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Houllier’s a good manager, but still a concern for Aston Villa fans

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The second the rumours about Gerard Houllier being the next Villa manager went from conjecture to confirmation I was asked by a friend of...

O’Neill has thrown his toys out of the pram

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Martin O’Neill, in April 2010: “If that situation did develop, that wouldn’t necessarily mean I would down tools and say, ‘Well, listen, we...

The lurid lure of transfer rumours

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Now that the World Cup has finished and we are in the midst of the summer lull, the residue of broken dreams and weary...

What’s the point in sacking Capello?

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England's loss to Germany in the last 16 of the World Cup has sparked another predictable round of tabloid inquisition and calls for Fabio...

Why England will beat Germany

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So a potential world cup classic looms on the horizon with the old enemy, and all the other cliches and jingoistic clap trap that...

Foreigners, Philosophy and the Idiocy of Franz Beckenbauer

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Knee-jerk. Look at that phrase, roll it around your tongue, and say it in your head. Knee-jerk. That is the god awful, insidious, depressingly...

Here we go: World Cup 2010. But who will win?

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So here we go - a cornucopia of style, speed and drama; a heady mix of sport rich in story lines and the creation...

Nothing scary about Brazil

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So many people are backing Brazil to win the World Cup. It's an easy choice given their history with the competition. Traditionally, Brazil have...

If Glen Johnson were Brazilian the press would drool

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The nation's disaffection with England's inability to keep possession in the aftermath of England's World Cup warm-up match with Mexico on Monday shrouded what...

Aston Villa game for the Hawks

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Forgive me if there is a shred of emotion underlying the theme I wish to expound, and similarly, forgive me if there is a...

Fergie should snap up the new Frank Lampard

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Speaking in a press conference in America to promote their summer tour, Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed he is only looking to sign one...

Carragher call up a disgrace

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It will be a disgrace if Jamie Carragher is called up by England this afternoon. He shouldn't even be considered. This is the man...