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Author Archives: Karl Sears

Hodgson Has His Work Cut Out to Keep West Bromwich Albion in Premier League

Posted on by Karl Sears

West Bromwich Albion seemed to be turning a corner during the first few months of this Premier League season. In previous top flight years they’d been known as entertainers who had been punished for trying to play the right way … Continue reading

The Injury Plagued Career of Jonathan Woodgate

Posted on by Karl Sears

It may have been unplanned and unexpected, but Jonathan Woodgate’s introduction to the fray on Tuesday night was a welcome sight. Despite being on the sidelines for 15 months, the former Leeds United and Newcastle man put in an assured, … Continue reading

What About Leyton Orient’s Olympic Legacy?

Posted on by Karl Sears

All week we’ve been hearing about the fight involving Tottenham and West Ham for the right to move into the Olympic Stadium in 2012. We’ve seen Daniel Levy and Karren Brady exchanging blows in the press, while numerous celebrities have … Continue reading

How I Learned to Stop Worrying About England and Love Club Football

Posted on by Karl Sears

As I watched the news on Thursday morning I was cheerfully informed by the reporter that England had beaten Denmark the night before. I raised my eyebrows…then made breakfast. This low key response to an England result is a fairly … Continue reading

Can Chelsea Retain Their Champions League Spot?

Posted on by Karl Sears

With Liverpool’s recent decline, the buzz at the start of the season was focused on who would occupy the Merseysider’s Champions League spot in May. Could Manchester City fulfill their promise or would Spurs nick it again? Well, it is beginning to … Continue reading

Premier League Weekend Review: 43 Goals In 10 Matches

Posted on by Karl Sears

Got your breath back yet? It was a Saturday where an abacus was a necessity for keeping track of the 41 goals scored and good defending appeared to be more out of fashion than luminous shell suits – Manchester City … Continue reading

Was Defeat Against Bolton the First Nail in Wolves’ Coffin?

Posted on by Karl Sears

After 92 minutes at the Reebok Stadium, Wolves were looking set to earn themselves a creditable draw. After 93 minutes Bolton had nicked a goal and had escaped with all three points, condemning Wolves to their 15th defeat in 24 … Continue reading

Rooney, Crouch and Keane Remember How To Score Again

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In the latest round of Premier League fixtures something rather unusual happened. We were treated to three unusual goal scorers: Wayne Rooney, Peter Crouch and Robbie Keane, players who had only scored three league goals between them before Tuesday. As … Continue reading