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England’s Greatest Manager: The Jimmy Hogan Story

“We played football as Jimmy Hogan taught us. When our football history is told, his name should be written in gold letters.”   Gustav Sebes, Hungary coach 1949-57  Hungary 6 – England 3. We’ve all heard the story of the Mighty Magyars going to London in 1953 and defeating England at Wembley. We’ve all heard of how Puskás, Bozsik and Higegkuti …

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10 Times Roy Keane Broke The Internet

Roy Keane has today relinquished his post as assistant manager of Aston Villa and with the onslaught of media coverage which will inevitably surround the former Manchester United player we’ve decided to look chronologically at 10 times in the past where Roy Keane has ‘broke the internet’. 10. Keane hits out at Manchester United fans Following a Champions League clash against …

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Pundit Arena Reacts To Media’s Reaction To Twitter’s Reaction To Roy Keane’s Departure From Aston Villa

In an unpredictable day in the world of British and Irish football, the media have, unsurprisingly, reacted in a predictable manner. Roy Keane’s departure from the Aston Villa set up was an unexpected development on this regular Friday morning. The Ireland assistant manager has decided to concentrate on his role with the national side rather than aid Paul Lambert’s sinking ship at …

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Roy Keane Quits Aston Villa But Why Do We Care?

Roy Keane has released a statement announcing his resignation from Aston Villa with immediate effect . Keane said he found balancing his two roles too hard. Why do we care so much? A couple of days shy of his four month anniversary Roy Keane has called time on his stint with Aston Villa. Working under Paul Lambert, the management duo have racked …

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Roy Keane: ‘It Isn’t Fair To Either Villa Or Ireland’

Breaking news has been filtering through of Roy Keane’s departure from Aston Villa as assistant manager and quoted on Irishtimes.com Keane explains how the two roles were becoming too much of a strain. “Ultimately, my roles with Villa and Ireland and combining my commitment to these have become too much,” “I’d like to thank Paul for giving me a great opportunity to …

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Breaking: Roy Keane Leaves Aston Villa

Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane has left his post with ‘immediate effect’ the club have announced on Twitter. Roy Keane has relinquished his role as #AVFC assistant manager with immediate effect. Full details to follow on our website. — Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) November 28, 2014 Keane, who is also Martin O’Neill’s assistant with the Republic of Ireland leaves the …

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10 Potential Bargains In The January Transfer Window

The January transfer window is fast approaching and there has been plenty of talk about the future of certain players in the Premier League, such as the likes of Steven Gerrard, Michael Carrick, Anderson, John Terry, Fabian Delph and Winston Reid who have all entered the final year of their contracts. There are also some players further abroad that have …

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Premier League Heroes: Sunderland Legend Kevin Phillips

This week’s Premier League hero is Sunderland legend Kevin Phillips. A striker renowned for being a key player in the promotion and relegation battles that his clubs were involved in. Phillips experienced being promoted to the Premier League a whopping five times but also is no stranger to being relegated from the top flight (three times). The striker wrote his name into the …

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Malcolm Allison And The Revolution Of English Football

Malcolm Allison revolutionised football in the way he approached new training methods, not only in his playing days but also as a manager, Conor Heffernan takes a look back at the changes Allison made to the game. Playboy, character or revolutionary? Rarely are such terms used to describe the same person but that is what made Malcolm Alexander Allison such an …

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KFA Cup Final Review: Seongnam Vs FC Seoul

Here is our match report from the KFA Cup final between Seongnam and FC Seoul, brought to you by Jack and Pete of @kleaguereport. A trio of Englishmen formed a @kleaguereport last weekend. Our aim: two matches, sandwiched by two nights sampling Seoul’s nightlife. The crescendo being the FA Cup final on Sunday. A staple of our football-themed reporting weekends has …

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Liverpool Striker: ‘We’re Focusing On Our Performance’

Liverpool face Ludogorets tonight in a crucial clash, knowing that anything other than a win could spell the likelihood of the Reds being knocked out at the group stages of the Champions League. Manager Brendan Rodgers and striker Rickie Lambert gave their views to the press ahead of the game: Please enable Javascript to watch this video Benfica TV by FuboTV …

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Ludogorets Vs Liverpool: 4 Talking Points

Liverpool travel to Bulgaria tonight to face Ludogorets in a crucial Champions League clash. Rob Lyons looks at four talking points ahead of tonight’s match-up. Kick-off is at 7:45pm. 1. A Liverpool loss will likely end progression from Group B It’s no secret Liverpool have been misfiring domestically and in Europe so far this season. Ludogorets is a match the Reds will be expected …

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Hope Remains Despite Doom And Gloom At Liverpool

Mikey Brown argues that despite Liverpool’s clear struggles at the moment, there is light at the end of the tunnel for Brendan Rodgers and his Anfield outfit.  It was a fine April day seven months ago when the entire red half of Liverpool were left dreaming and believing that a 19th title was possible having beaten Manchester City 3-2 at …

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Premier League Heroes: Paolo Di Canio

This week Sarah Fitzpatrick looks back on the career of controversial Italian forward Paolo di Canio. Paolo Di Canio was one of those players who seemed to always be mentioned in the headlines after football games and it could either be for his crazy antics or for moments of complete genius. From pushing over a referee to stopping play due …

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Serie A: 5 Talking Points From Week Twelve

After a busy week 12 in the Serie A, Ciarán Murphy looks at five talking points from the action in Italy’s top flight. 1. All square in the battle of Milan The big talking point this week in Serie A was the Milan derby. It was a tense affair at the San Siro with very little class on show, except …

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A-League Roundup Week 7 – The Top Four Roll On

Regular A-League analyst Gavin Bergin is here with the roundup of all the A-League action from week 7. Last week’s column detailed the supposed re-birth of Brisbane Roar, which in hindsight was just a bit premature. Less than a week later, Roar’s hierarchy took the decision to sack last season’s double-winning coach Mike Mulvey. People in charge at the club stated that …

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Premier League’s Top Dogs & Bottomed Out Duds

Andrew O’Reilly looks at the positive and the negative performances of last weekend’s Premier League action. Top Dogs Crystal Palace Having conceded in the first minute many could have wilted and let Liverpool return to last season’s blitzkrieg side but Palace came back into the game and fully deserved the three points from a ‘Neil Warnock performance’ as he himself heralded it. …

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Arsenal: What Will It Take For Wenger To Quit?

Arsene Wenger endured years of criticism before Arsenal’s FA cup triumph in 2014 and after proclaiming that “fourth place is a trophy”, just what will it take for the Frenchman to end his spell in charge of a club in turmoil? The banners at the Emirates Stadium read, “Enough is enough, Wenger out”, after an excruciating 2-1 defeat to Manchester …

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