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CHRIS BRADY: REALITY CHECK

Immediately after the sacking of Alex McLeish, the Villa CEO, Paul Faulkner, was interviewed on Radio 5 by Pat Murphy. Pat started the interview saying, “it would be unthinkable if Villa got relegated”. Well, Villa fans, among others, better start … Continue reading

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DELROY ALEXANDER: CALL ME THE LONE RANGER

As I openly pondered what it would take to put together a bid for ailing Glasgow Rangers with some friends the other day, I was stunned by the laughter ringing in my ears. My compatriots, all wealthy black businessmen and … Continue reading

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GERRY COX: SQUEAKY BUM TIME, IS HOW SIR ALEX FERGUSON DESCRIBES IT

Sure enough, the business end of the season, when the fates decide who will be football’s winners and losers, is a test of character and nerve as much as skill and ability. This is the home straight, now Easter is … Continue reading

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GERRY COX: LESS PRODUCT, MORE FOOTBALL PLEASE

Putting aside the irony of one-cap wonder Brian Marwood moaning about too much international football (his only England game was a friendly against Saudi Arabia), the most depressing aspect to emerge from a recent interview was his repeated use of … Continue reading

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GERRY COX: FOOTBALL AND GAMBLING – A MUG’S GAME

Didi Hamann is the latest high-profile footballer to confess to a serious gambling problem, admitting that he realised his addiction had got out of hand when he bet – and lost – a quarter of a million pounds on a … Continue reading

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ROGAN TAYLOR: LOSING MEANS BIG LOSSES

Well, this Wednesday’s results in the Champions League were a bit of a shock. Not that too many would be surprised by Man City’s failure to qualify for the knock-out stage, given their perilous position before the final group game, … Continue reading

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PHIL LINES: WHY LIVERPOOL ARE FOCUSING ON RESULTS AWAY FROM HOME

Liverpool’s recent claim that they should receive a greater share of the Premier League’s international media rights fees sent shock waves through football in England. One national newspaper likened Managing Director, Ian Ayre, to a smiling hit man gunning for … Continue reading

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