The Stats Behind Derby’s Dismal Season

It has been ten years since Kenny Miller’s goal guided Derby County to their only win of the worst campaign in Premier League history. Here are the statistics from that humiliating season.

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Why Joe Hart is the new Rob Green

Joe Hart’s terrible form has opened up valid questions about whether he really is the best English goalkeeper. England had similar problems heading into the World Cup in 2010 and must be careful not to repeat the same mistakes.

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Musical Premier League Players

The number or musicians in English football has sadly been dwindling for some time. The glory days of footballers with music careers was before the Premier League with: Kevin Keegan (Head Over Heels In Love) [1] Glen Hoddle and Chris Waddle (Diamond Lights) [2] and Paul Gascoigne (Fog on the Tyne) [3]. But, can Stoke City’s new signing Jesé have the first hit single since Andy Cole (Outstanding) [4] in 1999? Here are a few Premier League stars who are also musicians:

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How to Make the International Breaks Better

Make qualifying more of an event by having two long international breaks a year instead of five short ones.

It happens every time. A collective sigh is let out around the country as the last fixture of the weekend ends. The international break is here and not very many people are happy about it. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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One Win Premier League Managers

Bob Bradley’s tenure at Swansea City was disastrous but his record of two wins in 11 games is in no way the worst in Premier League history. Paul Jewell, while at and Derby County, and Terry Connor, Wolverhampton Wanderers, both failed to win any games as their teams were relegated to the championship. However, here we celebrate those managers who lead their team to a single win before leaving their job.

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What could a 48-Team World Cup look like?

First published 08/12/2016

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has announced his support for the World Cup to expand to 48 teams, from 32 currently, in 2026. This has led to controversy with many publications pointing out the possibility of a decrease in quality, more dead rubbers and collusion between the two teams at the top of the 16 groups. But what could the World Cup look like in 2016? I have taken a look.

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