Hodgson unsurprisingly out – Kenny Dalglish in

January 8th, 2011 | By: Rob | 8 Comments

dirk-kennyRoy Hodgson has finally ended his bad half-season in charge of Liverpool leaving the club “By mutual consent”. He’s been replaced by Kenny Dalglish, the former Liverpool player and manager, who was trying to get himself into the frame for the job in the summer.

Roy has had a torrid time of it at Liverpool – partly self inflicted, partly doomed from the very start. He was of course appointed in the dying days of the Tom Hicks and George Gillett owndership, which allowed him little money to rebuild from the start, but the signings he did made were shakey, or in the case of Raul Merelies played hopelessly out of position.

Liverpool’s support is so passionate, perhaps more overtly so than any other side in the league* and Hodgson’s calmer more tactical way of addressing the media and fans and habit of never upsetting anyone meant he never could feel the supporters embrace.
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January 2nd, 2011

Ronaldinho to…Blackburn. Of Course!

By: Rob | Comments 16 Comments

FRANCE ALGERIA BRAZIL SOCCERRonaldinho-Brasil.jpgRonaldinho’s brother and agent has confirmed that the Brazilian former-genius is in talks with Blackburn (and another, unnamed Premier League club) about a move away from Milan. Apparently Blackburn, who made everyone sit up and take notice when they sacked Sam Allardyce for absolutely [...]


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December 13th, 2010

Allardyce axed as Blackburn’s owners state ambition

By: Rob | Comments 7 Comments

sam_allardyce_1209608cCurious. Sam Allardyce has been sacked as manager of Blackburn Rovers, with the owners citing “Ambition” as the reason they want a new manager. This obviously bears some similarties to Chris Hughton being axed last week, both clubs who had varying degrees of success in the 90s, but [...]


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December 12th, 2010

Carlos Tevez and the battle for Man City’s Soul

By: Rob | Comments 6 Comments

So Manchester City have confirmed not only that Carlos Tevez has requested a transfer, but also that that request has been turned down. Tevez is reportedly homesick, missing his two daughters in Argentina, highlighting that City can throw as much money as they like at the players, they can’t keep them happy with just that. [...]


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December 6th, 2010

Trigger Happy Newcastle sack Chris Hughton

By: Rob | Comments 13 Comments

Chris+HughtonNewcastle owner Mike Ashley has sensationally sacked Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton, deciding that the club needs “more experience” to move forward. Another astonshingly bad PR move from Ashley, just as everyone was beginning to forget about him. Two years ago, in a previous spell as Caretaker [...]


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December 1st, 2010

A Carling Cup Win or Staying in the Prem?

By: Rob | Comments 7 Comments

There is a really interesting article in today’s Daily Mirror (usually the home of random transfer speculation, but occasional good opinion writing) from a West Ham fan, stating he’d rather win the Carling Cup and go down, than stay up and lose a semi-final. The Hammers beat Man United, 4-0 last night, and despite being [...]


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November 29th, 2010

Roundup: Chelsea cool off, Arsenal hold on, and Berba hits five

By: Rob | Comments 6 Comments

Another great weekend of football has been and gone, the first weekend in Premier League history* that all 20 teams have played, and all 20 have scored. A mixed bag at the top of the league. Dimitar Berbatov – once compared on this blog to Juan Sebastian Veron - scored five goals in a season, [...]


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November 20th, 2010

Spurs shock Arsenal as comeback ends Away run

By: Rob | Comments 9 Comments


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Uploaded by arsenalist. I sort of had a feeling yesterday, when writing my preview, that with all the talk about Spurs awful record away at Big Four teams that they would end it. Its often the case that when everyone is talking about it, that is all the inspiration you need. But at half [...]


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November 19th, 2010

I’m Back, So to the Weekend’s Action!

By: Rob | Comments 6 Comments

6-wenger-reknapp_460557sI realise I’ve been a bit AWOL here at the Premier League offside, and i can only apologise and hope it never happens again, and that i’ll be even better than before. I did say hope, not promise. A good weekend of Premier League action ahead, but [...]


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November 3rd, 2010

Spurs overwhelm Inter, as Bale shines yet again

By: Rob | Comments 8 Comments

Two years ago – two years ago and a bit actually – Harry Redknapp became Spurs manager. were looking awful, struggling in the table, generally looking lacklustre. Its pretty unbelievable that just two years later, they have not only beaten the European Champions, but overwhelmed them. The best player in the park, as he [...]


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Wolves getting the promotion push back on track

After a difficult spell when they got only 6 points from 7 games and lost their top of the table spot, Wolves have now steadied the ship and secured their second successive win by beating Bristol City at Molineux on Saturday afternoon. It was, by and large, a comfortable home ...

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What does 2014 hold in store for Wolves?

Wolves go into the new year in 3rd place in League One which gives them every chance of securing the promotion they want and need to secure in May. But a month ago they were 9 points clear of third place so everyone is hoping that a stuttering December is ...

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Wolves held by Brentford

Wolves and Brentford came into this game as two of the hottest teams in League One and both scoring enough goals to be on good runs of winning form. But they were not able to produce a goal between them at Molineux on Saturday, although it wasn't for the want ...

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Its a cup replay for Wolves

Wolves and Oldham will need a replay to decide who goes through to the 2nd round of the FA Cup after a draw in terrible conditions at Boundary Park. There were concerns as to whether we would see any football today as we drove along a white over M60 on ...

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Wolves keep up march towards the top

Wolves secured another three points at home to Stevenage that was mostly comfortable, but they made hard work of getting the second goal to put the game to bed and the visitors had their chances to nick a point as a result. But with Orient winning at Peterborough it means ...

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Doyle turns it around for Wolves

Wolves gained an excellent away win at Bradford to maintain their bid for a first season promotion from League One and now stand in second place, three points behind leaders Orient, and with a game in hand. It was a hard earned success against a team that look plenty good ...

Oct 26, 2013 | Read this article...
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Wolves facing Oldham on Tuesday

After Saturday's draw with Coventry, Wolves will be looking to get back to winning ways when Oldham come to Molineux on Tuesday evening. And they need a win to keep pace with Orient and Peterborough who are setting a scorching pace at the head of League One and Wolves will ...

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Wolves thwarted by Sky Blues

Coventry grabbed a late equaliser to deny Wolves victory at Molineux on Saturday afternoon in a game where a draw was probably a fair result. It was a fairly entertaining game played in front of the biggest crowd of the season in League One and Wolves will be disappointed that ...

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Comprehensive away win keeps Wolves on track

Wolves secured a comfortable away win at Colchester with strike duo Leigh Griffiths and Kevin Doyle both on the mark as Wolves kept on track for one of the automatic promotion positions that they crave. Peterborough won again to keep second place ahead of Wolves but Orient lost which ...

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Wolves now face trip to Colchester

Wolves travel to Colchester on Saturday looking to maintain their push towards the automatic promotion positions in League One. Its the tenth league game of the season and with only one defeat so far its all looking promising in terms of the target of a fast return to the ...

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