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Matt is the owner and chief-editor of the Footy Blog, one of the UK's leading football news blogs.

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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AFC Bournemouth Fans Start Petition Aimed at The Sun Newspaper

Bournemouth Sun Newspaper petition

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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Derry City Football Club; still shattered by the loss of their beloved captain

It has been just over a month since the tragic passing of Derry City’s leader Ryan McBride, yet the club and city are still yet to come to terms with what has transpired. The inspirational Derry man sadly lost his life at the young age of 27, and his beloved side are seemingly yet to fully recover from this heart-breaking …

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