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An (uncapped) Englishman in New York…

What do Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, former Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez, ex-Spurs and Sunderland misfit Teemu Tainio and Football League journeyman striker Luke Rodgers have in common? Well apart from the fact they’re all decent scores in Scrabble, they’re also current club team-mates – turning out in Major League Soccer for New York Red Bulls. As … Continue reading

Meet the new boss…

…same as the old boss? Well, not always… Patience may be a virtue – but it’s one not often displayed among football club chairmen. Amid the clamour of supporters who can’t see beyond the next fixture, the chance to make the manager the fall guy for a run of poor results is often too tempting for boardrooms to … Continue reading

Talent Scout: Jason Prior (Bognor Regis Town)

With more pressure than ever before being applied on Premier League clubs to encourage the purchasing and developing of more English talent, chances are scouts from the top division will soon be staking their reputations on the plethora of untapped talent plying their trade in the lower leagues. The introduction in 2010 of the ‘homegrown … Continue reading

End of an era for ‘Bourne winners

Nick Greenwood (left) and Garry Wilson On Tuesday night (January 17th), one of football’s longest-serving management teams, who brought unprecedented success to their club, was told their services were no longer required. No, you haven’t missed any newsflashes – Alex Ferguson is still at the helm of Old Trafford and Arsene Wenger and Pat Rice remain in … Continue reading

Next week…

…I’ll be giving over my blog to some experts, who actually know what they’re talking about. I’ve asked several sports journalists to gaze into their crystal balls, whatever shape they happen to be, and make bold predictions for the year ahead in their field. Tennis writer and broadcaster Chris Bowers will declare who he thinks will … Continue reading

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