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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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Technology: Time for football to upgrade

It’s astonishing to compare what is possible in the 21st century compared to how it used to be. For instance, the way we view television is remarkable. The advent of interactive digital technology means the home viewer can select, augment and interact with what they watch in an entirely new way, and not just at […]

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The absurdity of Vincent Tan at Cardiff City

The sacking of Malky Mackay by Cardiff City must have gone down as the least surprising event in football since Martin Jol got sacked from Fulham. It comes as the latest in a long line of increasingly odd and self-destructive moves by the Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan. Cardiff City has a history of ludicrous […]

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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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The transfer saga is here to stay

By @RKTweets A big trend in the transfer windows of the last few years has been the ‘saga’. This summer we have Bale, Suarez and Rooney, Lamela, Willian and the list goes on… In years gone by the names Fabregas, Van Persie, Ashley Cole and Modric have all been the main characters. But while the […]

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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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Mid-table obscurity looms for Match Of The Day

These are troubled times for Match Of The Day. The BBC’s flagship football programme has, in recent years, attracted a steady drip of criticism: too cosy, too cliquey, too complacent. A haven of hackneyed cliché, lazy punditry, and bar room banality. These rumblings of dissent suddenly registered much higher on the Richter scale last season […]

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New season. New look.

  Hello One Foot In The Game readers, we’ve been wearing our clothes for awhile. So with the MOST EXCITING PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON EVER (SkySports trademark) we thought it best to give ourselves a spruce up. First of all, you’ll notice our new font and blog design, we think it’s much more in keeping than […]

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Premier League: Free Transfer XI

With every club looking for a bargain, and newly promoted sides desperate for quality, @dnsandnick give us their pick of the potential free transfers from the Premiership for this summer. GK. Lukas Fabiankski (age 26) Just when he’d seemed to have wrestled the gloves from Polish colleague Wojciech Szczesny at Arsenal, Lukas ‘Flapihandski’ fell victim […]

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