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Ricardo Quaresma, Legend or not?

Seldom do players impress and dare to deceive as Ricardo Quaresma’s career has turned out. The Portuguese midfielder has had a mixed career of disappointments and glances of magic.

This week, The Gist looks into the career of Ricardo Quaresma, has it been a failure, or will he be remembered as a legend.

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Throwback to 21/10/2016 : Bale announces himself to Europe with hat trick vs Inter

This week’s throwback takes us to today in 2010

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World player of the week 21/10/2016

Christian Benteke, Overachiever? Underrated or Underused?

Tall, powerful, graceful and dynamic, all words used to describe Christian Benteke in his first season in English football. After a wonderful start to life at Crystal Palace following a disappointing season with Liverpool, The Gist takes a look at whether the Belgian is an underrated gem, or an average overachiever.

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What went wrong for Chelsea? A look at the blues miraculous fall from grace

 

In what began as a season in which Chelsea would consolidate its return as ‘thee big club’ in England as they did during Mourinho’s first regime as Chelsea boss, the blues now sit in ten place and any hope of playing in Europe next season is lost after a calamitous week which has seen the blues dumped out of the champions league by psg and then the F.A Cup two days later by Everton.

The Gist answers what went wrong for the blues……..

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Tiki Taka, Catenaccio, Total Football: Why teams with an identity succeed more

A clubs style of play is as important as the emblem that sits on it’s badge. It’s hard to point out a team that has stuck to its roots and is flailing in the lower ranks of football’s leagues and competitions. It’s no surprise to see that teams that have stuck to their original identity of football are excelling. This is evident by the continuous success of clubs like Barcelona who have stuck to tiki taka.

The Gist reveals the reasons behind this phenomenon…………………

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