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20 December 2012
On a football pitch blanketed with two inches of snow, one of Santa’s elves is attempting to score a goal with an extravagant bicycle kick. The uninitiated spectator might blame such a vision on a potent cocktail of football and festive fever – not to mention a little too much mulled wine – but their eyes are not deceiving them.
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20 December 2012
Seagulls stupidly sign seasoned shot-stopper, so says Sack...errrm...Back of the Net's Paul Watson...
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19 December 2012
In the end, Barcelona fans were only able to celebrate the news of the contract renewals of three pillars of the club - Leo Messi, Xavi Hernández and Carles Puyol - for 24 hours. “Eternal” read the front cover of Wednesday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo, alongside the faces of the three footballers; an indication of the joy this had brought to a club already buoyed by being top of la Liga, 13 points ahead of Real Madrid.
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19 December 2012
A product of its time, it has since dominated the discourse. Six minutes into a Saturday evening game against VVV Venlo, Groningen winger Leandro Bacuna is sent off – and everything comes to a head in a supercharged moment that says ‘enough is enough’. Some saw it as breaking through a glass ceiling, while others thought it trivialised one of the biggest issues in football.
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19 December 2012
It’s often said that two heads are better than one, but is this true of football management? Can two managers effectively occupy the same throne without bickering over everything from tactics to transfer targets? With Grimsby currently flying high under the prolific partnership of Rob Scott and Paul Hurst (see the January 2013 issue of FourFourTwo for more details), Will Taylor delves into the archives to decipher why this isn’t a more common occurrence in modern football.
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18 December 2012
It’s a good job La Liga Loca is a fine physical specimen with cat-like reflexes, or it might not have been one of the few gossip-spreading muck-rakers to have witnessed José Mourinho stick his bottom lip out and give up on the pursuit of Barcelona, even before the Catalan club had picked up another three points against the ever-generous Atlético Madrid at the Camp Nou.
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17 December 2012
It Was a Bad Weekend For…
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17 December 2012
Lazio could be title a contender if only Miroslav Klose played every game. The striker is a bit like the Good China: he is only makes an appearance on important occasions.

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