Category Archives: English Premier League

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Nations League approved by UEFA

One of the questions European football has been looking to answer in the past few years is what to do to improve International friendlies. A lot of international friendlies are not competitive enough to be of benefit of teams, as well as being pretty boring to watch for paying fans …

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Leeds United face uncertain future after Football League blocks takeover

It was not so long ago that Leeds United were one of the most exciting teams in English football. Leeds were a team with a seemingly perfect mix of exciting products of the Leeds academy and players signed from other British clubs for what were, at the time at least, …

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Kosovo make their international debut

This week sees international football being played all over Europe, with friendly games giving most of the European teams going to this summer’s World Cup another chance to experiment with different players and formations, or just to give players a little more international experience. However, one of those international games …

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The Preston Plumber

One of the biggest understatements I can make about football is that it is divisive. The very nature of supporting a football team immediately sets you at odds with fans of opposing teams and one of the best (and simultaneously worst) aspects of being a football fan is that the …

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Non-league player attacks fan

On January 25th 1995, after being sent off whilst playing for Manchester United against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, Eric Cantona responded to the taunts of a Palace fan named Matthew Simmonds by launching a double footed kick at him and followed that up with a series of punches. Cantona …

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Manchester United: A blip, not a crisis

One of the more intriguing questions going into this Premier League season was how Manchester United would cope with the managerial change that saw David Moyes replace the venerable Sir Alex Ferguson. When it was announced that Moyes would be the new manager, opinion amongst United fans was divided. Some …

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Chaos at Cardiff

‘Tynnu nyth cacwn ar fy mhen’ That’s a Welsh idiom that roughly translates to ‘pulling a wasp’s nest over your head’. It means to say or do something that pisses a lot of people off in one go. That statement seems appropriate to Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan, who has …

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Six arrested over allegations of spot-fixing in English football

Yesterday, a potentially huge story broke here in the UK where, at the time of writing, six men, five of which are current professional footballers, have been arrested as part of an investigation by the National Crime Agency (the national agency dedicated to fighting organised crime) over allegations of spot-fixing …

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Gibraltar make their international debut

Tonight, UEFA’s newest member made their bow in official international football. Gibraltar pulled off an excellent result by holding Slovakia 0-0 and in doing so became the world’s only unbeaten international team and the only international team not to have conceded a goal. Gibraltar is a small, self-governing, British colony …

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Football reunites in Cyprus

It’s not often I can write something in praise of FIFA and UEFA. However, last week, they may have helped to broker a deal to end a bitter dispute between two nations (in terms of playing football, anyway) and to bring in one of the largest European nations currently outside …