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FA Cup winner should play fourth placed team for Champions League

The ‘Emirates’ FA Cup is not taken seriously by the bigger teams.

Elite European football and domestic prize money are prioritised. (more…)


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…)


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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Super Swans meteoric rise

These days, Swansea City Football Club are a massive brand, known globally around the world and are competing well in the Premier League.

They are winners of major trophies, and are able to attract big names to the Liberty Stadium. It wasn’t always like that though. (more…)


League Two: An end of season preview

The business end of the season is upon us and with less than ten games remaining ..

It is all set to be a fascinating end to the campaign with all to play for at both ends of the League Two table. (more…)


What has changed at Barnet since Davids took sole charge?

It has been just other a month since Mark Robson relinquished his duty as joint head-coach of Barnet.

This saw Edgar Davids – who surprisingly joined the club in October – take sole charge of The Bees. Whilst we may languish in our favourite position of 22nd place after 31 games, things are changing and improving for the better. (more…)


Barnet half season review 2012/13

28 games in, and Barnet are sitting in 20th place in League Two, two positions above their favoured perch of 22nd.

This season, as per usual, has had its fair share twists, turns and surprises. (more…)


Coming soon: A big screen near you

Mid-table League Two outfit Torquay United will unveil Plainmoor’s new “big screen” this weekend in the Devon derby clash with Exeter City

.. and its success could influence the future monetisation of England’s lower leagues. (more…)


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…)