The Dictator’s Son: Taking a look back at the bizarre, questionable footballing career of Al-Saadi Gaddafi

The Dictator’s Son: Taking a look back at the bizarre, questionable footballing career of Al-Saadi Gaddafi

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #16

For almost every football fan not born with the ability to grace professional football, there still exists the dream of one day representing their boyhood club by some strange, unexpected circumstance. Regardless of the lack of necessary footballing talent, we all still dream of being given the chance to pull on that hallowed shirt and scoring the goal that rights our name into the annals of club history.

Yet, it remains just that: a dream. An unrealistic hope that won’t ever be realised. Some fans rationalise it with ‘what if’ scenarios that have hamstrung their football career – the childhood injury that cost them their Premier League future. Others simply accept their inability to play at the necessary standard for professional football.

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FTB: Why Tammy Abraham’s form should merit potential England call-up

FTB: Why Tammy Abraham’s form should merit potential England call-up

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Tammy Abraham was always going to have big shoes to fill when he agreed to stay at Chelsea and take on the coveted number nine shirt ahead of the new season.

Blighted by their transfer ban, Chelsea were reliant on their lengthy roster of young talent to step up to the mark; arguably none more so than striker Abraham, who’d impressed at Championship level but was yet to really make the step up to regular Premier League football.

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Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle: Liverpool quality comes through despite early scare

Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle: Liverpool quality comes through despite early scare

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Liverpool are without doubt one of the best clubs the Premier League has seen in recent seasons. Alongside Manchester City, they have pushed the standards of modern football up that next rung of the ladder.

Yet, for the opening 25 minutes or so at Anfield on Saturday, chaos broke out. The usually indomitable Reds stumbled at home against a Newcastle side that boasts little in the way of special talent. Liverpool staggered and spluttered their way through the opening exchanges, and so truthfully it came as little surprise when they found their typically airtight defence at fault for an opposition opening goal.

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David de Gea signs new Manchester United contract through until 2023

David de Gea signs new Manchester United contract through until 2023

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David de Gea has signed a new, longer contract with Manchester United, keeping the 28-year-old at Old Trafford through until 2023.

Since arriving in June 2011 under Sir Alex Ferguson for £18.9m, de Gea has made 367 appearances for Manchester United.

Capped 40 times by Spain, de Gea has seen himself repeatedly linked with moves back to his home country with Real Madrid in recent transfer windows.

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Italian football pundit Luciano Passirani sacked for on-air racist remarks

Italian football pundit Luciano Passirani sacked for on-air racist remarks

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Italian football has been marred with racism issues for much of the start of this new football campaign, overshadowing what has been an exciting start to the new Serie A season.

The ongoing, reprehensible environment towards black players in Italy has shown little sign of improving, with fans groups from clubs issuing condemnable statements and a continued inaction from Italian football governing bodies.

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