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Top 10 raging chairmen: heard about the one who threatened to eat his players' testicles?

1) “THEY CAN DIE!”<p>To say Atletico Madrid supremo Jesus Gil was a man who struggled to contain his emotions would be a gross understatement. Shortly …

Why Superman Buffon stayed at Juventus for 500 games

It’s strange to think that a time once existed when Gianluigi Buffon did not keep goal for Juventus.<p>There was no Twitter, Facebook or YouTube when …

Meet your new favourite German side with a boss on course to better Lulu

At 56, Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Lucien Favre is the oldest coach in the Bundesliga. He's a man who insists on tactical discipline, yet in his …

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Top 10 kicks in the Halloween ghoulies: Sandro's scare, the dentist's curse, Dante's freak

1) Definitely don't kiss the stone<p>Before Crawley Town’s League One trip to Carlisle United in November 2013, the local policing unit that travelled …

Don't panic! Why Dortmund are keeping a cool head, despite early-season 'crisis'

Borussia Dortmund's positivity at the start of the new league season lasted just nine seconds. That's how long it took for Leverkusen forward Karim …

How James Milner went from being fringe player to focal point at Manchester City

In the summer of 2010, Manchester City spent around £150 million on reinforcing their squad and building a team to compete for the Premier League …

The 10 best Manchester derbies EVER

Man United 0-1 Man City, Apr 1974<p>When Denis Law’s late backheel found the net against his former club, the Scot thought he’d been the man to end</b> …

10 things you need to know about the Manchester clubs' humble beginnings

1) Naming difficulties<p>Two church wardens, anxious to stem the tide of unemployment, drunkenness and loutish behaviour of Gorton’s young men, formed …

Premier Analysis: Persistence pays for Chelsea, but it's not enough for unhappy Jose

So it wasn't vintage <b>Chelsea</b> – Jose Mourinho testified to that quite clearly post-match – but when the Blues inevitably lift the Premier League trophy …

Premier Analysis: Manchester derby exposes weaknesses in both City and United

Manchester City corrected their recent wobble with a derby victory that was neither unexpected nor straightforward, despite their visitors having a …

Don't forget the middle men: how Southampton's midfield is winning games this season

When analysing the reasons for Southampton’s surprise success so far this season, a few obvious features stand out.<p>There’s the appointment of a new …

Ryan Bertrand: Don't call Saints' start a fluke, and stop waiting for us to fall away

Standing still isn't something Ryan Bertrand has done much of over the course of his career.<p>Given he's a marauding left-back, that might be what …

Why Alien Isolation deserves to be as influential as the movies

I finished <i>Alien: Isolation</i> last weekend, after a glorious, 3-week slow burn with the game. Despite its issues (and it does have issues), I feel comfortable saying it's likely going to be my personal game of the year. More importantly, I think there's a lot to learn from it.<p><i>Spoiler warning for</i> …

Assassin's Creed Unity on PC gets some graphics 'optimizations' from Nvidia cards

A new video of <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i>'s PC version shows what graphical perks Nvidia graphics cards will bring to the game, provided your personal computer is up to the task of running it.<p>Ubisoft highlights some GeForce GTX-specific features in the above video, including HBAO+, horizon based ambient …

Nintendo's getting into the health business with a device that monitors your sleep

Nintendo revealed first details about its health-focused QOL platform, which stands for "quality of life," announcing a new sensor that monitors and analyzes you while you sleep.<p>In a presentation, Nintendo described the QOL device as having "five 'non' sensing" features: It will be non-wearable, …

Ghosts in the machine? Using the Kinect to hunt for spirits

The room is completely dark, save for the soft light of a computer monitor.<p>A solitary man stands in the middle of the old, musty foyer, surrounded by an audience of several ancient pieces of furniture. The silence is oppressive.<p>Through the computer monitor, another man — another paranormal …

Assassin's Creed Unity time-warps into World War II craziness

As everyone knows, Assassin's Creed games aren't just historical fiction, they're also about time anomalies.<i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i> is no exception, as this bizarre time travel trailer shows. Basically, main character Arno warps out of revolutionary Paris right into the thick of a World War II …

Can Nintendo turn Wii U around?

Wii U has been a huge disappointment for Nintendo. And although the company's boss Satoru Iwata has been talking up post-<i>Mario Kart 8</i> sales, it continues to lag behind expectations.<p>Nintendo is the most venerable name in gaming and yet Wii U has not sold nearly as many units as the company hoped, …

Let's talk about our favorite spooky things in Polygon's Halloween special

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays of the year. And it turns out I'm not alone. It turns out that plenty of the Polygon staff loves the chance to seek out scares in books, movies and games, eat candy and dress up as pirates for the day.<p>OK, maybe that last one is just me. We had …

Prey 2 is officially dead

<i>Prey 2</i>, sequel to the 2006 first-person shooter from Human Head Studios, has officially been cancelled according to a statement from Bethesda's Pete Hines delivered to CNET.<p>This death knell is the end of an extremely rocky road that included being leaked in 2011, switching publishers from Radar …

Play 900 classic arcade games in your web browser, right now

Some 900 classic arcade games are now available for you to play, all you need is a web browser, and if you're reading this, you're probably good to go.<p>They're all housed for posterity over at The Internet Archive, thanks to the efforts of Jason Scott and those who worked JSMESS (or JavaScript Mess) …

Here's what you need to run The Crew on PC

Ubisoft's open-world racer <i>The Crew</i> launches in a month, and the publisher has posted the minimum and optimal specifications for those looking to play it on Windows PC.<p>The requirements are fairly standard -— nowhere near as eye-popping as what <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i> laid down. It should be noted that</i> …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review: calculated risk

Advanced Warfare's big changes revolve around the new exo suit<p><i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> developer Sledgehammer Games has the unappealing responsibility of cleaning up someone else's mess.<p>Last year's <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> was a low point for the series coming off its most successful game ever. …

This Super Smash Bros. glitch will ban players for 136 years

A glitch in the Nintendo 3DS release of Super Smash Bros. is banning players for roughly 136 years, according to images uploaded to Twitter by Zenaorz1 — a Japan-based user who experienced a strange ban of 71,582,719 minutes first hand.<p>Pictures released to Twitter show the result of the glitch, …

WWE 2K15 introduces face-scanning, but it'll take some image editing skills

<i>WWE 2K15</i> on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will include the ability to upload your face to your created rassler. While the process doesn't look as unreliable as <i>NBA 2K15</i>'s face-scan feature, it will need some knowledge of image editing software to achieve optimal results.<p>The upside to that is, …

'Furious 7' has a trailer, and it's the best kind of stupid

I'm a huge fan of the Fast and the Furious film franchise, and not just because of the alliteration. They're filled with amazing set pieces, actors that are clearly having a good time and they never feel the need to conform to any particular laws of physics.<p>I once spoke to a game designer who told …

Marvel superheroes face a great new villain: creepy naked giants

In the world of superhero comics, it's always important to continue introducing new challenges for the heroes, usually in the form of fresh bad guys. Well, Marvel Comics has a surprising new enemy on the move in what must be one of the weirdest comic book crossovers ever.<p>Marvel Comics talent scout …

The 5 Best Reasons For Buying An Xbox One Instead Of A PS4, 2014 Edition

The holidays are coming. For the video game industry, this is when things get real. We’re about one year into the console war and PS4 has a solid lead. That doesn’t mean Sony’s machine is the right decision for every gamer — Microsoft’s Xbox One still has a lot going for it, and the fight is a …