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Three players Crystal Palace should target during the January transfer window

Rudy Gestede Crystal Palace

After Alan Pardew’s departure three days before Christmas, followed by ex-England manager Sam Allardyce taking the reins at Selhurst Park, it’s already been a busy winter for Crystal Palace. With Palace having the worst points-per-game record across all of England’s top four divisions in 2016, it’s not surprising that a managerial change had to be made; and now Allardyce’s first …

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Aston Villa vs Wolves: Match preview and predicted line-ups

Steve Bruce’s first game as Aston Villa boss is a Midlands derby against Wolves at Villa Park, as the Villains try to get their season up and running after a dismal start. Former Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo was sacked after one win in 11 Championship games, not a run of results that matched the high expectations around Villa following …

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Why Steve Bruce is the right man for Aston Villa

Steve Bruce was named as the new manager of Aston Villa Football Club earlier this week, signing on a two-year deal. This is Villa’s second manager of the season, with Roberto Di Matteo sacked recently after a poor run of form, that saw the side sitting in 19th with only one win to their name. The position that Aston Villa are …

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How can the next Aston Villa manager change the club's fortunes?

Aston Villa. Four wins in 51 league games, 1 win in 11 this season and yet another manager has been sacked, it has all gone horribly wrong incredibly quickly for the Birmingham side. Villa, along with Nottingham Forest, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea are one of five clubs to have been crowned champions of Europe (1981/82), have won the English …

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What makes this former Aston Villa speedster and Celtic such a good fit?

The 27-year-old English winger is a very talented football player, and was highly rated after his spell with Swansea City at the start of the decade, scoring 28 goals in 82 games for the Swans. However, a disastrous spell at Manchester City left Scott Sinclair’s career in serious jeopardy, in the same way the financial giants destroyed young English hopefuls …

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Would Abel Hernandez have been a better option for Aston Villa than Jonathan Kodjia?

Aston Villa have just signed Jonathan Kodjia for £15 million from Bristol City. However, only hours before the deal was announced, Sky sources have suggested that Roberto di Matteo was actually planning a £20 million raid for Hull City’s Abel Hernandez. Therefore, the question almost certainly on the lips of Aston Villa fans as they approach deadline day is this: …

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