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The Fiver | Hankering after the golden age of Östers Idrottsförening

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In today’s Fiver: Madrid, Fifa’s ethics-first era and betting on The FiverNobody has retained Big Cup since Milan in 1990. This state of affairs is usually held up as evidence of how much harder it is to win Europe’s premier pot in the modern era. After all, you couldn’t triumph these days simply by beating Östers Idrottsförening, Argeș Pitești, Berliner Dynamo, a declining Ajax and a Hamburg side whose star striker was dreaming of his big-money move to Southampton, as Nottingham Forest did when they kept hold of old big ears in 1980. Mind you, to be scrupulously fair, Forest only had the opportunity to do that by winning a 42-game league in the first place, then their first Big Cup, all the while knowing that one slip would bring an abrupt and terminal halt to their almost-certainl

The Premier League teams’ ineptitude index 2016-17

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Hull have flirted with relegation most of the season but ‘win’ something in the shape of the Guardian’s survey of the worst of the Premier League campaignWelcome, then, to the Guardian’s third annual index of ineptitude, its inventory of incompetence, its hagiography of half-arsedness. As we near the end of each season it is traditional to round up the best moments of the league – best performances, best goals, best players etc. All of which is all well and good but tends to brush over the fact that 95% of the Premier League matchday experience is huff, puff and dross. Related: Which football team's ground is furthest from where they represent? | The Knowledge Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : The Premier League teams’ ineptitude index 2016-17...

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