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Ranking the 13 “New Maradona’s”

by Tom Stewart

The title of “New Maradona” or “New Diego” is one that is given to highly talented Argentinian attacking players, using the nations legendary number 10 as an ambitious benchmark. Thirteen players have had the label dumped on them, some of them have revelled in the limelight while some have failed to live up to expectation.

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Opinion: Football Finance

by Robert Otira
Hypocrisy lingers strong throughout any walk of life you walk through. They lie in all institutions you find from governments to dictatorships. Uefa on a scale of hypocrisy are disciples of the practice. Uefa are about as fair as Kim-Jong-un is captilalist.
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News: African Cup of Nations- Quarter Finals

This years African Cup of Nations hasn’t failed to disappoint. Saturday and Sunday saw the quarter finals in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Here is our recap of the 4 ties.

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Flair Icons #17: Hristo Stoichkov

Hristo Stoichkov

by Tom Stewart

Born: 8/2/66 (Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Clubs: Zavod; Hebros; CSKA Sofia; Barcelona; Parma; Barcelona; CSKA Sofia; Al-Nassr; Kashiwa Reysol; Chicago Fire; DC United

International: Bulgaria (83 caps, 37 goals)

Management: Bulgaria; Celta Vigo; Mamelodi Sundowns; Litex Lovech

Do you remember the 90’s? Do you share my love for Bulgarian’s? If the answer to these questions was ‘yes’ then I can only suggest you read on. Our latest entrant to the Flair Hall of Fame was known as ‘The Dagger’, ‘The Dog’, ‘The Modern Left’ and ‘The Gunslinger’. You may know him as Hristo Stoichkov.

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Preview: African Cup of Nations- Group D

by Tom Stewart

Group D sees the 2nd highest ranked side Ghana hoping to improve on their silver medal in 2010.

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Top Tens: Random Transfers

by Tom Stewart

We all know that money talks in football. It always has and always will. From the exodus of world footballs elite to NASL in the 70’s to the recent transfers of Samuel Eto’o to Russia and Nicolas Anelka to China. Sometimes a club signs a player that leaves everyone in shock. “How on earth did they sign him?!” etc. etc. etc. Here is our top 10 cases of clubs punching WAY above their weight and players who were clearly thinking with their wallets (if they were thinking at all)

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