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Every Premier League club's bogey team in the top-flight revealed

Friday, January 12, 2018 Every football club has a bogey team. There’s always that one specific side they can never seem to beat. Even when your heroes seem set to register a victory, defeat to your bogey team will come out of nowhere. It’s one of those strange unwritten laws of football which cannot be explained, even by the most scientific of minds at OPTA and beyond. But which Premier League club does your favourite team have the highest loss rate against? Those with the biggest brains at have been crunching the…

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West Brom keen to appoint boss with top-flight experience to replace Tony Pulis

West Brom want a manager with Premier League experience to replace the sacked Tony Pulis.  The Baggies axed Pulis on Monday after just two wins in his last 21 league games following Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to Chelsea.  It is understood Albion ideally want a new manager with top-flight experience and are keen to appoint as soon as they can.  But the Baggies recognise the process of appointing Pulis’ successor may not be easy and are also prepared to take their time if necessary to get the right man. Northern Ireland…

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Lack of top-flight exposure? How England U21s compare to Spain, Germany & Italy

England’s Under-21 players have played less top-flight football this season than their Spanish, German and Italian counterparts. BBC Sport analysed the minutes played by the squad members of the four 2017 European Under-21 Championship semi-finalists. And the data shows that England’s youngsters have played 49% of the total minutes of their Spanish opponents, 58% of the Germans and 67% of the Italians. It comes after a summer in which England’s youth teams reached three out of four tournament finals – winning the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea and the…

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Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton: Nightmare start for Roy Hodgson as Eagles make top-flight history with five straight defeats

Roy Hodgson’s reign as Crystal Palace boss got off to a losing start as Steven Davis’ early goal earned Southampton all three points at Selhurst Park. The defeat means Palace are the first team in top-flight history to open a season with five straight defeats and no goals. Hodgson, who replaced the sacked Frank de Boer on Tuesday, had been hoping for an immediate impact on his return to management 15 months on from the disastrous end to his England spell. It represented something of a homecoming for the 70-year-old at Selhurst Park, given he grew up near to…

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Aviva Premiership: London Irish 39-29 Harlequins: Hosts mark top-flight return with victory

Full-back Tommy Bell scored 24 points as London Irish marked their return to the Premiership in style with a 39-29 victory over Harlequins at Twickenham. Topsy Ojo and Bell crossed for first-half tries, with Irish’s ful- back punishing every Quins indiscretion with the boot. In addition to his try, Bell knocked over two conversions and five penalties, but there was a nervy finish as Joe Marchant, Marland Yarde, Danny Care and Charlie Walker all crossed for Harlequins. But Brendan McKibbin’s bonus-point try gave Irish a winning return to life in…

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Ranked! Every Premier League side’s best home kit in the top-flight

Just like Brighton and Hove Albion, the Terriers are embarking on their debut Premier League season. Unfortunately, they’ve ditched the straight edge to their stripes, in favour of a dotted blend, and it’s not quite doing it for us. And neither is the red button. Tuesday, July 4, 2017 During the summer, without Premier League football to fill our time, it’s transfers that get spoken about the most, but fans are also keen on the latest kit news too. Leaked images, concept designs, and confirmations litter message boards and Twitter,…

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