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    Why Juan Mata Can Succeed Under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho has been appointed Manchester United manager, opening the gates for yet another flood of thinkpieces over how the Portuguese will fare, who he will sign, who he will ditch and what he will do to change the fortunes of this ailing club. Really, it’s just a recycling of everything everyone said one, two, three, four and five months ago—a product of this managerial development being the worst-kept secret in the history of football. ...

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    Loris Karius to Liverpool: Early Strikes In Market Key To Klopp Revolution

    The 2015-16 season is barely over and Liverpool fans have already had their first wish for summer granted: a new goalkeeper to test, compete with and inevitably displace current first-choice Simon Mignolet. The Belgian ended the campaign in reasonably good form to be fair, but the arrival of Loris Karius from Mainz is the culmination of three seasons of inconsistent Mignolet performances, not three months. ...

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    Football Manager Meets Moneyball: A New Challenge, Part 4

    In Part one, Alex Stewart deliberated over his next Moneyball challenge, eventually settling with Serie B side, Livorno —click here to read. Part two saw Alex lead his Livorno side to promotion to Serie A at the first time of asking, click here to read. Part three saw Alex deal with the pain of relegation, click here to read. Let’s see how he gets on in part four…. Quick recap of the rules before we start. ...

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    The Real Reason Some Man Utd Fans May Have Trouble Backing Jose Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho is coming to Manchester United. At the time of writing, this has not been formally announced because of everything that is wrong with modern football / some contractual stuff to do with Chelsea, Mourinho and intellectual property, delete as appropriate. But he's definitely coming and it's all very exciting. Jose. Good hair. Charismatic. Won eight league titles in the past 13 years. That Jose.

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