In Focus: Nik Besagno

September 14, 2011

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Football Manager afficianados will immediately perk up at the name in the title of this article. ‘Nik Besagno? Hey I’ve heard that name’ will be the line of thought in most of those FM fans’ mind. For the non-FM junkies, Nik Besagno was one of the wonderkids in the game (atleast the 2006 version). A […]

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Tactically Speaking: Coyle overlooked the obvious and Bolton got torn to shreds

September 11, 2011

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If I ever get to speak to Owen Coyle, I’m going to show him my previous blog entry and tell him “I TOLD YOU SO”. The fixture list hasn’t been kind to Bolton, but that doesn’t mean that they should overlook the obvious flaw in their gameplay. The fact that Bolton had more shots on goal […]

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In Focus: Denis Stracqualursi

September 10, 2011

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As the transfer window slammed shut, fans of Everton were left shaking their head due to the transfer activities of their club. Fan favorite Mikel Arteta left on the last moments of the deadline day to Arsenal in a £10m deal. Earlier that day, strikers Jermaine Beckford and Yakubu too departed Goodison Park for Leicester […]

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Tactically Speaking: Bolton could lose the game via the left wing

September 10, 2011

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Table topping Manchester United travel to the Reebok stadium to take on Bolton Wanderers on Saturday. Bolton started strongly against QPR, dismantling them 4-0, and gave a good account of themselves losing narrowly to Manchester City, but were badly outclassed by Liverpool in their last fixture. Owen Coyle would dread another defeat as their next […]

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‘Smurf’chester City

September 9, 2011

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Alex Ferguson called them his noisy neighbors. Manchester City with the millions…and millions (WWE fans will get what I was trying there) from the sheikhs have certainly drawn the ire and envy of fans of other teams. I like Manchester United and Aston Villa in the Premier League. So it is natural that I do […]

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1. Mahindra United – when the backers just simply gave up

September 6, 2011

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Unlike most of the clubs that have folded, the case of Mahindra United is entirely different. With the US$ 12.5bn Mahindra & Mahindra group, who are into automobile manufacturing, Information Technology and Hospitality amongst others, owning the club, finances were never an issue – something which quite few clubs would kill to have. Instead the […]

Posted in: Now Defunct Clubs

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 […]

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