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Can a Director of Football Succeed in the English Premier League?

As the BBC confirmed Joe Kinnear had been appointed Director of Football at Newcastle United on Sunday, fans across the UK looked quizzically at one another.<p>Another attempt to make a Director of Football, or DoF for short, a success? You've got to be joking.<p>The appointment was poorly received for …

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Bayern Munich 4-0 Barcelona | Champions League semi-final match report

By the end it was a humiliation. Barcelona, the team that have made their reputation on merciless thrashings, know what it feels like to be on the …

Brilliant Bayern Munich utterly dominant against Barcelona

<b>At Allianz Arena, Munich</b><p>The vast bowl of the Allianz Arena shuddered to the sound of a deafening amplified heartbeat as Bayern Munich and Barcelona stood in the tunnel before the first leg of their Champions League semi-final - but by the final whistle the talk was of a seismic shift in European …

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Barcelona left 'hoping for a miracle' after Bayern Munich thrashing

Barcelona assistant manager Jordi Roura described Tuesday night's 4-0 thrashing by Bayern Munich as an "awful result" with the Catalan club's hopes …

Can This Brazil Team Win the 2014 World Cup?

Brazil's fans always expect them to deliver at the World Cup.<p>In 2014, that expectation will rise to fever pitch. Brazil will be competing on home turf, and their supporters will demand nothing less than triumph.<p>However, the Brazil national team is currently in transition. Manager Luiz Felipe …

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Luis Suarez Banned 10 Matches by FA After Biting Branislav Ivanovic

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been banned for 10 matches by the Football Association after being cited for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in their recent 2-2 draw (h/t LiverpoolFC.com).<p><b>UPDATE: Friday, April 26 at 10:05 a.m. ET by Tim Daniels</b><p>Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre …

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Kolo Toure Announces Decision to Leave Manchester City This Summer

Kolo Toure has announced he will leave Manchester City when his contract expires this summer.<p>Graeme Bailey of Sky Sports reported the news.<p>This decision won't come as a shock to many, considering how Toure's role with the club has dwindled over the last few seasons. Upon joining the club in 2009, …

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Should Gotze Start for Dortmund in a Potential UCL Final vs. Bayern?

In the end, they obeyed the pleas of Jurgen Klopp to the letter.<p>Mario Gotze was not booed by the more than 65,000 fans inside the Westfalenstadion (at least not in concert); his shirt was not burned by the hardcore support in the Sudtribune as he played one of his final matches for Borussia …

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Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Real Madrid | Champions League semi-final first leg match report

First Bayern Munich, now Borussia Dortmund. Barcelona fell on Tuesday; 24 hours later Real Madrid fell in a manner so similar, so comprehensive, as …

What Games Are: The Reviewers Are Wrong About OUYA

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>So let’s be upfront about a couple of things.<p>First, I went to the OUYA party at GDC. Second, I also was invited to the …