Manchester United: the 26 barren years

Manchester United look set to end a fourth Premier League season in a row without winning the Premier League title. For those fans below the age of 30, this will be the longest barren spell without a league triumph in their lifetime. Therefore it seems inconceivable to imagine a Manchester United who once went two…

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The coming of age of Paulo Dybala

With the eyes of the world on him in Juventus’ first leg Champions League quarter-final clash against Barcelona, Paulo Dybala did not disappoint. La Joya (The Jewel) showed everyone exactly what he’s capable of by netting a lethal brace just 22 minutes into the game. Going into the game, the Spanish media ran rampant with…

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Joey Barton: a year in Marseille

Marseille is home to one of the most successful clubs in France, a footballing establishment whose history transcends that of current giants Paris Saint-Germain, who’ve usurped Marseille’s throne in recent times. Their fans are passionate; their ultras even more so. But even they would have been taken aback when their club announced the loan signing…

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Roy Keane’s head and Roy Keane’s heart

Everyone and their grandma knows how the Champions League concluded in May 1999. That balmy night in Barcelona, when Ole Gunnar Solskjær won it for Manchester United. What some fans — not United fans, mind you — may forget is that United’s road to that final was perhaps even more dramatic than their late comeback to…

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