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  • Alan Pardew & Sam Allardyce. Usual Suspects – the sequel

    By on 29th November 2017

    As someone who undertook his FA coaching badges at the same time as Alan Pardew once told me: “Pardew...

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  • Cheltenham Festival Preview. Stayers Hurdle

    By on 28th February 2017

    Two weeks today the roar will go up and the Cheltenham Festival of 2017 will begin. Yes, I am excited. Bring it on. There's more than enough low grade racing these days, so the better meetings must be savoured.

    I'm already on weather watch. Daft, I know, this far ahead of time. But worth having half an eye on. The weather people say there is to be significant rainfall around Cheltenham in the coming days. How much falls we cannot know. 

    And that matters. Not least to the horse I have placed an each way ante-post bet . . .

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  • Cheltenham Festival Preview. Triumph Hurdle.

    By on 27th February 2017

    Sometimes it's the form of a horse that attracts a punter to them. Sometimes it's how they look. Or the promise they show at a young age. It's when all three align that I sit up and take note.

    Members of my selection service first won backing Master Blueyes when I tipped the gelding each way at odds of around 10/1. That was when Dougie Costello rode him on the flat at York. Master Blueyes won that day in May 2016.

    The 4 year grey has gone on to establish himself as a serious prospect over . . .

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  • Racing Selections Friday January 15th

    By on 14th January 2016

    Some people wonder why I changed my approach during last year and stopped offering racing selections in midweek when...

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  • Alan Shearer slams Newcastle players

    By on 29th November 2015

    It’s rare that Alan Shearer says anything of interest on ‘Match of the Day.’ But when he speaks about...

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  • Now then! Neil Warnock on referees – now and then.

    By on 20th October 2015

    Love him or loathe him, Neil Warnock was rarely out of the headlines during his many decades in football....

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  • Life is suddenly sweet for Alan Pardew as Newcastle beat Manchester City

    By on 30th October 2014

    It’s likely that nobody loves Alan Pardew more than he loves himself. I very much doubt he can walk...

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  • Alan Hansen – “Distraught” at how Brazil “capitulated”

    By on 15th July 2014

    Alan Hansen has used his final column for The Telegraph newspaper to express his overriding memories of the World...

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  • Failure is not an option for England – so say Hansen and Souness

    By on 13th October 2013

    Heard the one about the two Scotsmen advising the England football team? Alan Hansen and Graeme Souness were distinguished...

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  • Alan King on Cheltenham

    By on 28th February 2013

    Trainer Alan King is a man I admire greatly and I have over the years won lots of money...

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