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When Yorkshire ruled over English football in the early 1990’s

The end of the 1989-90 season was one for football fans in Yorkshire to remember.

It was the time when Leeds United were promoted as Second Division champions, after an eight-year absence from the top-flight. (more…)

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What’s the best way to develop young footballers?

Chelsea’s large number of youth and squad players has caused uproar amongst the assorted press.

The reality is that Chelsea are not doing anything that other clubs are not doing other than it being highly organised and effective financially. (more…)

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Is another tactical switch about to move through football?

4-3-3, 4-4-2, 3-5-2, these are all tactical formations we are familiar with,

But right now in the Premier League in particular, 4-2-3-1 is ‘de rigour’. (more…)

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International Legends, Zinedine Zidane – France

In the second installment of my international legends series,

I am going to address one of the greatest ever – Zinedine Zidane. (more…)

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Manchester United’s worst eleven

This is not a list of Manchester United’s most disappointing players in terms of ability.

It’s a list of the disappointing players that arrived for huge money and big expectations, and players that were meant to push United to another level but didn’t quite do it as a Red Devil! (more…)

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The problem with England

England, England, England, or actually should that be Inger-land, Inger-land, Inger-land?

Either way, we are once again left shaking our heads as fortress Wembley once more crumbled like a sand castle facing the foot of the beach bully trying to woo the bikini clad babe. (more…)

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Top 5 French players of the Premier League era

Over 21 Premier League years there have been many world-class players from all over the globe.

Darren Ash selects his top five French players. (more…)

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Top 10 Premier League goals of all time

The Top 10 Premier League goals of all time, a matter of opinion without a doubt..

But one that should attempt to filter through those that are truly great and those that are seen as more iconic. (more…)

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Top 10 Premier League transfer bargains (part 3)

It’s time for the third and final part in our series of top 10 Premier League transfer bargains of all time.

We countdown the top 3 which feature a couple of names you might expect and one you may not? See the two earlier posts in the series Part 1 and Part 2. (more…)

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Football Quotes – Did he just say what I think he said?

Football players are not often renowned for their deep thinking or articulating opinions within high-brow debate.

With a few exceptions (Guardian-reader Graham Le Saux anyone?) most players choose to do their talking with their feet. Which is just as well, judging by some of the evidence of these football quotes (more…)

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