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Serious logistical planning and considerable expenditure of money
Serious logistical planning and considerable expenditure of money

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Once upon a time not so long ago, a father took his son down to the Geissbockheim, literally translated as the Billy Goats’ home. It’s the training ground of 1. FC Köln, the Billy Goats who at this particular moment were in the German second division. The…
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Hello all, The weekend’s football action was capped off in style on Sunday with Liverpool‘s scintillating 4-3 win over Man City. Sadly, I backed City to continue their impressive performances in the Prem at Anfield, but full credit to Liverpool who…
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The story, by now, is part of Old Trafford folklore. It was winter 1992 and Alex Ferguson, six years into his post at Manchester United and with a mere FA Cup and League Cup to show for it, was shooting the breeze with his chairman, Martin Edwards. United…
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Liverpool are latest in a long line of Premier League clubs who are stepping up to try to end Man City‘s unbeaten League record this season. But the Reds have an unbeaten record of their own to defend, 16 and counting, so won’t be concentrating purely on…
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Hello all, The Premier League is back this weekend which would usually fill me with delight after an average weekend of FA Cup betting – but then I took a look at the fixtures. It’s another one of those weekends in the Prem where you could pretty much…
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In part one of the League Two ‘sugar daddy’ experiment, Coventry City and Colchester United had made the most progress since being handed a bumper cash injection at the start of the 2017-18 season on FM18. Those two clubs were living the high life in the…
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The current incarnation of Manchester City – the freewheeling global powerhouse managed by Pep Guardiola, handing out thrashings to lesser sides like they’re going out of fashion – bears little resemblance to what went before. The club was utterly…
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It’s been a great start to the year already with 16/1 and 15/2 winners, and I’m looking to the League Cup semi-final for some more cash boosts. Arsenal are going to be like a wounded animal when they head to Chelsea on Wednesday night after being dumped…
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The financial disparity in English football is enormous. Billions of pounds are sloshing around in the Premier League thanks to record-breaking TV revenue deals, incredibly wealthy owners throwing their weight around and money raised commercially by loyal…
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Hello all, What an exciting FA Cup weekend we had with plenty of goals, shocks and a 16/1 winner! Before Friday night’s Merseyside derby Virgil van Dijk was the main talking point, and despite the most expensive defender in history being handed a baptism…
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