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The Premier League Review: Jurgen’s Jekyll & Hyde

The warning signs were there following their four-three win at Arsenal on the opening day of the season. Liverpool have the look of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde about them this season, and it seems that, unless the team has a little more consistency drilled into it or further reinforcements are made to the defence before the end of the transfer window, they will continue to shine in fits and starts rather than on a week in, week out basis. A mistake by Nathaniel Clyne after two minutes allowed Sam Vokes to give Burnley the lead against them at...

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Football League Review: A Fool’s Errands

Trying to predict anything in a league as volatile as the Championship can be a fool’s errand. In the days immediately leading up to the start of the season, the sudden decision of Wolverhampton Wanderers to jettison manager Kenny Jackett and replace him with Walter Zenga, a man with a patchy managerial record and no experience of the peculiar slog that this division requires whatsoever, seemed like a counter-intuitive one. On Saturday afternoon, however, his team jumped to third place in the table after a sparkling second half performance was enough to cruise past Birmingham City after Birmingham had...

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Podcast 68: Gosh It’s Tosh (& Swansea City)

The eagle-eared amongst you mayhave noted that, during last week’s Premier League preview podcast, we completely forgot about the existence of Swansea City. Well this, we thought, was a pretty terrible oversight on our part, so we thought we’d make it up this morning with a podcast about Swansea City’s 1981/82 First Division season. And to mark the occasion, we thought we’d have a go at writing some poetry in the style of the club’s manager of the time, John Toshack. So, there’s something to look forward to. These for our record, are our poems. Here’s Edward’s effort: And...

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Olympic Football: The Semi-Finals

WOMEN BBC commentator Nigel Adderley nearly said it but bottled out just at the last minute. “Brazil/Canada will be…a good game.” But he was thinking that the Women’s “Bronze Medal match” will be better than the final. Co-commentator Sue Smith suggested that “there will be two good games…er…with the final.” But her nervous laughter betrayed her lack of conviction. Brazil 0 Sweden 0 (Sweden win 4-3 on penalties) Somehow, Lisa Dahlkvist didn’t seem quite such the heroine when she struck the winning shoot-out penalty this time. Despite her “travels” during the quarter-final shoot-out against Australia, Brazil keeper Barbara just...

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