LUKAKU STRIKER 1

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Romelu Lukaku says he did not have to “think twice” about moving to Manchester United from Everton as it represents “the perfect opportunity” and of course he is right! The 24 year-old striker has signed for United for an initial £75m, despite former club Chelsea matching the bid and this is the most perfect … Continue reading

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The Final Curtain?

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The Racing Horse was one of the founder writers for Betfair and we offered our opinions and solutions on a range of sports but especially football. Nearly 5 years ago (August 2012) we identified an incestuous problem with Arsenal . We had not sought to knock a national treasure but merely to report an … Continue reading

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2015 European Champions League Final

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The biggest match in club football, this year’s European Champions League final, is between the champions of Spain and Italy. In a classic bout of offence versus defence Barcelona play Juventus on Saturday 6th June 2015 in Berlin’s Olympiastadion (19.45). The Racing Horse asks the most pertinent, without divine intervention to assist them, how … Continue reading

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Le pen is dead – long live the sword!

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The Racing Horse believed Arsenal missed a chance in August 2012 to change an erroneous mindset. We penned a piece titled ‘Le Professeur de Strasbourg’ and it is as relevant today as it was over two years ago. See: http://theracinghorse.co.uk/2012/08/28/arsene-wenger-is-a-flawed-genius/ Jam tomorrow Genuine football fans universally concur that under Wenger’s stewardship Arsenal’s exquisite style of play made … Continue reading

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Giggs disqualified!

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Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has been around longer than the Premier League and is the only player to have played in it and scored every season (so far). He has won just about every club honour up for grabs but where does he rank alongside the greatest United legends?   Ryan Joseph Giggs … Continue reading

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Le Professeur de Strasbourg

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Under the direction of ‘Le Professeur de Strasbourg’, football fans universally concur that his team’s exquisite style of play is beautiful on the eye and makes for an excellent if somewhat dreamy philosophy. Never has a team so dramatically interpreted the mood of an individual manager. Without question, teams built by Arsène Wenger give … Continue reading

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Gary Speed (1969-2011)

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The death of Gary Speed has shook us all. We were both sport writers for Betfair but the article below was my take on his appointment as manager of Wales less than a year ago (10th December 2010). Response has been mixed The response to the appointment of Gary Speed as the new Wales manager … Continue reading

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A jockey does not need to be born a horse to ride…

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To be a successful football manager do you need to be a good player first? The answer is a categorical no! . Playing does not give you a greater insight as to what happens on the pitch, the assumption is inaccurate. The measure of skill a footballer possesses has no correlation whatsoever as to … Continue reading

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The Gordon Taylor Interview

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Gordon Taylor is the Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA). Despite being in the midst of the phone hacking scandal with the now defunct News of the World he kindly took time out to discuss with me the forthcoming season, but first he reflected on the events of the last year. . Gordon … Continue reading

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Danny ‘Big Fish’ Murphy

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Poor technique is the major reason why very few British footballers and midfielders in particular are successfully able to play for a team on the continent.  Danny Murphy is a rare product of the English game in that he could have played there and flourished.  Unlike most of his domestic colleagues he has a … Continue reading

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