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Ali Al-Habsi: The Desert Fireman
The first footballer of Gulf Arab origin to play in the Premier League, Ali Al-Habsi is an icon to many. Against all odds, the former fireman has made a legacy for himself on English shores.
fond old football cliches
Double Or Quits: The Glorious Cliche Of The Relegation ‘Six-Pointer’
With the campaign well underway at this point, we've already had our fair share of relegation six-pointers. Here, we explore the psychology of the old cliche, and remember some of the best in recent memory.
the frankenstein trophy
Welcome to the EFL Trophy: A Predictable Flop That Nobody Asked For
There is considerable anger about the new EFL Trophy format, with protest groups formed and angry fans mobilised – or demobilised, as the case may be.
the play-off lottery
What Becomes of Play-off Final Winners in the Premier League?
A club promoted to the Premier League via the play-offs is usually hot favourite to go straight back down. But does it always pan out this way? We delved into the history books for a clearer answer.
shit! did you see that?
Gervinho's Revenge: Vice Sports UK Goals of the Week
Celebrate the end of the working week with some highly stimulating goals!
UK Sports Staff
bolton in crisis
Uncertainty Reigns at Bolton Wanderers, A Club Standing at the Threshold
Once a fixture of the Premier League, Bolton Wanderers will play in the third tier of English football next term. With the club standing at the threshold, fans have been left to ponder what lies beyond.
Cultural Relatives: Big Sam's Bolton & Dirty Sanchez
Have you ever considered the relationship between Sam Allardyce's all-star Bolton Wanderers side and the exploits of MTV's Dirty Sanchez 'crew'? Prepare to look at the world very differently.
The Magic of the Cup
How Magic Was the FA Cup Third Round?
How magic was this season's FA Cup third round? We've looked at some of the ties that promised significant cupsets and assessed their magical output.