Bolton’s £120,000 man is poised for yet another miserable night

Everton appear destined for success at both ends against strugglers


Football fans should by now be so acclimatised to the mechanics of the transfer market as to barely blink at any figure hurled forward, but try as we might, the feeling of queasiness about rumours that Gary Cahill is holding out for £120,000-a-week to join Chelsea won’t budge.

Cahill and his Bolton team-mates aren’t quite [...]

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

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


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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Is the grass greener?

Why Warnock leaving wouldn’t help QPR survive

QPR should stick with the man who got them promotion…


While fans of most are crying out for big signings and big spending this summer, QPR fans will just be hoping that Neil Warnock stays to lead them into the Premier League.

Last season, newly-promoted sides Newcastle United [...]

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Bolton and Stoke News

The other FA Cup semi final should be pretty interesting too, right?

“… and left, two, three, right, two, three…”


The FA cup semi final between Manchester United and City is sure to be bloody exciting and – after Scholes lit the sky blue touch paper with his comments about City not being real rivals – we’re looking forward to it [...]

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Veteran skills

Video: Owen Coyle scores for Burnley reserves

Clarets boss displays Bergkamp-esque brilliance

Last night, a spritely young 43-year-old named Owen Coyle played for Burnley’s reserves as they faced Liverpool’s second string at Prenton Park. Rafa Benitez [...]

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Video: Wade Elliott’s wonder goal earns Burnley promotion

Another claret-and-blue team break Sheffield United’s hearts

Sheffield United chairman Kevin McCabe laughably claimed before the Championship play-off final that they would be a top-half Premier League side now were it not for only picking up [...]

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