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Crystal Palace: Tony Pulis and the joy of ugly victories

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Tweet We’d all like to see our team sweeping opponents aside, owning the pitch with the confident swagger of an unbeatable army. But, for many fans this reality is unknown, and matches are often closely fought contests between two evenly … Continue reading

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Street Child World Cup: more than just a game for Team Liberia

Tweet While the FIFA World Cup has been dogged by controversy, another tournament is kicking off in Brazil that all football fans should get behind. George Smyth of Street Child explains.  Months before the World Cup kicks off in Brazil … Continue reading

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Ticket stub memories

Tweet One of the best things about going to your mum’s house is rummaging through all your old crap that she’s been wanting you to get rid of for years. During one recent salvage operation in my Mum’s loft I … Continue reading

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Supporting the English teams in Europe

Tweet Watching the humiliation of a team assembled for enormous sums of money is a spectacle in ways that watching Norwich getting destroyed can never be. The fact that such defeats are generally at the hands of other big budget … Continue reading

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Five legendary old terraces

Tweet Terracing at football has been back in the news again recently after the Football League voted in favour of safe standing. The League still needs Government approval to make standing legal, but it’s a start. Standing is a cheaper way … Continue reading

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