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About AA_Richards

Football writer & all-round pen for hire. Can tiki-taka or counter-attack at pace. Differentiates Athletic from Atletico. Follow me on twitter:

A couple of links to articles elsewhere

Just a couple of recent articles that have appeared elsewhere in recent days as (unfortunately) I haven’t posted on here in a while. Backpage Football The changing face of Frank Lampard Swansea and Laudrup hoping for the best of de Guzman Total … Continue reading

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EURO 2012 Preview: Tough decisions for the managers of Germany, Holland & Italy.

Whilst England boss Roy Hodgson has come under scrutiny over his 23-man squad for Euro 2012 from just about everyone in the world of football, as well as those capable of summing up their feelings in 140 characters on Twitter, … Continue reading

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Dimitar Berbatov and Manchester United to part ways this summer


Dimitar Berbatov has become a bit-part player at Old Trafford and is now free to leave

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The antics of Roger Johnson further add to Wolves supporters woes

After the humiliation suffered by Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 5-0 decimation by Fulham on Sunday, you could be forgiven for thinking that members of the sides defence would be keeping a low profile. As Pavel Pogrebnyak helped himself to a … Continue reading

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Andre Villas-Boas a victim of his own revolution

So after 267 days in charge of Chelsea football club, Andre Villas-Boas has become the sixth manager to fall victim to the trigger happy ways of the clubs owner Roman Abramovich. The most sought-after manager on the planet last summer … Continue reading

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Time’s Up: Robin van Persie must leave Arsenal

The scale of the defeat suffered by Arsenal in the San-Siro was hard to take for their supporters. Those who have seen Arsene Wenger’s side grow over the last 15 years from a physically strong, tough, uncompromising side, into one … Continue reading

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Tactical Review: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-5 West Bromwich Albion – Mick McCarthy’s last stand

A Black Country derby which would have seen Wolverhampton Wanderers go three points clear of the relegation zone, and to within two points of bitter rivals West Bromwich Albion. Instead the 5-1 destruction saw Wanderers plunged into the bottom three, … Continue reading

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Diego Simeone: Atletico Madrid’s hero, who no matter what, will always be respected

When a hero returns to the scene of former glories, it can often be questioned whether or not it’s a smart move. You see, the hero is remembered for any number of reasons to any number of people. But all … Continue reading

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Martin O’Neill needs to tinker at Sunderland, but maybe not wholesale changes

Martin O’Neill sat himself in the stands at Molineux to see his new Sunderland charges take on Wolverhampton Wanderers. The former Aston Villa manager will have quickly come to realise that there are changes he needs to make at the … Continue reading

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French Revolution set to entice Beckham – But will he fit at PSG or be mere window dressing?

Former England skipper David Beckham is looking increasingly likely to leave LA Galaxy when his contract with the MLS club expires at the end of December, with the megabucks on offer at the Qatari-owned, French capital club, Paris Saint-Germain, his … Continue reading

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