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CLUB STATEMENT: Goodbye for now.

By Roberto Kusabbi @RKtweets.  It’s been a while since we posted on One Foot In The Game, which is why I am writing today. When we started @1FITG on the eve of the 2010 World Cup, football blogging was providing a much-needed different perspective to the often bland coverage of football in the media. People […]

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The 13 Best Vines Of The World Cup 2014 Brazil So Far

By @RKTweets We bloody love the World Cup and this edition will certainly go down as the most social World Cup in history. Perhaps it will also go down as the moment rights holders realised the internet exists and is global. being shared on Vine too. We put together some of the best Vines from […]

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Season review 2013/14 – Tottenham Hotspur

In the first of our end-of-season reviews, 1FITG Co-Editor and Founder Roberto digests 2013/14 at White Hart Lane. The fact it can be written before the season officially finishes perhaps sums it up. Pleasure to watch or utter disaster? Mostly very difficult to watch. Apparently we sold Elvis and bought the Beatles. But it turns […]

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Crossing the Atlantic – an MLS XI

Off the back of our last piece on the continued rise of MLS, there are a number of players from the English leagues that you thought you’d forgotten about – all seeking success in the MLS. You could probably make up a complete XI from them… 1. Julio Cesar (Toronto FC – base salary $192,000 […]

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Mid table marvels – five bosses worthy of praise

There have been several managers that deserve praise for Herculean efforts this season. Sean Dyche’s remarkable season with Burnley, Russell Slade making Leyton Orient genuine automatic contenders, and Tony Pulis turning a doomed Palace side overnight into a viable Premiership survivor to mention but a few. But what of those that have perhaps had less […]

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Davies axed as SOS sent to Warnock

Saturday’s embarrassing 5-0 loss to local & promotion rivals Derby County led to an abrupt end, again, to Billy Davies’s time at the City Ground. The loss saw Forest fall out of the playoff zone and continues a winless run that’s now up to 8 games. What a difference a month makes. Just over five […]

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Safe Standing takes another step forward

On Friday, the Football League took a progressive step in sending a consultation document to all 72 clubs seeking their views on Safe Standing. It’s a strong indication that the Football League is seriously considering whether to change it’s view on the issue to date. For some time the Football Supporters Federation have ran a […]

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Shenanigans at Hull City. Whatever next?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery seems to be Hull City chairman Assem Allam’s maxim as he strives to outdo Cardiff owner Vincent Tan in stripping their respective clubs of tradition and history. Allam has a way to go yet to beat Tan who has not only changed the nickname and colour Cardiff play […]

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They’ve stolen Sky’s crown jewels, but can BT Sport be King?

Today, BT Sport announced they’ve won the rights to Champions League games from 2015-18. £897m, for all 350 games – ending ITV’s long-running stint, and snatching Sky’s most recent jewel in their footballing crown. This shit just got real. The Football TV rights landscape has seen many pretenders come and go but Sky have always […]

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Wonder week epitomises Saints progress

Last year I wrote about the potential of Southampton’s youthful team, and their ambitions for the Premier League. After Nigel Adkins was sacked, I also described the canniness of the Chairman, Nicola Cortese. Now, at the start of the 2013 season, Southampton FC are ready to explode into the Premier League. And what a contrast […]

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