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Leicester City: The outlier's curse
09:00 Friday 8th February 2019

When Leicester City won the league in 2016 under Claudio Ranieri, it was a special moment in the history of the club and English football. The Foxes went against all odds to emerge champions in a league that was widely dominated by a select…

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Do Fulham have any chance at Premier League survival?
14:00 Saturday 15th December 2018

When Fulham hired Claudio Ranieri, the inevitable talk surrounding yet another miraculous Premier League title-win came to the fore. Perhaps, though, even the one they call the Tinkerman didn't understand the mammoth task-at-hand. Fulham…

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5 Leicester City title-winners who could join Claudio Ranieri at Fulham
08:00 Wednesday 5th December 2018

Claudio Ranieri and Leicester City, two names that will always be associated with achieving the seemingly impossible. The Italian manager led the club to their only top division title to date in 2016, beating odds of 5000-1. That was almost…

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Is Aleksandar Mitrovic Ready For The Big-Time Move?
08:00 Friday 30th November 2018

Life under Claudio Ranieri began in the most ding-della-dong manner for Fulham. The Lily Whites piped Southampton in a thriller to pick up a much-needed win. Their second of the campaign, it moved the recently-promoted Londoners a point behind…

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Could Ryan Sessegnon be better used as a left winger this season?
17:00 Saturday 17th November 2018

Fulham Football Club is struggling with life in the Premier League at this present time. Their recent manager, Slavisa Jokanovic, was sacked and they lie last in the table with just one win to their name. Ryan Sessegnon is arguably their most…

Is squad rotation all it's cracked up to be?
12:00 Saturday 21st April 2018

Arguably the greatest debate that has entered football over the last 20 years is in regards to squad rotation. Teams generally used to have an eleven-player side who were very much first choice, followed by a few subs. Back then,…

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Wilfred Ndidi isn't long for Leicester
08:30 Monday 12th February 2018

When N’Golo Kante left Leicester City, it almost felt like the end of the world for the King Power faithful. The diminutive French international had been phenomenal in helping Leicester win the league in 2016. He left for Chelsea…

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How far can Claude Puel take Leicester?
08:30 Sunday 21st January 2018

Nine games into the 2017/18 season Leicester City was 14th. The Foxes had won twice, drawn three and been defeated four times. They had sacked Craig Shakespeare. Less than two years after winning the Premier League they were searching for a…

Why deep-lying midfielders deserve more credit
16:30 Wednesday 6th December 2017

There are always debates regarding the most vital position in football. Some argue that the centre-half is the most important, some still adhere to the old saying – ‘central-midfield is the heart of the team’. Others…

Is Claude Puel the solution to end the woes of Leicester City?
14:51 Monday 30th October 2017

Claude Puel is the latest manager at Leicester City, but his arrival was met with mixed feelings by the club's fans. Can the Frenchman help reinstil success at the King Power?

Are football managers always to blame when things go wrong?
09:00 Friday 27th October 2017

Another week has passed in the Premier League, and once again it led to a call for manager's heads. Ronald Koeman has lost his position, Slaven Bilic is seemingly on the brink and even a minority of fans are calling for Jose Mourinho and Jurgen…

6 actual fairy-tale careers in football
09:30 Wednesday 4th October 2017

Once upon a time, a sportswriter invented a metaphor. How unique to describe someone's career as fairy-tale, he thought. These days, not so much. Apologies to fellow IRAIW writer Harry Mail, who a) has a name right out of a fairy tale and b)…

Is Counterattack Secretly The Best Tactic?
10:00 Tuesday 19th September 2017

Jose Mourinho says 'five at the back' is not how you win. Instead, it's how you contain, frustrate, then nick a goal from an opponent on the counterattack. The Portuguese's post-match comments on Sunday were a little too honest, even for the…

New strikers, same old results for Arsenal, Leicester City?
11:00 Friday 11th August 2017

Arsenal and Leicester kick-off the 2017/18 Premier League campaign. Can their new strikers produce better results or will it be same old, same old? That the match takes place on a Friday evening is a development that warrants further writing.…

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Claudio Ranieri breaks silence over Leicester City sacking.
17:30 Wednesday 29th March 2017

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Claudio Ranieri has described his sacking from Leicester City as a ‘shock'. In a media exclusive, the 65-year old has spoken for the first time since leaving the King Power stadium. Speaking at an event…