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A weekly football blog from Michael 84.

H&M Studio Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection

Monday, 3rd September, 2018

H&M Studio Autumn Winter 2018 Collection

H&M have unveiled their latest collection, the H&M Studio Autumn/Winter 2018 collection, which looks pretty good, containing some good pieces for AW18 and the season moving forward.

We’re transitioning into our Autumn wardrobes with knits, sweaters and coats, so it’s the perfect time for this collection from H&M Studio. There’s some serious back to school vibes with the pieces of clothing within the collection, inspired by collegiate style which includes sweater vests, wool jackets, pea coats and varsity style sweatshirts.

H&M Say,  “H&M Studio is a collection of seasonal key pieces created by our dedicated in-house design team. This autumn, classic collegiate style is merged with rebellious punk appeal, offering authentic menswear in premium fabrics.

Let’s take a further look at the collection.

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Most Stylish Football Managers In The Premier League 2018-19

Sunday, 12th August, 2018

The Best Dressed Football Managers 2018-19

From tracksuit managers to the suited and booted, there’s a lot of style and fashion in the dugout and on the touchline these days. With the money in football, there’s no reason why the managers shouldn’t be looking their best and dressing the part.

The Premier League 2018-19 season is here, and there’s been some stylish management movements, with Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte both departing, replaced by Unai Emery and Maurizio Sarri. There’s also been some other managerial changes, and the three promoted teams, Cardiff City, Wolves and Fulham entering the most stylish managers contest.

So in no particular order, here’s the best dressed managers in the Premier League, and what I love about their style.

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The Premier League Is Back & I’ve Got My New Shirt!

Saturday, 11th August, 2018

Wearing my Newcastle Away Shirt 2018-19

I am so excited that the Premier League is back! We’re in for a great football season, everyone is excited coming off the back of the World Cup, and it’s the opening weekend of the Premier League.

Last night it all kicked off with Manchester United vs Leicester, but today the first game up is my team, Newcastle, and I’ve got myself the shirt.

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The Best Transfer Deadline Day Deals August 2018

Thursday, 9th August, 2018

August 2018 Transfer Deadline Day - The Best Deals

It’s transfer deadline day, and all the deals are done! Which players are going where, and who’ll be playing next season in the Premier League?

Deadline day is always exciting, twice a year, but the August one is usually the most exciting, as it starts before the season. This year, for the first time, the transfer window closes earlier; On the eve of the first Premier League match, which will be Leicester vs Man United tomorrow.

It’s been a really exciting transfer window, and deadline day did not disappoint either. But who was making all the waves?

Here’s the best transfer deadline day deals which I’ve been excited about.

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In 2018 Football Came Home – The England Story

Thursday, 12th July, 2018

World Cup 2018 - Football Came Home For England

It was a story of hope from the beginning, which is unusual for England teams in recent times. The song from 1996 came back, with the mantra being said, shouted and sung all over England for a month; It’s coming home. England did not win the 2018 World Cup, but there’s no doubt, football did come home.

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World Cup 2018 Review – How Spain Lost

Tuesday, 3rd July, 2018

Spain 2018 World Cup Review - Revista De La Seleccion Española

It’s that feeling only the true football fans understand, it’s the feeling of emptiness. Spain have been knocked out of the World Cup, losing to Russia on penalties. It was not the greatest campaign for Spain, and as with the last one, there’s the emotional story behind it too.

You wait 4 years for the World Cup, then it’s 4 weeks of brilliant and unforgettable football if you make the final and win, but when you go out, those 4 years are gone in an instant; It’s replaced with the feelings of what if, and another 4 year wait for the next one, not knowing what the future holds.

Where did it all go wrong? Some will say 2 days before it started, with Lopetegui announcing he was joining Real Madrid and was sacked, it’s hard to pin point exactly what went wrong.

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Spain 1 – 1 Russia – Spain Out Of Tee World Cup On Penalties!

Sunday, 1st July, 2018

Spain out of the World Cup 2018, losing on penalties to Russia 4-3

Spain have been knocked out of the World Cup, losing in the last 16 to hosts Russia 4-3 on penalties, after the game finished 1-1 after extra time.

The match was all Spain over the 120 minutes, with over 1000 passes and all the possession, with Russia reduced to counter attack breaks and defending. Russia started the game with a flat back 5, a system which was incredibly difficult for Spain to break through for the whole game.

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Spain 2 – 2 Morocco – High Drama!

Monday, 25th June, 2018

Spain 2 - 2 Morocco - Dramatic Draw In The World cup

That was dramatic!

Spain are into the last 16 of the World Cup after drawing 2-2 with Morocco, but it wasn’t an easy game to watch!

Morocco took the lead with a goal, a complete mix up with Iniesta and Sergio Ramos lead to them losing the ball around the half way line, the Moroccan Boutaïb was clear through on goal, kept his composure and scored. It only took Spain 5 minutes to get an equaliser, intricate play from Iniesta and Isco, with Isco making it 1-1 going into half time.

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Iran 0 – 1 Spain – A Hard Fought Win For Spain

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018

Spain beat Iran 1-0 In The World Cup 20th June 2018

Everyone seems to know the score, we’ve seen it all before…If you’re a Spain fan then you’ll be used to seeing teams not trying to play and only defending, and that’s what happened tonight, but Spain managed to grab a 1-0 win against Iran thanks to a Diego Costa goal in their second World Cup match.

Iran did not play in the first half, had 10 men behind the ball and could rarely even muster a counter attack. They added in some time wasting, really slow play and diving around like they’d been shot to waste as much time as possible, and made the beautiful game as ugly as can be.

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Portugal 3 – 3 Spain – World Cup Lives Up To It’s Billing

Friday, 15th June, 2018

Portugal 3 - 3 Spain - 15th June 2018

The first big match of the World Cup has lived up to it’s billing, with an epic game! It finished Portugal 3 – 3 Spain, and was a game which had everything.

Portugal started off the better team in the first 5 minutes, with Cristiano Ronaldo winning a penalty against his Real Madrid teammate, Nacho. He scored, and made it 1-1. Busquets played a long ball to Diego Costa who had a lot of work to do up on his own, and managed to bully the Portuguese defence and make it 1-1.

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