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Russian Roulette: Rubin Kazan move is a gamble for QPR target Yann M’Vila, Football

Russian Roulette: Rubin Kazan move is a gamble for QPR target Yann M’Vila

French and English football will be robbed of a great talent if he does move to Rubin Kazan.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 22 January 2013 at 3:54 pm

iBet: There will be goals for revived Chelsea, Football

iBet: There will be goals for revived Chelsea

Premier League
Chelsea V QPR, kick off 7.45pm
Back Frank Lampard to score at any time at 15/8 with Coral
Lay Newcastle at 2.3/1 with Betfair
The reverse fixture was a 0-0 draw but Chelsea’s comeback victory at Goodison on Sunday was proof that the spirit in the Stamford Bridge camp is much improved under Benitez and I fancy [...]

By | Football | Wednesday, 2 January 2013 at 4:00 am

Nigel Adkins delivers a clear message, Football

Nigel Adkins delivers a clear message

It was dubbed ‘El Sackico’ by the tabloids, a match in which the axe would drop on the defeated manager. And it was won hands-down by Nigel Adkins, much to the surprise of many punters. In five away games prior to Saturday, his Southampton side had lost all five, conceding 18 goals plus a further 40 shots on target.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 20 November 2012 at 12:54 pm

West Ham are riding high in seventh but they can’t expect to be there at Christmas, Football

West Ham are riding high in seventh but they can’t expect to be there at Christmas

Despite sitting above Arsenal in the league table, the Hammers are not overachieving. I don’t think the team have excelled in any particular area.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 2 October 2012 at 1:15 pm

“The Football Crash”: Are footballers the bankers of modern sport?, Sport

“The Football Crash”: Are footballers the bankers of modern sport?

For some time now, the headlines about footballers’ wages have seemed oddly familiar; and, with the publication of a new report, the analogy has finally become clear.

By | Sport | Monday, 20 August 2012 at 10:51 am

Free speech is the real loser in Terry v Ferdinand, Battle of Ideas

Free speech is the real loser in Terry v Ferdinand

The least troubling aspect of the John Terry case for me is the revelation that footballers shout offensive and unpleasant obscenities at rivals in the heat of a football game. Even those of us who cannot lip read surely did not think they were saying ‘please pass me the ball’

By | Battle of Ideas, Football, Sport | Wednesday, 18 July 2012 at 4:00 am

John Terry: How Sarah Palin got it right, Notebook

John Terry: How Sarah Palin got it right

It’s been a notable week for the loss of titles: first Fred Goodwin, formerly a knight of the realm, and now John Terry, formerly captain of England. The news has only just broken, but it seems as though the attention around his July 9 trial – for the alleged racial abuse of QPR defender Anton Ferdinand – proved too much of a distraction for the FA leading into this summer’s European Championships.

By | Notebook, Opinion, Sport | Friday, 3 February 2012 at 2:23 pm

Managerial Methods: Who is the better manager – Mark Hughes or Neil Warnock?, Sport

Managerial Methods: Who is the better manager – Mark Hughes or Neil Warnock?

Some lively debate has been doing the rounds on Twitter this week after Warnock was sacked by QPR, with Hughes immediately lined-up to replace him, but the above question is one that few seem to have asked or addressed in any great detail.

By | Sport | Friday, 13 January 2012 at 12:03 am

QPR, Norwich and Swansea’s starts give them at least 76 per cent survival chance, Sport

QPR, Norwich and Swansea’s starts give them at least 76 per cent survival chance

This season, all three promoted teams have made promising starts and have gained a total of 41 points, having played 12 games each, with QPR on 15 points, and Norwich and Swansea on 13 points each.

By | Sport | Friday, 25 November 2011 at 4:12 pm

It is possible the QPR ruling won’t be the end of the matter, Sport

It is possible the QPR ruling won’t be the end of the matter

Any club who fails to secure promotion may well undertake a review of the Commission’s ruling on QPR.

By | Sport | Monday, 9 May 2011 at 3:26 pm

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