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The zombification of Aston Villa Football Club

With all the attention this summer focused on the World Cup, which league Luis Suarez would sink his teeth into next, and Southampton selling anything that breathes, you may have overlooked another non-entity of a pre-season at Villa Park. You’d be forgiven for missing the news that owner Randy Lerner, long-rumoured throughout last season to be […]

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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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The next five managers to move on

In 2012-13 we’ve seen a mass extinction of managers not seen since that asteroid killed off the dinosaurs. The boardroom bloodlust has shown no signs of abating. And managers themselves are muddying the waters by taking the decision themselves. With the George Boyd deadline day eye-test debacle leaving Alex McLeish considering that a life of […]

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Five talking points from the weekend’s football

We could give mention to the excellent El Classico, but instead here’s five views closer to home. 1. Lee Clark won’t last till Christmas Yet another defeat for Birmingham at the weekend, as the pressure starts to mount for new boss Lee Clark. There was plenty of criticism from the wider footballing world when Clark […]

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2012/13 predictions from 1FITG

It’s barely been three months since Martin Tyler’s spine-chilling Aguero climax, or from the historic moment John Terry appeared in full Chelsea kit in Munich, commencing a lucrative Photoshopping career. But following the entertainingly predictable Team GB failure in the mens football, the new season is now rapidly approaching, and here at 1FITG towers, we love a good […]

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