Gautam Viswanathan
Gautam Viswanathan
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Under Ronald Koeman, the only way for Southampton is up

Southampton versus Sunderland at St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday evening was expected to be an evenly contested affair. However, what took place on England’s south coast was a masterclass in goal-scoring ruthlessness delivered by the hosts.

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Hit by defensive crisis, Arsenal just need to focus on automatic Champions League qualification

Arsenal need a squad that is better than the one they currently have before they attempt a successful title charge. Sealing qualification for the Champions League early would help them go a long way in doing just that.

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Welbeck, Sanchez signings not enough to break Arsenal's Premier League jinx

Welbeck’s athleticism and physicality will see him stretch opposition defences and see him convert the chances that the Gunners’ very talented midfield create.

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Why Balotelli could be biggest steal of Premier League transfer market

Brendan Rodgers would’ve surely weighed the pros and cons before approaching Milan, because the truth is that there are far more positives to bringing the Italian to Anfield than there are negatives.

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In letting Pulis go, Crystal Palace may have already lost relegation battle

Pulis helped Palace get off their knees and while he did manage to get the team to safely stand up by the time last season ended.

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Premier League Preview: Pochettino needs time to make impatient Spurs tick

Pochettino is trying to build a core of young, quality players around whom he can construct a team that takes Spurs to the next level.

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Premier League Preview: Can Newcastle United find stability off the pitch?

Newcastle’s hopes of climbing higher in 2014-15 rest on their displaying stability both on and off the pitch, something that was lacking at times last season.

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Life without Luis Suarez: Where are Liverpool's goals going to come from?

Luis Suarez’s 31 goals won him a motley of personal honours, but more importantly, en route to staying atop the Premier League goal scoring charts from start to finish, guided Liverpool back to the Champions League, a competition they last played in in 2010.

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Signing Suarez not enough: Barcelona needs to give its defence teeth to win titles

Suarez’s arrival at Barcelona is not just a show of power. It is a calculated footballing decision that is guaranteed to win the club matches when they are in a sticky situation. Winning championships, however, will require the addition of defensive reinforcements.

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Why the Germany vs Argentina World Cup final promises to be epic

Like so many other FIFA World Cup winners, Germany and Argentina made history when they lifted the trophy. But at the Maracana on Sunday night, they will write a chapter in World Cup history that no other team has written before.

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Against Germany, it was Silva, not Neymar, whom Brazil missed the most

Brazil should’ve been praying for Thiago Silva's suspension to magically rescind itself so the team would have a leader to turn to in times of adversity.

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For some, the World Cup is a unifying force like no other

World Cups bring to nations a unifying effect that few other events can match. And it is the same with Brazil 2014.

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For France, World Cup 2014 should be considered a victory

Every goal was celebrated collectively, often in front of the cameras to drive home the point that this was a changed France,

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The surprises won't end yet: Why Brazil 2014 is the underdog's World Cup

Football’s always accompanied by ticker-tape information which tells its viewers to expect the unexpected, and there has been plenty of that in South America. Brazil 2014 has been witness to many surprises, and will be for many more.

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World Cup: Costa Rica have turned their opponents’ pressure against them

Little nations like Costa Rica are seldom expected to qualify for showpiece tournaments such as this one – let alone stun the footballing world – and that meant that there was no pressure on the team to perform.

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England, Uruguay, Italy and the manic Group of Death

The 2014 FIFA World Cup’s Group of Death contains Italy, Uruguay, England and Costa Rica. Because of the history that these teams bring to Brazil, Group D will most definitely be the one that offers maximum entertainment.

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After Spain rout, Dutch should show same hunger against Socceroos

Australia come in to this game alert right from the start, with a topping off of even more heightened awareness, now that they know just what the Dutch are capable of. The Dutch will therefore have to treat them the same way they treated the Spanish.

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FIFA World Cup: The 10 best players not picked by their countries

Here are ten key players who will not be representing their countries at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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CL final: Real Madrid sacrificed the Primera Liga for a greater prize

Carlo Ancelotti has adopted a scorched-earth policy of purposely resting his big-name players for the last few games of the league so that they will be fresh for the Champions League final at the Stadium of Light in Lisbon today.

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Winning FA Cup will silence those who doubted Wenger’s master plan

The team that are now at Arsenal have learned from the defeats of finals past, and for this reason, they will not underestimate Hull City on Saturday evening.