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The Shop Window: 50 Players to Watch This Summer

June 1, 2011

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This summer at least one team will spend a bathful of these notes and go on to finish in the exact same position as last year. I know how it goes. Weekends are busy times, and it’s hard to keep track of what’s going on with all those matches. But now we’ve come to the […]

The Ramifications of Utd vs. Chelsea: A Preview

May 8, 2011

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(Google images result for ‘Squeaky Bum Time’ – If you think there’s any better depiction, I will fight you) There’s a lovely bit of journalistic exaggeration whereby the big matches are labelled ‘title deciders’, but the ones between big teams and smaller ones are considered to be ‘potentially pivotal to the title race’. It’s as though it […]

Line in the Sand

May 2, 2011

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Gomez’s error. Vidic’s handball. Kalou’s offside goal, Clichy’s stamp on Owen.  This hasn’t been the best of weekends for officials. So absolutely nobody is surprised that the issue of technology in football is with us again. For the tl;dr crowd, my opinions on the weekend can be summarised as – yes to goal-line technology, yes […]

Tide and Time and Transfer Windows

February 1, 2011

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Great finish. In the words of that great philosopher Martin Lawrence : “Shit just got real”. So much so that I didn’t even notice that Carlos Vela went out on loan to Arsenal a couple of days before the deadline. A quick round-up of my transfer window coverage: Of the five players I said wouldn’t […]

Feel the Excitement

January 31, 2011

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Just 1 day left. I only wish I’d thought to book a day off work. It’s said that none of the huge deals go through in the January window. Such people are fools and should be ignored. You can rest assured that my eyes will be firmly glued to the BBC rolling coverage of the […]

Ancelotta Problems

January 24, 2011

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(Sorry for the horrific use of the pun headline. Can we all just pretend that I’m using it ironically). One team that’s been conspicuous by their absence in the transfer window so far has been Chelsea. The fact that a 2-0 victory at home to Blackburn isn’t merely routine is a sign of how the […]