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Peterborough Fry up an odd choice

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PETERBOROUGH UNITED yesterday confirmed the appointment of Mark Cooper as their new manager to replace Darren Ferguson, who was sacked last week.

Ferguson was sacked, sorry left by mutual consent, despite signing a new four-year contract in July, after leading Posh to back-to-back promotions and taking them to the second tier of English football for only the second time in their 75-year history.

This is not the first example this season of a club sacking a manager, only months after great success. Read the rest of this entry »

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Babies the key to success in Premier League title race

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BACK in September Sir Alex Ferguson, like an embarassing dad, urged Jonny Evans to settle down and get married.

He argued that starting a family was the key to the stability that footballers need to perform at their best.

And this week two top Premier League stars took his advice and reaped the benefits. Read the rest of this entry »

United should be wary of Grafite threat

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MANCHESTER UNITED take on German champions Wolfsburg in the Champions League.

Wolfsburg took the Bundesliga by storm last season, winning their first league title.

This was mainly down to their front two – Bosnian Ezin Dzeko and Brazilian Grafite, who scored a hat-trick in their Champions League opener against CSKA Moscow.

Grafite was also responsible for the greatest goal scored anywhere in the 2008-09 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

September 29, 2009 at 9:40 am

Who are these jokers masquerading as England?

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BURNLEY beating Manchester United, Kim Clijsters winning the US Open, Tom Watson nearly winning The Open.

All of these have been usurped as the year’s biggest sporting surprise by England’s victory over Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy. Read the rest of this entry »

From Capello to Ferdinand, why Campbell left County

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FABIO CAPELLO made a classic schoolboy error during Sunday’s Manchester derby.

But when Capello left five minutes before the end, not only did he miss Craig Bellamy’s dramatic equaliser and Michael Owen’s even more dramatic winner, he also triggered a chain of events which has left one of his predecessors with a problem. 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 »

Big Four leave door open for Medium Four

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR and Manchester City continued their unbeaten starts to the new Premier League this weekend with wins over West Ham and Wolves.

Both of these big-spending pretenders, Tottenham in particular, have started the season impressively.

And this may finally be the season when someone makes a firm step into the Big Four. Read the rest of this entry »