SACK RACE

Three managers who won’t make it to the end of the season

This article is an Owen Coyle-free zone folks...

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They might last beyond Christmas, but it’s going to be tough for these three under-pressure bosses to hang on until May…

Steve Kean (2/5 not to last season, Stan James)

Blackburn’s recent improvement – four losses in eight compared to five in seven, since you asked – reminds The Spoiler of our recent [...]

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Balotelli News

Mario Balotelli follows up curry with tidy goal against Chelsea

Remember, remember...

Demotix 5th November 2011

The Spoiler’s forced hiatus over the past few months has been extremely difficult for everyone at Spoiler Towers.

The tea boy has been inconsolable without the cheery whistle of the kettle to keep his spirits up, the cleaner has been bereft of cheesestring wrappers to toss gaily into a bin, while the work experience kid [...]

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BET OF THE DAY

Experienced Old Lady to punish Roma – back Juventus at 11/8

Andrea Pirlo and co poised to pile on the agony for Luis Enrique

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Okay, so Sunderland and Wolves look less like top-ten material than this year’s X Factor finalists, but <em>The Spoiler</em> is fairly pleased with how our ten pre-season predictions are looking as the halfway point approaches.

One of our shrewder prophecies was that despite showing ambition in the summer transfer window, Luis Enrique’s bid [...]

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DREAM DRAW

Spoiler Champions League wish list: Arsenal v Napoli and more!

If The Spoiler did Champions League draws...

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The unnecessarily complex guides to how it all works, the use of two-minute video packages where five seconds of oral explanation would suffice and the unappreciated charm of draw master Gianni Infantino: The Spoiler loves nothing more than a UEFA draw.

To get the hype started early for Friday’s Champions League ball-grabbing festivities, here’s who [...]

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WELCOME TO MILAN?

Carlos Tevez welcomed warmly by possible AC Milan team-mate

Reverse psychology, or a healthy dose of undistilled animosity?

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The AC Milan cocktail in which you take one Zlatan Ibrahimovic, add a little Robinho, a pinch of Alexandre Pato and a dash of Antonio Cassano somehow isn’t a recipe for disaster.

Hurling a shot of Carlos Tevez into the already high-volume mix could prove deadly though, yet blinded by big-name lust, nobody at Milanello [...]

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HAIRCUT NEWS

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Samurai look enjoys winning debut

What new season? Here’s what caught our eye this weekend…

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Of the many matches that The Spoiler watched this weekend, the most enjoyable was the Supercoppa Italia clash between Milan and Inter, which was won 2-1 by the champions.

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UNEDUCATED GUESSES

Five bold, probably misguided, Championship predictions

Nigel Pearson, the best Championship Manager since 2001-02

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Neither West Ham nor Leicester will win it

Both have assured bosses, big wallets and have spent well, but the distance between them and the chasing pack in the betting is staggering for a division famed for chewing up big clubs. West Ham started their last Championship stint with England internationals in tow and wound [...]

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PRE-SEASON REVIEW

The Spoiler’s Summer Awards – Part Two

Aurelio De Laurentiis and Gokhan Inler

The star turn of the summer, joined by his new glamour signing…

There’s adulation for a Serie A club’s president, criticism of Arsenal’s impatient fans and Lyon’s lack of transfer activity in the second part of our pre-season review…

Most Entertaining Off-field Personality – Aurelio De Laurentiis Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov made a late bid [...]

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