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Manchester City vs Arsenal – 18 December 2016

Xenophobia then and now Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose as one of these coaches may say. Over twenty years ago, a funny looking foreign chap arrived on these shores, replete with funny advice for his players such as use a fork to stir your tea, and don’t drink the contents of a Heineken factory on the way home from matches. Fast forward to 2016, and along comes another foreign chap – less funny looking but even worse; suave and smooth – replete with funny advice for his players such as use your feet goalkeeper, and don’t tackle whatever you do. Adidas Stan Smith Heren Ultimately, Arsene Wenger rode the wave of xenophobic vitriol by being super nice... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016
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Premiership Preview – 16 September 2016

4 to Watch Leicester City vs Burnley It has long been a staple of this column that any half-decent Premier League outfit could easily navigate their way through 95% of Champions League groups, such as the poor woolrich uomo outlet calibre of most sides in that pointless phase of the European Cup. Leicester certainly haven’t been as regal as last season thus far, but proved our point by absolutely shellacking the Belgian champions away in midweek. Adidas NMD Dames Back to the bread and butter this weekend however, perhaps even just dry bread (maybe even crusts alone), as Burnley visit the KP. Take the visitors at +2 on the Ladbrokes handicap at 8/15 – this is very much after the... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016
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Premiership Preview – 14 May 2016

4 to Watch Swansea City vs Manchester City Will there be one last twist in this bonkers season. City need a point to secure Champions League football next season, whilst three coupled with Aston Villa turning over Arsenal at the Emirates (!!!) will see them obtain a passage to the group stage. Swansea suddenly turned it on at the weekend, but now Guidolin has signed his new deal, expect the pipe and slippers to be back on again. Paddy Power offer 9/2 on City to be in front after ten minutes, and that is a punt. Manchester United vs Bournemouth If the previous prediction comes to light, United should know pretty swiftly that their hopes of getting knocked out in... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Saturday, May 14th, 2016
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Premiership Preview – 14 December 2016

4 to Watch Sunderland vs Chelsea A rainy old evening in Leicester did for old Pep last time out, and it will be interesting to see what a freezing night up on the River Wear does for Antonio Conte. This will be no walkover – Moyes has got Sunderland going again, and the Stadium of Light is a tough place to go when the Black Cats gander is up. nike air max 90 pas cher 2-1 Sunderland is 22/1 at Ladbrokes, and we will have a piece of that. Middlesbrough vs Liverpool Another team who will be put through the ringer in the North East are Liverpool, whose manager got off quite lightly with his Neville Brothers rant yesterday. nike... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, May 13th, 2016
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Liverpool vs Manchester United – October ’16

Mourinho, Rooney, Anfield, Violence – A Match for the Ages It is a good time to be a nostalgist – (is that a word? It is now!) Liverpool riding high at the top, the great entertainers, whilst United, despite having spent an absolute fortune, are a laughing stock. nike air max goedkoop And what is this – the two meeting in an evening kick-off, the sort of thing that used to be outlawed due to the proportionate relationship between hours until kick-off, and pints sunk by skinheaded rotters. nike air max pas cher Ah the good times are back. There are of course some outrageously interesting sub-plots to this match too. Scarpe Adidas Wayne Rooney – you remember him –... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, May 13th, 2016
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Premiership Preview – 12 August 2106

4 to Watch Hull City vs Leicester City Predict a year ago that this fixture would be opening Sky Sports flagship coverage of the new football season, and the assumption would be that having lost the top flight to our new BT overlords, Sky were now pumping the Championship for all it is worth. Fjallraven Kanken Classic Not the case of course, and with Hull managerless, fanless and with players eyeing the exit door faster than the queue to leave Aleppo, this is quite literally the perfect opening fixture for the Champions. Betfair will give 7.4 on Hull +2, and that is a punt we fancy, with Vardy and Musa set to run riot. nike air max pas cher Bournemouth... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2016
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Saturday’s International Football (12 November 2016)

4 to Watch USA vs Mexico Of course football would have the final say. Just four days after the Don gets elected to high office by nigh on 60m Americans, along come his personal whipping boys, the Mexicans, to play a game of football. Nike Air Max Shoes UK The setting – Ohio – is equally apposite, being the main blue-collar state that swung to Trump. It is the sort of build up to a fixture, where football men like Jim Smith would invariably declare, “they don’t need a teamtalk.” Whether the Mexican gaffer will be pinning up Trump speeches onto the dressing room walls is at this stage unknown, but expect them to come out firing. nike tn pas... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
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Slovenia vs England

The King is Dead…Long Live the King For almost twenty years now, the Football Association have been nothing if not predictable. Following Kevin Keegan’s lavatorial resignation, the FA wanted the opposite of King Kev – someone calm, demure, foreign. Enter dull old Sven, although it soon turned out that he was a bit of a mercenary, groping for gelt with Fake Sheikhs and the like. Nike Air Max 1 Heren Of course, proud old English bosses would never do that, so Steve McLaren fitted the bill. But Steve (aside from being terrible) was far too matey with the players. Asics Pas Cher Site Officiel Enter cold old Fabio Capello, but he was far too single-minded, standing up to the FA... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
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Euro 2016 – 4 to Watch

The Home Nations England: Depending on your point of view, this is either the most exciting England squad in a generation, or one entirely lacking any reliable, world class players, and very short on top European experience. But if history has taught us anything, it is that whoever England take to these tournaments, it normally ends in the Quarter Final, at the hands of the first proper team they come up against. Ladbrokes offer a very pleasant 13/5 on us falling at that hurdle, and that will do for us. nike pas cher Wales: Unlike England, Wales do have a genuinely world class performer in their ranks. cheap fjallraven kanken uk However, they also have Wayne Henessey. Chaussure Asics Gel... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
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England vs Scotland – November 2016

Head2Head: Gareth Southgate vs Gordon Strachan We live in a golden age of ex Middlesbrough managers. nike tn 2017 homme There they are, these masters of the universe, bestriding the footballing globe like they won multiple trophies at Real Madrid, rather than were dire failures at Middlesbrough. Terry Venables, Bryan Robson and Steve McLaren have all parked their bottoms on the Wembley dugout in the past two decades, whilst Big Jackie Charlton was a massive hit with Ireland. fjallraven kanken backpacks And lo and behold, this Friday night, the Battle of Britain will be contested between two failed ‘Boro bosses, Gareth Southgate’s England against Gordon Strachan’s Scotland. Cheap Nike Air Max UK And it is a big game for both.... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
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