Kean’s strength instigates Rovers’ revival

March 30, 2012 in Premier League by Farhat Raza

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March was a good month for Blackburn, with Rovers winning 7 points out of the 12 available, including three in a big win away at Wolves, followed by a 2-0 defeat of the recently impressive Sunderland. But a good month does not a good season make. Blackburn are still just 3 points clear of the relegation zone and the threat of going down is still very real. Read the rest of this entry →

Ten Troublemaking Transfers (Part 2)

March 30, 2012 in Features by Kai Kapo

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Continuing on from yesterday, here are the five most controversial transfers to have happened in the world of football. Read the rest of this entry →

Victims of Rotation

March 29, 2012 in Premier League by Aman Pathiara

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According to recent reports, Manchester United’s Dimitar Berbatov will be departing the club this summer, having seen his status drop from big-money superstar to fourth-choice striker. Being the latest victim of the squad rotation policy, Berbatov serves as a prime example of how fleeting success found under this policy can be. Read the rest of this entry →

Ten Troublemaking Transfers (Part 1)

March 29, 2012 in Features by Kai Kapo

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Could you imagine Lionel Messi in the all-white Real Madrid strip? How about Wayne Rooney in a red shirt sponsored by Carlsberg? These images are difficult to conjure up mentally because of the sheer unlikelihood of these transfers actually taking place, but the world of football and its transfer market always has a surprise up its sleeve. Let’s have a look at ten of the more controversial transfers that have occurred over the last twenty years or so… Read the rest of this entry →

Five Important Misses

March 28, 2012 in Features by Joseph Kingsley-Nyinah

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Yesterday, Karim Benzema became the quickest player in Champions League history to reach 25 goals in the history in the competition. He did so with two goals in the away leg of a quarter-final, allied with an impressive looking Real Madrid side. But the thing I will always remember is that he somehow managed to put the ball clear of the crossbar from three yards out, condemning Madrid to a barren first half.

This event alone got me thinking. Benzema managed to gloss over this with a record breaking performance, but what about those that haven’t necessarily come without consequence? Here, I’ve compiled what are the worst misses that have had severe repercussions. Read the rest of this entry →