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Nigel Pearson: How to lose friends and alienate people

As the 8,000 or so Leicester City fans trundled disconsolately out of the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night, they will have been ruthlessly reflecting on one of the Foxes most humbling defeats in years.

Yes, it may have ‘only’ been the Capital One Cup, and yes, we may have fielded a team made up of fringe players and those coming back from injury, but the fact remains: Leicester had conceded four – at home – against League Two side Burton Albion, in a 4-2 defeat. (more…)

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Interview with James Tarkowski, Oldham Athletic

James Tarkowski (JT), a product of Oldham Athletic’s youth system, is steadily establishing himself at Boundary Park.

So what’s it like for a young player breaking into the first 11? Interview by Josh Lawless (JL). (more…)

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Top 10 Premier League transfer bargains (part 2)

Continuing our three part series of top 10 Premier League transfer bargains of all time, we countdown from numbers seven to four.

We take a look at four foreign imports who became legends at their respective clubs. If you missed it, here’s Part 1 in the series. (more…)

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Is Gaston Ramirez just what Liverpool ordered?

Gaston Ramirez is one of Europe’s most highly rated players and has been regarded as a future star for his native Uruguay. Will he join Liverpool FC?

At 21 he can play in three positions: wide right, wide left but is most confident playing behind the striker. He’s been valued by his club Bologna at between £12 million and £14 million with Liverpool reportedly bidding £18 million. (more…)

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Torquay United: 2012-13 could be our season

England’s fourth tier is a league infamous for its wheeling and dealing during the close season, and Torquay United fit this image perfectly.

Manager Martin Ling has taken advantage of the summer transfer window to fully stamp his authority on a squad he inherited from Paul Buckle in June last year by completing a number of deals, although it is those heading through the exit door at Plainmoor that have attracted the most interest. (more…)

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Aston Villa: The road to recovery

Last season was a terrible time to be involved with Aston Villa.

We had a manager who was never wanted, causing uproar and protests amongst the fans, and we lost several key players, including Ashley Young and Stewart Downing. (more…)

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Top 10 Premier League transfer bargains (part 1)

Which signings have turned out as Premier League transfer bargains?

Here we countdown the top 10 bargain transfers in the Premier League. (more…)

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Premier League season 2012/13 preview

Despite one of the most successful ever Olympic campaigns for a British team, many diehard football fans will be eagerly awaiting the start of the new Premier League season.

The summer months are always difficult for football fans, many of whom may be wondering when the cricket will stop. The pathetic performance of Team GB’s footballers, who were knocked out on penalties by South Korea, provided no sustenance on this occasion! (more…)

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Shrewsbury Town v Leeds: Capital One Cup preview

This Saturday my attention will be making a quick turn away from London and Team GB up to Leeds and Team GT as Shrewsbury Town travel to Leeds United for their first competitive fixture of the campaign.

It’s been three long months since the 2011/12 season came to a close and on Saturday fans will finally get a chance to see their team in action a week before the league season officially kicks off. (more…)

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Bolton Wanderers aiming to bounce back

For Bolton Wanderers, that fateful final day at The Britannia Stadium is now a fading memory.

Pre season fixtures, and the general positivity around the Reebok Stadium has culminated in a reported rise in season ticket sales. There was even a Team GB call up for Marvin Sordell. (more…)

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Time to deliver for Chesterfield

With the disappointment of last season’s relegation still fresh in the mind, it’s now time for John Sheridan and his side to restore hope to the Chesterfield fans.

Although last season can be seen as a failure, it has proven to be a reality check. Many fans expected the Blues to be in and around the mixer towards the end of the campaign, but terrible mid-season form cost the side its League One status. (more…)

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The great season ticket dilemma

Most football fans try not to think too hard about season ticket prices.

We know that, if we tried to justify the expense involved, sometimes hundreds or even thousands of pounds — we’d never go through with it. On any logical grounds, common sense would get the better of us. (more…)

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