News Round Up

THE last few days have been a bumper one for accountants, private health hospitals, solicitors, agents and the like who are involved with the football industry.

It’s transfer window time again with the deadline set at 6pm on Tuesday, August 31.  September 1 is also the deadline for Premier League clubs to announce their 25 man squads so a host of decisions weren’t made until to the last minute.

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Football Diary
by Patrick O’Connor

It’s back! The Premier League, with all its financial insanity and hype, has returned to action and from the outset I must confess some self-interest when it comes to  the fortunes of newcomers Blackpool.

They were promoted from the Championship via the play-offs last season and are rated by many as the least equipped side ever to tackle football’s top league.


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