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Jamie Kynaston

For my sins, I'm a season ticket holder at Stoke City, I have been proud to watch them for over 20 years. I follow most of the UK leagues and the major European ones too, and I've been told that I talk way too much about football.


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Football
Is time wasting in football at its worst?
17:00 Sunday 21st October 2018

Time-wasting. It's an annoyance we've all experienced as football fans. You're down by one goal and the opposition suddenly decides every action is done slower when possible. Goal kicks, set pieces, feigning injuries and making…

Championship
Is Dwight Gayle on course for another prolific season?
12:00 Friday 19th October 2018

Imagine being released by Arsenal at the start of your career, only to work your way back through the leagues. That's basically the story of how Dwight Gayle is playing where he is now. But as always, the 28-year-old is scoring goals. This…

Championship
Stephen Ireland starts a new chapter with Bolton Wanderers
17:00 Tuesday 16th October 2018

A new beginning arises for a familiar face we have known for many years. Stephen Ireland recently signed a one-year contract with Bolton Wanderers. So does this mean a fresh start? Or will his career repeat itself? We all know Ireland…

Premier League
Cardiff City need to stay positive despite poor start
09:00 Friday 12th October 2018

It may not be a surprise to see Cardiff City struggling in the Premier League, but only eight games have been played. Five straight defeats mean realisation is starting to settle in. Only two points are totalled from attempted performances…

Championship
Is Tom Ince on the brink of a breakout Championship campaign?
12:00 Tuesday 9th October 2018

Tom Ince is settling in well at Stoke City. Finding a permanent home would be nice. The Potters are his ninth club. He won't turn 27 until January. Arriving from Huddersfield in July, the well-travelled winger took a few games to adjust…

Premier League
Will Watford regain form after recent slump?
09:00 Thursday 4th October 2018

Seven games into an intriguing Premier League season, Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City and Newcastle United are all without a win, while Manchester City and Liverpool sit level on 19 points atop the table. Not too far behind, one team has begun better…

European Football
Olympiacos and PAOK both set to put 100% records on the line
15:00 Sunday 30th September 2018

The Superleague Greece has always been a fascinating competition. Even though four clubs have dominated it since 1947. Those powerhouses are AEK Athens, Panathinaikos, Olympiacos Piraeus and PAOK Thessaloniki. The latter two will compete…

League One
Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton signs Ross Wallace, Ryan Taylor
12:00 Thursday 27th September 2018

It was interesting to see Joey Barton appointed as Fleetwood Town manager this summer, now, the Englishman has had his settling-in period. The former midfielder has recently made the move to bring in some much-needed experience to the Cod Army;…

Championship
Stoke City must accept lowered expectations after poor start
15:00 Monday 24th September 2018

Pundits had it down that Stoke City would run the Championship this season. But after nine matches the Potters find themselves hanging above the relegation zone. So where has it all gone wrong? Although we are only just over a month into the…

Rest Of The World
Alvaro Negredo heads to the Middle East
17:00 Saturday 22nd September 2018

We all know some players decide in to move to a foreign country in their later years. Alvaro Negredo becomes the latest example. The Spanish forward completed a free transfer from Turkish side Besiktas to Al-Nasr in the United Arab Emirates.…

Championship
Wes Hoolahan joins West Bromwich Albion on free transfer
15:00 Tuesday 18th September 2018

West Bromwich Albion is a club on a mission. The Baggies are planning to regain Premier League status. Recovering from a poor season last time out, they aim to shoot straight back to England's top division. To aid in their quest, Wes Hoolahan…

A League
Ritchie De Laet heads on loan down under
08:00 Sunday 16th September 2018

Transferring clubs from England to Australia is quite rare in football. Aston Villa's Ritchie De Laet apparently doesn't mind taking the road less travelled. The 29-year-old right back accepted a loan to Melbourne City for…

Premier League
Is the cost acceptable when building from the back
09:00 Friday 14th September 2018

We've entered a new era in the beautiful game. Most teams now play with three or five in defence, changing how the game is played. The major annoyance is passing out from the back. Errors are harshly punished, begging the question…

Premier League
Why haven't Burnley found their rhythm yet?
12:00 Tuesday 11th September 2018

Burnley Football Club is now considered an established Premier League side. Their best ever successful season being the most recent. The 2017-18 campaign saw them finish in seventh place; above teams such as Everton and former Premier League…

Premier League
The Premier League Spectrum: Comparison between Manchester City and Cardiff
17:00 Monday 10th September 2018

The Premier League is and always has been intriguing. It provides lasting memories. The new campaign, although in its infancy,  demonstrates a huge contrast, too. A fine example is defending champions Manchester City and newly-promoted…

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