July 2010

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Football’s Latest Pointless Rule: The 25-Man Squad List

Arsene Wenger is today being quoted as stating that the new Premier League rule reducing squad sizes to 25, as being “a disastrous decision for football and for the players”. When the rule was introduced, the rules stating that Premier League clubs had to have a “Squad List” of just 25, with eight of these…

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July 31, 2010
Ian

The Premier League 2010/11 Previews 4 – Blackburn Rovers: A Summer Of Silence

Blackburn Rovers finished last season in a creditable tenth place in the Premier League but, with just over two weeks left until start of the new season do Blackburn supporters have cause to be concerned that, this season, the trapdoor may be a little close for comfort? They have, after all, had an exceptionally quiet…

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July 31, 2010
Ian

Westward Ho! Are There Choppy Waters Ahead For Plymouth Argyle?

If you believed the hype which surrounded the club over the previous two close seasons, the big surprise about Japan’s relatively successful World Cup squad was the lack of Plymouth Argyle players in it. If you believe the hype now, Plymouth’s Home Park ground – or at least the Home Park ground on which they…

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July 29, 2010
Mark

Mungo 2010/11 – New Faces, part 2

Preparations for the new football season gather more pace with every passing day.  As this particular passing day happens to be a Thursday, we are once again able to bring you news of another new player in the Heart of Clachmaninshire team for the coming season. Mungo is brought to you, as always, by Dotmund…

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July 29, 2010
Ted

The Premier League 2010/11 Previews 3 – Birmingham City: Second Season Blues?

Between the battle at the top of the table and the chaos at the bottom of it, the achievement of Birmingham City in finishing in ninth place in the Premier League last season feels as if it was rather overlooked. It was their first season back after promotion the year before and, significantly, it was their…

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July 28, 2010
Ian

The Premier League 2010/11 Previews 2 – Aston Villa: Becoming A Single Issue Party

Aston Villa’s summer thus far can be neatly condensed into two words, and the second of those is “Milner”. Their own supporters will be thoroughly sick to the stomach of the constant pas de deux that has been going on over the last couple of months between their most-prized asset and a team which they…

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July 28, 2010
Ian

The 2010/11 Premier League Previews 1 – Arsenal: How Long Is Too Long?

It’s that time of the season again, and we have time this year for a pre-season piece on all twenty of the clubs in this season’s Premier League. First of all, since we’re doing this in alphabetical order, Arsenal, where the big question over the next nine months may turn out to be what they…

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July 27, 2010
Ian
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