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Author Archives: Paul Bestall

Chaos and Tragedy Strike The African Cup Of Nations

Posted on by Paul Bestall

The news started coming through early on Saturday morning and as the information became clearer, it was soon apparent that the whole African Cup Of Nations would now be tainted. When the dust had settled, 3 members of the Togo … Continue reading

Portsmouth Should Go Into Administration Now

Posted on by Paul Bestall

During the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon claimed on national television that “There can be no whitewash at the White House”, yet history shows that there was indeed a whitewash and Nixon orchestrated it through delusions of power and presidential etiquette. … Continue reading

Manchester City Signing Patrick Vieira Is A Risky Business

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Well when your side is screaming out for a centre half, why not simply go out and sign a centre midfielder who’s lost his pace and has struggled with injuries for 3 seasons. Yes, Roberto Mancini seems to think that … Continue reading

Burnley Have To Make The Right Choice

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So it’s official then, Owen Coyle will be the new manager of Bolton Wanderers and Burnley now have to find the right man to replace him as they look to continue the good work this season has produced. It is … Continue reading

Will Owen Coyle Take Over At Bolton Wanderers?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Well it certainly sounds like Owen Coyle will be moving the 25 or so miles to Bolton Wanderers to replace the sacked Gary Megson. After being given permission to talk to the Trotters, Coyle looks set to  become the manager … Continue reading

Arsenal Re-Ignite Their Title Challenge

Posted on by Paul Bestall
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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

Posted on by Paul Bestall

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

Posted on by Paul Bestall

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

Posted on by Paul Bestall

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

Posted on by Paul Bestall

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

Posted on by Paul Bestall

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

Posted on by Paul Bestall

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!

Posted on by Paul Bestall

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