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Match Of The Week: Crystal Palace 2-2 Aston Villa

Romance is all very well, but the cold, hard truth is that Crystal Palace need money. With a ten point deduction having almost certainly put paid to their ambitions of making the play-offs for a place in the Premier League, the FA Cup is their best chance of making some money this season.

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February 14, 2010

Might The Fab Four Become The Super Seven?

As the Premier League reaches the half-way point in its season, Mark Siglioccolo takes a look into his crystal ball and wonders whether the days of Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea might be coming to an end. Who, though, will have the nerve to stare them out?

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December 21, 2009

Match Of The Week: Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea

It may have been overlooked because of Liverpool’s beach ball incident at The Stadium of Light, but Chelsea’s defeat at Aston Villa throws up a few question about the Premier League, not least of which is why it’s so surprisingly open at the end of October.

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October 18, 2009

Transfer Deadline Day – The Last Day Of The Sales

It’s transfer deadline day, that strange combination of inertia and BIG BIG news, as clubs seek to fine tune their squads before the curtain draws and the window stays shut until the start of January. But will anything actually happen? The media are hoping that something will – several media outlets have someone sitting at…

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September 1, 2009

Brian Little – Slow Decline Or Varied Career?

If you watch a match this afternoon, take a moment if possible to look into the eyes of your manager. If your team is winning you may think that you see happiness, but it’s not. It’s relief and respite. If your team is losing or drawing you may just get to see a haunted soul….

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August 29, 2009

Villa’s European Adventure Ends Early

August comes to an end on Monday, and this year it will have outlived Aston Villa’s time in the 2008/09 Europa League by four days. Villa beat Rapid Vienna 2-1 at Villa Park last night, drawing 2-2 over the two legs and exiting the competition on away goals. One suspects that the inquest into the…

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August 28, 2009

Match Of The Week: Aston Villa 1-0 Newcastle United

It had been described as such all season, but it turned out that Newcastle United’s season wasn’t a soap opera after all. It was just an opera. Whilst soap operas usually offer comeuppance and redemption, operas can only offer the inevitability of the tragic ending. After nine months of trying to keep their heads above…

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May 24, 2009
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