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    Putting The Pro Back In Vercelli

    Allow me to tell you a story, in a time where football was played by men with moustaches not exclusive to November. A time where the average wage would pay for a modest townhouse in Turin or a terraced house in Liverpool, this was the time where footballers served there country in the biggest...
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    Steve Bruce Sacked By Sunderland

    Not surprised he's gone, it's been on the cards and results haven't improved for him unfortunately. The thing for me is what did Short expect him to do when he sold Bent and lost Gyan? Sunderland's strikeforce lately has essentially been Sessegnon and Bendtner, he didn't have a lot to work...
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    Freedom - To Win With A Certain Amount Of Flair

    I've been playing FM a lot more recently and decided to design a tactic inspired by Andre Villas Boas' Porto and Chelsea systems. They may have variations but the fluidity of both is clear to see, despite it not always going well for their high line in reality I still aspired to create a high...
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    Does EPPP Signal The Death Of The Football League?

    This has not had that much air time nor has it had much print space in all honesty, but the implications of the new youth regulation program 'EPPP' or 'Elite Player Performance Plan' could have wide ranging implications for the 72 Football League clubs up and down the country. Premier League...
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    The Quest That Never Began - Whatever Happened To The Stevens Inquiry?

    In 2007 a Premier League commissioned inquiry led by Lord Stevens into agents in the game with the aim of regulating the off-the-record payments and backhands in English football holding any conspicuous findings to account. The FA and Premier League lauded this inquiry at the time as a real...
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    UEFA Champions League Fantasy League

    Via the official UEFA website, entries are now open to the official fantasy league of this season's Champions League. One entry per participant, you have a £100m budget to select 15 players. FM-Base Fantasy League League Code: 83931-14923 Head To Head League Code: 83931-14934 Website...
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    Bulgaria vs England 2/9/11 Vasil Levski Stadium Kick Off 19.15 BST

    Venue: Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia (Bulgaria) Kick Off: 19.15 BST (Sky Sports) The next test for Capello in his not-so-noble quest for his bonus, I mean Qualifying England for Euro 2012, comes in the shape of a rugged Bulgaria team led by balding balkans with a glare that could kill...
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    Getafe Launch An Appeal For Donations...

    Now far be it from me to call Getafe fans a bunch of wankers but frankly...They are. In a sensational promotional campaign the Madrid club are appealing for their fans to donate sperm to get the next generation of Madrid youngsters to be Getafe fans. (Brilliant) So their logic is Getafe fans...
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    Mario Balotelli's Day Out On The English Riviera

    When I saw that a millionaire was spotted riding the attractions on Blackpool pier I presumed it was David Gold but alas not! As described in Italy this morning, Mario Balotelli was in fact spotted at ''Britain's premier holiday destination, and rode one of Europe's best attractions. He also...
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    FM-Base La Liga Fantasy League 11/12

    FM-Base La Liga Fantasy League 11/12 Sign Up Here- Free Fantasy Sport Games | Play Fantasy Sports - Yahoo! Eurosport UK League Details Group Name: FM-Base Fantasy League Group ID: 3279 Password: catalan53 Sign Up And Pick Your Teams Before The La Liga Season Kicks Off! The Only Prize...
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    De Laurentiis storms out of a fixture meeting...On a scooter?!?!

    Yes you read it right, the infamous Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis stormed out of a fixture meeting yesterday in Italy after learning that his side has once again pulled the short straw, congesting Napoli's schedule too the extent it puts their Champions League Qualification in doubt. But...
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    Spend, Spend, Spend Is An Alarmingly Growing Trend

    The Financial Threat That Lurks Beneath The Spanish Football Boom After the dominance of the Barclays/Barclaycard Premier League in the early to mid 2000's it seemed foolish to consider that La Liga could mount a strong enough challenge to compete with Premier League teams on a European stage...
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    News Of The World V2.0?

    Daily Mail owner planning Sunday tabloid The owner of the Daily Mail is understood to be planning a new mass-market Sunday tabloid to cash in on the closure of the News of the World. Daily Mail & General Trust could launch the title as soon as next weekend, with a dummy edition planned for...
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    Analysing Financial Fair Play: Behind The Regulations

    So I have embarked on yet another series based blog articles and thought I would share my discoveries if you can call them that, I know we have all discussed FFP at length numerous times and I have had the actual UEFA FFP legislative book saved to my computer for months and never bothered taking...
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    The Flaws Of The English Game

    It's part 1 of a series of blogs I am writing on my views of the problems/failures of the English game: The Flaws Of The English Game I come at this piece knowing all to well the many people who have had their say on the matter, blaming anything from tiredness to the wrong boots we use to...
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