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Author Archives: Rob McCluskey

R.I.P Besian Idrizaj

Posted on by Rob McCluskey

The agent of Swansea striker Besian Idrizaj has unfortunately told the media of the players death due to a heart attack on May 15th in his family home in Linz, Austria. Although not a regular in the Swansea side, it … Continue reading

What Parachute Payment Changes Mean To The Football League

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If you have seen the news recently regarding parachute payments, you may have also heard that many clubs originally were against the proposal, mainly those who were in league’s one and two. It could appear that the football league has … Continue reading

The Premiership Beckons For Four Playoff Hopefuls

Posted on by Rob McCluskey

After Sunday’s playoff drama which saw Blackpool just edge their way onto the right side of the line, we now get to one of the most exciting times in English football, as four teams attempt to realise their dream of … Continue reading

Wednesday And Palace Set For Big Relegation Showdown – A Must See

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Football can be cruel some times and that will be all the more apparent this Sunday when one of the biggest and most important last day games in English football history takes place as, Sheffield Wednesday take on Crystal Palace … Continue reading

Pay Up Pompey, Pompey Pay Up

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I hope this is not out of my bounds, but seeing as I’ve recently covered the play-off race (and will be analysing heavily when the places are decided) and I will prefer to go in depth on the relegation battle … Continue reading

Oh, Did We Forget About You Sheffield?

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Well I got a bit of a surprise today. Yesterday, looking on sky bet at fixtures, I saw the steel city derby, Sheffield Wednesday V Sheffield United, was a Sunday early kick-off. I know this commonly happens for big derbies … Continue reading

Only Four More Shots At The Premiership…

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Firstly, congratulations to Roberto Di Matteo and his West Brom side who clinched the second automatic promotion berth and will be once again in the top flight next season. The sound coming from West Brom fans is that they’re desperate … Continue reading

When The Former King Returns To The Palace: Warnock Set For Hostile Reception

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By 5pm on Saturday we may have a clearer view of the Championship relegation battle as Watford battle Plymouth and Crystal Palace welcome (i use the term loosely) Queens Park Rangers to Selhurst Park. It’s one of those interesting matches … Continue reading

Newcastle United Set For Easter Rise From The Dead: What Happens Next?

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Remember when Damien Duff’s own goal against Aston Villa condemned Newcastle United to relegation? Relegation that would have been unimaginable several years prior to its occurrence, considering Newcastle’s high spending and exploits in European football. The summer that followed had … Continue reading

Being A Football Fan Can Be A Fickle Old Folly

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In Europe, following a football team can be a lot like gaining another sibling. You even see in places like Argentina, where money is scarce, people will come out to see their team and live every moment of their season … Continue reading

Am I Reading This Right? Royals Into 5th Round – Motivation Phenomenon

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In a season where the passion and relevance of the English F.A cup have been in question, one team defies the odds and shows a true cup spirit. Of course I am referring to Reading, the team who have become … Continue reading

EPL Talk Forums Open!

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EPL talk has gone under a number of changes in recent months and is constantly growing. Now with a number of sister sites (including this very Championship Talk site!), the team is broadening it’s horizons and trying to bring you … Continue reading

The Damned (Scunny) United: Clough On Watch, But Why?

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In a weekend hit by weather misery here in the UK thanks to the government’s clear lack of contingency, Derby did manage to get their game against Scunthorpe United kicked off but in hindsight would rather they’d followed the lead of … Continue reading

FA 3rd Round Cup Preview: Championship Chances

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I remember sitting this year in anticipation of the 3rd round draw as per usual after watching Kettering battle to a draw against Leeds United I had a feeling that this could be a draw to remember. My mate who … Continue reading

My Favourite Football Moment Of The Decade

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I was looking around a few sites, particularly reading all the articles on epltalk.com that have recently been posted and they have been looking back over what has been an amazing decade for football. You can go to any sports … Continue reading

The Championship: Halfway There

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Unless your team was unfortunate enough to be struck by bad weather (particularly Barnsley), you may realise we are now at the halfway point of the Championship season. 23 games gone and all of sudden ambitions become a bit clearer … Continue reading

Newcastle V Middlesbrough Preview: The Biggest North East Derby Of The Season

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Apologies for a lack of updates lately, with the amount of work I’ve been doing lately my life mirrors the ‘congested holiday fixture list’! Unfortunately this weekend we have once again discovered that the UK is the only country more … Continue reading