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Is a club’s transfer policy now all (too) powerful?

Carrying on from the recent piece on managerial dynasties,

We look at whether club’s transfer policies now have far more impact on the success of a team than the input of the manager. (more…)

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Could Max Gradel’s reunion with Bournemouth be match made in heaven?

The exodus of quality players from Saint-Etienne this summer has been relentless.

It’s been sad to see the club who remarkably finished fifth in Ligue 1 last term have their team decimated by the lure of greater riches elsewhere. (more…)

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How Blackpool went from brightness to bleakness in five years

Five years ago, Blackpool were basking in a play-off final victory over Cardiff City.

The victory ended a 39-year absence from the top flight. (more…)

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Thank you, Nigel Pearson

Nigel Pearson was once attacked by a pack of wild dogs whilst on a hiking trip in the Carpathian mountains.

Knowing he was in trouble, Pearson backed against a tree and waved his walking poles in vain to deter the vultures. (more…)

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10 worst Premier League Summer signings

Here are the 10 worst Premier League signings from last summer’s transfer window.

They are in no particular order. Is there anyone who you think should be on the list? (more…)

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Branding in football – A neglected part of the global game

When trying to find articles on this topic,

My results only fuelled the fire of my annoyance. (more…)

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Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew: Proof that patience can be important

Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew proving that patience and loyalty can go hand-in-hand.

Over the weekend West Ham United hosted Newcastle United and quite remarkably Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew were both still in charge of their respective clubs. (more…)

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Sheffield Wednesday: Underachieving or almost there?

With just under a quarter of the Championship season already finished.

Sheffield Wednesday sit in 9th place in the table and posses the best defensive record in the league. (more…)

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Sheffield Wednesday: It’s time for the Owls to go on a run

Stevie May’s second goal for Sheffield Wednesday came just at the right time in the 2-0 away win at Birmingham City.

Missed chances against Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers had left the Owls without a goal in two and a half games. (more…)

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The Reading way

One of English football’s most sustainable and successful academy models,

Reading Football Club have now successfully graduated 33 players to the first team. (more…)

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Coventry City: Let down

Winston Churchill was fond of a sound bite.

And to paraphrase him, “Never in the history of football conflict have so many been let down by so few”. (more…)

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An interesting summer ahead at Derby County

The events of Wembley at the weekend are still sore.

But I’m sure all Rams fans will agree that we can be optimistic about the coming season. (more…)

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How to spend Arsenal’s £100 million war chest

After a brilliant FA Cup triumph, attention at Arsenal turns to next season and using the Cup win as a springboard onto better things.

With a reported £100 million in the bank and fresh recruits needed, a big Summer is predicted at The Emirates. So here’s a look at who Arsene should be blowing his £100 million war chest on.. (more…)

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A Premier League season for the ages comes to a conclusion

And that is it.

Another Premier League season has passed us by, enthralling all with the unpredictably and intrigue that only the top flight of English football can provide. (more…)

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Premier League managers: Reality vs expectations

All football fans have to weigh up their expectations and their realism in regards to their football team

.. and to an even greater degree so do the owners of said football clubs. (more…)

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