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Regenerating Manchester City – who to turn to?

Monday Night Football is an education for football fans, like myself, as teams, managers, players, formations and tactics are broken down in microscopic detail by Sky Sports pundits and former Premier League stars Ga

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Liverpool: a red resurgence

Sunday the 14th of December 2014 has featured prominently on the calendar of many a Liverpool follower as one of the darkest days of a year riddled with them. This of course was the day of Liverpool’s chastening at the

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Managerial switches providing Premier League intrigue

Managers get sacked. That’s just a part of life in the Premier League, so much so that most bookmakers offer odds on the “Sack Race” throughout the season alongside more traditional wagers. While it took a bit longer than us

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The talking points from the Premier League season so far

As we’ve reached 2015 after a busy Christmas fixture schedule for English sides, I felt the need to look back at the highlights of the Premier League season so far and what have been the standout stories, teams and player

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Are fan-owned clubs the future?

In the past 20 years there have been 68 cases of insolvency involving non-league clubs. Many would put this down to poor management, with careless spending and a lack of regular income being important factors. It is quite

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How Burnley can change the mould

Burnley staying up could lead to a change in mentality for future promoted clubs, and it would be a positive development. A lot is written about football’s history by analysing previous scenarios and how previous seasons

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A superb documentary on retired Arsenal legend Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry has retired from professional football and says he’ll return to London to take up a role in the media, with Sky Sports swiftly snapping him up to be a pundit alongside their respected pair Gary Neville and Jamie

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Please sir, can Spurs have a new striker?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Spurs should have signed a new striker when they had the chance. Give us one of those and we’d probably have been two up inside ten minutes at Stamford Bridge

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European suicide mission

Time and time again when talking to football fans from around the UK I hear the same old cry; why don’t English teams win more European competitions? Because they don’t, it gives those with a certain agenda cause to

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A Premier League Team of the Season so far

International breaks offer a chance to reflect on club football with some perspective. The lack of upcoming matches in England’s top flight and ‘Super Sunday’ extravaganzas lends time to really assess what has gone on

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The race for Championship promotion

The Championship is probably one of the most competitive leagues in the world, with it being virtually impossible to predict who’ll get promoted to the promised land of the Premier League come the end of the season. Here

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The struggle to attend regular Premier League football at Chelsea

‘Take a look around you next time: how many pensioners do you see? There are also fewer children than at our rivals. Lack of youth development does not only apply to the playing side. Add to these groups the fans

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Who will benefit from break?

International breaks are met with loathing from Premier League fans, with the prospect of a weekend without top level domestic football leaving many supporters feeling empty and devoid of purpose. Most can, and will, wat

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What is vanishing spray?

First came the whistle in 1878, followed by goal line technology in 2013. Now, in 2014, we have witnessed the introduction of the third, and possibly final, piece of football refereeing technology: vanishing spray. A

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Transfer watch: how have some of the bigger Premier League clubs fared?

The summer transfer window is in full swing as clubs across the Premier League look to bring in new faces to aid their challenge of winning the league, qualifying for European competition, stabilising or avoiding the releg