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Were Aston Villa right to release Marc Albrighton?

may only have been 24 but Villa’s decision to release Marc Albrighton brought down the curtain on a 16-year playing career at the club.<br /><br />Plucked from his junior team in Tamworth, Albrighton was first on the books as an eight-year-old and hadn’t looked back until last week.<br /><br />A ser ...



Aston Villa: How will the fans remember the Randy Lerner years?

s official – Aston Villa are up for sale. The rumour mill had gone into overdrive in Birmingham as fans tried to piece together the jigsaw of what the future held for their club.</p> <p>It was perhaps the worst kept secret that chairman Randy Lerner was looking to cuts his losses – some reported £10 ...



Dyche and Ings give Burnley fans reasons for optimism

big question for Burnley fans this season is, how can the club overcome the handicap of having the smallest budget in the Premier League? In 2009/10 the Clarets put up a fine showing but still finished 18th and relegated. Will it be different this year?</p> <p>The Turf Moor fans do have reason to b ...



4631: Histon FC: Not Bad for a Village team

an style="line-height: 1.428571429;">With money increasingly becoming the over-riding concern in football, fans only seem interested in getting a rich owner capable of spending his way to fulfilling their dreams. Even when this money is burdening the club with debt they will never be able to service ...



4630: Could Giuseppe Rossi be the pivot?

an style="line-height: 1.428571429;">Of the ‘big four’ clubs it is clear which one has the money and the nerve to actually spend it in the early part of the window. But their moves have left Manchester United financially stretched and although they would like to move for a top European striker like ...



4610: West Bromwich Albion Season Re

Make no bones about it, 2006/07 was a very unsatisfactory campaign for West Bromwich Albion. Failure to win immediate promotion means that the Baggies are gong to lose a lot of quality players, although some of them didn’t perform to their potential this season anyway.By common consent Albion ...



4629: Serie A: Torn Between Two Club

It was the perfect crime, done in the middle of the night by those least suspected.For weeks, David Suazo looked set to join Inter. He had already agreed personal terms and a fee had been agreed in principle between the two clubs. All that remained was for some loose ends needed to be settl ...



4618: Scarborough FC: Steve Bull, Th

This week brought the sad news that Scarborough FC have gone out of business and yet just 20 years ago their fans were eagerly anticipating a first campaign in the Football League. The Seadogs were the first side promoted from the Conference and what a baptism is proved to be for the town.Sca ...



4628: He Should Do Well: Yuri Berchi

It has been a dismal season for Basque clubs. For the first time in over fifty years, Real Sociedad have to plan for life outside the Primera Liga whilst rivals Atletico Bilbao avoided a similar fate by just one point.For two of the proudest clubs in Europe it is a galling situation, one tha ...



4614: He Should Do Well: Yassin Mout

Yassin Moutaouakil is the perfect antidote to those who complain about clubs’ apparent lack of willingness in signing young English players.For a club like Charlton, just relegated from the Premiership, to sign a comparative local player would be virtually impossible. The captain of the nati ...



4627: Frank Rijkaard’s Jigsaw Puzzle

The capture of Thierry Henry has been a matter for great rejoicing among the fans of Barcelona FC but while they can dream about the galaxy of attacking talent at the club, it’s Frank Rijkaard who has to work out how to fit the pieces together.Barca were hardly short of goal power before Henr ...



4625: Manchester City – Are good tim

Are the good times set to return to Manchester City? It’s been more than 30 years since City won a major trophy but that could all change under the guidance of former Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The City board has accepted Mr Shinawatra’s £81.6 million takeover of the club and they a ...



4626: Manchester City; Sven and the

<em>“I am not in favour of Sven and think we can do better. I certainly prefer him to Mark Hughes though if that is the choice! Ramos would be better, but my number one from those on offer would be Co Adriaanse. He could be installed quickly and cleanly and his sides play good football. He also has ...



4621: Arsenal: Wenger was right to a

On Friday night Spanish media reported the news that Arsenal fans had been dreading for weeks, Thierry Henry has signed for Barcelona. The enigmatic Frenchman’s eight-year spell at Arsenal had come to an end but, following rumours of unrest, his decision to quit the Emirates came as no surprise to m ...



4624: Copa America 2007 Preview – Gr

ARGENTINA<br />PARAGUAY<br />COLOMBIA<br />USAArgentina travel to Venezuela as favourites for the Copa America, based largely on the fact that while Brazil are missing key players, the Argentinean coach Alfio Basile has selected a strong looking squad. There is a wealth of experience through ...



4623: Copa America 2007 Preview – Gr

BRAZIL <br />MEXICO<br />CHILE<br />ECUADORBrazil is, naturally enough, the favourite to win Group B. It does look to be the toughest of the three groups though and with Brazil travelling to Venezuela without several of their star turns – most notably Kaka and Ronaldinho – they will need to ...



4622: Copa America 2007 Preview – Gr

With Henry gone the talk has now turned to who can fill his boots? Nicolas Anelka, Michael Owen and Carlos Tevez have been linked with a move to North London in the past few days but Tony Attwood believes that Henry’s successor may already be at the club.<em>“Our forward line now is Adebayor, ...



4617: He Should Do Well: Massimo Don

Massimo Donati is a strange choice for Celtic. Occasionally brilliant, often inconsistent is the best description of a player who promised to deliver so much but never really fulfilled expectations.In retrospect, that might be a bit too harsh on him. Yet there will always be a feeling of un ...



4620: Four Reasons Why Arsenal Can S

Now that Thierry Henry has left for Barcelona there are those who say that Arsenal will go into certain decline. That view fails to understand how a football team operates and assumes Arsene Wenger has been standing still hoping Henry would stay, which he hasn’t. There are reasons for optimism at th ...



4619: Fulham: Summer 2007 Transfer O

Those around him were posturing in that way that teenagers do, hurling abuse and provocation while glancing to ensure the police were close by. Not the ‘Northern Soul Nutter’ though, who tore at the fence with the mournful air of a man who realises that he should have packed a hacksaw for the day.<b ...



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