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Crippy Cooke

Crippy is a long-suffering Aston Villa supporter and weekly football accumulator enthusiast.

Stealing a living, the balding 27-year-old boasts a wealth of writing experience - Telegraph, Independent, Huffington Post, Zoo Magazine, Daily Mail, ITV Football, MSN Sport, Yahoo Sport, London 24 and Bleacher Report.

Total articles: 300

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Newcastle's most expensive signing in three years is a colossal flop
09:00 Monday 7th January 2019

Newcastle United’s most expensive signing in the last five transfer windows is Jacob Murphy. His future at St James’ Park is uncertain due to a lack of form and game time since being brought in from Norwich City in July 2017. Murphy…

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Rachid Ghezzal has failed to fill Riyad Mahrez’s shoes at Leicester City
12:00 Tuesday 1st January 2019

Supporters haven’t taken to Leicester City winger Rachid Ghezzal since his summer move from AS Monaco, with the Algerian international so far failing to make an impact in the Premier League. Ghezzal hasn’t scored or goal or made…

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Should Mohamed Elneny leave Arsenal?
14:00 Saturday 29th December 2018

 In 2016/17, the Mohamed Elneny made only five Premier League starts between August and December, in 2017/18 just three. This season, the Egyptian international was in Unai Emery's starting lineup once. The 26-year-old appeared 79…

Have Aston Villa set a dangerous precedent with their new record-signing?
15:05 Monday 24th December 2018

Somewhat out of the blue, Aston Villa paid £7m for Lovre Kalinic – Croatia’s No.1 goalkeeper – who will be available to play in January. The 28-year-old was a transfer target for Villa back in 2016 but his protracted…

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Will Newcastle grant Isaac Hayden his desired January exit?
12:00 Thursday 20th December 2018

Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden returned to the matchday squad in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town. Rafael Benitez handed the Chelmsford native his first Premier League appearance from the bench for three weeks. It was…

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Why did Leicester spend so heavily to backup Kasper Schmeichel?
09:00 Wednesday 19th December 2018

Leicester City signed Danny Ward from Liverpool for more than £12 million over the summer, making him the priciest goalkeeper signed in their history. In all, 21 keepers joined Premier League clubs in the last transfer window. Only four…

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Cardiff's expensive gamble on Bobby Reid hasn't paid off
09:00 Tuesday 18th December 2018

Cardiff City forward Bobby Reid scored just his second goal of the season in Saturday’s defeat to Watford. He hadn't found a Premier League net in two months prior to the tap-in. It wasn't nearly enough to mask his poor start…

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Oumar Niasse back at square one at Everton following Marco Silva snub
09:00 Monday 17th December 2018

One month after being appointed Everton manager, Marco Silva assured supporters that Oumar Niasse would be in and around the first-team for the 2018/19 season.  Of course, Oumar Niasse is in our plans. He is a player who can give different…

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Schneiderlin no longer in Toffees' plans
08:00 Saturday 15th December 2018

Morgan Schneiderlin's been in this position before. In fact, he came to Goodison Park to escape it. At Manchester United, the slightly younger 29-year-old was part of Louis van Gaal's rotation but failed to impress the Dutchman's…

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Jordon Ibe: How it all went wrong for the £15m Bournemouth star
17:00 Friday 14th December 2018

Would it be better to be the little fish in a big pond with low expectations or the big fish in the little pond with all the pressure on your shoulders? Jordon Ibe has already experienced both scenarios in his young career; and has failed twice.…

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Why is Jason Puncheon locked in the Crystal Palace dungeon?
12:00 Tuesday 11th December 2018

Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon has endured a bad year on and off the pitch. He suffered a serious knee injury at the start of 2018, was found guilty of assault when the season came to a close. He was nearly forced out of the club…

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Is Andreas Pereira wishing he’d ignored Jose Mourinho’s advice to stay at Man Utd?
17:00 Friday 7th December 2018

Andreas Pereira failed to make Manchester United’s matchday squad in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Southampton – the fifth time in as many weeks that Jose Mourinho has left him out of a Premier League fixture. The 22-year-old’s…

Rudy Gestede has been an unfortunate flop for Middlesbrough
12:00 Monday 3rd December 2018

Rudy Gestede made his first Championship appearance for Middlesbrough in over a month on November 27. The striker lasted only 27 minutes before coming off with a hamstring injury. It was his first league start of the season after recovering…

What happened to Oliver Burke?
12:00 Friday 30th November 2018

Oliver Burke was left out of the matchday squad while West Bromwich Albion enjoyed a 2-1 win over Ipswich Town on 23 November. The 21-year-old’s last first-team appearance for the Baggies was more than three weeks ago. His lack of playing…

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Oleksandr Zinchenko’s Manchester City future looks grim
08:00 Wednesday 28th November 2018

Oleksandr Zinchenko was an unused substitute for Manchester City in Saturday’s 4-0 win over West Ham United - the first time he’d made the Premier League matchday squad in over a month. The 21-year-old spent most of last season…

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