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Jermaine Beckford: English football’s possible saviour

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TO BEGIN I would like to point out that there are fewer footballers I dislike more than Jermaine Beckford.

He made his name playing for Leeds United, the main local rivals of my team, Huddersfield Town and I was at Elland Road last season when he reacted worse to being substituted against Southampton than any player I have seen.

But this season he has the opportunity to revolutionise the way Premier League sides recruit their players. Read the rest of this entry »

Giantkillers ruining the magic for everyone

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PRESTON North End and Chelsea kicked off the FA Cup fourth round with their Saturday lunchtime clash at Deepdale televised on ITV.

Dennis Wise, essentially representing Chelsea, and Billy Davies, representing Preston, joined Matt Smith in the television studio.

The phrase “magic of the cup” was on the tip of all three’s lips, the unspoken monkey in the room, except that it was frequently spoken.

I personally want Chelsea to beat Preston, just as I would like Tottenham Hotspur to beat Leeds United, Arsenal to beat Stoke City and Manchester City to beat Scunthorpe United in the other televised games. Read the rest of this entry »

England victory one for the part-timers

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ENGLAND qualified for the World Cup last night.

But those people around you in the pub jumping up and down – they are not real football fans. Read the rest of this entry »

Pattern emerges in Pompey exodus

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FOOTBALL’S summer transfer window will shut at 5pm tomorrow.

Portsmouth will be one Premier League club especially glad of this.

The south coast club entered January’s transfer window with a squad of players fresh from lifting the FA Cup the previous season.

Since then, though, one-by-one their best players have departed. Read the rest of this entry »

You can’t beat a lower league pie

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THE football season finally kicks off this weekend with the start of the Championship, League One and League Two.

Only with ridiculous levels of spending have Manchester City raised any doubt about who will be in the Premier League’s top four, after two seasons in which the top six clubs were the same.

The football league suffers no such problems. Read the rest of this entry »