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So petty, to monkey about with a joke

YOU know that scene from Invasion of the Body Snatchers when Donald Sutherland suddenly realises everyone in San Francisco is an alien? That’s a bit how I …

MK Dons boss lacks style

Karl Robinson let himself down on Tuesday night after my Stevenage side played well to beat his MK Dons team 2-1 in the JPT. He described his team’s …

Weir needed a Messi at Sheffield United – or more time!

BACK in May, David Weir sent his CV to Bill Kenwright, the Everton chairman, asking to be considered as a replacement for David Moyes. Kenwright was …

Have some Hart and give Joe a break

I found the clamour to annhilate Joe Hart this week quite astonishing. What on earth is wrong with us? Joe is a young, learning goalkeeper with great talent. …

Nugent’s a nugget in front of goal

IT’S great to see David Nugent banging them in for Leicester. OK, so a lot of his goals have been penalties, but I still like to see a class act playing with …

Sad and shameful sacking of Clough

THERE’S a tired old cliché in football, one trotted out by inane talkshow callers and eagerly peddled by chairmen to justify casting honest men out of work. …

Paolo’s ban on ketchup was too saucy

I HATE to see a manager sacked but I wasn’t surprised to see Paolo Di Canio leave Sunderland. Everywhere I’ve been, I’ve always felt the key to success …

Feeder clubs? Try a taste of Italy

SIENA is a beautiful town. Terracotta tiles, winding cobbled streets and a big church tower with spectacular views across the Tuscan countryside. It would, I …

Let’s take the pain out of blood injury

ONE of the most frustrating things in football is the way in which we handle blood injuries. The circumstances of the blood injury are irrelevant. I do not …

Hearn keeps nerve and Orient prosper

DOWN at Leyton Orient, Russell Slade is going through the kind of period every manager dreams of – a genuine once in a lifetime purple patch. Win, after win, …

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