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N’Daw Coming Home Early

Blues fans will be glad to hear that Guirane N’Daw will be returning home from the Africa Cup of Nations early after Senegal were surprisingly eliminated last night, losing 2-1 to hosts Equatorial Guinea in Bata.

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McLeish to Villa? No way

Whilst the summer hasn’t been a bundle of laughs for us Bluenoses, it’s not been kind to our brethren from across the expressway either. Having decided to get rid of their manager, they’re gradually working their way down a shortlist of managers who are knocking them back faster than a Scotsman on New Year’s Eve. It had to happen; aat the current time of writing, Ladbrokes have McLeish at 2-1 to be the next Villa manager. Has the world gone mad?

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Managerial Musical Chairs

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It appears that Houllier’s departure from Villa yesterday has finally started off the end of season game of managerial musical chairs, and as McLeish is seen by many within the club as under threat of losing his job, I thought this was worth a discussion.

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Off to Partizan – The African Special

If a trip to Europe with the Blues in the Europa League wasn’t exotic enough, it’s been reported that Blues may have a pre-season tour of Tanzania. With this in mind, I thought it was only special I devoted one of the “Off to Partizan” series to the possibility of a fixture or two in Dar es Salaam.

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Rooney

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What a difference forty eight hours makes. A friend of mine on twitter, @chrisquinn3 wrote this piece where he eruditely explained Rooney was right to say he wanted to leave Manchester United, due to the lack of ambition that the Red Devils currently have. I commented at the time that if it really wasn’t about […]

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Texas Courtroom Massacre

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Liverpool. I’m not a fan of the city nor the club that takes it’s name if I’m truthful, and it’s hard for me to feel sympathy for the fans whilst they endure the current circus freak show mockery their board is making of their club. When news broke last night that Tom Hicks and George […]

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New Quota Rules Pt III

Firstly, apologies for the delay on this. Transfers have been so fluid it’s been difficult to keep up, and I’ve only just got to a point where I can write something. This is of course follow up to Parts I and II. Now the transfer window has slammed shut, and all that remains is whether […]

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New Quota Rules (pt 1)

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As the new premier league season approaches, it’s time to look at the way the rules have changed with the introduction of the quota. The Quota rules state that each club in the Premier League can only have up to 25 players over the age of 21 in their squad, of which eight of these […]

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