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28 November 2012
The former Sunderland man has failed to make much of a splash in 18 months at Liverpool - Joel Ramey uses the FREE FourFourTwo/Opta StatsZone app to assess the midfielder's chances of making a name for himself at Anfield...
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27 November 2012
The Soviet figure skating team had to fight though a media scrum in the arrivals hall at Heathrow Airport. But Britain’s press had not gathered for their benefit. It was January 1989, and also on the flight from Moscow that day was Serhiy Baltacha, a classy sweeper ready to take a step into unknown with Ipswich Town. No Soviet footballer had ever played for an English side before; the communist party didn’t allow them to move overseas back then. But against a backdrop of glasnost and perestroika, change was in the air, and it had been decided that a select few should have their achievements rewarded with a transfer abroad.
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27 November 2012
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a career of skill, it was a career of foolishness. He had everything before him, and in a flash, he had nothing before him. The complications of Ricardo Quaresma’s story seem almost straight out of a Charles Dickens novel.
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26 November 2012
When Cheik Tiote made his Newcastle debut against Everton in September 2010, few in the Goodison Park away end knew much about him. He was from the Ivory Coast, he was defensively minded, and he looked like he could crush a Coke can with a stare. That’s not quite enough to justify a player’s inclusion in a side, but over the course of 90 minutes, the travelling Newcastle fans witnessed the kind of display that became synonymous with Tiote’s debut season in English football.
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26 November 2012
RESULTS Fri 23 Nov Real Sociedad 0-0 Osasuna Sat 24 Nov Real Betis 1-0 Real Madrid, Malaga 4-0 Valencia, Real Valladolid 1-0 Getafe, Rayo Vallecano 2-0 Mallorca Sun 25 Nov Levante 0-4 Barcelona, Atletico Madrid 4-0 Sevilla, Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Deportivo, Espanyol 0-2 Getafe
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26 November 2012
When AC Milan met Juventus at the San Siro last season, a point divided the top two. Nine months on, the landscape of Serie A has changed drastically and coming into Sunday evening’s clash there was a massive 17-point difference in favour of Juve.
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26 November 2012
Premier League facts from Opta, our partners on the Stats Zone app (now completely FREE)
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23 November 2012
With Harry Redknapp poised to become QPR manager, James Maw examines what the new gaffer will inevitably do...
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23 November 2012
Back in August, Ryan Kelly stuck his neck out to predict how teams would fare in League Two. Even more bravely, he's come back to assess how he – and the teams – are doing…

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