Posts Tagged "english football"

The rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool has gone beyond any reasonable person’s level of tolerance.

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December had just begun and Sunderland were truly down in the dumps. Since the start of the 2011-12 English Premier League season, they’d managed just two wins – one coming against a last-placed Bolton.

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In part one, Notts Forest, Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland were examined to see whether there’s life in the slumbering form which might one day restore those clubs to former glories and give long-suffering fans something other than old photos and YouTube clips of The Big Match to sustain them. On with more sleeping giants.

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Since English football’s first championship season in 1888/89, there have been 23 different winners of the title known until 1992 as the 1st Division championship, and from 1993 onwards, the Premiership.

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English football needs a major overhaul to the way it is run in order to tackle the levels of debt and financial instability that threaten the game’s future, a parliamentary report found on Friday.

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After the Chairman of the FA David Bernstein’s honourable, but ultimately doomed, move to suspend the FIFA Presidential election this week, English football finds itself at its lowest ebb.

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Manchester City ended their 35-year trophy drought with a 1-0 win over Stoke to clinch the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

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As the stench of relegation grows fouler at Upton Park, across town, the Premiership prospects of another London club face a different threat. The potential for a fixturing nightmare is enormous, and the FA only have themselves to blame.

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Arsenal’s bid to win the Barclays English Premier League title – and its first trophy since 2005 – is effectively in tatters.

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Just four years ago Sheffield United were playing in the Premiership, now they’re on the verge of going down to English football’s third tier for the first time in 22 years after losing 3-0 at runaway leaders QPR.

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With the LA lifestyle, the permanent tabloid attention, the numerous (but brief) club moves, regular talk show appearances and the general celebrity fanfare about his appearance, could all this attention beyond his football be detrimental to David Beckham’s legacy as one of the most talented sportspeople of all-time?

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Excitement is once again building in the NPower Championship as the battle for promotion to the Premier League continued on Monday night, as yet another late show from Norwich put them in the driving seat with nine games to play.

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England are not that great at football. Now that is out in the open, we can discuss it. This is not a bashing article. I want England to be good.

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Leeds United defender Patrick Kisnorbo was stretched off eight minutes into a 2 – 0 home defeat to Millwall on Monday night after a suspected ruptured Achilles tendon.

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The career of David Beckham, at the elite level at least, is seemingly over following his Achilles tendon injury last weekend. The global superstar could very well never see the top flight again.

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Tributes have been pouring in after the death of the late Macclesfield Town manager Keith Alexander, aged just 53. The name may not be familiar on The Roar, but the amount of sadness that has resulted has shown what a great impact he had on the English game.

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Clubs playing in the English Premier League from next season will have a 25-player squad cap and also have to introduce a quota on “home-grown” players.

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It’s not that often in this day and age that you see a high profile English player try his luck abroad, David Beckham notwithstanding. But Jermaine Pennant is just doing that, with newly promoted Real Zaragoza his destination.

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When League hostilities between Nottingham Forest and Derby County resumed in 1987 after a seven-year gap, the hatred was as real and raw as ever.

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