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Greatest Teams Not Crowned European Champions (1993-Present)

Want to give the author direct feedback? Follow @thinlad on Twitter for more insight. In addition, become a real fan and check out The Athletes Hub apparel. In 1993, as the new millennium neared, the European Cup evolved into the UEFA Champions League. By 1997, teams no longer needed to win their domestic leagues to qualify, and […]

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Greatest Teams Not Crowned European Champions (1956-92)

Want to give the author direct feedback? Follow @thinlad on Twitter for more insight. In addition, become a real fan and check out The Athletes Hub apparel. As we look forward to the start of a new Champions League season, let’s take a look back at the great teams of the past who missed out on club […]

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The New Don? How Bielsa Re-Energized Leeds

Want to give the author direct feedback? Follow @thinlad on Twitter for more insight. In addition, become a real fan and check out The Athletes Hub apparel.   Five weeks ago during Leeds United’s first game of the season, a strange sight was spotted at Elland Road. A man of advancing years wearing a Leeds United tracksuit […]

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Can Watford FC Resemble Leicester City?

Want to give the author direct feedback? Follow @RDSampson_25 on Twitter for more insight. In addition, become a real fan and check out The Athletes Hub apparel. Four matchdays into the new Premier League season and there’s already huge talks going around about whether or not Watford FC can pull off a Leicester City this season. The Hornets have […]

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UEFA Nations League Preview

Want to give the author direct feedback? Follow @thinlad on Twitter for more insight. In addition, become a real fan and check out The Athletes Hub apparel. This week sees the start of a new international competition: The UEFA Nations League. The Nations League will see Europe’s fifty-five footballing nations competing in a third major tournament, taking […]

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The Old Firm: A Rivalry Reborn

Want to give the author direct feedback? Follow @thinlad on Twitter for more insight. In addition, become a real fan and check out The Athletes Hub apparel. Football’s bitterest derby takes place in Glasgow this Sunday, when Celtic take on Rangers in the first ‘Old Firm’ clash of the season. The two powerhouses of Scottish football have […]

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10 Narratives Dominating Early Premier League Season

Want to give the author direct feedback? Follow @thinlad on Twitter for more insight. In addition, become a real fan and check out The Athletes Hub apparel.  The new Premier League season is three games in, and there have been plenty of talking points. Here are the ten most talked about plots of the new season: 1. Liverpool’s defensive […]

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Not Doom and Gloom for Huddersfield…Yet

Want to give the author direct feedback? Follow @lukejobson97 on Twitter for more insight. In addition, become a real fan and check out The Athletes Hub apparel.  Huddersfield Town had the worst possible start to the season, both in terms of the draw and results. Coming up against a rejuvenated Chelsea, with a new manager and formation, it […]

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Nine International Retirements On Horizon, One That Isn’t

After every World Cup comes a wave of high-profile retirements. So far Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano, Andreas Iniesta and most recently, Mesut Ozil have called time on their international careers. Which other players will be considering their international futures in the weeks to come? Luka Modric (Croatia) Modric rightfully won the 2018 Golden Ball for […]

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Top 10 Games of the 2018 World Cup (#5-1)

to give the author direct feedback? Follow @thinlad on Twitter for more insight. In addition, become a real fan and check out The Athletes Hub apparel.  We conclude our review of the best games from the 2018 World Cup by reviewing five encounters that instantly became classics. Here are the five best games from the event: […]

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