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What is Going on at Everton?

After just six months in charge, and having won only one Premier League game since September, Everton sacked manager Rafael Benitez after a 2-1 defeat to relegation-threatened Norwich in mid-January. Having since lost 1-0 to Aston Villa at home, the Toffees themselves now sit 16th in the table, only three points above the relegation places. […]

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Football’s finances in the Covid era: a worrying case study

No club’s finances have had a particularly healthy year, but some are certainly sicker than others. In the lower reaches of the pyramid, clubs are reliant on bums on seats: matchday revenues remain the lifeblood of much of the Football League and beyond. In the sunlit Barclays-sponsored uplands, however, the trend has been markedly different. […]

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Best and worst football stadiums

With the proliferation of standardised sterilised stadia, which ones are the best, and which ones are the worst? Best Everton – Goodison Park Oh I do love pillars me, and there’s genuinely something quite brilliant about knowing that there is a chance of only seeing 30% of the pitch. It remains one of the best […]

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Off The Ball Sport

Gareth Barry joins exclusive Premier League 600 club

Gareth Barry recently played his 600th Premier League game, joining an exclusive club of just Ryan Giggs and Frank Lampard – I secretly hope that they all get matching tattoos to commemorate it and have their own WhatsApp group where they bitch about those players stuck just shy of the landmark (that’s right, we’re looking […]