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One player West Ham United should target from each Championship club

West Ham have had reasonable success buying players from the Championship in recent times.

The likes of Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell still star as regulars in the West Ham line-up, while Ryan Fredericks is still finding his feet. (more…)

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Where are they now? Keep it in the family

In this episode of the series, we look back at three former West Ham stars from the same family.

But where are they now? (more…)

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Where are they now? West Ham United stars of the 90’s

We take a look back at three Hammers stars from the 1990’s.

But where are they now? (more…)

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The rise of Michail Antonio

Michail Antonio from non-league to national team.

When the recent England squad was announced, many expected West Ham players to star. (more…)

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The rising stars of Chelsea Football Club

Chelsea’s 2014/15 season was tremendously successful with the club achieving a domestic double.

Having assured their Champion’s status with three games to spare, the sweet taste of success was intensified after experiencing the agonising failure of the previous campaign. (more…)

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10 best Premier League Summer signings

We’ve had the 10 worst Premier League signings.

Now here are the 10 best Premier League signings from last summer’s transfer window. They are in no particular order. (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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Proud to call Jobi McAnuff the Reading captain

The headlines this weekend will be dominated by Wayne Rooney’s wonder goal, Liverpool’s SAS inspired title challenge and Arsene Wenger’s nightmare 1000 game milestone at Stamford Bridge.

However in the Championship Reading continued their push for an immediate return to the Premier League. (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…)

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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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Is possession always nine-tenths of the law? Football data analysis

Celtic beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Champions League.

If you did not see the game and looked at the data you would have been confused on the basis that Barcelona had 84% possession and still managed to lose. (more…)

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Do Crystal Palace and Co. have what it takes?

First of all, congratulations to Crystal Palace for beating Watford and securing a place in the Premier League next season.

It is not easy to win the play-offs and we have to give them credit for achieving promotion. (more…)

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Momentum could prove key for Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa

The fight to avoid relegation has never been so closely fought as it is this year.

Only eight points separate 10th from 18th, and a change in a team’s form can radically alter their finishing position, even with only six games to go for some teams. (more…)

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Resurgent Aston Villa back from the dead

At the turn of the year, Aston Villa looked down and out.

Three consecutive defeats, culminating in a 3-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic at home, had left them languishing in the bottom three and seemingly nailed-on for the drop come May. Even after that, when some fans would have been forgiven for thinking Villa’s season couldn’t get any worse. It did. (more…)

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