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Derek Dohren
Anfield born and raised and a Red through and through, though I'm an advocate of supporting your local team, wherever you may find yourself living. Hence I have also followed Hamilton Academical and FC Granada in my time. I pray to the gods I never have to live in Birmingham. Author of 'Ghost on the Wall', the authorised biography of Roy Evans and founder of the website shankly.com.

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The magnificent 47 teams who have graced the Premier League
14:30 Sunday 29th January 2017

Next May sees the completion of a quarter century of Premier League seasons. The 24 seasons that have played out thus far have only yielded a relatively thin number of champion clubs, just six different destinations for the trophy in all. Thirteen…

Taking the Mkhitaryan
18:00 Sunday 22nd January 2017

I'm quite sure Antonín Panenka had no inkling of the far-reaching legacy he was about to gift the world of football as he lined up to take his crucial spot-kick for Czechoslovakia in the European Championship final of 1976. I mean, he may have…

It's time to give ref baiters the red card
12:30 Tuesday 17th January 2017

There's a familiar lament in the air, typical for the time of year, though it's got nothing to do with festive over-indulgence. Every season, and particularly around the turn of the year, there's a cacophony of complaint about the standard…

Play it again, Sam
13:30 Monday 9th January 2017

Sportsmen and women often feature liberally in the New Year's honours list, but one name was conspicuously missing from this year's roll of honour; Sam Allardyce. Yet he's back in our newspapers just the same. Perhaps, like a fart in a phone…