22nd Apr 2016 FA Cup Semi-Final: Everton vs Manchester United preview

FA Cup Semi-Final: Everton vs Manchester United preview

The FA Cup appears to be the only saving grace for both under-fire managers as Roberto Martinez and Louis Van Gaal contest for a place in the final at Wembley. Roberto Martinez’ position appears to have reached breaking point in a season defining week which has already seen his side lose to Southampton and later humiliated by Liverpool in a damaging 4-0 Merseyside derby defeat at Anfield, as fans begin to lose their patience with the Spaniard. A short distance along the M62 to nearby Manchester, Louis Van Gaal faces a future of uncertainty following another mediocre season. The jury is well and truly out on the Dutchman, who despite looking set to seal a top four finish, an FA Cup triumph still might not be enough to keep him at Old Trafford next season.

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21st Apr 2016 Euro 2016: Saint-Etienne city guide

Euro 2016: Saint-Etienne city guide

Saint-Etienne is a traditional French city which prides itself on a rich industrial history. Located in eastern France, Saint-Etienne has some of the most fabulous countryside and architecture that the country has to offer, including the Byzantine Saint Marie church and contemporary art museum housing work by the famous Matisse. Football serves as a break from reality for the local French community. AS Saint-Etienne are an integral part of the city’s identity with the Stade Geoffroy Guichard located at the heart of Saint Etienne as thousands of football fans prepare to desend onto the city which will host Portugal, England and Croatia fans during the month long tournament.

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21st Apr 2016 Premier League round-up: Liverpool thump sorry Everton in derby rout

Premier League round-up: Liverpool thump sorry Everton in derby rout

A rampant Liverpool tore apart a below par Everton side last night at Anfield as they ran out 4-0 winners in Jurgen Klopp’s first Merseyside derby. In the night's other games, there were victories for Manchester United and West Ham United who both continued their push for Champions League qualification with comfortable wins over Crystal Palace and Watford respectively.

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20th Apr 2016 Benitez winning Newcastle hearts

Benitez winning Newcastle hearts

Following Steve McClaren’s sacking in March, Newcastle appeared to be staring into the abyss. Rafael Benitez has the biggest job of his career on his hands if he is to keep Newcastle United in the Premier League and he appears to have got Newcastle United fans believing once more.

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20th Apr 2016 Euro 2016: Lyon city guide

Euro 2016: Lyon city guide

Lyon is the third largest city in France and will be one of the main cities where football supporters will base themselves this summer for Euro 2016. Lyon is one of the most dynamic cities in the country and often referred to as France’s ‘Second City’, after Paris. The city is beautiful with numerous parks and riverbanks running alongside its two main rivers, the Rhone and the Saone, with the old city being listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

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19th Apr 2016 Euro 2016: Marseille city guide

Euro 2016: Marseille city guide

Marseille is a city that lives and breathes football. The edgy, urban and vibrant city lies on the Mediterranean coast and boasts France’s main port making one of the busiest in the world with a buzzing nightlife and great food. The city was voted the 2013 European city of culture and will host six games at this summer’s Euro 2016 championship, including England’s opening game versus Russia, as well as one Quarter-Final and Semi-Final.

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19th Apr 2016 5 of the best Merseyside derbies

5 of the best Merseyside derbies

Liverpool face Everton on Wednesday night in the 226th Merseyside Derby. The fixture is one of the greatest rivalries in world football and with plenty of late goals, red cards, and controversy, the Merseyside Derby is one not to be missed. Football Ticket Pad picks out five of the best meetings between the sides as Jurgen Klopp and Roberto Martinez go to-to-toe.

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19th Apr 2016 Premier League: Spurs close on leaders Leicester

Premier League: Spurs close on leaders Leicester

A brace each for Harry Kane and Dele Alli saw Tottenham Hotspur cruise to a 4-0 win over Stoke City to close the gap to five points on leaders Leicester City at the Britannia Stadium last night. Tottenham Hotspur travelled to Stoke City on Monday night knowing that three points would keep them within touching distance of the Premier League leaders following Leicester’s slip up against West Ham at the weekend drawing 2-2 in a match filled with drama.

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18th Apr 2016 Euro 2016: Paris city guide

Euro 2016: Paris city guide

The French capital needs no introduction and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city is buzzing all year round so when the Euro 2016 tournament begins the city will become the central hub for all travelling fans, hosting five matches throughout the tournament at the Parc Des Princes Stadium. It is one of the most visited cities in the world with some of the best restaurants and attractions making it a must see city for any travelling fan this summer.

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18th Apr 2016 La Liga title race wide open

La Liga title race wide open

One month ago Barcelona where twelve points clear at the top in La Liga and the Spanish title race was seemingly over. How times can change. With one point separating 1st from 3rd with five games to go it looks like being the closest title race in history.

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