UNUSUAL BETTING PATTERNS

Is something strange afoot in the Europa League tonight?

That long-awaited chance to cover Macedonian football is here!

Europa League trophy

It is not the most glamorous of the 35 Europa League blockbusters taking place this evening, but something about the relatively Brussels sprouts-and-cabbage tie between Rabotnicki and Anorthosis caught The Spoiler’s eye.

Rabotnicki, probably most famous [...]

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PRE-SEASON REVIEW

The Spoiler’s Summer Awards – Part One

And the award for most unnecessary caps in a headline goes to…

Joey Barton and Cesc Fabregas

Apologies once again for the lack of activity on The Spoiler this summer. To compensate – or punish further, depending on your view – we’ve crammed about seven stories [...]

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MORE BALOTELLI BRILLIANCE

Mario Balotelli produces his best form in Los Angeles

Balotelli’s 31-minute masterclass in mocking opponents, rowing with his manager, storming off and entertaining neutrals

Mario Balotelli again provided proof of the adage that when he’s around, good things [...]

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UNTAINTED BY RELEGATION

Wolves’ signing of relegated Roger Johnson is inspired

Defender has been part of solid backlines throughout his career

Roger Johnson

Four Premier League teams in the last six seasons have fallen foul of the dreaded second season syndrome, but Wolves’ narrow avoidance of that treacherous trap on the final day of 2010-11 provides hope of a sustained [...]

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Survival stuff

Dyer and Bothroyd set to enjoy Premier League life with QPR

Championship winners have a great record in their first Premier League season

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Jay Bothroyd? Okay, he’s probably not quite as inspiring a signing as Dimitar Berbatov, Alberto Aqualani or any of the other players rumored to be heading to Loftus Road this summer, but it’s a start for the [...]

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