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International Football’s worst team, American Samoa, recorded their first ever Fifa sanctioned win last with a 2-1 victory against neighbours Tonga. Like their 31-0 demolition by Australia in 2001’s record setting goal fest, American Samoa coach Thomas Rongen believes that this victory is going to be a part of football history. Having never scored a goal in World Cup qualifying, Ramin Ott and Kaneti Falela put that record to rest with two fantastic goals by way of a 40 yard strike a neatly taken lob. Although Tonga did create a scare with two minutes remaining, as Unaloto Faeo reduced the…

On the 10th November 2011 a footballing era came to an end, after 28 years with league two side Crewe Alexandra manager Dario Gradi stepped down to focus more on youth development. Few people amongst the football world won’t recognise the achievements of Dario and the calibre of player that has come through his ranks. In 2004 he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame being the 11th manager to be so, this achievement along with his MBE show how much impact Gradi has had during his managerial stint at Crewe. Dario Gradi built Crewe Alexandra during his…

I’ve been a Newcastle United fan ever since I was old enough to realise that my Dad’s club preference (Sheffield Wednesday) wasn’t the only choice. For my ninth birthday my parents took me to St James’ Park for a stadium tour, my Grandparent’s had even tried to get me to be one of the mascots but unfortunately there wasn’t a home game that day. I remember my Mum sitting in Alan Shearer’s spot in the dressing rooms; I vowed never to forgive her. I did. Somewhat. That was the first and last time I visited St James’ Park. On November…

The year of 2011 has been a phenomenal year for men’s tennis. The season is at now at an end and has been a year dominated by one man: Novak Djokovic. It saw him lift three of the four grand slams, so launching him into even greater stardom, and has been hailed by many as one of the greatest individual seasons in the history of the sport. In January the Serbian triumphed over Britain’s Andy Murray to lift the Australian Open for the second time; remaining unbeaten until the semi-finals of the French Open, in which he was defeated by…

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