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Nile Ranger’s Left In The Last Chance Saloon

BY his own notorious standards, failing to turn up to training is hardly a serious offence for Swindon striker Nile Ranger. For a guy with more court …

I’ve been silenced and that’s no joke!

I have enjoyed the most incredible learning experience this week. It has been a genuinely significant and challenging time. And a hugely rewarding challenge …

New managers must take on the board

WHEN I spoke to my old player Shaun Derry before he took the Notts County job, I gave him two pieces of advice. One: make sure you go into the job with your …

One bad move cost Connor Wickham dear

THIS is it for Connor Wickham. Time to deliver. Which is a ridiculous thing to say when you’re talking about a 20-year-old kid. But such are perceptions in …

Experts give tips on how to reach the top

The League Managers’ Association hosted their fifth annual conference in London last week. The BBC’s Manish Bhasin and former England cricketer Jeremy …

Burnley strike force are a delight for Dyche

HATS off to Sean Dyche – I didn’t think his Burnley side would be good enough to beat QPR last weekend. In the event, they were far better than I ever …

Why Lee Tomlin is losing more than his temper

DURING the summer, I asked Paul Fairclough, the former Barnet manager, to name the most difficult player he’d ever worked with. “Nicky Bailey,” he said. …

Come on Rangers, turn on the style too

IT’S often said that a club is too good to go down. QPR, on the other hand, are too good to stay down. Man for man, Rangers have the best squad I’ve seen …

The best bosses know a united team is crucial

We will only fight for the title at the end of the season if every player accepts my decisions, otherwise we will have problems.’ Those were the words that I …

You need luck to survive in the sack race

WELL, the sacking season is well and truly upon us now. After David Weir at Sheffield United, this week has seen my old assistant Kevin Blackwell sacked by …

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