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Premier League 2016/17 awards

June 17, 2017
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Premier League 2016/17 awards

After years in the wilderness, the Premier League appears to finally be on an upward swing. With a wave of world class managers arriving and those already in place settling in, the quality at the head of the table has greatly improved. Leicester City could come from nowhere to become champions last year, but...

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Book Review: Studying Football by Ellis Cashmore and Kevin Dixon

November 28, 2016
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Book Review: Studying Football by Ellis Cashmore and Kevin Dixon

“Studying Football” is something of a misnomer, because the sport itself has very little to do with the book. Having a flick through the index, it’s surprising quite how few footballers are listed and very few of them are in there for anything they do out on the turf. The book instead focuses on...

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Punditry funnies

January 18, 2014
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Punditry funnies

Piers Barber on some television mishaps.

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Top 10 Kit Accessories

December 10, 2013
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Top 10 Kit Accessories

Piers Barber on some of the most memorable customisations.

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5 great goals by teenagers

December 4, 2013
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5 great goals by teenagers

Before the coaches suck the fun out of them.

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Wembley stadium tour review

October 10, 2013
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Wembley stadium tour review

Thanks to the kind people at Casino Choice I had the opportunity to participate in a guided tour of Wembley stadium. Unfortunately, due to the lacking reliability of London’s transport system, I rocked up to what appeared to be the only finished building in the area ten minutes late for the tour, but the...

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Rising tensions between Poland and Lithuania leads to grassroot unity campaign

September 27, 2013
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Rising tensions between Poland and Lithuania leads to grassroot unity campaign

Polish taunting of ethnic Lithuanians at last month’s Europa League qualifying match between Lech Poznan and Zalgiris Vilnius in Poland was to most observers little more than a symptom of the increasingly fractious relations between the two countries, albeit on a more internationally conspicuous stage than the usual diplomatic discourtesies and thinly euphemised needling...

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Issues with racism slow Hungary’s rebuild

September 25, 2013
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Issues with racism slow Hungary’s rebuild

Football east of the Danube is becoming by reputation a cradle for something unsavoury in the European diplomatic stakes. The season, still in its infancy but maturing quickly in its propensity to shock, has brought a cloud over this part of the continent with ethnic tensions across four countries spilling onto the terraces and...

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5 great individual goals

September 9, 2013
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5 great individual goals

It's not always a team game.

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Termination Noticed

July 8, 2013
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Termination Noticed

Poor old Gus Poyet. The former Brighton boss must feel like somebody’s been sneaking into his world and pulling threads with the way his career has been unravelling lately. Since his side blew their favourites tag to go crashing out of the championship play-offs to a Crystal Palace team in wretched form on May...

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