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Where are they now? The Premier League’s original 22 clubs – Part One

In February 1992, a new top division in English football was formed,

After club’s in the Football League First Division decided to break away from the Football League. (more…)

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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 has happened to Sam Byram?

When West Ham signed Sam Byram,

A young 22 year old right-back from Leeds United. (more…)

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Who could be the next Premier League manager to be sacked?

We have entered the time of the season when managers start to become nervous.

As chairmen across the country start to get an itchy trigger finger and ponder whether a managerial change is required to change their fortunes. (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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Derby County: New season

Long time, no post.

In fact, my last post was after the 1-1 draw with Brentford at the back end of last season – how things have changed! Sorry, who is Steve McClaren? (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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Forgotten foreign Premier League players: Volume 1

Arguably one of the most competitive and entertaining leagues in the world.

The Barclays Premier League attracts some of the world’s biggest and best players with the offer of huge financial rewards. (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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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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Leeds United: We’ve been here before, haven’t we?

To say a lot has happened at Elland Road in the past 12 months would be an understatement,

But to say a lot has happened at Elland Road in the past week would be an even bigger one. (more…)

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One day in May – Sky Blue glory of ’87

Even walking through Coventry towards the train station on Cup Final morning brought a tear to the eye.

It seemed every house, every car, was displaying Sky Blue. (more…)

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The magic of the FA Cup

It’s that time of year again where as fans we either sit wiping our brow in relief, gesticulate furiously at anyone who will allow or wildly party as if it were 1999.

That’s right, FA Cup 3rd round weekend. (more…)

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