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Where did all the youngsters go? How not to develop talent…

Where did all the youngsters go? How not to develop talent…

  To coin business jargon, the EPL is the kind of mass-produced product that is driven on overseas manufacturing and international investment. As a result of this, home-grown talent is often overlooked, leaving broken-hearted youngsters and a dearth of British players in the top flight of English football. Incredibly, the percentage of club-trained players...

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Come Home David Moyes: We Miss you

There was a time when David Moyes was one of the most respected and sought after coaches in the UK. Heralded for consistently leading Everton into the top seven of the EPL despite boasting a far lower net spend than clubs such as Stoke, Sunderland and Newcastle, Moyes even reached the FA Cup final in 2009 and became the neutrals favourite coach. The decline...

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The Great Pundit War: Is John Terry Right to Criticise Robbie Savage?

The Great Pundit War: Is John Terry Right to Criticise Robbie Savage?

You have to admire the BBC. While Sky Sports waste their time hiring insightful Champions League winners such as Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher to lead their punditry teams, our favourite terrestrial television channel employ just about anyone who has ever kicked a ball. While this equal opportunities approach to hiring pundits may please some (chiefly Danny...

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Is Mourinho’s time in the Premier League at an end?

While Blackburn’s catastrophic defence of their EPL title in the 1995-96 season was so bad it made you wonder how on earth they won the championship in the first place, at least they could blame a limited squad and the lack of a ‘special’ manager. Chelsea has no such excuses, thanks to their billionaire owner and the presence of a self-proclaimed managerial...

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Who is the Premier League’s next managerial casualty?

Who is the Premier League’s next managerial casualty?

Now that the eternally optimistic Brendan Rodgers has finally been ousted by the Liverpool board, critics can finally resume their verbal assault on the culture of hiring and firing managers in the modern game. Nothing is likely to change the contemporary trend for scapegoating managers. So we may as well accept our fate, open a bag of popcorn and wager on who...

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Should England Experiment in their remaining Qualifiers?

Should England Experiment in their remaining Qualifiers?

While England may have just one European Championship qualifiers left on the road to France, these encounters are about as meaningful as a promise from a politician. This is because the Three Lions have already qualified at the top of the class, with a total of 27 points having been garnered from nine games so far. With an inconsequential game against Estonia...

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