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I'm Joe McQuoid, a freelance Sports Journalist. After spending two years on a boat in the Merchant Navy I realised how much I missed land. I currently play in centre mid for Staffs Uni. My god is Cantona and my place of worship; Old Trafford.

Sneak Peek – adidas adiPURE IV

December 9th, 2010 by Joe McQuoid | 2 Comments

On 20th January, adidas will be releasing the new adidas adiPURE IV football boot. I see if it is worth keeping a little cash in reserve this Christmas.

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Ransacker Champion’s League Boot Review

October 22nd, 2010 by Joe McQuoid | Comment

Lost somewhere in the midst of the Wayne Rooney shaped cloud hovering over Old Trafford this week we take a look at the best boots from Match Day 3.

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Nike’s Latest Colourful Creations!

September 24th, 2010 by Joe McQuoid | Comment

With the season still in the early stages and the league table just starting to look worthy of a quick glance, Nike have wasted no time in putting together a new range of colourways for their current collection of football boots.

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Ransacker’s Champions League Review: Matchday One

September 16th, 2010 by Joe McQuoid | Comment

With the battle of Britain at Old Trafford, Tottenham’s arrival on Europe’s main stage and the beginning of a new era for Real Madrid under Jose Mourinho, the return of the Champion’s League threw up some intriguing sub-plots on match day one.

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Patience the key to victory for Capello in Cape Town

June 18th, 2010 by Joe McQuoid | Comment

Patience will hold the key for England’s players in this one, and they cannot afford to become frustrated with themselves if the goal doesn’t come along straight away.

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Ronald…..doh! Nike reveal new World Cup Ad

May 22nd, 2010 by Joe McQuoid | 1 Comment

The new Nike Football advert will be screened for the first time ever during this weekend’s UEFA Champion’s League Final between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich, as the brand kick-off their new “Write the future” campaign.

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Are all boots made equal?

March 3rd, 2010 by Joe McQuoid | 2 Comments

The majority of professional footballers in the top-flight no longer receive the standard versions of the latest football boots. Joe McQuoid takes a look at the differences.

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When Ransacker Met John O’Shea

February 19th, 2010 by Joe McQuoid | 11 Comments

We met up with all round footballer and top bloke, John O’Shea to talk about his Concave boots. Stereotypically he has all the charm of the Irish and if that rubs off on Concave, Nike, adidas and Puma had better watch out!

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Ransacker Rated: Mizuno Morelia football boots

February 10th, 2010 by Joe McQuoid | 3 Comments

They’re not the flashest football boots out there but given the low price and durability they will last a season or three and provide great value for money.

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Best Footballing ‘TWEETS’

January 27th, 2010 by Joe McQuoid | 1 Comment

With Twitter becoming as popular as it has, Ransacker takes a look at some of the best footballing ‘tweet’s to come from the site as yet.

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