performances. It’s hard to believe that less than a year ago, euphoria of the 20th league title in the History of Manchester United Football Club, accompanied with tearful goodbyes...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Aiden McGeady: A Coup for the Toffees?

It was almost a mini English raid on Spartak Moscow this winter. But while Kim Kallstrom’s switch to Arsenal has been laughed at rather than praised, the move of Irish winger Aiden McGeady to Everton is something which has only been welcomed. For a number of years McGeady has been fancied to be snapped up by one of England’s finest, and after a reasonably successful spell in...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Football: What does it mean and how us fans shape our lives around it

There comes a time where we must all grow up. Young boys stop playing with little action figures and move on to games consoles, young girls stop wearing their mothers make-up and start wearing their own. We all go to secondary school, reach an age where an interest in the opposite sex grows and we watch more shows created for an older fanbase, as opposed to the kid’s TV we used...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kim Kallstrom: Can the Arsenal loanee be of benefit to the title chasers?

You can’t blame Arsenal fans for feeling just a bit unlucky at times. For almost nine long years they have suffered without winning a trophy of any kind, and just as their hopes of finally finding success are becoming realistic, this happens. To put it lightly, the loan signing of Kim Kallstrom from the Spartak Moscow hasn’t gone down very well, especially when they could have...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal: It should’ve been Kim and another name, Arsène

Position-wise, the deal done by Arsenal is good but also bad. No Draxler? That’s also both a pity and a blessing for us. It has been revealed. The player we brought in this January transfer window is not 20 year old, raw talent Julian Draxler. We get Kim Källström instead. A player that is eleven years older than Draxler –whose transfer situation is created by the newspaper...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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