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Middlesbrough Reveal The Worst Home Kit In the Entire History Of Football

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: A Middlesbrough sign is seen outside the Riverside Stadium, home of Middlesbrough Football Club on March 4, 2011 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Now that Middlesbrough have finally ensured promotion to the Barclays Premier League, after having dropped from first place to fourth place in the previous season with two games remaining in the campaign and thus losing the subsequent playoff final to Norwich City, preparation has gotten underway in earnest for next season. Having finished second in this season’s Championship behind Burnley, …

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Burnley Clinch Promotion To The Premier League

PRESTON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 22: Andre Gray of Burnley celebrates with Matthew Lowton after the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Burnley at Deepdale on April 22, 2016 in Preston, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The first of three promotion places from the Championship to the Premier League has been decided as Burnley today became the 19th side to go straight back up having been relegated the previous season. The failure of rivals Middlesbrough and Brighton to win at the weekend meant that Sean Dyche’s side could achieve promotion with a win against Queens Park …

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London Irish Pin Hopes On Bedford Championship Win

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: London Irish leave the field after their defeat during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and London Irish at Kingston Park on April 17, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Three of the Championship’s play-off semi-finalists have passed the minimum standards criteria needed to gain access to the Aviva Premiership, but Bedford Blues did not even apply for an audit. It means that in the very likely event one of Bristol, Yorkshire Carnegie or Doncaster win the Championship title, Reading-based London Irish or Newcastle Falcons will be relegated to the …

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Dublin Hurling Star Forward Paul Ryan Emerges As A Doubt Ahead Of Championship Opener

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Dublin hurling manager Ger Cunningham will be sweating the fitness of star forward Paul Ryan in the run-up to the Championship opener against Wexford on May 21. The Ballyboden St Enda’s marksman was withdrawn just 15 minutes into the Southside club’s Championship clash with St Oliver Plunkett’s, due to a hamstring injury. The 2013 county champions ran out comfortable winners, on …

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Jonas Gutiérrez: A Modern Toon For Newcastle United

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Jonas Gutierrez of Newcastle United warms up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 28, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

In July 2008, Newcastle United signed Jonas Gutiérrez. The Argentine international would go on to play 187 times for the club. Despite relegation from the Premier League in 2009, Gutiérrez decided to remain on Tyneside and help in the quest for promotion. His dedication to the cause endeared him to the Toon army and cult status was assured. It was …

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Opinion: The Great Rugby Struggle Of Birmingham

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 31: The Aviva Premiership Trophy is displayed before the Aviva Premiership Final between Saracens and Northampton Saints at Twickenham Stadium on May 31, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Birmingham, England’s second city, is constantly growing and improving, and home to a world class test cricket ground and three top football clubs. However the city’s biggest rugby side Moseley are bottom of the Championship table and were relegated today. Back in the halcyon days of amateur rugby, Moseley was one of Britain’s great clubs. The club acquired freehold rights to its old …

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Confirmed: Aston Villa Relegated From The Premier League

during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 16, 2016 in Manchester, England.

It was virtually sealed last weekend, but now it is 100% official – Aston Villa will be playing in the Championship next season. Norwich City’s 3-0 defeat at home to Sunderland earlier today had at least left their fate in their hands for a few more hours, but a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford sealed Aston Villa’s …

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Kieran Kingston Cuts Five Senior Players From Cork Hurling Squad

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Cork hurling had a dream weekend, as they defeated Galway in the league promotion/relegation play-off in Salthill, ensuring that they will play in Division 1A for 2017. The Rebels lost all five games up to that point, including heavy defeats away to Tipperary and Dublin. Manager Kieran Kingston has wielded the axe this evening however, as the build-up to championship begins. …

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The Rise And Rise Of Kerry Hurling: John Egan Talks The Small Ball In The Kingdom

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Kerry comprehensively defeated Laois on Saturday afternoon to maintain their status in Division 1B of the National Hurling League, and now look to push on this summer in the Leinster championship. Limerick legend Ciarán Carey has taken over as manager, as the Kingdom surpassed everybody’s expectations by recording wins over Offaly and Laois (twice). They had too much class for …

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