McClaren 5/1 to follow Nottm Forest failure with Dutch title

Second phase of reputation resuscitation therapy is working a treat


One club’s comedy villain is another’s saviour, and so it was that months after leaving Nottingham Forest with his reputation in England severely wounded once again, Steve McClaren rocked up at FC Twente and immediately had them cooing.

The former England manager’s comeback match ended in a 5-0 thrashing of RKC Waalwijk. Making the success [...]

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Manager transfer news

McLeish needs to watch his back and McClaren has to drop down a level

The new Aston Villa boss…


Alex McLeish has put the cat amongst the pigeons, the fox in the hen house and the sh*t in the fan by leaving Birmingham – despite the Blues sticking by him after he somehow managed to get them relegated.

Even worse than that, he [...]

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Transfer stuff

Hiddink to Chelsea, McClaren to Villa and other stuff…


Scarlett Johansson has been telling people how she likes to keep things quiet and keep her private life private. Or something. Above is a picture of her With Eva Mendes that represents two thirds of the best dream The Spoiler ever had.

While Scarlett may like to keep [...]

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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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Excellent List

10 footballers with rather surprising speaking voices

Including the haunting sounds of one of these men

Martin Keown

It’s easy to be thrown by the way a human being talks – after all, someone’s physical appearance or general demeanour can often lead you to make assumptions. The general rule is that big aggressive people have [...]

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The Spoiler Bet of the Day

Who do we turn to in our hour of need? Steve McClaren!

Steve McClaren

It’s been a horrible few days. Firstly, Man United flopped when all the long shots in our Champions League accumulator delivered and then Lyon once again mugged Liverpool in injury time yesterday.

When your luck [...]

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