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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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Four steps to Championship promotion: The Wolves model

After Brentford’s late equaliser against Fulham at the weekend,

Wolves sealed their promotion back to the Premier League. (more…)

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A tribute to Cyrille Regis

The In the late 1970’s, Britain was going through a traumatic time.

Industrial disputes were frequent and racism was rife. (more…)

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History suggests Aston Villa will struggle to recover from relegation

The inevitable happened at Aston Villa over the last international break.

As the hapless Remi Garde – the latest of a succession of managers to preside over the years – left the Premier League’s rock-bottom club by mutual consent. (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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Mind yer eyes! Probably the worst football shirts of all time #3

Horrific football shirts from the 1990’s.

Examples of fashion-gone-bad from the Football League. (more…)

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Away days, back in the day

When you begin a lifelong love affair with a football club,

It usually begins with attending home games at an early age. (more…)

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Coventry City: Class of ’77 – Sky Blue heaven

It’s August 1977 and I’m a young lad, hating school and looking for a purpose.

The two main outlets are music and football, particularly Coventry City. One provided as a major boost as punk rock enters my life providing an energy and resentment of authority I can identify with. (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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Will Tony Pulis become the Crystal Palace saviour?

When Tony Pulis replaced Ian Holloway as Crystal Palace manager on November 23rd..

The Eagles were languishing in last place in the Premier League table, with just seven points to their name. (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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Bristol City season review 2012/13

It had all started so well.

Granted losses to Gillingham in the Capital One Cup and Nottingham Forest on the opening day couldn’t give Bristol City the perfect start to the season they wanted. (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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The first golden era at Manchester City

Manchester City is regarded as one of the biggest clubs nowadays, with an unbelievable financial backing and a squad that boasts some of the greatest players in the world.

Yet in fact the club’s original Golden Era was in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s — a pivotal period in the history of Manchester City Football Club. (more…)

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Season 2012/13 fixtures released, our thoughts

Amid all the excitement of the final group games at Euro 2012, Manchester City’s last-gasp Premier League victory and Chelsea’s Champions League triumph you’d be forgiven for asking where the past five weeks had disappeared.

It just seems incredible that we are already talking about the Premier League Fixtures 2012/13, which were released this morning. (more…)

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