Category Archives: English Football

That was the Premier League…what did we learn?

Die-hard OptaJoke fans will remember after the very first games of the Premier League season, I wrote a blog entitled “The Premier League is a week old…what have we learnt?”, which jovially looked at the state of the table. Well … Continue reading

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Goodbye League One, My Old Friend…

“If we can keep the players together, if we can bring one or two extras players in – which we will do in the summer – that’s a start. It’ll be a long season to get back here again, but … Continue reading

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OptaJoke ‘Previews’… England’s Euro ’96 Squad

OptaJoke Revisits: England’s Euro ’96 Squad ***In this series of blogs, OptaJoke member Carl McQueen goes ‘back to the future’ and utilising his selection of vintage Premier League Merlin Sticker Books, he’ll ‘preview’ a team’s chances for that forthcoming season…therefore … Continue reading

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Torres: A Year in the Life

The 8th April 2010 – Just an ordinary Thursday really. Barack Obama and Russian president Dmitry Medvedev sign an arms reduction treaty, conjoined twins from Ireland were successfully separated in London and the Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren died. Britain … Continue reading

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Stan Kroenke: From Outsider to Owner

The breaking sports news on Sunday 10th April 2011 came to many as quite a surprise. Following years of vehemently fending off, and indeed signing agreements to actively lock out, any possible takeovers it was announced that Stan Kroenke was … Continue reading

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OptaJoke Promotion Previews 2010/11 – League Two

***In this series of blogs, the OptaJoke team will be taking a look at the teams in contention for promotion throughout the Football League. Yesterday we brought you our preview of the race to get out of the League One … Continue reading

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OptaJoke Promotion Previews 2010/11 – League One

***In this series of blogs, the OptaJoke team will be taking a look at the teams in contention for promotion throughout the Football League. Yesterday we brought you our preview of the race to get out of the Championship and … Continue reading

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