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We’re going on a wild Guus Hiddink chase

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The news Guus Hiddink has resigned his post as manager of Anzhi Makhachkala is likely to have disappointed club presidents and chairmen across Europe, as the Dutchman suddenly becomes free after the top jobs have gone. Napoli, Real Madrid, PSG and even Chelsea may well have had a punt of the successful 66-year-old, who has [.

Five more managers shown the door in March as clubs look to beat the drop

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Panic has set in among many boardrooms over the past few weeks as chairmen roll the dice for the last time in the hope that a change in manager will be enough to turn fortunes around in the latter stages of the football season and in most cases, avoid relegation! March saw a total of [...]

English Premier League

Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 2-3 March

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1. Arsenal's daredevil game of sluggish defenders, pacy opponents and a very high line might have been a mistake. 2. Gareth Bale's in such good goalscoring form that he's even willing to help Arsenal find the net. 3. The chairmen of the rest of the Premier League's bottom six clubs are hastily arranged for their [.

Clubs hit panic button as eight Football League managers depart in February

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February may be the shortest month of the year but there was still more enough time for the Sack Race merry-go-round to gather pace. As the business end of the season draws closer, plenty of chairmen and owners were clearly getting twitchy during February, with a number of managers finding themselves out of work entering [.

PL Eye Financial Controls

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The 20 Premier League chairmen are meeting on Thursday with financial controls and their implementation top of the agenda.
The league's shareholders are getting together for one of their regular meetings and club finances are set to dominate proceedings.
UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules are on the horizon with European football's governing body wanting clubs to balance their books starting 2013-2014, and a number of Premier League teams want to introduce similar guidelines.

QPR Report: Barton's French Ban...Diakite Update...QPR CEO re Financial Fair Play Meet...Gerry Francis Vs Trevor Francis Flashback...

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ESPN - PL chiefs consider imposing Financial Fair Play

David Gill: 'A lot of clubs would be happy to have Financial Fair Play regulations as laid down by UEFA' © Getty Images

Premier League chairmen and chief executives are to hold talks over the financial future of the division at the quarterly shareholders' meeting on Thursday.

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ESPN - PL chiefs consider imposing Financial Fair Play

David Gill: 'A lot of clubs would be happy to have Financial Fair Play regulations as laid down by UEFA' © Getty Images

Premier League chairmen and chief executives are to hold talks over the financial future of the division at the quarterly shareholders' meeting on Thursday.

Modric’s Madrid move finally happens with Tottenham relenting over valuation

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One of the most protracted transfer sagas of the summer has come to an end, as Tottenham have announced that they have agreed to sell star playmaker Luka Modric to Real Madrid. After tense negotiations between the sides, Spurs have relented in their inflated asking price for the Croatia international, with a deal believed to be worth around £33 million settled upon.

The 200% Pre-Season Previews: The Championship

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With less than 48 hours to go, Rob Freeman interrupts the Premier League Previews to bring the first of three previews of the football league. In a break from tradition, the previews are mainly predictionless, considering that most clubs won't finalise their squads until the transfer window closes at the end of August.

Rangers banished to the dungeons of Scotland

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Some weeks back, I had written a post about how well I thought the management of my birthplace club Blackpool had handled the club's financial affairs despite some scathing criticisms from local supporters. On Friday last week, we saw the other end of the spectrum as iconic Scottish Old Firm club Rangers was demoted to the Scottish Division Three for next season as punishment for their shambolic financial state.

Glasgow Rangers To Play In Scottish Third Division Next Season

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Scottish Football League clubs did the right thing today and voted against Rangers entering the Scottish First Division next season.

At a meeting at Hampden Park, 25 out of 30 SFL chairmen dismissed a plan to accept Rangers in the Scottish game's second tier, placing them into Division Three where any new club in Scotland is supposed to be.

Premier League teams should shop Czech and Greek to get value for money

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Premier League chairmen should turn their back on overpaid English players and do their summer transfer business in Greece, Czech Republic and Denmark. That's the finding of an index looking at the value of players at Euro 2012. The Bwin Player Value Index compared the relative performance of nations competing at Euro 2012, factoring in [.

Should Glasgow Celtic Make The Prem Leap or Remain Relegated In Scotland?

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Jim Brogan for Celtic in the Old Firm circa the John Travolta years...

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Glasgow Rangers are in the news again due to their financial situation; they were rumored to go into administration or even liquidation. Because of this, the old question about Celtic playing in the Premier League has resurfaced.

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes to hit the pubs to listen to angry fans

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Premier League chairmen usually undermine their managers by entering the dressing rooms. QPR owner Tony Fernandes is opting for the pub instead. The Air Asia chief is hitting west London's finest boozers ahead of the Hoops' next home match against Everton. Fernandes will be acting as a sort of anti-Mark Hughes agony aunt for disgruntled [.

If McCarthy is sacked who will Wolves bring in?

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Rumours aplenty this Premiership weekend. One of them is that Mick McCarthy, the current Wolves manager, is set to be sacked if Wolves lose against Aston Villa on the weekend. This is despite utterances to the opposite from the Wolves chairman. Who ought to be believed? The rumour mongerers or the chairman of the club who will make such a decision?

The Premier League's All-time Best XI from the January Transfer Window

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By David Walker

The January transfer window is often a frenzied time with chairmen, managers and agents battling against the clock to secure new players. As a result, many players who move during this period often do so at over-inflated transfer fees and are hit-or-miss in terms of success.

That was the year that was – 2011 in review (part two)

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2011 has been quite a year for Nottingham Forest. During the past twelve months the club has had three managers, two chairmen, been on a push for promotion to the Premier League and fought an ongoing battle to avoid the drop into League One [...] Read the original post on eighteensixtyfive

Kop That: A Day In Tweets…

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What are the odds Rafael Benitez is the next Sunderland manager? Derek McGovern’s Bets of the Day

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What are the odds Rafael Benitez is the next Sunderland manager? Derek McGovern's Bets of the Day

Usually by this time of the year, you can bet that all the leaves have fallen along with at least one Premier League manager. But we are fast approaching December with the 20 managers who were at the helm on day one in August still in control.

PREMIER LEAGUE releases GUTLESS statement that fails to condemn Blatter...

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In the wake of malignant comments vomited out yesterday by herculean halfwit Sepp Blatter, the Premier League has (predictably) responded with a gutless, cowardly statement that disgracefully fails to directly reference or condemn Blatter's damaging, outdated views on racism in football.

Premier League set new record as no managers are axed in the autumn

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Premier League set new record as no managers are axed in the autumn

Premier League chairmen are not normally noted for their patience. But they stand to set an unlikely record by NOT sacking anyone until December at the earliest.

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Tottenham Hotspur

Real Madrid agree to $52 million transfer fee for Luka Modric

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Real Madrid have agreed to a transfer fee for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric reportedly for around $52 million or £33 million.

It's a move that should benefit both sides as Spurs get money to rebuild their squad and Real Madrid add depth with a highly regarded attacking midfielder.

Do New Signings Signal a Change in Policy at Spurs?

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Well no one expected this. Just when you think there's nothing left at Spurs to surprise, we begin pre-season training with signings in the bag and more to come. The man whose transfer window brinkmanship is both loathed and envied in equal measure by his fellow chairmen has bought Vertonghen and Sigurdsson, lined up Adebayor and above all enabled Bale to stay, at least for a while.

SFA

Rangers newco: Understanding "no"

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This post isn't aimed at any one club.

It's not aimed at any one director, chief executive or chairman.

It's written more in bemusement and sadness than in anger.

If there is an overarching theme it won't be a profound one. It will more likely be "what the hell is happening to our game.

Rangers newco: Looking for a revolution

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A drookit summer has seen Scottish football drowning in uncertainty and indecision.

We finally got a decision yesterday. The SPL chairmen voted against letting the Rangers newco into the top flight.

That was hardly surprising. Some of the chairmen - 10 said "no" - might have voted with a heavy heart and some might very well be daft.

Rangers: Newco or no go?

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A liquidated Rangers start life again as a newco. The Rangers Football Club.

Rangers are no more.

Not quite, of course. The football team - its home and its training facilities if not its players - has a new owner in a new corporate structure.

For now ownership lies with a consortium led by Charles Green.

Newcastle United

Sullivan Spills Beans On Demba Ba – Agent Got £2M From Newcastle

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One of the West Ham co-Chairmen David Sullivan, is revealing the real deal on Demba Ba. Demba Ba agent got £2M from Newcastle The former Birmingham City co-owner is being interviewed at West Ham, and he is revealing how they got Demba Ba and then how they  lost him in the summer to Newcastle United.

Bolton Move Forces Newcastle To Go Back In For Wilfried Zaha

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Bolton Wanderers  have entered the market for Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha. Wilfried Zaha Newcastle back in for youngster Newcastle had held talks with the Crystal Palace Chairmen Martin Long and Steve Parish earlier in the week,  after Palace were eliminated from the Carling Cup by Cardiff City.

Huddersfield Town’s Rolling Revue: 43 Games Unbeaten And Counting

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By Greg Evans

You could've had staked your life savings on Brian Clough being absolutely fuming with the Notts County defence come 5 o'clock last Saturday evening, were Old Big 'Ead still with us of course.

The Magpies travelled up to Yorkshire that morning knowing they had the opportunity to well and truly piss on Huddersfield's bonfire a club on the brink of breaking a very prestigious English Football League record.

Liverpool

Wally meets…Mike Walters chats to one of football’s most infamous chairmen Peter Ridsdale

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Wally meets...Mike Walters chats to one of football's most infamous chairmen Peter Ridsdale

Happy New Year to all troubleshooters, Red Adairs, flying doctors – and Peter Ridsdale. Come on, give the man a break. Preston's new chairman has acquired a reputation for leaving behind another fine mess at every club he has run.

FA Cup magic alive and well on the Fylde coast

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FA Cup magic alive and well on the Fylde coast

Don't tell the people of the Fylde coast that the FA Cup has lost its magic. It will be Fleetwood ­versus Blackpool in the third round and in the few days since our local rivals beat Yeovil in their replay the place has gone ­absolutely mad.

Why canny Newcastle are changing the way Prem clubs do business by proving you can have success on the cheap

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Why canny Newcastle are changing the way Prem clubs do business by proving you can have success on the cheap

I never once imagined that Newcastle United would get to mid-November unbeaten, and heading for their biggest test yet at Manchester City. And I never once thought I'd say this, but chairmen around the country must be looking at Mike Ashley's Newcastle and thinking, ‘That is the way to do it'.

Lawro on Fergie: Why we will never get a manager of his kind again

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Lawro on Fergie: Why we will never get a manager of his kind again

Sir Alex Ferguson is a one-off and we will never get a manager of his kind again. Ferguson has built six different and successful Manchester United teams. He has dealt with Chelsea and their finances, Arsenal's threat and now Manchester City.

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What An Incredible Fluke X!

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David Moyes: "It was a better situation 10 years ago. Back then, I looked abroad at the way agents had control of the players, and in some cases the clubs, and you thought that couldn't happen in Britain. You thought the chairmen of clubs wouldn't be daft enough for agents to be doing the deals, or telling them what deals they should be doing.

Kroenke Must Go For the Sake of Arsenal

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In May of 2011, a sort of palace coup was engineered at the Emirates with the two remaining substantial shareholdings of Danny Fiszman and Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith going to Stan Kroenke and in effect Kroenke was anointed the new "emperor" of Arsenal Football Club. Except the Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov refused to play ball and increased his holding in the club too!

QPR Report Friday: Next: Manchester United...Long-Time QPR Club Secretary Ron Phillips Remembers Stan Bowles

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We will never see another Sir Alex

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Praise continues to come in for Sir Alex Ferguson, and Mark Lawrenson writes of why we will never get a manager of his kind again.

Sir Alex Ferguson is a one-off and we will never get a manager of his kind again.

Ferguson has built six different and successful Manchester United teams.