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Neil Warnock & The Phantom Goal

Sometimes, one has to wonder whether this sort of thing follows Neil Warnock around. In 2007, Sheffield United were relegated on the last day of the season after Carlos Tevez scored an unlikely winner for West Ham United at Old Trafford. In February 2008, he accused a linesman of celebrating a goal for Bristol City…

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August 18, 2009

Crystal Palace Punished – Earth Stays Resolutely On Axis

Unless you’re the footballing equivalent of a fetishist, it’s going to be a long summer without the football, and the silly season has already started. Kaka – hilariously – might be going to Madrid (more on that if it actually comes to pass), and Manchester City have confirmed that the answer to all of their…

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June 2, 2009

The Championship – The Final Day

They’ve been stumbling, lurching and tripping on their shoelaces, but Birmingham City are a Premier League club again. As it turned out, it was a surprisingly untense day. Kevin Fahey’s early goal at The Madejski Stadium meant that events at Selhurst Park, where former Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock had a tug of love going…

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May 4, 2009

A Few Things About Local Derbies

What constitutes a local derby seems, on the face of it, to be a question with a pretty obvious answer. However, if we take a couple of minutes to actually examine it, it becomes more nuanced that you might at first think. Derby matches are usually local, but they don’t necessarily have to be. The…

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August 15, 2008
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