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16 Conclusions: Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal

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[ad_1] 1) There are three things that all young managers need, according to the 2011 version of Sir Alex Ferguson. “A good chairman,” he noted, as well as “luck” and a willingness “to make sacrifices for the job, because this is an unremitting industry”. With all due respect to Sir …

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16 Conclusions: Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United

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[ad_1] 1) Liverpool are going to win the league. Welcome aboard, even those of a nervous disposition or an aversion to risk jinxing things. These next four months are nothing more than a title procession.   2) Logic dictates that complacency is most prevalent when there is room to falter. …

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Six EFL managers failing to live up to expectations

[ad_1] After six EFL managers defying expectations this season comes another half-dozen who are falling short of their objectives. Oh, Scott. E…   Lee Johnson (Bristol City)He may be one of the longest-serving managers in the EFL, having started his Ashton Gate stewardship in 2016, but another season of missed …

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16 Conclusions: Tottenham 0-1 Liverpool

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[ad_1] 1) “They want us to be the clowns in the circus. The circus is here. Liverpool are to be champions,” said Jose Mourinho to his Chelsea players in April 2014. “But we are not going to be the clowns.” It was a magisterial rallying cry, a powerful display of …

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Arsenal 1-0 Leeds: The Treble is on

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[ad_1] Date published: Monday 6th January 2020 10:13 Reiss Nelson hit the only goal of the game as Arsenal took advantage of profligate finishing from Leeds to secure their place in FA Cup fourth round. The Gunners will travel to Bournemouth at the end of the month after England Under-21 …

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16 Conclusions: Arsenal 2-0 Manchester United

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[ad_1] 1) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed Manchester United manager 378 days ago. He has had £145m to spend, 12 months to implement his playing style, impress his ideas and leave an imprint on this club. Mikel Arteta was appointed Arsenal manager 12 days ago. He has had nothing to …

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Liverpool, Wolves and a 1-0 that did not resemble the last

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[ad_1] “We did have a good spell a while back but it seems a far and distant memory now.” — Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson, December 29, 2010. With those words following Liverpool’s meeting with Wolves nine years ago today, their manager in the year which began this decade added another …

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