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The GodFather : The Beginning of a new Legacy 

“I adapt my idea of football to my players, not adapt my players in my idea of football.” Antonio Conte

Fresh from the thumping victory over Man United. 900 more words


We are Champions League: a draw enough for Legia to progress

by Ryan Hubbard

When the performances are assessed, and the verdicts handed out, it likely won’t make pretty reading. Not a single Legia player stood out as offering an inspired performance in their second leg against Dundalk. 784 more words


Legia take a step closer to breaking Polish football's 20-year duck

by Ryan Hubbard

In their 1996 hit Three Lions, Frank Skinner and David Baddiel sang “Thirty years of hurt never stopped me dreaming”. It may have only been twenty years for Polish football fans, but they will be able to dream much more easily tonight, as Legia Warsaw put one foot into the Champions League group stage with a 2-0 victory over Irish champions Dundalk. 692 more words

Ryan Hubbard

July 30th-The Day Zlatan Called & Manchester United listened

The buzz surrounding probably the biggest transfer in football from marketing and brand value stand point was finally revealed. Zlatan has finally stated on his social media pages his next destination will be… 1,064 more words


The Longevity of Ryan Giggs at Man United comes to an End.

After nearly 30 years at Man United helm Ryan Joseph Giggs has finally decided to call it a day at the Theatre of Dreams. Beginning his career at rivals Manchester City in 1985 and then joining Manchester United on his 14th birthday in 1987. 604 more words


The relationship between analytics and randomness in football

For the second time in three years, the two biggest teams in Madrid faced each other in the Champions League final. Real Madrid had endured a somewhat disappointing season, unable to fight for the La Liga title and even going through a coaching change, so the game offered them a chance to sort of redeem themselves. 2,728 more words


The one-nation, bi-annual Champions League final trend

And so, another one-nation final and yet another all-Madrid Champions League final awaits us. Beyond the obvious delight of the Spanish capital’s fan base and their decampment to Milan for 28 May, however, another altogether modern phenomenon has reared its head again: the spectre of the biannual rematch. 2,112 more words