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Matthew Crist

Matthew Crist has been following football for more than 30 years and writes about the history of the game, along with current issues and the latest major talking points

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Can Jose Mourinho End This Dire Record At Chelsea?
The Abysmal Record Jose Mourinho Will Be Looking To End When He Takes Manchester United Back To Chelsea
Jose Mourinho has enjoyed some of his greatest moments in the game at Stamford Bridge; winning back-to-back Premier League titles in 2006 during his first…
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Today Marks The Anniversary Of Arsene Wenger's First Game At Arsenal
5 of Arsenal€™s Greatest Achievements During Arsene Wenger€™s Reign
On October 12, 1996, a relatively unknown Frenchman by the name of Arsene Wenger took charge of Arsenal for the first time as the Gunners…
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The Stats That Show Liverpool Fans Shouldn't Get Carried Away Just Yet
Why Liverpool Fans Should Remember That The Premier League Title Isn't Won In September...
Liverpool have come flying out of the traps with five wins from their first five Premier League games to date, so can this great start…
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Liverpool Seek To End Wembley Hoodoo
Can Liverpool End Their Shocking Wembley Form When They Face Tottenham Hotspur?
Liverpool’s form at the new Wembley has been patchy to say the least since it opened over ten years ago, losing their last four visits…
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Sarri Looks To Follow The Managers Who Won A Premier League Title In Their First Season
Can Chelsea Boss Maurizio Sarri Emulate The Likes Of Jose Mourinho And Win The Premier League In His First Season?
With few people seeing past Manchester City and Liverpool when it comes to this season’s title race Chelsea appear to be flying somewhat under the…
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OTD In 2004, Wayne Rooney Signed For Manchester United...
Wazza The Wonder Kid: When Wayne Rooney Signed For Manchester United On This Day In 2004
On August 31, 2004, Manchester United signed 18-year-old Wayne Rooney from Everton for £27 million and in the years that followed he would go on…
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The Top Flight Teams That Successfully Defended Their Title
Can Manchester City Defend Their Title Like Manchester United, Liverpool And Chelsea?
They say that once you are at the top people can’t wait to shoot you down, something which Manchester City might just find out to…
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On This Day In 1971: Manchester United Staged A Home Game At Anfield
When Manchester United Did The Unthinkable And Played At Home Game In Liverpool
On August 20, 1971 thousands of Manchester United fans poured off the train at Lime Street station before making the familiar walk up Scotland Road…
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Can Wolves Or Fulham Replicate These Title Winning Teams?
Up, Up and Away! 5 Teams Who Won The League After Being Promoted
What price Wolves to win the Premier League? How about Cardiff or Fulham? As unthinkable as it may seem a number of sides down the…
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The Impulse World Cup Signings That Went Wrong
Kleberson To Manchester United And The Other Post-World Cup Flop Signings
It wouldn’t be a World Cup year if at least a couple of clubs didn’t get as carried away as the rest of us and…
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We Pay Tribute To The Incredible Paul Madeley
Mr Versatile: Leeds United Legend Paul Madeley Dies, Aged 73
The football world is mourning the death of former Leeds United legend Paul Madeley who has died at the age of 73 after a long…
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On This Day In 1871: The FA Cup Is Born In The Sportsman's Offices
The FA Cup Is Born In The Offices Of The Sportsman Newspaper On This Day In 1871
On July 20, 1871 at the offices of The Sportsman newspaper in London The FA Cup was created and the greatest knockout competition the game has…
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A Sad Farewell To Two Broadcasting Greats
John Motson And Barry Davies Bow Out After More Than 40 Years At The Top Of Their Game
2018 will see two of the greatest broadcasters in sport hang up the microphone for the last time bringing an end to over four decades…
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On This Day In 1990: England's World Cup Penalty Heartache
England Pay The Penalty: The World Cup Defeat That Still Haunts A Nation On This Day In 1990
England came within a kick of reaching the World Cup final for the first time ever on foreign soil during the summer of 1990 only…
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On This Day In 1974: Bill Shankly Quits Liverpool
€œYou€™re Having Me On!€ How Bill Shankly€™s Resignation Shook Liverpool On This Day In 1974
In an age of 24-hour rolling news channels and incessant social media activity it’s hard to imagine the impact of Bill Shankly’s unexpected retirement on…
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