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Talking Points: Spain 2-0 Honduras

by David Dickson

After watching their noisy neighbours recover from a disappointing start by annihilating North Korea earlier in the day, Spain hoped for a similar performance against Honduras. An exceptional display of attacking team football followed, but with a crucial ingredient missing that may cost Spain in the latter stages. Goals.

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Why South Africa will miss the real Didier Drogba

by David Dickson

The sight of Didier Drogba, face torn, rolling around on the grass is a familiar one for viewers of the Premier League, and football the world over. However, in Sion, Switzerland on Friday lunchtime, the dreams of the world’s best and most recognised African footballer lay in pieces on the turf beside him, as Drogba […]

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Fenerbache’s five minutes as Champions

by David Dickson

16th May 2010. The climax of the Turkish Super Lig sees Bursaspor aiming to become only the second team from outside of Istanbul to win the title, and only the fifth team to lift the trophy in the history of Turkish football. The Anatolian club, founded in 1963, could barely believe the position in which […]

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Poll: Most Improved Player of the Season

by David Dickson

After a season where the “Player of the Year” can be quickly narrowed down to two men, we take a look at a more interesting accolade. Who was the most improved player of the 2009/10 campaign? Vote below. Florent Malouda With Chelsea requiring three points to become champions in 2009/10, Carlo Ancellotti’s team can be […]

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The Enigma Of Ibra

by David Dickson

Zlatan Ibrahimovic cost Barcelona a small fortune when he joined them last summer, and David Dickson looks closely at a man constantly dividing the opinions of football fan. With the ever-presence of Opta in all its glory in 2010, anecdotal statistics seem to have become commonplace in football journalism. Numerous Twitter feeds regularly spew out […]

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A League Of Their Own?

by David Dickson

As the the Premier League season reaches its climax, David Dickson wonders if maybe it wasn’t as great as has been made out in the media. The 2009/10 Premier League season has been set upon by sports journalists as one of the ‘greatest ever’, with its unpredictable and rollercoaster-like nature seeming a major positive in […]