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Robb Graham

Aston Villa fan, hospitality professional, and former media student, with a love of football and boxing. Views are my own, though often inspired by my customers. Or sometimes just repeated verbatim. But without the swear words!
Manchester United Mourinho

Jose Mourinho: Mountains, Molehills And Meltdowns

Is it a crisis? Is it a meltdown? Is it the end of Mourinho, the man, the myth, the Special One? Or is it just a shaky start? We’re days away from Guy Fawkes night and fireworks seem to be going off at Old Trafford already. There’s no denying it’s been a sticky start, but is it more than that? …

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Hodgson

England: Where Did It All Go Wrong This Time, Roy?

And so, as sure as night follows day, an FA inquest follows England’s early departure from a major tournament. England’s defeat at the hands of Iceland (yes, Iceland), is a low point in a series of lows. A top heavy FA will now decide where we go next. They may already have a man in mind but the customary inquest …

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Raheem Sterling

Analysis: What Are England’s Options If Hodgson Fails Again?

Fingers, toes and and all other traversable body parts will be well and truly crossed at the FA as England begin a third international tournament under Roy Hodgson. Not necessarily in the hope of victory but certainly in the hope that failure, for the first time, is avoided. What can be deemed success at a tournament where only eight of 24 teams will …

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: A general view outside the ground prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Hull City at Villa Park on August 31, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Aston Villa Takeover: Fans’ Expectations Need To Be Measured

For every Roman Abramovich, there’s a Venky’s. For every Sheikh Mansour, a Sacha Gaydamak. Aston Villa fans would do well to remember this as they rejoice the fact that Randy Lerner has finally sold the club to Chinese businessman Dr. Tony Xia. Not all that long ago fans were celebrating the end of the long reign of Doug Ellis. Villa …

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Why Are We Bothering To Demand An Apology From Tyson Fury?

You can be sure that, when Tyson Fury opens his considerable mouth, you are in store for either a rendition of Aerosmith’s ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’, or a verbal casserole of racist, sexist or homophobic bile. His latest hour long installment touched on anti-semitism, homophobia, race, and even bestiality. It’s all in a day’s work though for …

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