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How grassroots football could be affected by new Premier League TV deal

It’s no revelation that football has become a money-oriented machine since the Premier League’s inception back in 1992.

This priority shift has seeped through from the top to the very bottom of the pool, helping create a wider gap between the elite and grassroots teams. (more…)

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Will Jose Mourinho get it right at Manchester United?

When Jose Mourinho left Chelsea, he left with his reputation understandably tainted.

Chelsea won the league 2 years ago, and last year had the worst title defence in Premier League history (even though Leicester will likely take that crown at the end of the season). (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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Can Manchester City continue their evolution?

The Sky Blues have fast-tracked their way to the top table of club football.

After revolution comes evolution and now they face the challenge and the realities of FFP. (more…)

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Manuel Pellegrini’s future at Manchester City: Is there one?

Manuel Pellegrini is under a lot of pressure.

Defending Champions may very well end up with nothing. But is it that simple? (more…)

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Could Barcelona countenance selling Lionel Messi?

We all love a transfer story.

And which one could possibly be bigger than Barcelona selling an unhappy Lionel Messi? (more…)

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The Special One or the special once?

When José Mourinho first joined Chelsea in the summer of 2004 he declared that people should not call him arrogant, but he was ‘the Special One’.

Nearly ten years to the day, many fans, rivals, and pundits are wondering whether the man who so many were eager to praise, has finally lost his Midas touch. (more…)

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Chelsea’s top five striker targets

It is almost unanimous that Chelsea do not have a lethal hit-man at Stamford Bridge..

and that it has severely hampered their Premier League title push. (more…)

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Disgruntled Tottenham Hotspur fans deserve more

The summer of 2013 was one of promise for fans of Tottenham Hotspur.

Despite losing talisman Gareth Bale, Spurs were talked of as potential champions. (more…)

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The alternative league table – Part 3

The idea of this list is to rank Premier League clubs based on who runs each club.

The focus isn’t just on the money that is spent on wages and transfers fees. (more…)

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The alternative league table

The idea of this list is to rank Premier League clubs based on who runs each club.

The focus isn’t just on the money that is spent on wages and transfers fees. (more…)

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UEFA Financial Fair Play legislation a complete farce

Tom Rushton analyses UEFA Financial Fair Play and the complete incompetence of the governing body to investigate some of the big clubs violating the regulations.

In September 2009, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) agreed a set of principles that have come to be known as ‘Financial Fair Play’. (more…)

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Southampton: A blueprint for footballing success

There’s only a few days left of the transfer window.

But whilst all other managers are running around trying to get deals done, Mauricio Pochettino is sitting at home with his feet-up, safe in the knowledge that his squad is ready for the coming campaign. (more…)

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Financial Fair Play: If only the Conference would follow suit

Now that financial fair play rules have to be a serious consideration for most football clubs..

They now have to show a financial sustainability that they haven’t had to in previous years, this is putting extra pressure on football clubs to live within their means. (more…)

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Is the allure of the Premier League in decline?

Why are so many world stars beginning to choose other leagues over the beautiful English Premier League?

The Football Writer investigates… (more…)

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