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Ancelotti Must Remain True to the History of Madrid

Barça have never been unbeatable.  Even at the dizzying heights of their recent peaks they did not win every game.  And while it is true that they remain unbeaten thus far this season, the defeats, both in Spain and abroad, will surely come.  And when they do they will arrive in different guises for history […]

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I, Ferguson: We Need to Talk About Alex

I’m just getting around to flicking through Sir Alex Ferguson’s latest autobiography here.  A somewhat smug 416 page tome of self-righteous back stabbing and bitter one-upmanship.  He’s gone for the rather uninspiring title, Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography.  But with his writing having clear influences from sources as diverse as David Brinkley, Alan Partridge and Homer […]

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Spanish daily El Mundo today revealed the secret to Cristiano Ronaldo’s success: Cryotherapy.  Now before you all start chopping onions and watching Sophie’s Choice, the term cryotherapy comes from the Greek for cold (cryo) and cure (therapy) and involves subjecting your body to temperatures as low as minus 160˚C in a chamber cooled by liquid […]

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Leave the Fighting to Frampton

Belfast has changed dramatically over the past 30 years but one thing remains the same: the city loves a fighter.  When Carl “The Jackal” Frampton steps into the ring tomorrow night against France’s Jeremy Parodi, the noise generated is likely to threaten the integrity of the Odyssey Arena’s roof.  There is a momentum building behind […]