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Mario Balotelli, Nice contract clause
5 December 2016
It was revealed over the weekend that Mario Balotelli would have pocketed an extra £1m per season at Liverpool if he'd avoided being sent off for violent conduct three times in a campaign. Richard Edwards uncovers more contractual oddities 
18 November 2016
Going down the leagues to make your name as a manager isn't easy. And if you fail once, writes Richard Edwards, you’re lucky if you get another crack at it...
Pedro Mendes, Ben Thatcher
17 November 2016
A quick peek at our run-down of football's worst tackles is enough for most to recoil in horror – well, unless your name is Harald Schumacher
Thierry Henry, San Siro
1 November 2016
All of the English sides are well placed to get out of their respective groups so far this year, but there's still hope for the rest as Matthew Gault demonstrates...
20 October 2016
It's 20 years since Philippe Albert scored with THAT chip in Newcastle's 5-0 win over Manchester United. Greg Evans provides more players who provided ripsnorters from the back
Sam Allardyce, England
28 September 2016
Big Sam saw his national team dreams go up in smoke before he even got chance to take charge at Wembley. Nick Harper looks back at some more oh-so-brief stints
14 September 2016
As Celtic aim to forget that their Camp Nou horror show ever happened, Greg Evans reels off some of the other sides who've suffered humbling humiliations. Heck, at least it wasn't 149-0...
8 September 2016
Joe Brewin raids the archives for the greatest Manc match-ups – featuring irate Irishmen and lots (and lots) of goals
SHARES
2 September 2016
Some shirt numbers are iconic. Others aren't; random figures chosen for superstitious, egotistical or downright ludicrous reasons. And there's been a few – the latest, central midfielder Jonathan de Guzman's desire to wear the No.1 shirt at new club Chievo
Paul Pogba, Manchester United debut
19 August 2016
Paul Pogba does it all over again for Manchester United tonight – but few beginnings are as explosive as these 10, as Louis Massarella explains

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