Category Archives: World

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Are Champions League outsider’s odds an outstanding offer?

Whilst the majority of the Champions League debate focuses on who will win it, Viktoria Plzen are 10,000/1 outsiders to lift the most prestigious of Club Trophies. But should they really be that big, or even bigger, or are there teams who have even less of a chance than their odds suggest?

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The diet of a footballer

The diet of a professional footballer is measured and calculated to the last gram. Everything they consume has been studied and authorised by their club’s team of dietitians to ensure they are only doing good things to their body; as well as ensuring their energy levels peak just as they head out to play football that week.

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Champions League returns but is it enough?

The European Champions League group stage got underway on Tuesday night and it felt nice to go back to watching the continent’s elite compete against each other. Every fan of football, whether they will admit it or not, wants to watch the best sides in the world compete on a regular basis.

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Stamina and endurance in football

Imagine running just over six miles in 90 or so minutes and then being presented with a chance to win the match for your team. Your heart pounding, your legs aching and your head spinning; yet you’ve got to keep everything together to beat the ‘keeper. The whole idea is giving me heart palpitations just thinking about it.

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Stop comparing transfer fees

In 25 days and 13 hours time, the 2013 summer transfer window will “slam shut” across Europe’s top leagues. A few associations close their windows earlier in the day and a couple hang on for an extra hour or two; but on September 2nd 2013 there will be a huge sigh of relief that the whole thing is over.

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It’s all about the World Cup

2013/14 is a special sort of football season. It’s a season when the fortunes of club sides matter just a little less but the fortunes of their players matter a little more. There are still all the usual matches to play. There are all the usual competitions to enter. The trophies are still around to be one. But everything is played out with one eye on next summer’s World Cup.

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“Mourinho/Moyes/Guardiola want to sign Bale/Thiago/Suarez…”

Welcome back to The Football Project.

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