Can the MLS Outshine the EPL?

Soccer in the U.S. has seen something of a resurgence in recent years. After the disaster NASL turned into, Major League Soccer is proving more durable. Previously the sole preserve of children, this incarnation of professional association football in the USA has a more solid foundations than its ill-fated predecessor.

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How to Find the Best Sports Betting Sites in the U.K.

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Due to online sports betting regulations throughout the world, the U.K. stands alone as the most liberal country when it comes to allowing its residents to bet on sports online. It also happens to be the most highly regulated betting market in the world, which provides much needed protection for bettors from predatory online bookmakers. If you are looking to start betting online or find yourself in the market for a new online bookmaker, the following information could prove to be very useful.

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What impact will the January transfer window have on the Premier League title race?

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There’s a myth that goes a long way back saying that there’s no value in the January transfer market, and that myth often does seem true. However, if this truly is the case, then why do so many clubs take the mid-season opportunity to invest in their squads?

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What separates the NBA’s top clubs from the rest of the pack?

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The NBA season so far has been a completely different affair compared to last season. Throughout the progression of the 2015-16 season, Golden State and Cleveland looked to be the clear finalists in the lead up to the championships, and despite a few hiccups in the playoffs, the Cavs and Warrior ended up in the NBA Finals for the second time in a row. This season looks similar again, as the mid-season review shows that the Cavs and the Warriors are yet again top of their divisions, but neither team looks as invisible as they were last season. The Cavs have already clocked six loses, while the Warriors have been defeated four times. This is thanks to the teams trailing behind them such as the Raptors and Spurs. Other teams in the NBA have played really well this season, with certain players producing a flamboyance that has made this season exciting to watch. So what separates the top clubs from the rest of the pack?

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High pressing and playing out from the back: The evolution of a different way to win the Premier League?

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It’s often been said that to win the Premier League, first and foremost, you need to be solid at the back. Well, this doesn’t seem to be the case now. Gone are the days of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea winning the league having conceded just 22 goals, or even Fergie’s Manchester United doing the same in 2008.

Since 2008, the average amount of goals conceded by the Premier League champions is just over 33 (33.28 to be precise). Manchester United even managed to top the table in 2013 having conceded 43 goals, which is really quite astonishing.

It’s clear that the emphasis has moved away from the ‘build from the back’ philosophy, and everybody is now obsessed with high-pressing attacking football. This often makes for exhilarating games of football, but why is it that the art of defending is leaving our game?

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