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Wrong again ROB!

January 8, 2012

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As I start typing this post, Manchester United are leading 1-0 against their city rivals. This blog is not about the FA Cup game in-progress (well maybe a  little), but a take on a fairly outrageous and borderline stupid article on Guardian Football by Rob Smyth. Smyth’s claims of United being a decaying club even […]

Bye, bye Bruce…

December 1, 2011

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Even before the season had begun, I had predicted that this would be the ‘make or break season for Steve Bruce’. Well now, Bruce becomes the first Premier League manager to leave his post just 4 months into the season. All the major football pundits would have started postulating their own theories on why Bruce […]

Transfer deadline day deals: The Verdict – Part 2

September 2, 2011

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Thanks for reading Part 1. For those of you who are interested, the ratings are based on the following factors 1. Need for squad strengthening 2. Were the requirements satisfied by the deadline day transfer deals? 3. Value for money 4. Essentiality of the signing For example, Arsenal needed couple of experienced, creative midfielders  and […]

Transfer deadline day deals: The Verdict – Part 1

September 1, 2011

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Well, the mayhem is over and the transfer window has shut firmly for the next four months. We saw a flurry of activity yesterday, especially towards the end. How did the clubs fair on the deadline day? Who got themselves a great deal? who go conned? lets dive in Arsenal: In: Per Mertesacker, Andre Santos, […]

What’s happening at the lane?

August 19, 2011

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“You either sell him, go out and bring three or four players in and have a better team, probably, in all honesty, or you keep him,”  This is what Harry Redknapp said most recently about the Luka Modric transfer saga. The diminutive Croatian has made his intention clear to leave Tottenham and join Chelsea, going so far […]

Will Wigan finally eat the ‘pie’?

August 13, 2011

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When Wigan got promoted to the Premier League in the 2005/06 season, their first ever Premiership game was against the defending Champions – Chelsea. In the lead-up to the season opener, Wigan’s chairman Dave Whelan quipped that he would welcome Roman Abramovich to the JJB and offer him pies. Widely tipped for eating the relegation […]

Who’s the Villa’i’n here?

August 11, 2011

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One decision. That’s all it takes for even Gods to be rendered mere mortals. Afterall Randy Lerner is a mere mortal. All it took for the loyal Villans, who worshipped the ground Lerner walked on, to turn against him and brand him as someone who has lost the plot was him to hire Alex McLeish […]