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Predicting the 2018/19 Premier League table

The Premier League season is fast approaching and teams have been busy in the transfer window in preparation.

The new season poses many questions. (more…)

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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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Aaron Mooy eager to continue achieving with Huddersfield Town

Aaron Mooy wants to continue to reach new heights with Premier League new boys Huddersfield Town,

After reportedly inking a three-year deal on Friday. (more…)

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QPR – The 104 year plan

I haven’t blogged about QPR of late.

This is for several reasons, one being a career change. (more…)

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Who is the No.1 team? Current state of Yorkshire football

As you may not be aware, today (August 1st) is ‘Yorkshire Day’; intended to promote the historic, and largest, county in the UK.

There are many attractions across the breadth of ‘God’s Own County’: rolling hills, stately homes, castles, museums… (more…)

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Countdown to kick-off: Championship 2013-14 season preview

In this installment of ‘Countdown To Kick-Off’ (the 2nd of 3) I preview and predict every Championship teams’ fortunes.

I’ll probably be wrong with many but here are my predictions! (more…)

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East, East, East Midlands!

The return of Premier League football to the East Midlands is imminent.

Top flight football has plotted its route around the East Midlands over the past few years, with the region not having a representative since 2008, but we’ll keep that particular season quiet, eh Derby? (more…)

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Bristol City: The future is bright for the Robins

When a team gets relegated from any division, it nearly always brings about a mass exodus of the cream of the crop and the old guard.

It’s just the way it goes. Your best players always stay in the higher leagues, leaving you to try and find a replacement just as good that can bring you straight back up. (more…)

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Derby County 2012/13: Another mid-table finish & time to look ahead

Ups and downs have been the story of the campaign which means only one thing, another Derby County mid-table finish.

The campaign began, in what went on to be typical Derby style, with a 2-2 draw to Sheffield Wednesday – the Rams were two goals up but unfortunately couldn’t maintain it. (more…)

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Five managers and a chicken

Entering the 2012/2013 season, few could have expected just what would happen at Blackburn Rovers over the ensuing 9 months.

Records were broken, interior battles were fought, and a legal case highlighted just how perilous the clubs situation currently is. (more…)

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Mark Robins’ departure ends week to forget for Sky Blues

It was Harold Wilson who once said that a week was a long time in politics. If that is true, then it is positively a lifetime in football.

Take Coventry City. Over thirty thousand fans packed out the Ricoh Arena for a JPT semi-final first leg with Crewe Alexandra sniffing a day out at Wembley. All part of a huge feel good factor Mark Robins had brought to the club in just five months in charge. (more…)

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A Bluebirds eye view of table topping Cardiff City

It was a largely forgettable scoreless draw. But it could turn out to be one of the key Npower Championship results of the season.

Leaders Cardiff City’s point versus Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium in West Yorkshire has made up the minds of numerous pundits as to what division the Welsh club will be playing their football in next season. (more…)

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Teams should be punished for poor quality pitches

In Saturday’s draw at Charlton Athletic, Birmingham City had to play on a pitch that was truly awful.

The Valley pitch was not of the quality that should be expected from a team in the second tier of English football. I have played on many better pitches at Sunday League level. (more…)

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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…)

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Nigel Clough’s forgotten XI at Derby County

Since Nigel Clough has been manager of Derby County he has, notably, frozen out some players.

I’ve decided to make an XI of the players who have plummeted down the Clough pecking order at Pride Park. (more…)

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