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October 24, 2013

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49ers at Wembley…We’ve been here before. (Part 3)

We continue looking at the 49ers previous visits to Wembley ahead of their international series game against the Jaguars in the same venue on October 27th. It would be 18 years before the 49ers would return to London. However, this time it would not be a pre-season exhibition game but a fully fledge regular season […]

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October 22, 2013

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49ers at Wembley…We’ve been here before. (Part 2)

We continue looking at the 49ers previous visits to Wembley ahead of their international series game against the Jaguars in the same venue on October 27th. In August 1992, the 49ers returned to Wembley to play the Washington Redskins who were the reigning Super Bowl champions. This time 61,772 crowded into the London venue to […]

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October 21, 2013

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49ers at Wembley…We’ve been here before. (Part 1)

The second NFL international series game this year takes place on October 27th at Wembley stadium and will see the San Francisco 49ers play the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 49ers are no strangers to the English capital as this will be their fourth appearance at Wembley. San Francisco’s golden era spanned from the early eighties to […]

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October 15, 2013

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A place in the World Cup in Brazil? Eh…..No thanks

Ireland can only dream of playing in the World Cup in Brazil next summer after failing in the current qualifying campaign. Defeats to Germany, Sweden and Austria in the last 2 months saw their chances disappear. The major disappointment of these results was in contrast to the last time the World Cup was held in […]

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April 25, 2013

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Arsenal and United existed before Fergie and Wenger!

Robin Van Persie will be the headline act in the build up to this weekends clash between Manchester United and his former team Arsenal. However his presence will only be a passing scene in a century old story. The rivalry between both clubs seems to have intensified over the last 20 years. The launch of […]

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March 14, 2013

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The Away Goal Rule – Origins

Arsenal suffered heartache by being eliminated from this Years Champions league on away goals. Basically despite scoring the same amount of goals as their opponents over two matches their inferior amount of goals scored away from home caused them to lose out. In the early years of European competition a match tied on aggregate resulted […]

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March 10, 2013

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Barcelona Milan

Barcelona host Milan in this weeks Champions league hoping to overcome a 2 goal deficit. This will be the seventeenth time they have met in European competition with the Catalans claiming six wins and Milan just behind with 5. They have drawn on 5 occasions. However in European Cup competitions head to head victories tell […]

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March 8, 2013

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United V Chelsea in the FA Cup

Manchester United meet Chelsea on Sunday at Old Trafford. This is the 11th time in the history of the FA Cup they’ll have met. The Red Devils have enjoyed more success with 7 wins as opposed to Chelsea’s three. They have drawn on one occasion. Six of the 11 games have taken place in the […]

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November 2, 2012

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Real Madrid V Man United the beginning

Christiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford in February will be the big story of the last 16 clash between Real Madrid and Manchester United. However his appearance will only be a bit part of a story that has been over 50 years in the making. The European Cup or Champions League is integral to both […]

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