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FootyBlog reviews: Marching On Together

Its July 2014, a slumped pale Paul Collins otherwise known as Johnny has just been released from Wakefield Prison and is greeted by his brother and friends. The first thing he asks, after complaining about leg room? The state of his beloved Leeds United. Things had changed since he had been in prison, new ownership had really shaken up the …

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Sign for Free or World Record Fee?

With the Premier League football season nearing the end, clubs and fans will turn their attention to summer transfer targets and stellar signings. It is always a fascinating time full of twists and turns, the big-money clubs vying for multimillion pound signings while promoted teams look for a bargain buy. With the summer transfer window opening in less than 60 …

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Championship: Race to the Premier League begins

46 games finished and the regular Championship season is over for most sides in the division, apart from the four teams hoping to secure promotion to the Premier League through the play offs. Three games stand in the way of the winner of the four sides competing and winning the final at Wembley on May 29th is considered one of …

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Relegation not the only worry for Blackburn Rovers

 22 years after the winning the Premier League title, Blackburn Rovers have been relegated to League One alongside Rotherham and Wigan. Rovers began the final day in the relegation zone level on points with Nottingham Forest and needed to better Forest’s result to escape the drop due to an inferior goal difference. Despite winning 3-1 away at Brentford, Rovers couldn’t …

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Paddy the Great

‘If Pat Crerand plays well, then Manchester United play well’ were the words used to describe what a superb player Paddy Crerand was for The Red Devils. Compliments do not come much better than this, but having said that, footballers do not come much better than Patrick Timothy Crerand who was one of the greatest players to grace the Old …

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Sunderland’s nightmare continues

Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth confirmed that Sunderland will be playing in the Championship next season. After 10 seasons in the Premier League with little to no success under numerous managers, Josh King’s 89th minute winner proved costly and sent Sunderland into the second tier. This result led to manager David Moyes revealing he would take his time …

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Can’s overhead kick not the best?

It is coming to that stage of the Premier League season where we all start to remember some of the goals that have been scored across the past nine months. Whether it’s a goal scored by your team that sent everyone into wild celebrations or a strike from an opposing player you just had to sit and admire as they …

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Championship: The ups and downs

With two games to play and automatic promotion finished in the Championship, the only complications left are who will win the title, who will secure the last 3 play off positions and who will join Rotherham in League One next season. Let’s start with the simple part which is the title race between already promoted Brighton and Newcastle. If second …

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Wagner’s Terriers charge to the play offs

Huddersfield Town became the first club in this year’s Championship to secure their place in the play-offs. This came after a dominating performance at Molineux gave them a 1-0 victory in a game where Wolves rarely threatened. The Yorkshire club have cemented their place in the top six in manager David Wagner’s first full season in England. The former Borussia …

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Derby Days and Riveting Rivalries

The recent Milan derby was dramatic. Inter took a 2-0 lead before AC Milan made a comeback scoring the equaliser in the last minute of the match. El Clasico was even more spectacular last weekend. A top of the table clash, the Spanish title at stake, Real Madrid down to ten men make it 2-2 then Messi scores the winner …

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Promotion secured but what next for Newcastle United

Newcastle United are back in the top flight of English football. Monday nights convincing 4-1 demolition of Preston North End saw them gain automatic promotion with two games left to play. There were nerves in the air at St James Park when Preston’s Jordan Hugill scored to equalise on a night where that could be the only positive for a …

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The Championship teenager destined for the Premier League

Every year, a young player bursts on to the scene in the English Football League and gets Premier League sides licking their lips with anticipation. Dele Alli and Gareth Bale both started their trade in the lower leagues looking to build their reputation and secure a move to the top flight which ended successfully for both when they got their …

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Manchester Derby – A Season-Defining Game

On Thursday night, a season-defining game will be taking place in a city that lies between Cheshire Plain and Pennines. A rivalry that began in 1881 always sparked controversy and interesting games. But, it seems to me that this might be one of the most important clashes between these teams we’ve seen in a decade. And oddly enough, it’s not …

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Bournemouth Sun Newspaper petition

AFC Bournemouth Fans Start Petition Aimed at The Sun Newspaper

Following on from FootyBlog.net’s earlier petition which had the intention of getting all of The Sun newspaper’s journalists denied access to all Premier League clubs, fans of AFC Bournemouth have now started their own petition, which you can find and sign below. Despite Bournemouth being a massive 264 miles away from Liverpool, what this goes to show is that it’s …

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