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Archive for December 2006

…on the disappointing departure of Alan Pardew

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Alan Pardew

It ended how it begun, in a bit of a mess.

It’s a shame. It’s a real shame. Whether rumours of taking the foot off the pedal or outside indiscretions are to be believed or not, it still seems dreadfully short-sighted to wave goodbye to the manager who took West Ham to two playoff finals in difficult circumstances and then to a mid-table Premier League finish and the FA Cup final when nobody said it was possible. Read the rest of this entry »


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December 11, 2006 at 11:44 pm

…on Stuart Pearce not cashing in on Sylvain Distin

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Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce

Stuart Pearce in his usual pose.

Stuart Pearce is a lot of things but he isn’t stupid. He’s willing to risk losing Sylvain Distin on a free transfer this summer to keep him for the rest of the season. In the age of transfer windows, Bosmans and desperate short-termism, I will never understand the reasoning behind selling a good player and replacing him with a bad one because of saleability. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

December 4, 2006 at 12:25 pm

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