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Deflected Free-Kick: Football Blogjams

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Wayne Rooney: The Real Life Jack Bauer?

Twenty-four hours ago, facing the realisation that I would never again adorn myself in my beloved Wayne Rooney Man Utd shirt, I was all set to write a scolding article on my revulsion for Rooney and his inflated sense of greatness. I had even alliterated my provisional title with “Wayne the Wanker”. Well, thank god … Continue reading

Premiership Teams of the Season 09/10

Following Gabriele Marcotti’s (of The Times Sport) inspired idea of doing 4 tiered Premiership teams of the season (visit http://timesonline.typepad.com/thegame/2010/05/my-premier-league-teams-of-the-season.html) I thought I would utterly plagiarise his idea and do my own; I mean, come on, he put Gerrard in his tier 2 team! I can’t be having that. The reasoning for doing teams of the … Continue reading

Champs or Chumps? Any other season and none of these teams would win the league

  Chelsea. Manchester United. Arsenal. Liverpool. The big four. Seemingly so impregnable in recent years but this season have proved themselves to be, well, very pregnable indeed. Looking at these four teams before the start of the season many anticipated the tightest title race in years. After all, Man Utd, champions the previous three seasons, … Continue reading

Now I know what it feels like as United get a taste of their own medicine

Well I guess, as the cliché goes; you just couldn’t write this script. 11 years after Manchester United delivered a devastating double blow to Bayern Munich in stoppage time of the Champions League Final in 1999, and thereby sealing the most astonishing of comebacks, Bayern have given Man Utd a taste of their own medicine; … Continue reading

England Up Front: An early consideration of our striking options for the World Cup

The debate of who should be the four strikers included in England’s World Cup Squad next summer is bound to wage long and hard all season. As England prepare for their friendly match with Brazil this weekend I thought I would assess the chances of the numerous hopeful candidates: WAYNE ROONEY A stone-waller. Of course. … Continue reading

Liverpool 2 – 0 Man Utd (25/10/09) – Match Reaction

Another derby, another defeat…but let’s get some perspective please! Continue reading

How the Premier League WILL finish this season…

How the Premiership WILL finish this season… By James 1. Manchester United 2. Chelsea 3. Arsenal 4. Liverpool 5. Manchester City 6. Tottenham Hotspur 7. Everton 8. Aston Villa 9. Fulham 10. Sunderland 11. West Ham United 12. Blackburn Rovers 13. Stoke City 14. Wigan Athletic 15. Bolton Wanderers 16. Wolverhampton Wanderers 17. Birmingham City ——————————————————————————————————- … Continue reading

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