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    11v11

    How technology has changed the face of football today

    We now experience televised sport, and football in particular, in a matrix of graphical wizardry. Sky, BT Sports, BBC, and even Setanta introduced so many nuances to the Beautiful Game, aided and...

    11v11 Today 04:18 PM
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    Are Aston Villa right not to blame the fans for pitch invasion?

    After the recent sixth round FA Cup clash, which saw Aston Villa knocking out West Bromwich Albion, many journalists were keen to write about something other than the Villans’ victory.

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    11v11 20th March 2015 12:45 PM
    Steve Sands

    What’s going to happen to your ‘A' team?

    Last week I attempted to predict ‘one of each’ in the Premier League – a home win, an away win and a draw to subsidise my Saturday night fish supper. To be fair I was just one goal away from nailing...

    Steve Sands 19th March 2015 04:33 PM
    Steve Sands

    Aston Villa take FA Cup baton

    Aston Villa have wrestled my imaginary FA Cup baton from West Bromwich Albion at the Quarter-final stage of this year’s competition. Tim Sherwood’s men marched into the an FA Cup semi-final to face...

    Steve Sands 15th March 2015 12:15 PM
    Steve Sands

    One of each in the Premier League

    As I understand it, if you walk into a chippie and ask for one of each, it’s shorthand for ordering fish and chips.
    In this case, one of each refers to three items – a home win, an away win and a...

    Steve Sands 12th March 2015 05:54 PM
    11v11

    The alarming statistics undermining Everton’s season

    In 2013/14, Everton finished fifth with a new club record haul of 72 Premier League points and saw average attendances at Goodison Park take another positive step in the right direction – some 4,500...

    11v11 11th March 2015 01:52 PM