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New Game - The Sack Race
 

For the start of the 2009/10 season we will be launching our new game coving the Premier League and the Championship.

This will be another season long game.  Another fantastic predictor game from www.footballwinners.co.uk

The Sack Race TM

We will give points for predicting Managers that will get the sack throughout the season.  The earlier they are sacked the more points.

Watch this space for more details about                 The Sack Race TM

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Rangers in Administration
 

How can one of the top two teams in Scotland end up in Administration?  Why are football clubs so badly run?  There is so much greed in football this is why clubs like Rangers and Portsmouth end up in Administration.

I am a Bristol City supporter and I would hate to see my club in administration or go bust and disappear but why is it the football clubs are immune from normal business practices?  We are in a recession that has seen some well known, well loved brands disappear from our high streets, so why are football clubs allowed to continue.  It is about time the government stopped stepping in and allowed clubs to go bust and disappear.  That has to be the only way to get the message out to the rest of the operators of the football clubs that this is a business and must be run like one.  Need to learn to balance the books and stop paying ludicruios wages to average players.

I don't want to see anyone's club go bust but at the same time this nonsense must stop.



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Radamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m.

Arsenal sign Welbeck from Man Utd
Arsenal sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck on a "long-term" deal for £16m.

Negredo joins Valencia on loan
Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo joins Valencia on loan, with the Spanish club obligated to make the deal permanent.

Man Utd sign Falcao on loan for £6m
Manchester United sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.

Hull add £10m Hernandez & Ben Arfa
Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez signs for Hull City from Palermo for a club-record fee, while Hatem Ben Arfa joins on loan.

Man Utd complete £13.8m Blind deal
Manchester United sign versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind from Ajax for £13.8m.

Hernandez joins Real Madrid on loan
Manchester United's Mexican striker Javier Hernandez joins Champions League winners Real Madrid on a season-long loan.

Southampton sign £10m forward Mane
Southampton sign Senegal forward Sadio Mane from Red Bull Salzburg for £10m, and Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld on loan.

Celtic complete deal for Scepovic
Celtic sign Stefan Scepovic after a U-turn from the striker but may have missed out on Manchester City's John Guidetti.

McArthur, Doyle & Fryers join Palace
Crystal Palace break their transfer record by spending £7m to make Wigan's James McArthur one of three deadline-day signings.

Redknapp re-signs Sandro & Kranjcar
QPR sign Brazilian midfielder Sandro from Tottenham and Dynamo Kiev playmaker Niko Kranjcar on deadline day

Richards heads to Fiorentina on loan
Manchester City defender Micah Richards - their longest serving player - has finalised a loan switch to Fiorentina.

Tottenham sign midfielder Stambouli
Tottenham complete the signing of defensive midfielder Benjamin Stambouli from Montpellier for an undisclosed fee.

West Ham sign midfielder Amalfitano
Premier League side West Ham sign French midfielder Morgan Amalfitano from Ligue 1 club Marseille.

Sunderland sign Coates and Alvarez
Sunderland sign Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates and Argentina midfielder Ricardo Alvarez on season-long loan deals.

Burnley sign forward Boyd from Hull
Hull forward George Boyd moves to Premier League rivals Burnley for a reported £3m after agreeing a three-year deal.

Newcastle's Yanga-Mbiwa joins Roma
Newcastle central defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa joins Italian club Roma on a loan deal until the end of the season.

Liverpool's Assaidi returns to Stoke
Stoke City sign Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi on a season-long loan for a second consecutive year.

Leicester sign young Man Utd pair
Leicester sign Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell on a season-long loan and team-mate Tom Lawrence permanently.

QPR transfer for Diarra collapses
QPR's move to sign midfielder Lassana Diarra from Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow has fallen through.

Spurs' Holtby joins Hamburg on loan
Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby joins German club Hamburg on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent transfer.

Chelsea's Van Ginkel joins AC Milan
Chelsea's 21-year-old Netherlands midfielder Marco van Ginkel joins Italian side AC Milan on a season-long loan.

Wigan add four on deadline day
Wigan make four permanent signings on deadline day - midfielders Adam Forshaw, Emyr Huws and William Kvist, plus striker Andy Delort.

Norwich City complete three deals
Norwich sign defenders Ignasi Miquel and Jos Hooiveld from Arsenal and Southampton, as Louis Thompson joins from Swindon.

Southampton end Taider loan move
Southampton cancel midfielder Saphir Taider's season-long loan move from Inter Milan after less than a month.

Blackburn complete triple signing
Blackburn sign Shane Duffy from Everton for an undisclosed fee as well as Middlesbrough keeper Jason Steele and Fulham midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe on loan.

Canas leaves Swansea for Espanyol
Spanish midfielder Jose Canas leaves Swansea City for Espanyol after just over 12 months at the Liberty Stadium.

Cardiff sign Gabbidon in dual role
Wales defender Danny Gabbidon rejoins former club Cardiff City as a player-coach after being released by Crystal Palace.

Defender Diakite leaves Sunderland
French defender Modibo Diakite leaves Sunderland by mutual consent, 14 months after arriving from Lazio.

Middlesbrough complete three deals
Middlesbrough sign Genk's Jelle Vossen and Chelsea keeper Jamal Blackman on loan, while Yanic Wildschut joins from Heerenveen.

Cardiff sign defender Ecuele Manga
Cardiff City sign centre-back Bruno Ecuele Manga from French club FC Lorient in a deal worth more than £5m.

Colchester replace Dunne with Humes
Colchester manager Joe Dunne leaves the League One club by mutual consent and is replaced by academy boss Tony Humes.

VIDEO: BBC experts pick their Man Utd teams
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VIDEO: Best and worst buys voted by you
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VIDEO: 'Dream come true' for Real's Hernandez
Javier Hernandez says that joining Champions League winners Real Madrid is a "dream come true", after the striker leaves Manchester United for a season-long loan at the Bernabeu.

VIDEO: MOTD3: Can anyone stop Chelsea?
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VIDEO: Key stats from the weekend's football
BBC Sport takes a look at all the key statistics and facts from the weekend as Chelsea move to the top of the Premier League with a 6-3 win at Everton.

VIDEO: Transfers of the summer so far
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VIDEO: Man Utd did not do enough - Van Gaal
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says although his side's performance improved in the second half of their 0-0 draw at Burnley, it was "not enough" to win the match.

VIDEO: Mourinho unhappy at Chelsea 'balance'
Manager Jose Mourinho criticises Chelsea's "balance" after an astonishing 6-3 Premier League win away at Everton.

VIDEO: Man City defending worries Pellegrini
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admits he is concerned by his team's lack of creativity, and by their defending, after the Premier League champions lost 1-0 at home to Stoke.

VIDEO: Irvine rues impact of early goal
West Bromwich Albion head coach Alan Irvine admits Nathan Dyer's second-minute goal had a "big impact" on the match as his side lost 3-0 at Swansea City.

VIDEO: Pardew disappointed with time wasting
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says he is disappointed with the time wasting tactics of Crystal Palace as they draw 3-3.

VIDEO: Good signs for Burnley - Dyche
Burnley manager Sean Dyche says he has seen "good signs" in his team's play after they managed a scoreless draw against Manchester United.

VIDEO: Nevin: Why Blind fits perfectly for Van Gaal
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VIDEO: Naismith on Sean Connery phone call
Everton midfielder Steven Naismith tells of when fellow Scot and legendary film star Sir Sean Connery phoned him.

VIDEO: British transfer milestones
BBC Sport looks back at some of the most significant milestones in British transfer history, including Trevor Francis's £1m move.

VIDEO: Irish League Show - Referees come under fire
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VIDEO: Liverpool discipline pleases Rodgers
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is delighted with his side's "tactical discipline", after the Reds beat Tottenham 3-0 at White Hart Lane.

VIDEO: Bruce apologises for 'pathetic' Hull
Steve Bruce apologises to Hull supporters after a "totally pathetic" first-half display as they lost 2-1 at Aston Villa.

VIDEO: Highlights - Dundee 1-1 Celtic
Scottish Premiership champions Celtic come from behind to draw with Dundee.

VIDEO: The best & worst of Balotelli
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VIDEO: Soft penalty cost Spurs - Pochettino
Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino says conceding a "soft penalty" was the key moment in his team's 3-0 defeat at home by Liverpool.

VIDEO: Lambert lauds 'fantastic' Villa start
Paul Lambert hails Aston Villa's start to the season as "fantastic" after earning a 2-1 win over Hull at Villa Park.

VIDEO: Martinez laments defensive lapses
Everton manager Roberto Martinez says there were situations his team "should've defended a lot better" in their 6-3 defeat by Chelsea.

VIDEO: 'Fantastic' Diouf goal delights Hughes
Stoke boss Mark Hughes praises Mame Biram Diouf for a "fantastic" individual goal, which proved enough to give the Potters a 1-0 win at Premier League champions Manchester City.

VIDEO: Who will Man Utd sign and let go?
BBC Sport's David Ornstein reports on the latest Premier League transfer stories, including potential arrivals and departures at Manchester United.

VIDEO: Schneiderlin a great player - Koeman
Manager Ronald Koeman says French international Morgan Schneiderlin is a "great player" as the midfielder scores twice in a 3-1 Premier League win over West Ham at Upton Park.

VIDEO: West Ham not good enough - Allardyce
Manager Sam Allardyce describes West Ham as "not good enough" as Southampton win 3-1 in the Premier League at Upton Park.

VIDEO: Monk 'realistic' on Swansea's target
Swansea head coach Gary Monk is not getting carried away despite his team's perfect start to the season, which continued with a 3-0 win over West Brom.

Phil McNulty’s transfer window verdict
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Falcao to Man Utd: Galactico or panic buy?
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Who is in Garth Crooks's team of the week?
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'The Tiger' who tears defences apart
Manchester United's potential new striker Radamel Falcao is a natural penalty box predator, says BBC Sport's Tim Vickery.

Costa and Chelsea 'a perfect fit'
New Chelsea striker Diego Costa is turning out to be Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho's perfect kind of player.

Manager ins and outs - September 2014
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Gardyne one of three County recruits
Michael Gardyne signs up for a third spell at Ross County and is joined by Jackson Irvine and Darren Barr.

Giggs backs Wales for Euro 2016
Wales great Ryan Giggs says the current side have the talent to qualify for Euro 2016 but must build momentum with a win over Andorra.

Dallas called into N Ireland squad
Brentford's Stuart Dallas comes into the Northern Ireland squad for the European Championship qualifier against Hungary.

Transfer window in numbers: Records tumble
Who were the big spenders this time? The story of football's record-breaking transfer window told in key numbers.

Transfer deadline day: Done deals
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