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Do teams perform better when playing in front of more of their own fans?

LEEDS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: Leeds United fans look on during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Leeds United and Preston North End at Elland Road on August 28, 2018 in Leeds, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

By Ed McIntyre Embed from Getty Images You would assume that when football teams play in front of a large support of their own fans spurring them on would result in more success, and when teams have more success their attendances increase. But research shows that teams who do have a large following aren’t doing so well. Focusing on the […]

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Turning your passion into a profession – “Don’t be a d***head”, “be bold” and “don’t give up”

Turning your passion into a profession – “Don’t be a d***head”, “be bold” and “don’t give up”

By Will Ford “Don’t be a d***head”, “be bold” and “don’t give up” – the sentiments of three journalists who turned their passion into their profession. Tom Farmery, Katie Ridley and Monika Parnarauskaite spoke at Journalism and Media Week on how they turned their respective loves of football, crime and motorsports into a career. Tom Farmery, a sports reporter at […]

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United fans praise Luke Shaw’s comeback as he signs new contract at the club

United fans praise Luke Shaw’s comeback as he signs new contract at the club

http://Embed from Getty Images by Abbey Maclure Manchester United have announced that full-back Luke Shaw has signed a new contract until 2023. The club confirmed the new deal today, which will reportedly see the 23-year-old’s earnings rise from £100,000 to £150,000 a week. Shaw suffered a set-back in 2016 when he broke his leg in a Champions League game against […]

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ROVERS AT WEMBLEY: 10 YEARS ON

ROVERS AT WEMBLEY: 10 YEARS ON

By Alex Gibbings May 25 2008. A day that will live long in the memory for all connected with Doncaster Rovers. Almost 10 years ago, Rovers defied the odds and defeated the famous Leeds United at the new Wembley Stadium, sealing promotion to the second tier of English football for the first time in 50 years. Just 20 days earlier, […]

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ROVERS LAYING FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS

ROVERS LAYING FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS

By Alex Gibbings Doncaster Rovers are putting the foundations in place as they look to develop their young players into first team regulars. Rovers re-entered a side into the Central League North this season, following a season-long absence following their first team’s relegation to League Two in 2016. However, following promotion back to League One at the first attempt last […]

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Swansea City welcome Notts County with the visitors in top form

Swansea City welcome Notts County with the visitors in top form

By Alex Thurston Swansea City host League Two fliers Notts County in this FA Cup fourth round replay at the Liberty Stadium, where The Magpies will be looking to create a huge upset by knocking out their Premier League opponents from the competition. The sides ended on a 1-1 draw last month at Meadow Lane, giving Kevin Nolan’s squad a […]

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Huddersfield need to turn things around quickly to progress in FA Cup

Huddersfield need to turn things around quickly to progress in FA Cup

By James Smith Championship side Birmingham City host David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town side in an FA Cup fourth round replay after a 1-1 draw at the John Smith’s stadium last month. The Blues are on an upturn in form, with only one loss in 2018 which was a 3-0 loss to Gary Rowett’s promotion-chasing Derby County side. Premier League Huddersfield […]

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Swindon travel to Accrington with both in race for promotion

Swindon travel to Accrington with both in race for promotion

By Billy Stephenson Fifth-placed Accrington Stanley will play host to fellow promotion-chasing Swindon Town tonight which could see Stanley go up to second in League Two. Last time out, John Coleman’s men were involved in a fantastic game as they came from two goals down to win 3-2 at home to Stevenage. Two goals from Sean McConville and one from […]

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Former Arsenal youngster optimistic for Bromley’s cup hopes

Former Arsenal youngster optimistic for Bromley’s cup hopes

By Charlie Russell National League side Bromley play host to EVO-STIK Premier Division’s Workington AFC this evening in an FA Trophy 3rd Round Replay, following the pair’s 1-1 draw last Saturday. The winner of tonight’s tie will face the winner of Spennymoor Town vs East Thurrock United on February 24 at home. Bromley’s league performances have been strong with four […]

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Rochdale are underdogs but still confident ahead of FA Cup clash

Rochdale are underdogs but still confident ahead of FA Cup clash

By Alex Gibbings Rochdale host Millwall in an FA Cup Fourth Round replay on Tuesday night, with a home tie against either Newport County or Tottenham Hotspur up for grabs. League One side Dale come into the replay after a 1-0 win away at Northampton Town at the weekend. Likewise, Championship outfit Millwall also tasted victory on the road on […]

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