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Levante are rising again

If former or current locations of Ian Harte’s glorious left foot being utilised on set-pieces is your forte, (you’re now a Bournemouth fan) or you just like keeping track of the clubs that nobody really notices, then the current form of

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England don’t need Ashley Cole

With the World Cup fast approaching and Roy Hodgson running out of time to decide who should be in his 23-man England squad, the left-back spot, an area Ashley Cole has been occupying successfully for years, is arguably England’s strongest at this

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Pellegrini’s perfect for City

Manuel Pellegrini’s reign as Manchester City boss has gone, as some thought it wouldn’t do anyway, surprisingly well so far. His team are challenging on all fronts, the fans have taken to him, and there seems to be a real sense of optimism

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Five things Roy Hodgson could try against Denmark

Wednesday night’s friendly against Denmark represents England manager Roy Hodgson’s last chance to examine his options before naming his provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup. Here are five ideas he could experiment with at Wembley: 1. Pairing Steven Gerrard with

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Can Liverpool win the league?

They are second in the Premier League, four points off first place, and currently boast the league’s top two scorers and top two assisters, with the man leading both charts regarded as one of the best players in the world – Luis

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The top ten Premier League managers

The Premier League’s managers tend not to be the main focus when it comes to compiling a top ten list of something, so I thought I’d go where many haven’t before and try and put together my top ten in

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Oscar Garcia: a blessing in disguise

When Gus Poyet was sacked by Brighton in the summer of 2013 I was absolutely devastated. Poyet had changed the club from top to bottom. Or is that from bottom to top? Because in that time we travelled from the

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Four rising stars to keep an eye on at the World Cup

The World Cup is the pinnacle of the beautiful game as it brings together the finest players on the planet for a month-long feast of football.  Attention and media hype will without a doubt focus on the superstars which the

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You gotta spend money to make money

Arsenal and the Champions League are a match made in hell. Twice drawing Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side in the knockout stages and twice drawing Bayern Munich, it would be easy for the Gunners to make excuses and praise the opposition as ‘the

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McClaren’s young acquisitions are lighting up the Championship

When you take a look across the Championship and see loanees impressing from Premier League clubs, it proves how beneficial a loan move can be for up and coming youngsters desperate for competitive football and a fresh challenge at a new

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Big Sam has nailed it

West Ham United. The bloody Hammers. What an up and down (mainly down) few years we’ve had to endure as supporters of the club. It’s been enjoyable at times with some memorable wins along the way, most notably in recent campaigns

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Pulis and Palace proving the critics wrong

After Ian Holloway parted company with Crystal Palace way back in October, leaving them bottom of the Premier League with a mere three points to their name, it would have been difficult to find any Palace fan or pundit who still

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Time for Hodgson to back the kids

With the World Cup fast approaching rumours as to who could be on the plane to Brazil are on the up. However, instead of the likes of Luke Shaw, Jon Flanagan and Jonjo Shelvey being touted as potential England representatives, the

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Manchester City vs Sunderland: Capital One Cup preview

The Capital One Cup final on March 2 is fast approaching and if previous finals are to go by it should be a cracker between free-flowing powerhouses Manchester City and a rejuvenated Sunderland under new manager Gus Poyet. Manchester City

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Bruce is sprucing up previously dull Hull

Hull City’s rise from the Championship to the Premier League this season has been a remarkable one, especially considering the politics surrounding the club at the moment and their potential name change. Thankfully, it doesn’t seem to be harming their