Does Roy Hodgson Deserve a Contract Extension as England Manager?

With Roy Hodgson’s England contract running out after Euro 2016, questions about whether he’ll receive an extension are being asked left, right and centre. Officials at the top of the FA, including Greg Dyke, have put off answering the question as to whether Hodgson will receive an extension for some time, with the closest we have got to a response being, “Sometime in the next year we will discuss what happens afterwards.” While the FA duck out of answering questions, I will look at hard…

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Champions League Round of 16 First Leg Review

As we enter the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, we have to take note of some interesting matches of the first leg. PSG 1-1 Chelsea At the Parc des Princes, Edinson Cavani’s 54th minute equalizer canceled Branislav Ivanovic’s first half goal.  Ivanovic’s goal is so far the crucial goal, due to the fact that it was scored in his side’s away leg.  One of the most highly anticipated ties should have a great conclusion, and with the second leg to be…

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John Terry Leads Chelsea to Capital One Cup Final Victory over Tottenham

The first piece of major silverware this season went the way many expected, as Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea ran out 2-0 winners against Tottenham Hotspur in the Capital One Cup Final. Few would have expected anything less, but the Blues had to work for the victory against their London rivals. Following Spurs’ 5-3 win over Chelsea on New Year’s Day, some were hopeful that Mauricio Pochettino and his men could use that performance as motivation to win again at Wembley. And the North London club were very…

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Standouts of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

The Africa Cup of Nations came to a close on Sunday when Ivory Coast defeated Ghana 9­-8 in a penalty kick shootout. There was some great football played throughout Equatorial Guinea during the three week tournament. Many players had memorable performances for their countries, and in turn, will return to their clubs in flying form. This article will cover who performed exceptionally well during the tournament. Christian Atsu, Ghana Atsu was phenomenal in his play out wide for the tournament’s runners-­up. He scored two goals…

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Chelsea Draw 1-1 with Manchester City to Maintain Five-Point Lead atop Table

Chelsea remained five points clear at the top of the Premier League table but surrendered their 100% home league record in a 1-1 draw with title rivals Manchester City. In the absence of talismanic striker Diego Costa and playmaker Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea struggled to punish City when they had the chance, yet they will be satisfied with a point. Loic Remy led the line for Chelsea with Costa suspended and Ramires replaced Fabregas, who was injured. However, the majority of the pre-match talk was centred around…

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