The slow death of sportsmanship

A tuesday night League Cup early-round tie between two Championship sides who’d probably rather have been resting their players ahead of the weekend’s fixtures. Hardly the natural backdrop for the talking point of the round – and yet it was Huish Park that played host to the latest scene in the painfully slow pantomime that is […]

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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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