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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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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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An EPL Round-up: What is Happening at the Etihad?

An EPL Round-up: What is Happening at the Etihad?

With more surprises than a box of premium Christmas crackers, the EPL continues to serve up shocks that a Hammer Horror would be proud of. But who were the winners and losers this weekend? City quicker than Jabba The Hutt’s Deck Chair Where else would we start an EPL round-up but at White Hart Lane? After dominating for 45 minutes, the Citizens only had one...

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Anthony Martial: Who’s laughing now?

Anthony Martial: Who’s laughing now?

Just three weeks ago, Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal was being widely ridiculed for orchestrating one of Man Utd’s most shambolic transfer windows. Even we joined in the merriment, as United failed to complete the transfer of David De Gea to Real Madrid while spending a staggering £36 million on unknown teenager Anthony Martial from Monaco. 21...

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