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I was ready to headbutt the TV myself

In Pod 49, the boys are emotionally drained after an incredible Survival Sunday – and talk all things relegation for Blackpool and Birmingham, plus the play-off finals and the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti. You can subscribe to the OptaJoke Podcast on … Continue reading

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Nottingham Forest in the play-offs: Lady Luck, refereeing decisions and all that….

Less than 24 hours after Nottingham Forest’s cruel defeat to Swansea City in the Championship playoff semi-finals you’d think I’d be used to it. Our fourth semi-final defeat in eight years is hard to stomach but I feel immensely proud … Continue reading

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Toppo’s Top Tens – All-English European Ties

The latter stages of the Champions League are upon us with the quarter-finals being played out this week. One fixture which stood out for domestic fans was Chelsea vs Manchester United. United progressed to the semi-finals with a 3-1 aggregate … Continue reading

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OptaJoke Promotion Previews 2010/11 – The Championship

***In this series of blogs, the OptaJoke team will be taking a look at the teams in contention for promotion throughout the Football League. With the final quarter of the season still to play, the top teams in all three … Continue reading

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Toppo’s Top Tens – League Cup Finals

On Sunday Birmingham City defeated Arsenal to claim the first piece of domestic silverware in the 2010/11 season. The Carling Cup has been dismissed by some as a second rate competition which clutters up the fixture calendar. However as the … Continue reading

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Toppo’s Top Tens – League Cup Semi-Finals

The League Cup (or Carling Cup) is exactly what it represents, the 20 Premier League plus 72 Football League clubs playing a knockout tournament for the chance of reaching a Wembley final, winning the trophy and Europa League qualification which comes with it. … Continue reading

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