4 Times a Bluebird

Posted by on Jul 4, 2009 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Cardiff City may have paid a very large four million pound fee to at long last secure Michael Chopra permanently but his excellent record in the Welsh capital means that this is likely to be a no brainer of a deal. Perhaps more than any other player in recent seasons, Chopra epitomizes the large roster of stars who are electric at the lower level, but flounder at the higher. If …

5 reasons why Di Matteo has got the Baggies boinging again by Will Mann

Posted by on Jul 3, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

None of us saw it coming. Roberto Di Matteo had barely been mentioned in the press or even on fan forums as a possible candidate for the West Bromwich Albion manager — sorry, head coach — vacancy. But after his appointment, the initial shock and reservations have quickly subsided, and a warm feeling of optimism and cautious excitement has begun to build around B71. Here’s why:

  1. Charisma. Albion chairman

Primrose Nation

Posted by on Jul 1, 2009 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Are Newcastle United going to provide Barnum and Bailey style entertainment this coming season? Several indicators would appear to point to this. No manager yet and precious little news: the fog on the Tyne is a full blown pea souper at the moment. Opposing fans will be hoping that Fabricio Coloccini stays, but amid the uncertainty, the club have come up with a great way of keeping us all entertained …

Boogie Nights

Posted by on Jul 1, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Paul Anderson opting for Nottingham Forest for a season long loan from Liverpool last summer, having turned down the Swansea City side that he had represented during their promotion year the previous season was a surprise. Perhaps he was influenced by the Bright Lights-Big City feelings once exhibited by Brian Roy? The winger has now followed this up by opting for the same choice this year. All this …

Farewell Kevin Doyle

Posted by on Jul 1, 2009 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Christian Benitez signs for Birmingham City in a rumoured nine million pound deal and yet Kevin Doyle is, as speculated previously by Lloyd on these pages, snapped up by Wolves for 6.5 million? A proven striker with 55 goals for Reading, 20 of which have been at Premier League level, Doyle is one of those players to whom the over-used label “class” applies. When asked to define just how …

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