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I tried to save Glenn Roeder’s Watford career

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Tweet Ah, pre-season and the transfer window. Rumour, spurious conjecture and wild speculation command the attention of millions. It’s a great time to be alive. Back in the mid-90’s times were tough. You had newspapers, the odd paragraph on Teletext, … Continue reading

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World Cup goals: Ronaldo is a worthy leader, boring Klose is not.

Tweet Germany’s recent World Cup warm up game against Armenia proved to be significant for two reasons: one, Marco Reus picked up an injury; and two, Miroslav Klose’s 69th international goal established him as his country’s all-time leading goal scorer, … Continue reading

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Can’t help getting excited about the World Cup

Tweet It’s debatable whether there has ever been a golden period for the World Cup. If there was it was probably in the 70’s and early 80’s, when Brazil and Holland pretty much guaranteed entertainment. After that it’s been a … Continue reading

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The worst Premier League idea yet: B teams

Tweet A couple of years ago the Premier League strong armed the football league into accepting its proposed Elite Player Performance Plan. If you can’t recall the particulars it basically gave Premier Clubs greater freedom to hoover up young players … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace: Tony Pulis and the joy of ugly victories

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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