1. Man City Must Make Barry the Start of Their Summer Spending, Not the Star

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  2. Defiant West Brom Look To Life After Relegation

    It was probably the most defiant of gestures in the face of relegation. Thousands of West Brom fans giving their team a rousing send-off to their Premiership campaign, a send-off which gave one overriding message—We Will Be Back...

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  3. All Smiles for City as Craig Bellamy Brace Sees Them into Last 16

    They say a week is a long time in football, and I'm sure Mark Hughes can empathise with those sentiments more than anyone...

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  4. As Arsene Wenger's "Golden Generation" Shine Bright, It's Advantage Arsenal

    On the eve of last night's match against Roma, Arsene Wenger compared his team to Manchester United's "Golden Generation" and claimed, “I believe this team is as good as anything in England...

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  5. Confessions Of A Novice Football Manager

    The day begins with the morning alarm, 8:00 am (early for a student on a Sunday) as I roll out of bed, bleary-eyed and facing up to what today is, my first as a football manager...

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  6. Sir Alex, Partisanship Is No Defence for Petulance

    Sir Alex Ferguson, speaking in the post-match press conference after Manchester United's victory over Blackburn was asked about Cristiano Ronaldo's reaction to a David Dunn challenge...

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  7. New FA Chief Executive Must Go Back To Basics

    Yesterday the FA announced that they are appointing Ian Watmore as their new chief executive. As a man, Watmore comes with considerable experience...

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  8. Breaking News: Chelsea Sack Luiz Felipe Scolari

    Chelsea Football Club have announced that they have dismissed manager Luis Felipe Scolari with immediate effect...

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  9. Jose Mourinho's Striking Dilemma: Where Egos Dare

    Jose Mourinho is hardly a man who will come off second in a war of words. After all, here is a man who refers to himself as the "Special One...

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  10. Jelena Dokic: The Comeback Kid

    Forgive the romantic in me, but I love a comeback story. Often it is the comebacks in sport which make for the most exciting stories. Think Lance Armstrong, Liverpool in the Champions League final against AC Milan, or tennis' own Andre Agassi...

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  11. Young Stars and Old Heads See United Through

    A fine first half performance was enough to see Manchester United through to the Carling Cup final, though they had to survive a spirited second half fightback by Derby County...

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  12. The Curious Case of David Moyes: Will He Ever Get His Big Chance?

    If you were to draw up a straw poll of Top British Managers, I wonder who would be picked? Sir Alex obviously...

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  13. RIP Matthew Hayden: Respected but Never Revered

    This morning Matthew Hayden announced his retirement from international cricket. After 103 tests and 161 ODIs for Australia, Hayden bows out with a career test average of 50.73 and a ODI average of 43...

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  14. Yoann Gourcuff: The Big Thing Flourishing Away From the Big Team

    Ask a regular observer to Ligue 1 about Yoann Gourcuff, and a rush of platitudes will be forthcoming. Gourcuff has been the undoubted star in the French league this season, and he has ...

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  15. Spain's Returning Heroes Prove That in Football, Bigger Isn't Always Better

    La Liga returned this weekend after a winter break, and it was marked by the return of two of Spain's key players. Andres Iniesta made his comeback for Barcelona, arriving as a substitute to ...

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  16. The Enemy Within: Why Chelsea Could Do Worse Than Plan For Life After Drog

    For Luis Felipe Scolari, life in the Premiership has become a challenging enterprise. After a golden start to his career in England, the clouds have slowly started rolling in...

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  17. Premiership Proves There Is No Substitute For Experience In Management

    In these days of big bucks and high stakes, Premiership management has become a far more pressured and treacherous environment...

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  18. The Mastery Of "Monchi": The Power Behind Sevilla’s Throne

    The name of Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo or "Monchi" may not be familiar to most of you. But this is a man who has been a cornerstone of the recent successes of one of the top teams in Spain...

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  19. Cult Heroes: Colin Bell, Manchester City

    Colin Bell, was arguably one of the finest English players of the late '60s and early '70s, and is widely regarded as the finest player ever to play for Manchester City, and was affectionately ...

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  20. A Message to the Blackburn Board: Six Months Later, What's Changed?

    As I write, Sky Sports News is constantly flashing up with speculation about Paul Ince's future as manager, the speculation and mystery surrounding a board meeting is building up into ...

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  21. Why Saturday's Version of "El Clasico" Promises to be the Best

    "El Clasico" is one of those matches which will almost never disappoint. Some derbies have a tendency to be a damp squib—for instance Arsenal v, Chelsea is often a rather dull affair—yet El Clasico never ceases to disappoint...

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  22. Berning of Schuster is Latest Chapter in Real Madrid's Managerial Story

    Bernd Schuster, Real Madrid's title winning coach from last season, was expectedly sacked this morning, Real find themselves well off the pace in fifth place in La Liga, and Schuster has paid the price for a poor start to the season...

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  23. Cult Heroes: Tony Adams, Arsenal

    Cult Heroes: Tony Adams, Arsenal Tony Adams, Arsenal and England captain, appeared in 504 matches for Arsenal and 66 for England, and is one of the most successful players ever to play for Arsenal FC...

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  24. The FA: Kicking Racism Out of Football?

    On Tuesday, Middlesbrough striker Mido went public with allegations about racist abuse he received from Newcastle fans...

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  25. World Football: Costs Of Relegation Have Never Been Higher

    This season is arguably one of the most open and even Premiership seasons that there has ever been. Witness the case of Bolton Wanderers who a few weeks ago were in the relegation zone, yet now ...

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