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One of the most encouraging aspects of our result on Sunday was that we actually took something away with us. I don’t mean that as if we were lucky and that we should be grateful for anything, rather that we went up there last year and made a lot of the running but ultimately came home with...

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Another year, another Champions League campaign. I have to confess that I rarely get excited about the group stages. Being, as we are, long term residents of Pot A we don’t tend to get an early glamour tie and therefore most of our games at this point seem to be engagements we have to...

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After our positive mood had been interrupted by yet another International break it was back to proper football and straight back into our stride. Southampton had started their Premier League campaign with plenty of ambition but their goals against column suggested they were there for the...

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The festive schedule is always hectic with games coming thick and fast. That said, even with our typically injury ravaged squad, the three games we had were reasonably favourable. Two home games against teams in the bottom half of the league followed by the trip to Fulham should have reaped a...

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Comprehensive, clinical and clicking into place; this was as flowing a performance as we could’ve hoped for and a good return to winning ways following the jaded performance against Fulham a week earlier. Although Wigan were poor, that shouldn’t cloud the fact that this is exactly...