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Match of the Day Magazine Issue 634

Match of the Day is Britain’s best-selling football magazine. We bring our youth audience closer to their heroes with an action-packed version of the iconic TV programme. Facts, stats and gossip provide our audience with the knowledge they need for playground banter, while glossy posters, quizzes and cartoons allow them to celebrate the game they’re obsessed with. Parents and teachers say it’s sometimes the only thing boys will read. A huge compliment.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Biweekly
$4.87
$87.97
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min
are you a prem genius?

1 CLUB CONNECT! Which Prem club do these Euro 2020 stars play for? (1pt) ANSWER 2 SPOT THE BALL! Is the ball hiding behind A, B or C? (1pt) ANSWER 3 STICKY TOFFEES! Name the three Everton players here! (1pt for each) TOP ANSWER MIDDLE ANSWER BOTTOM ANSWER 4 PREM A-Z! These players’ surnames all start with the same letter – but what is it? (1pt) ANSWER 5 WHERE AM I? (1pt) • It’s the biggest city in Yorkshire! • Their Prem club plays at Elland Road! • B. Dortmund star Erling Haaland was born here! I AM IN ANSWER HOW DID YOU GET ON, READERS? YOUR SCORE •/7 1-2 points Ouch – that’s not exactly your best work. Better luck next time! 3-5 points Nice one – you did great there! 6-7 points That's what we're talking about – you absolutely smashed it! ANSWERS!…

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1 min
it’s a funny old game!

TOTTENHAM FANS ALL SUMMER WHEN THEY HEAR RUMOURS OF HARRY KANE GOING TO MAN. CITY! DANIEL FARKE REVEALS HOW NORWICH WILL DEFEND AGAINST MOHAMED SALAH AND SADIO MANE ON THE OPENING DAY! THE FOOTBALL WORLD REACTS TO NEWS THAT ARSENAL HAVE SPENT £50m ON BRIGHTON’S BEN WHITE! PREMIER LEAGUE MANAGERS' RESPONSE WHEN ASKED HOW THEY ARE GOING TO STOP MAN. CITY THIS SEASON! SOUTHAMPTON BOSS RALPH HASENHUTTL WORKS ON A NEW DEFENSIVE FORMATION TO PREVENT ANY 9-0 DEFEATS THIS SEASON! WHEN ARSENAL BOSS MIKEL ARTETA TOLD HIS PLAYERS NOT TO ROLL OVER IN GAMES, THIS WASN’T QUITE WHAT HE MEANT! EVERY FAN WHEN THEIR TEAM CONCEDES A PENALTY AND THEY SEE BRUNO FERNANDES PLACE THE BALL ON THE SPOT! JUST ONE GAME INTO THE NEW SEASON AND NEWCASTLE FANS ARE ALREADY FASCINATED BY THE THRILLING ACTION AT…

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17 min
all 20 prem clubs rated! premier league kick-off! 2021-22 season guide

STAR PLAYERS! EXPERT PREDICTIONS! NEW SIGNINGS! ARSENAL FACT FILE NICKNAME The Gunners FOUNDED 1886 TITLE WINS 13 LAST SEASON’S FINISH 8th RECORD TRANSFER Nicolas Pepe, £72m CAPTAIN Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang MANAGER MIKEL ARTETA The Gunners boss has rebuilt the squad this summer – time for him to implement his style and start well to avoid pressure from the fans! WONDERKID BUKAYO SAKA He was England’s star boy at the Euros and Arsenal’s Player of the Year last season. If he adds more goals, he’ll be one of the league’s best! NEW SIGNING BEN WHITE At £50m, the England centre-back has a big price tag to live up to, but his composure and ability to play out will be key to Arteta's gameplan! AIM FOR THE SEASON TOP-FOUR FINISH The dream is for Arsenal to get back into the Champions League and, with no European football at the Emirates…

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6 min
why it'll be the best season ever!

1 FANS ARE BACK! • We saw some serious limbs at Euro 2020, and now fans are allowed back into every stadium, football is truly back. Having thousands of supporters cheering on their team is what it's all about and will make games even more exciting. We can’t wait to see the post-goal scenes back in the Prem! JAKE SAYS Hearing the crowds at Euro 2020 reminded us what we've missed – the Prem is 100% better with fans! 2 THAT TITLE RACE! • Man. City finished 12 points clear last season, but we think it’ll be much closer this time. Man. United have made some huge squad improvements, Liverpool have some of their big players back, while Chelsea’s form since Thomas Tuchel took over has been strong, including that UCL final win over City! 3…

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2 min
championship

FULHAM LAST SEASON 18th, Premier League MANAGER Marco Silva Scott Parker has left following the Cottagers' relegation from the Prem and been replaced by ex-Everton and Watford boss Marco Silva. The £12m signing of Harry Wilson from Liverpool will add quality to a squad that's already more than capable of making an instant return to the top flight! BOURNEMOUTH LAST SEASON 6th, Championship MANAGER Scott Parker Last season ended in disappointment for the Cherries as they lost in the play-offs – but 12 of the squad have the Prem experience, as well as the quality, to get back to the top flight. New boss Scott Parker will get them playing decent football, so with the ballers they’ve got, promotion could be on the cards! SHEFFIELD UNITED LAST SEASON 20th, Premier League MANAGER Slavisa Jokanovic It all went wrong for the Blades…

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2 min
rest of the league

BARNSLEY The loss of boss Valerien Ismael to West Brom is huge. It's now up to new manager Markus Schopp to build on last season's play-off spot! BIRMINGHAM New boss Lee Bowyer has made some smart signings in the hope of steering Blues to mid-table after five years of relegation battles! BLACKBURN Now that Harvey Elliott's loan has ended, Rovers’ hopes rely on holding on to key goal-getters Adam Armstrong and Ben Brereton! BLACKPOOL The League One play-off winners are back after six years away. They have a mix of experience and youth, but are short of quality! BRISTOL CITY Boss Nigel Pearson will need all his know-how to keep the Robins out of the drop zone. They’ve some talented ballers but look short of goals! COVENTRY The Sky Blues will be back at the Ricoh Arena and they've made some…