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The Greatest

In Football on November 7, 2011 at 14:26

Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United for now 25 years is hailed by many as the greatest or as one of the greatest managers in recent football history. This is justified by the time he is in the job by the number of trophies he has won in that position and certainly the press are right, he is one of the greatest managers. No other team have won more Premier League titles (12) since the inception in 1992; there are in total 37 trophies which would be too long a list to place here, or 1,48 trophies per season. Players like Steve Bruce, Bryan Robson, Mark Hughes, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, David Beckham, Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs are just a few of the names that were discovered by Ferguson or had their most successful period in their careers at Old Trafford. There is the staggering number of over 1000 managers that have been sacked since November 1986 in English club football. Read the rest of this entry »

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England, Penalties and Roy of the Rovers

In England, Football, Germany, Identity, Sport, Stereotypes, World Cup on July 11, 2011 at 10:08

There are some stories in sport that seem to be a given. One of them is that English football teams cannot handle the pressure of a penalty shoot out. The men normally lose against Germany as in 1990 and 1996 and Portugal in 2004 and 2006 while the women fared no better and crashed out against France on Saturday in Germany at the World Cup. This somehow suggests that English football has a profound problem when it comes to penalties.

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