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Author Archives: Paul Bestall

Arsenal Re-Ignite Their Title Challenge

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Four weeks ago, Arsenal’s title challenge was over. The home defeat to Chelsea had seen everyone and their dog line up to kick Arsene Wenger’s team. While they were still licking their wounds, Manchester City snatched a win against the … Continue reading

Breaking News: Portsmouth Face Winding Up Order

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Is there a worse chairman in the history of the Premiership than Sulaiman Al-Fahim? I’m struggling to think of anyone who has misled, misinformed and treated the supporters of a club so clearly as Al-Fahim has in his 8 month … Continue reading

The Premiership Team Of The Decade

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This decade has seen the Premiership continue to grow and attract some of the worlds greatest players throughout the last ten years. By continuing to attract some of the biggest stars in the world, only La Liga can truly consider … Continue reading

Richard Dunne Shows Manchester City What They Need

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During the takeover of Manchester City last summer, City’s Chief Executive, Gary Cook made several rather tasteless comments but one stood out above all the others for me. During an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Cook was outlining City’s plan … Continue reading

Manchester City Lose Patience With Mark Hughes

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So it’s official now, Manchester City’s owners have shown there true colours with yesterdays sacking of Mark Hughes and replacing him with Roberto Mancini. Rumours had been circling Hughes since Saturday morning, with several British papers stating that the game … Continue reading

The Best And Worst Of The Premiership Through The Noughties

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Over the next few days until the end of 2009, I’ll be compliling a few articles looking at my favourite moments from the Premiership’s second decade. I’ll be looking at some of the great players, some of the great managers, … Continue reading

Manchester City Vs Arsenal: Round Two

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Well if there was one game I couldn’t wait for the return leg this season so far, then Manchester City vs Arsenal was the one. Now thanks to the magic of the League Cup draw, we get an extra episode … Continue reading

West Auckland F.C., The First World Champions!

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As it’s World Cup draw week, I thought I’d share one of my favourite football stories with you, about the first ever World Cup, though it was only for domestic sides at the time.I heard this story for the first … Continue reading

Breaking News: Ireland Ask FIFA To Let Them Go To South Africa

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Well, you can’t blame them for trying, two weeks after that hand ball incident and FIFA and UEFA being as patronising as possible, the Football Association of Ireland have asked to be included in the World Cup draw on Friday … Continue reading

Hodgson and Fulham Set To Continue The Good Work

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Over the years since he bought an ailing and abject club, Mohamed Al Fayed has certainly made some “interesting” decisions over the years. Whilst Mickey Adams was rewarded for taking the team up to Division One by being sacked in … Continue reading

Burnley’s Away Day Woe Continues

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Another away game and another game which could have been closer ends up running away from Burnley. Similar to the match against Tottenham, when they had a dubious offside decision against them, Burnley pushed West Ham close for the first … Continue reading

Liverpool Stand On The Edge Of Failure

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The morning after Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League has seen the club reiterate that Rafa Benitez’s position is safe.  Not qualifying for the Champions League knock out stage is a big blow for a club that strives for … Continue reading

Megson Begins A Dangerous Game At Bolton

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Ah, Gary Megson, never a manager to pass the blame on to anyone else for his own shortcomings, has decided that today he would announce that certain players are trying to destabilise the club. After watching Sundays performance, I don’t … Continue reading

Paul Hart Leaves Portsmouth FC

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Well, you wonder if sanity has left the South Coast this summer at Portsmouth, with weird takeovers, scraping around for signings, the chief executive being charged with tax evasion, another takeover, being banned from signing due to unpaid debts and … Continue reading

Can Defoe Finally Realise His Full Potential

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One thing that has never been in question about Jermaine Defoe is his undoubted ability. Since West Ham United nicked him off of Charlton Athletic as a 15 year old, Defoe has scored goals. Be it for AFC Bournemouth on … Continue reading