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Kompany: ‘Staying at the Top Is Harder – You Have to Fight Human Nature’

Kompany: ‘Staying at the Top Is Harder – You Have to Fight Human Nature’

The son of a Congolese father and a Belgian mother, Vincent Kompany has his whole life considered himself to be 100% both. In recent years, however, he has gained another strand to add to his identity. He now also feels 100% Mancunian.

Salah: Champions League Final is Not Me against Ronaldo

Salah: Champions League Final is Not Me against Ronaldo

Mohamed Salah has said the Champions League final against Real Madrid will be a showcase of Liverpool’s collective power and not a personal duel with Cristiano Ronaldo. The Egypt international will cap his stunning debut season at Liverpool with a first Champions League final appearance in Kiev o

Manchester City’s Success Highlights Pep Guardiola’s Full-back Plan

According to some people, any club who can afford to spend £50m on a full-back should be champions. I have lost count of the amount of times this line has been used as a reason why Manchester City deservedly won the Premier League title, which has effectively been theirs since December.

Andrés Iniesta Begins Glorious Goodbye as an Era Draws to a Close

Andrés Iniesta Begins Glorious Goodbye as an Era Draws to a Close

There were two minutes to go in the final, his final, when Andrés Iniesta began the long walk goodbye. Slowly, swallowing hard, eyes red, he made his way across the pitch, team-mates coming to embrace him as he went, and all around the Metropolitano supporters got to their feet, applauding.

This is the One Decision Nobody is Saying Arsène Wenger has Got Wrong

This is the One Decision Nobody is Saying Arsène Wenger has Got Wrong

The saddest thing, perhaps, is that of all the thousands upon thousands of words that have been devoted to Arsène Wenger over the last few days, it is difficult to recall a single sentence arguing that this is all threatening to be one big mistake and that, contrary to what you might have heard, it

Arsène Wenger Stirred Arsenal Exasperation But was a Martyr to His Values

Arsène Wenger Stirred Arsenal Exasperation But was a Martyr to His Values

It is a story that Arsène Wenger has told on more than one occasion in different company over dinner and it always has the desired effect. The Arsenal manager talks of a book he has read in which an assassin is able to stop his heart when he kills and then restart it.

Jonjo Shelvey Could Bring World Cup Pizzazz to England’s Beige Midfield

Jonjo Shelvey Could Bring World Cup Pizzazz to England’s Beige Midfield

Jonjo Shelvey began the season by blowing a fuse but could yet end it by switching on the lights for England in Russia this summer.

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