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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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Season of the long knives leaves managers watching their backs

When Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio fell on his sword, he brought the number of managerial changes in the top four divisions in England to 41 for the season. Given that we’ve still another two and half months of the season to run, it looks inevitable that over half of the 92 league will have changed their […]

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Five talking points from the weekend’s football

1. Kirkland attack raises serious questions concerning the protection of players By now everyone will have seen the dreadful scenes at Hillsborough on Friday night as a Leeds fan raced onto the pitch and assaulted Wednesday keeper Chris Kirkland. The image of him returning to the stand and being congratulated by those around him, whilst […]

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Tackling technology – is there even still an argument?

Monday night’s failure by the officials to spot Victor Anichebe’s effort cross the line brought to life a debate that had been dormant since way back in….well June, as what should have been registered as a despairing attempt by John Terry ended up denying the Ukraine a clear goal.Is there anything even still to debate? […]

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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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What to do with a problem like Alejandro Faurlín?

Following last night’s dramatic twist in the race for the final automatic promotion spot, eyes turn today to the FA hearing that could send shockwaves through the top 6. Despite being aware of the issue since March, the FA in its typically mind-boggling fashion has decided to wait until today to start proceedings on the […]

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Change sweeps across the Steel City

Sheffield is the home of football, with Sheffield FC the oldest club in the world. But football in Sheffield has been bleak lately. Last season, Sheffield Wednesday returned to League 1, and based on Sheffield United’s season so far the signs up to now are that they could be joining them. It has been a […]

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Championship madness

For those of you who are bored of watching the most expensively assembled team in Premiership history play out another goalless draw at home, you can do far worse than tune in to the BBC ‘s Championship coverage on a Saturday night. Granted that does mean that you will have to put up with the […]

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