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An interested American: A brief look at the rich history of Preston North End

Young football fans are accustomed to seeing any bar or pub full of Arsenal supporters, and really all you hear about is their unbeatable ‘Invincibles’ season. It’s like they are a broken record. For arguments sake, I’ve met a lot of Arsenal

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What can Nigel Pearson bring to Aston Villa?

David Moyes has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant manager’s role at Aston Villa. It is believed that Moyes contacted the club himself to say that he would not be taking on the challenge at Villa Park.

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Five things we learned from the weekend’s football

First up is Leicester City, the champions of England (and the world). Unfortunately I put my money in the wrong place last summer. Who wouldn’t bet on Kim Kardashian becoming president over Leicester winning the league, given the decline of common

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Poor sod: Newcastle fan holding Rafa Benitez banner takes fall

Being a Newcastle fan must be incredibly tough at the moment. So much so, that any glimmer of hope is welcomed with open arms as the harsh reality of playing Championship football next season could well be materialising if things don’t

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Gary Neville and his never-ending Spanish nightmare

I have the utmost respect for Gary Neville, a fabulous pundit, excellent businessman and an all round good guy. I really feel for him during his wretched time in Spain with Valencia. As a captain he played for the best

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Pep can make Manchester City unstoppable

Transfer deadline day made for one big, anticlimactic borefest. A few teams traded here and there but overall there was very little to talk about on the player front. The whole day would have been a waste had it not

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England to miss out on the fruits of Guardiola’s labour

And so when the worst kept secret in football was revealed, that Pep Guardiola would become the manager of Manchester City next season, the inevitable questions followed. How many points will Man City win the title by next season? Are they now

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The stars of the Premier League season so far

This season has been possibly one of the most turbulent in the history of the Premier League. The only team I can remember that was in a similar position to Leicester’s is Ipswich Town when they finished fifth in the

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Liverpool: hell Bent-eke on failure?

With the Klopp honeymoon period quickly returning to dreary grim reality for Liverpool, defeat to West Ham at Upton Park at the weekend highlighted a lot of weaknesses in their squad and a lot of room for improvement in the January transfer window.

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The six stages of Arsenal’s transfer window

Ah, the January transfer window; Christmas for football clubs all over the land. The time when those in charge draw up a list, check it twice and, if they’re lucky, a fresh face arrives and cynicism gives way to optimism

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Why Garry Monk’s Swansea dismissal could harm the club

Garry Monk, a revered Swansea legend, has lost his job as manager of The Swans following a recent run of dodgy results and, according to chairman Huw Jenkins, a drop in performance levels from the players, amongst other things. Monk, who’s

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Manchester United’s managerial dilemma

Talking about Manchester United’s managerial problems feels more out of place than seeing Jurgen Klopp in a meditation centre given the years of stability Sir Alex Ferguson gave the Red Devils but now, more than ever since Louis van Gaal has

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Why Dortmund’s Aubameyang won’t come to the Premier League

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had an unbelievable season so far in Europe and the Bundesliga at Signal Iduna Park, and has scored more goals than syllables in his name for Borussia Dortmund this season, and that’s no mean feat. 23

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Atletico Madrid – the Manchester United of this season

As much as results are the key to a successful tenure as manager, performance has got to be up there too and if your team are putting on performances more boring than a midget’s day out at a theme park

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Eddie Howe is the right man to keep Bournemouth up

With the Premier League survival prize fund bigger than ever, staying up is an absolute necessity for any club in England’s top flight. Newly promoted AFC Bournemouth are no different in that respect and the pressure in mounting on young boss