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Seydou Keita: Mali midfielder born to wear the captain’s armband


Seydou Keita playing for Mali

When Fabio Capello accepted the role as England manager he could not have foreseen the messy affair that selecting a player to pull on a small elasticated piece of cloth over his shirt sleeve would become. From Rome to Madrid, the Italian had never experienced such scrutiny over the captaincy and ironically it would be that very issue that would lead the former Juventus, Real Madrid and Milan coach to walk out on his lucrative deal with England.

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Mahamadou Diarra: A great signing that has fallen under the radar


Mahamadou Diarra Fulham FC

I may well be in the minority when it comes to getting excited about a defensive midfielder, and while I would never expect a 30-year old joining a mid-table Premier League side to bump talk of England off the back pages, Fulham fans will surely not be the only ones fascinated by the arrival of Mohamadou Diarra.

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