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Doubles And Trebles By English Clubs

With still more than 2 months to go until the end of the 2008-09 season, there’s already talk of Manchester United and the quadruple of League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup, as early as more than a month ago, and even by Manchester United’s assistant manager, Mike Phelan. Advertisements

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Transnational European Leagues

Continuing from here, nations such as Scotland and Holland, being constrained by their size, end up with league formats that suffer from conceptual weaknesses. Their size also constrains their top clubs from keeping up with the top clubs from England, Spain, Italy and France, despite past successes. This appears to run counter to a basic… Continue reading Transnational European Leagues

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Oldham Athletic

“However, finishing third in the Championship equals Hull’s best ever finish in the league – 1909-10, when they finished third in the old Second Division, missing out on second place by mere goal difference (of 6), with only two clubs being promoted.” Oldham were the side promoted after finishing second on goal difference, and they… Continue reading Oldham Athletic