August 2012

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The 200% Pre-Season Previews: Norwich City

So, let’s get the obvious line out of the way first. That difficult second season. Buoyed by the adrenaline high of promotion into a new division, a team kicks on and exceeds the most apocalyptic of pre-season predictions. In the lower divisions, this might mean two successive promotions, but in the Premier League this usually…

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August 15, 2012
Ian

The 200% Pre-Season Previews: Newcastle United

It’s easy to forget, when the news is throwing stories at us at such a high velocity as they do these days, that this time two years ago that Newcastle United supporters were anxiously returning to the Premier League after a brief sabbatical and worrying whether their club would get dragged into a relegation battle…

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August 14, 2012
Ian

Match Of The Past: Blackburn Rovers

This morning, we return to our series of videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship with another of those relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season, Blackburn Rovers. Blackburn Rovers is a club whose initial decline arguably started with the advent of television, which makes archive footage of them…

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August 14, 2012
Ian

The 200% Pre-Season Previews: Manchester United

Here we go again, then. This has been a summer of discontent at Old Trafford, with any activities in the transfer market comfortably overshadowed by the issuance of and reaction to a highly controversial IPO which has further divided supporters of a club which has seldom seemed ‘United’ in any sense other than in the…

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August 13, 2012
Ian

The 2012 Olympic Games: The Mens Medal Matches

Only a few souls got into Newcastle’s St. James’s Park in time to see Mexico play South Korea in the two sides’ men’s Olympic football tournament group game. And their emotions now probably range between smug (“I saw the Gold and Bronze medalists playing each other”) and disbelieving (“I saw the Gold and Bronze medalists…

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August 13, 2012
Mark

What The Premier League Clubs Kits Should Look Like: Part Two

With just days left until the start of the Premier League season, our very own artist Ted Carter has been continuing to amuse himself by deciding unilaterally what the kits of the divisions clubs should be look like, and he has allowed us to share these with you. The artist would like it to be…

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August 13, 2012
Ted

The 200% Pre-Season Previews: Manchester City

History, as every third-rate writer already knows, has a tendency to be written by the victors. In amongst the hysteria that accompanied the absurdly tight finish to last years Premier League season, it was perhaps forgotten amongst the celebrations and tears just how close Manchester City came to what surely would have had to be…

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August 12, 2012
Ian
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