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Jonnie Gorrie

Experienced football writer working with Football FanCast, In Bed with Maradona, Give Me Sport and Snack Media. Long-suffering Newcastle United supporter with an eye on Scottish football.

Stories By Jonnie Gorrie

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    2022 World Cup: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo set for one last dance

    It does not take a genius to point out that the duopoly Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have had on football has come to an end. While both remain crucial players at some of Europe’s biggest clubs, the world awaits to see just how intense the rivalry between Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland can get, with hundreds of thousands of social media bots at the ready.

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    Chelsea FC: Vision 2030 is a statement of where Blues are in new era

    Chelsea are not a club renowned for their long-term planning. Even in the post-Roman Abramovich era, the club continue to make what appear to be fairly rash decisions, such as signing Pierre-Emerck Aubameyang and then sacking Thomas Tuchel with almost the same breath.

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    FC Barcelona: The glory has grown grotesque

    Barcelona’s creative accounting is the biggest story of the summer so far.   In a post-Covid word, paying big money for (and to) Robert Lewandowski seems crazy enough even at a club with healthy finances, though selling off ever-growing slices of the club’s future in order to do so is beyond negligent.

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    Thomas Tuchel’s major Cristiano Ronaldo win underlines significant change under Todd Boehly

    Thomas Tuchel has won an early battle at Chelsea, one that could indeed set the tone for the rest of his managerial tenure at Stamford Bridge.   During the Roman Abramovich era, the club were not exactly renowned for their stability.

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    Bale, Lewandowski, Mane: Leaving a big club is proving painful process

    Leaving a big club in the modern era looks a painful process.   Such is the money on offer at the world’s leading teams, trying to get anybody out of a contract appears to be one of the most difficult phenomena of football in the 2020s.

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    Stars have aligned for Spurs

    Tottenham, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son are entering the proverbial “last-chance saloon.”   While, clearly, all three of those parties could well go on to have success without each other, the window is certainly closing on the possibility of them having it together.

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    Manchester City face uncertain road ahead this summer

    There is a certainty to Manchester City. A club built with the long-term in mind, very rarely do they stray from the principles Pep Guardiola has drilled into them. Even when trailing Aston Villa by two goals in a game they simply had to win, very little changed, aside from perhaps the urgency with which it was done.

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    History not on Haaland’s side in Man City signing

    On the face of it, Erling Haaland’s imminent arrival at Manchester City is a scary prospect for the rest of European football.   Even before Sergio Aguero’s exit, much was made about Pep Guardiola’s striker-less formation.

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    Will Mo Salah find what he’s looking for in the transfer market?

      Liverpool, a club famous for them, are on the brink of their best-ever season.   Whether or not Jurgen Klopp’s side add either – or both – the Premier League and the Champions League to their trophy haul should not have a bearing on how this team are viewed.

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    What does Klopp’s contract extension mean for other Premier League clubs?

    Jurgen Klopp’s decision to extend his stay at Liverpool by another two years will come as bad news to the teams looking to break into the Premier League’s title picture.   An obvious thing to say perhaps, but it’s worth considering the likely lay of the land in the years to come.

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    Pochettino’s next move pivotal in career

    During an era in which Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are redefining what it takes to succeed at the top of the game, it is hard for any other manager to make an impact.   Antonio Conte, Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann are probably in the tier of coaches below the Manchester City and Liverpool managers, while the world awaits the arrival of Erik Ten Hag at Manchester United.


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