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Win a great book by predicting the 3 English play-offs & a bit more

The competition is now closed but you can still order Richard’s book by following the link in this article. Two years ago, I met writer Richard Foster (virtually) who, at that time, was working on his definitive history of the English … Continue reading

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An afternoon in League Two

Made of Stone by the Stone Roses greeted my arrival at Cambridge United for the final day of the Football League season. The 26 year old song, older than many of the players on show, seemed vaguely appropriate given the state … Continue reading

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Why are the real ‘Moneyball’ pioneers all but forgotten? Part 2

In 1990, a young manager outlawed his team from shooting from distance, insisted that they got the ball into the box as often as possible and made set-pieces a frightening weapon. He, like many other early pioneers are being ignored … Continue reading

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Why are the real ‘Moneyball’ pioneers all but forgotten? Part 1

In 1990, a young manager outlawed his team from shooting from distance, insisted that they got the ball into the box as often as possible and made set-pieces a frightening weapon. He, like many other early pioneers are being ignored … Continue reading

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