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Does Ashley Cole have enough left in the tank to help Frank Lampard?
08:00 Saturday 26th January 2019

The most common advice for new writers is 'write what you know'. Similarly, retired players embarking on managerial careers often draw on their former clubs for players and good counsel. Sir Alex Ferguson loaned academy and fringe players…

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Manchester United and Arsenal: The decline of two greats
08:00 Friday 25th January 2019

Manchester United vs Arsenal. Where do I even start? The fixture dominated English football for nearly a decade. The title would be often decided between the two. They were the talk of the football world. It's sad to see these two giants…

League One
Portsmouth on right path to the Championship
09:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

It’s been eight hellish years for Portsmouth since slipping into the English football dungeon. Toiling in obscurity, drifting back and forth between the lower ranks became Pompey's norm. The elites treated them with scorn. Under…

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FA Cup First Round: Which minnows will shock this weekend?
08:00 Saturday 10th November 2018

One of the biggest days on the lower league football calendar is here: the FA Cup first round. The long, gruelling qualifying rounds are over. The question now is which sides will steal headlines over the next few days? Twenty-two non-league…

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…

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FA Cup fourth qualifying round: Where will the shocks come?
09:00 Saturday 20th October 2018

The final instalment of FA Cup qualifiers takes place today. Which sides are most likely to produce shocks and earn a spot in the first round proper? The FA Cup's fourth qualifying phase is one of the biggest days on the non-league calendar.…

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FA Cup Qualification heats up as minnows eye up first round
15:00 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

While the FA Cup final, heck, even the third round when the Premier League teams enter, is a long way off, qualification has already been well underway for some time. Many non-league minnows are still alive and kicking, hoping to see their…

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Why this FA Cup matters and why it doesn't
08:00 Saturday 19th May 2018

We all know the narrative. The FA Cup is the oldest living football competition on the planet. It’s also the largest. Wanderers won the initial Challenge Cup, the FA’s formal name for the competition to which all its members are…

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Wembley Sale: For or against?
09:00 Saturday 28th April 2018

Shahid Khan wants to buy England's spiritual home. In a staggering £800 million deal, he has offered to purchase Wembley. The FA would retain Club Wembley, valued at £300 million. The Three Lions would continue to call the stadium…

Managerial News
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal career: a game of two halves
17:00 Thursday 26th April 2018

Arsene who? Those were the headlines in 1996 when Arsenal appointed a relatively unknown Frenchman as manager. Arsene Wenger had earned a reputation as an astute tactician while at Monaco. He then went off the radar coaching in Japan’s…

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FA Cup Final ticket price-hike is scandalous
19:30 Monday 23rd April 2018

The price for success, quite literally, for Manchester United and Chelsea supporters is very dear. The Football Association, in all their usual consummate wisdom, has decided to raise the ticket prices for this year’s FA Cup Final.…

Premier League
Victor Moses proving vital for Conte and Chelsea
15:00 Monday 23rd April 2018

Victor Moses scored and created as Chelsea beat a stubborn Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor on Thursday night. The win keeps the Blues five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur. Four games remain to overhaul the deficit.   With a…

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Chelsea 2-0 Southampton: Determined Blues keep silverware hopes alive
08:00 Monday 23rd April 2018

Beaten and battered through the season, Chelsea’s campaign may yet end on a positive note.  All they must do is spoil Manchester United's fun on the Blues' favourite day, May 19th. Sheer determination from the Londoners…

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Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Three talking points
08:30 Sunday 22nd April 2018

It was a special night at Wembley, as always. The National Stadium played host to this year's first FA Cup semi-final, last night, between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. The FA Cup was the only piece of silverware either team…

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United: FA Cup Semifinal Preview
10:00 Saturday 21st April 2018

Manchester United and Tottenham go head-to-head in the FA Cup Saturday semifinal, battling for a place in the May 19th final. The two clubs haven't clashed in the competition since 2009. Dimitar Berbatov scored the winner for United against…