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Greg Lea

The epic life and legacy of Guy Roux

When Sir Alex Ferguson vacated the Old Trafford hot seat in May 2013, there was considerable concern among Manchester United fans about how the club would handl...

Didier Drogba: a man of peace

THE DATE WAS 3 JUNE 2007 and Ivory Coast had just defeated Madagascar 5-0 to qualify for the following year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana. Goals from Saloman...

Palestine: a journey of hope and pain

NINE THOUSAND MILES separate the Newcastle Stadium in southeast Australia and the Faisal Al-Husseini arena, Palestine’s home ground in Al-Ram, just outside Jeru...

The Udinese way of survival

It would make for some team: Samir Handanović would keep goal behind a defence consisting of Mauricio Isla, Mehdi Benatia, Cristián Zapata and Kwadwo Asamoah. G...
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A history of Englishmen in calcio

Barely an hour had passed before the inquest began. A brace from Luis Suárez had given Uruguay a vital 2-1 victory over England, all but confirming another unde...

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