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Sunderland Keep Slipping Under Sbragia

When Roy Keane walked out of the Stadium of Light back in December, they had 15 points from 15 games. He’d become exasperated as his expensively recruited side simply hadn’t gelled as quickly as he’d hoped and felt he couldn’t inspire them from the insipid performances they’d shown, especially in […]

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Zigic Triggers Birmingham Striking Impetus

During Birmingham City’s nerve-jangling 2-2 draw with Manchester City last week, Nikola Zigic’s 23rd minute equaliser was the first time a Birmingham striker has netted in the Premier League since November. That’s a staggering 937 minutes of action without one of their marksmen beating a keeper. With their recent cup […]

The Whirlwind Adventures Of The Dallas Tornado

There are football tours, there are serious football tours and then there was the epic journey undertaken by the Dallas Tornado. Led by the charismatic Bob Kap the team traversed the globe in a near eight month tour from 1967 to 1968 playing in 26 different countries including: Singapore, Cyprus, […]

The Football Managers: Poetry In Motion

Come Sunday, expect the television cameras to be zooming in on the faces of Rafa Benitez and Sir Alex Ferguson as they try to detect whether the pressure is getting to either manager. Attention will be paid to body language and how each manager interacts with one another, what the […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]