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Dalglish paid as much as Sir Alex, Hughes outearns Allegri & Klopp

List of the world’s 30 best-paid managers is a huge eyebrow-raiser

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Everyone assumes that the reluctance of UK managers to go abroad relates to the silly belief that British is always best, but a recently published list (yes, we’re a bit late) of the planet’s 30 highest earners reveals the real reason.

Premier League clubs, no matter how mediocre, are willing to spend barmy amounts to [...]

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BET OF THE DAY

Efficient QPR to simultaneously fix their home and FA Cup form

How better to break our lengthy sequence of manager photos...

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QPR have been as dire in the FA Cup since 2001 as, umm, well they have been in the Premier League over the last two months. They’ve failed to claim a single victory, the third round proving unbudgeable, to coin a term that may or may not exist, but definitely should.

That FA Cup ineptitude [...]

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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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TAKE ON THE SPOILER

England are playing! Channel your excitement with a prediction contest!

Five teasing questions, only one winner (unless there’s a tie…)

Scott Parker

The Spoiler can’t decide what’s worse: the thought of two practically football-free months, or the fact that the exception to such a barren period is an uninspiring England game at Wembley?

It should be the first, but [...]

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THE MAN WITH THE PLAN

Is this man responsible for the mess at Fulham?

This “super agent” may have been offering not-so-super advice

Kia Joorabchian at Craven Cottage

Early June is supposed to be silly season, when The Spoiler is forced to pounce on the slightest scrap of speculation and dress it up as big news. Events at Fulham over [...]

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RAFA'S RETURN?

Poll – Who should succeed Gerard Houllier at Aston Villa?

Is it time for this popular figure to return to the Premier League?

Rafael Benitez

A fair few Aston Villa fans never took to Gerard Houllier as their manager, and most neutrals weren’t too impressed by his appointment, but undoubtedly what transpired was an awful way for his tenure [...]

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Winter Sale Now on!

Mancini clearing away any remnants of Mark Hughes

One of these men is particularly bad with money

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Like the young idiot Icarus who decided to fashion himself some expensive wings and fly around the world, the robed men at Man City are now realising that the higher you soar, the more you wish [...]

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Transfer Talk

Man City’s Roque Santa Cruz experiment flops

Santa Cruz – signing a baby

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Fans of post-modern approaches to business will have had their minds well and truly blown last night by Jamie on The Apprentice. “The early word catches the bird,” he stammered during his boardroom nervous breakdown, inadvertedly saying something that was both [...]

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