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A fresh start? My starting 11 for QPR next season

With QPR yet to go crazy in the transfer market

I’ve decided to construct my first 11 for next season based on the squad that we’ve got and who I think is still likely to be there. Disagree at your pleasure. (more…)

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Hull City: The team to stay up

After a hard fought season Hull City AFC have finally made it back to the Premier League.

The Tigers finished the season with 79 points and 24 wins, second in both to only, Cardiff City. Hull City might not have stellar numbers like their 13th best attack in the league, and their plus-nine goal difference, but they have a good mix of youth, experience, an excellent defence, and a manager who has finally found his team. (more…)

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Manchester City’s early transfer dealings a statement of intent

Manchester City have taken their first major step towards wrestling back the league title

.. and improving their fortunes in the Champions League with the signings of Sevilla winger Jesus Navas and Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk. (more…)

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2012/13: An incredible season for Welsh football, but..

To the casual eye, the 2012/13 season was a great one for Welsh clubs playing in the English football pyramid.

From the top division down to the fifth, Wales’s biggest clubs were enjoying a year like no other, as Cardiff City stormed to the nPower Championship title and neighbours Swansea City qualified for Europe via their Wembley Capital One Cup final win over Bradford City. (more…)

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Should Scottish football lift the booze ban?

In late April, Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said that the club would like to be able to sell alcohol to fans in a controlled environment.

To some, it’s no doubt a controversial and potentially unwelcome move. For me, it’s a step in the right direction. (more…)

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Swindon Town season review 2012/13

After winning the League Two Championship and reportedly having one of the biggest budgets in the league,

Swindon Town were one of the favourites for promotion going into the 2012-13 season. (more…)

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Tahiti and the greatest underdog story ever told

It’s fair to say there are very few certainties in life

.. and yet strangely, it is that uncertainty that provides one of the biggest certainties life has to offer: football fans love an underdog. (more…)

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Do Crystal Palace and Co. have what it takes?

First of all, congratulations to Crystal Palace for beating Watford and securing a place in the Premier League next season.

It is not easy to win the play-offs and we have to give them credit for achieving promotion. (more…)

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Any player would be crazy to leave Borussia Dortmund

After reading the interview with Dortmund’s manager, Jurgen Klopp, which has been retweeted and shared thousands of times, it reiterated my belief that Mario Gotze, or any player for that matter, would be insane to leave Borussia Dortmund.

It might be crazy of me to say such a thing. Dortmund will lose their star playmaker to their archrivals Bayern Munich, and are reported to lose their main goal threat, Robert Lewandowski this summer. (more…)

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