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Kenny Dalglish and the role of Player Manager

Introduction Gareth Ainsworth of Wycombe Wanderers is a rare breed in English football now, in that he is employed by his clubs as a player manager, responsible for all the training, organisation and administration that goes on off the field during the week, and yet happy to swap his suit and tie for shirts and shorts come the weekend. Yet, ...

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Bill Shankly Quotes: Greatest Quotes on Bill Shankly

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Almost sixty years ago the most important name in the history of Liverpool FC became affiliated with the club. 14th December 1959, saw Bill Shankly finally stride into Anfield with the club languishing in the second tier of English Football. He would put into motion the driving force for one of the biggest success stories in the history of world ...

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Arsene Wenger Quotes: Best Quotes on Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger in Words Introduction When the new Premier League season kicked off on the 10th of August, one familiar figure was missing from the line-up of new and old faces, as English football entered the post Arsene Wenger era. For Arsenal fans in particular, especially the younger ones who have known no other manager, they will have to get ...

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Jurgen Klopp vs Pep Guardiola rivalry: Head to Head, Trophies and Philosophies

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via The Daily Express The dust has barely settled on another Premier League campaign, but already there is speculation about who if, anyone will challenge Pep Guardiola’s centurions next season.  A lot of pundits are pointing at Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool as the likely title contenders for 2018-19.  As they continue to strengthen, there is a feeling that the German’s building ...

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Greatest Quotes about Jimmy Murphy

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Image source Sir Matt Busby once said that Jimmy Murphy was his first and best signing for Manchester United. The playing career of both Murphy and Busby ended prematurely because of the war. According to Stephen Morrin’s book The Munich Air Disaster, the 25-year long partnership between Murphy and Sir Matt Busby came about in 1945. Sergeant Jimmy Murphy and Company Sergeant Major ...

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Top 5: Greatest tactician managers of all time

Valeriy Lobanovskiy The Soviet manager was one of the very first to use scientific principles, language and methodology in football management. A product of the time when advancement in space technology in the Soviet Union was at its peak, Lobanovskiy’s management reflected his admiration for scientific principles. He famously saw football as a battle between two subsets of 11 elements ...

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