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Introducing… Unofficial, Unaffiliated Premier League Bingo!

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Introducing… Unofficial, Unaffiliated Premier League Bingo!

Now, we’ve all done it – slumped down in front of the television or a laptop, wondering what on earth we can do to brighten up the prospect of a live match that we have no particular interest apart from the somewhat ghoulish hope that somebody might hold up a piece of card that says something particularly ridiculous, punch a referee, say something a bit racist and start a fight or otherwise unliven what may, even in The Greatest League In The World™, be an uneventful encounter. Or perhaps you’re just hanging around on...

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No End In Sight To The Agony Of Coventry City Supporters

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No End In Sight To The Agony Of Coventry City Supporters

Steven Pressly celebrated his first anniversary as the manager of Coventry City last Saturday. It didn’t turn out to be a particularly happy anniversary for the Sky Blues manager. His team has won just three of its twelve league matches so far in 2014 and, whilst his team sits in eleventh place in the League One table at the moment, it is only six points above the relegation places and has a distinct feeling of stutter about its form at the moment. Not, of course, that this makes a great deal of difference to the vast majority of...

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Hard Questions & Hard Times For Exeter City’s Supporters’ Trust

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Hard Questions & Hard Times For Exeter City’s Supporters’ Trust

Just over decade ago, Exeter City were struggling both on and off the pitch, battling to stave off both administration and relegation to non-league. Fast forward ten years and Exeter City are again battling to stave off relegation to non-league, punctuated with worrying messages about cash flow. But while their main issue in 2003 was the convicted fraudster at the helm, the Grecians’ main enemy this time around is something less obvious but equally worrying: apathy. The latest low point came against a relegation-threatened but rejuvenated...

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Derby County, Sheffield United & All The Fun Of The Merry-Go-Round

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Derby County, Sheffield United & All The Fun Of The Merry-Go-Round

It was all over within the space of three minutes at Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon, as two goals from Ryan Flynn and the spectactularly bearded John Brayford – with more than a little assistance from a deflection – were enough to send the League One club through to an FA Cup Semi-Final match to be played against Hull City of the Premier League at Wembley next month. There is little about Sheffield United’s run to this stage of the competition that doesn’t impress. Every match the team has played from the Third Round...

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Bundesliga round up – Week 24: Stuttgart Sack Schneider for Stevens

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Bundesliga round up – Week 24: Stuttgart Sack Schneider for Stevens

After last week’s defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, VfB Stuttgart elected to keep their coach Thomas Schneider for another game despite their perilous position in fourth from bottom of the Bundesliga. On Saturday they faced the bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig at home. It was a Wikipedia definition of a must win game. Jan Hochscheidt took the lead for Braunschweig but Stuttgart hit back with two goals from Alexandru Maxim and Martin Harnik. The home side played well enough but missed a chance to finish the game off when Christian Gentner...

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The Tactics Tank: England vs Denmark, Exfoliated

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The Tactics Tank: England vs Denmark, Exfoliated

With just a matter of days, weeks, months and minutes until England fly out to Brazil before flying back again either having done well or not so well at the FIFA World Cup, Wednesday’s friendly fixture against Denmark afforded boss Roy Hodgson the ideal opportunity to not only evaluate potential candidates for places in the squad, but also test and tweak the tactics with which he will either baffle or amuse the world. Hodgson, of course, has long been derided as a kind of football conservative, the entrenched view of many being that he is to...

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