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19 - 02 - 2018

Spurs were held to a 2-2 draw in the FA Cup after some late drama at Spotland Stadium on Sunday. The same result the boys had earned against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium earlier in the week, but this time against League One’s bottom side Rochdale.

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15 - 02 - 2018

 7: Russell AndersonHe grew up in the Mannofield area of Aberdeen and attended Aberdeen Grammar School. He began his career with local club Aberdeen. Anderson progressed through the ranks to make his first-team debut in 1997; scoring his first goal for the club in a 4–0 win against Hibernian in 2000.

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12 - 02 - 2018

Spurs were the winners in this weekend’s North London derby thanks to Harry Kane’s header four minutes after the break. It should have been a more resounding scoreline though, with Petr Cech keeping the Gunners in it with a defiant performance.

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08 - 02 - 2018

7: Len Phillips1947-56, 261 appearances, 62 goalsRated as one of the most skilful players to grace the club, Phillips was the inside left during the championship seasons. He was Pompey’s engine room with an exceptional work rate allied to clinical tackling, incisive passing and a rocket of a shot.

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05 - 02 - 2018

Harry Kane netted his 100th Premier League goal in a thrilling game at Anfield that ended with a hurricane of drama involving the main man himself. He missed his first penalty and the opportunity to take the lead in the 87th-minute before Mo Salah gave Liverpool the lead in the 91st...

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01 - 02 - 2018

7: Peter BroadbentThe inside forward scored 145 goals in 497 appearances for the Molineux side after joining from Brentford for a then club-record fee of £10,000 in 1951.Sir Alex Ferguson said that, when he was growing up, Peter Broadbent was his favourite player.

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29 - 01 - 2018

Liverpool seem to have formed the unhealthy habit of selling their best players when they are playing at their best, and after putting an end to a previously unstoppable looking Man City’s unbeaten run just two weeks ago, they now find themselves in a different situation after back to back...

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25 - 01 - 2018

7: Alan Shearer1988-92, 158 apps, 43 goalsSilly bugger, if only he had stayed with Saints, who knows what he might have achieved in his career? But anybody who marks their professional debut with a hat-trick, as Shearer did against Arsenal in 1988, is likely to prove something special, and so...

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22 - 01 - 2018

Aguero’s hat-trick against Newcastle on Saturday took his tally to 20 goals for a fifth successive campaign despite missing five games through injury. His season has been something of a mixed bag so far, but he’s now just nine goals away from becoming the first City player to reach 200...

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18 - 01 - 2018

 This podcast will certainly not be mentioning the likes of Paulinho, Alan Hutton or Mo Sissoko. What we will be doing is focusing on the cream of the white hart lane crop, so we will start from 7 and work our way to the best player to ever play for...

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15 - 01 - 2018

Liverpool ended Man City’s unbeaten start in sensational style with what could be the game of the season. There was energy, great finishing and most importantly, belief from the Reds. It was a thrilling game that saw Klopp’s side go 4-1 up, with a flurry of Man City attacks towards...

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11 - 01 - 2018

 7: Andy GoramGoram had spells with several sides, but he is best remembered for his time spent at Rangers in the '90s.The Scotland international earned the moniker "The Goalie" and was recently voted as the team's greatest ever goalkeeper, despite stiff competition from his successor Stefan Klos.The Bury-born shot-stopper played...

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08 - 01 - 2018

Nottingham Forest gave Arsene Wenger his first FA Cup first round defeat since taking over Arsenal in 1996. Forest sealed the win with a late penalty, in which Arsenal players were convinced that Kieran Dowell had accidentally struck the ball twice.

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02 - 01 - 2018

Crystal Palace are the unlikely lads to put an end to Manchester City’s winning streak as they held on for a 0-0 draw on new years eve.  The Eagles have had a change in fortune since Roy Hodgson took over, and have now lost just one of their previous 10.

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27 - 12 - 2017

Harry Kane has broken Alan Shearer’s record for most Premier League goals scored in a calendar year after his eighth hat-trick of 2017. The stats show that he’s the best striker in the world right now, scoring more hat-tricks than Messi, Ronaldo, Lewandowski, Cavani and Aguero combined! 

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21 - 12 - 2017

We will certainly not be mentioning the likes of Lars Jacobsen, Andy Van de Meyde and Brett Angell, you may have to Google those boys. We will be focusing on the cream of the Blue crop, so we will start from 7 and work our way to the best player...

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18 - 12 - 2017

Man City were again sensational at the Etihad on Saturday, scoring four goals for the sixth time in the Premier League this season. The result means we’re no closer to finding out how Pep’s side can be stopped, City now the first team to ever beat Liverpool, Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea and...

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15 - 12 - 2017

In the flurry of Premier League action, Burnley miraculously found themselves in fourth position – ahead of big boys Liverpool and Arsenal and just four points behind Chelsea in third. Their win over Stoke came courtesy of an 89th minute winner from Ashley Barnes and sets them up perfectly for...

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14 - 12 - 2017

Welcome to the countdown of the seven best players to play for Manchester City, featuring the new and the old of City.7: Billy Meredith 1894-1906, 1921-1924393 appearances, 152 goalsOften dubbed "Football's first superstar", Meredith enjoyed a remarkable career.

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14 - 12 - 2017

It’s not the rarest of scenes in the beautiful game. A team finds themselves in desperate need of a goal as the referee checks his watch. We’ve entered added time and with one last throw of the dice, the goalkeeper rushes across the field to throw himself at the incoming corner.

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13 - 12 - 2017

Last weekend three of our draw predictions were correct: the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton, the wildcard of MK Dons v Shrewsbury and our sure draw prediction which was the showdown at the top of League Two, Luton v Notts County.

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12 - 12 - 2017

The Premier League brought us some huge games in matchweek 19. Tottenham got back to winning ways in style with a 5-1 demolition of Stoke. It’s the fourth time in a row Spurs have beaten Stoke by a four goal margin.

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11 - 12 - 2017

Manchester City have got the Premier League wrapped up before Christmas according to many, after ending United’s 40 game unbeaten run at Old Trafford an extending their Premier League winning streak to 14 games. But perhaps the craziest statistic is that 5th place Arsenal are now closer to the relegation...

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08 - 12 - 2017

The mid-week Champions League intermission is over and domestic football is back, so let’s delve into the weekend’s key matches.

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07 - 12 - 2017

We will certainly not be mentioning the likes of Joleon Lescott, Charles N’Zogbia and Eric Djemba–Djemba so bad they named him twice. We will be focusing on the cream of the Villains crop, so we will start from 7 and work our way to the best player to ever play...

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06 - 12 - 2017

Two of our draw picks came in last weekend. It paid to have faith in the wildcard as Torquay stretched their unbeaten run to three games with a goalless draw at home against Aldershot. And in the SPL, Hearts were held at home by Hamilton in what was their third...

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05 - 12 - 2017

Saturday’s grudge match between Arsenal and Manchester United has been widely heralded as the game of the season so far. The high-octane encounter finished 3-1 to United as Jesse Lingard bagged a brace and David de Gea put in a spectacular performance that prompted Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to say...

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04 - 12 - 2017

51 people got all 7 selections correct this weekend and one of them, OHIDAVICTOR has done so two weeks in a row. Can he move another step closer to the £1,000,000 jackpot and make it three next weekend?

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01 - 12 - 2017

This week saw two familiar faces return to The Premier League. Alan Pardew and Sam Allardyce are two managers who divide opinion but there’s no denying they’ve both seen it all in The Prem and they should have what it takes to steady the ship for two underperforming sides –...

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30 - 11 - 2017

West Ham has always been a frustrating club for its fans to support. because it has so little to show in terms of silverware for its great reputation and heritage. This begs the questions as to why it ever gained such a respectful reputation in the first place.

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30 - 11 - 2017

The Premier League has never been in short supply of goal scoring midfielders. Most strikers hang up their boots without reaching 100 goals in the Premier League, so you know you have a special player in your midst when a midfielder approaches or even exceeds that milestone.

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29 - 11 - 2017

Matchweek 17 brought us four Premier League draws over the course of the weekend, including in the showpiece match between Liverpool and Chelsea on Saturday when a late Willian goal cancelled out Mo Salah’s opener.

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28 - 11 - 2017

Manchester City showed that they’ve got fighting spirit to match their on-field quality as they came from behind to beat Huddersfield on a cold Sunday evening in Yorkshire, and if anyone didn’t already think the title is theirs this year they probably do now.

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27 - 11 - 2017

Arsenal have beaten Burnley with an injury time winner for the third time in a row, after Alexis Sanchez converted his penalty in the 92nd minute. Burnley have been this season’s surprise package and Arsene Wenger will be a very happy man after taking all three points from a side...

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27 - 11 - 2017

Think of defenders and the mind drifts to hard-nosed, no-nonsense centre-backs who love nothing more than making the lives of goal scorers a misery – players who live for clean sheets and clearances and nothing more.

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24 - 11 - 2017

There were mid-week games for Premier League’s representatives in European competitions as well as a full round of Football League fixtures. As domestic football returns tomorrow there are some exciting games to look at over the weekend.

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23 - 11 - 2017

There were goals galore at the weekend as The Premier League returned to our lives after a rather lifeless international break. 28 goals flew in in total, with Manchester United, Bournemouth and Chelsea all hitting four past their opponents.

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22 - 11 - 2017

We will be focusing on the cream of the Forest crop, so we will start from 7 and work our way to the best player to ever play for Notts Forest.  

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21 - 11 - 2017

Jose Mourinho said Paul Pogba is a “different class” after the midfielder made his comeback from injury in Manchester United’s 4-1 win against Newcastle, playing an instrumental role in the win and getting on the scoresheet in the process.

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20 - 11 - 2017

Tony Pulis is the latest manager to be sacked after another defeat made it just two wins out of 23 in the Premier League. His defensive approach had suited West Brom in previous seasons as they ground out results and performed beyond their resources, but that defensive brand of football...

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17 - 11 - 2017

Tomorrow sees the return of the Premier League and there are some tasty looking games to choose from in match week 16.

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16 - 11 - 2017

We will certainly not be mentioning the likes of Seth Johnson, Billy Paynter or Roque Junior. We will be focusing on the cream of the Elland Road crop, so we will start from seven and work our way to the best player to ever play for LEEDS, LEEDS LEEDS.  7: Jack...

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15 - 11 - 2017

Following last weekend’s international break, there’s a full UK fixture list to make selections from this weekend.

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14 - 11 - 2017

The search is on for a banana skin outside Valley Parade as Bradford surprisingly slipped up at home to Plymouth in what looked like the weekend’s biggest banker. That win lifted Plymouth off the foot of the League One table and wasn’t great preparation for Bradford’s tricky game at second-placed...

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13 - 11 - 2017

Plymouth extended their unbeaten run to six matches with a 1-0 victory over high-flying Bradford on Saturday. Remi Matthews saved a second-half penalty to keep the Bantams at bay and secure all three points, with Jake Jarvis’ first-half goal being the difference.

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10 - 11 - 2017

There are some real crunch matches in the Football League this weekend, as teams once again focus on the league following the round of FA Cup fixtures last weekend.

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09 - 11 - 2017

Win a £50 classic football shirts voucher! To enter the draw, simply sign up for free and either tweet us your username or comment your username in our competition Facebook post!7: Roy KeaneHis sharp tongue might often have been a bone of contention, but Roy Keane's demeanour on a football field...

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08 - 11 - 2017

Good news for Crystal Palace fans! It’s another international break this weekend, so you don’t have to sit through another Match of the Day horror show. For the rest of us it just means that we’re delving into the lower leagues for this week’s predictions.

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07 - 11 - 2017

Another Premier League weekend, another chance for Man City to prove that they’re the cream of the crop. Led by the mercurial Kevin de Bruyne, City took Arsenal apart at the Etihad in classy show that finished 3-1.

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06 - 11 - 2017

Man City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points after another rampant performance at the Etihad. They have now officially made the best ever start to a Premier League campaign and are on course to smash all the scoring records in the history books.

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03 - 11 - 2017

The Premier League top five are all in action on Sunday, with the current leaders Man City hosting Arsenal, Man United heading to Stamford Bridge and Spurs playing host to basement boys Crystal Palace.

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02 - 11 - 2017

Wilfried Zaha earned Crystal Palace their first draw of the season last Saturday, with his 97th minute equaliser against West Ham. The Hammers have now drawn two of their last three Premier League games, and they would no doubt take another this weekend as Liverpool visit the Olympic Stadium.

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31 - 10 - 2017

Man City’s flying start to the season continued at the Hawthorns last Saturday, but if there’s one thing we can take from the game it’s that, perhaps for the first time, they didn’t look unbeatable.

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30 - 10 - 2017

Jurgen Klopp earned the bragging rights over his best friend David Wagner, as Liverpool netted three goals and took all three points against Huddersfield.  The Terriers stifled Liverpool’s creative efforts in a frustrating first half for Klopp, but they were a different prospect in the second half and goals from...

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23 - 10 - 2017

Huddersfield provided the surprise of the weekend with their 2-1 win over Man United at the John Smith’s Stadium. The Terriers became the first team to score two goals against United in the first half of a Premier League game in over a year, and hung on despite a tense...

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16 - 10 - 2017

Crystal Palace provided the shock of the weekend, scoring their first goal of the season, followed by a second, and beating the reigning Champions at Selhurst Park. The 2-1 victory will come as a huge confidence booster for Roy Hodgson’s men, while Chelsea now sit 9 points adrift of Man City.

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09 - 10 - 2017

Bristol Rovers slotted 6 past Northampton at Sixfields Stadium on Saturday. Billy Bodin scored against his former club to give Rovers a deserved lead at half-time, before the floodgates opened in the second half. It was only Rovers’ second away league win of the season and their goal difference, now...

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02 - 10 - 2017

This week 'Johno' and 'Pittaway65' became the first players of the season to get all 7 predictions correct two weeks in a row! That puts them just two weeks away from the £1,000,000 jackpot! Johno has been playing the game since early last season and is part of the Orford...

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25 - 09 - 2017

Man City have been fantastic to watch this season and their 5-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace came as a shock to no one. Aguero and Sterling have been amongst the goals but David Silva has perhaps been key, pulling the strings in midfield and claiming six assists so far this season.

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18 - 09 - 2017

Man City annihilated a previously unbeaten Watford side to go top of the Premier League. Sergio Aguero took home the match ball after his 6th Premier League hat-trick – the same amount as Wayne Rooney – achieved in 278 fewer games than Wayne.

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12 - 09 - 2017

Frank De Boer’s spell at Crystal Palace will go down in history as the third shortest managerial reign in the Premier League at just 77 days. It’s the fewest number of games ever overseen by a PL manager and the Dutchman has become the first manager to be sacked without...

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11 - 09 - 2017

Harry Kane was free to start scoring again with August out of the way, and he marked his first goal of the season in memorable style in a 3-0 win at Goodison Park. It was his 100th for Spurs, a milestone that took him just 169 games to reach.

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08 - 09 - 2017

The 2017/18 Premier League season is underway and we’ve had our first glimpse of what each side has to offer.  As it currently stands, Man City are the bookies favourites to lift the Premier League trophy, but the 5000-1 payout for Leicester City two seasons ago shows that that means...

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05 - 09 - 2017

Ledley King sits down with Mandy from We Are Tottenham Hotspur to answer fans' questions. See the full interview below. 

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04 - 09 - 2017

Charlton won seven goal thriller at Boundary Park to maintain their promising start to the season. Charlton took a 2-0 lead through Ricky Holmes and Tarique Fosu, before Oldham equalised via a Craig Davies penalty and goal from Eoin Doyle.

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29 - 08 - 2017

Crystal Palace are pointless and goalless after three games in the Premier League. We all know that managers don’t last long in the modern game, but the talk that Frank De Boer's job already hangs in the balance and Sam Allardyce is being lined up as a possible replacement seems crazy.

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22 - 08 - 2017

Every new season begins with a fresh sense of optimism. You’ve had the whole summer to reflect on the previous season, analyse new signings and make your verdicts about each team. The football is finally back and you’re ready to put your money where your mouth is – this is...

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21 - 08 - 2017

Jese Rodrguez made a dream start to his Premier League career with a winner against Arsenal just days after signing for Stoke from PSG. Wenger felt his team should have been given a first-half penalty and thought they had equalised when Alexandre Lacazette’s hit the net, but it was ruled offside.

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14 - 08 - 2017

Wayne Rooney made his first Premier League start for Everton in 13 years on Saturday, bagging the only goal of the game to give Everton all three points. He may not be the explosive player he was when he first emerged at Goodison Park, but his intelligence and experience could be hugely valuable...

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07 - 08 - 2017

Leeds and Bolton share a history of lost Premier League status and financial turmoil, but both will have different objectives for the season ahead. Leeds will look to build on just missing out on the play-offs last season with a top 6 finish this time, while newly promoted Bolton will...

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01 - 08 - 2017

Aston Villa had a disappointing season in the Championship last term, but this year a refreshed side will be looking to clinch automatic promotion. John Terry is the Championship’s signing of the summer, and Christopher Samba, Glenn Whelan and Ahmed Elmohamady will also bring a wealth of experience to the midlands.

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27 - 07 - 2017

Last season we ran a competition to win two Club Wembley tickets to the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal. The lucky winner was April from Basildon, who gave the tickets to her son Harley (7) and his dad Joe. Here's how the big day panned out in April's words.

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25 - 07 - 2017

Morata became the most expensive Spanish player of all-time and Chelsea’s record signing last week. Carlo Ancelotti  described him as “a complete striker” and James Rodriguez added he’s “an excellent player with unique skills.” He scored 15 goals in La Liga last season despite only being started 14 times.

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24 - 07 - 2017

This article originally appeared in the Times of Malta.

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04 - 07 - 2017

It has been a long seven weeks, we know, but you can stop twiddling your thumbs and start thinking about your matchweek 1 selections, because 7 Of The Best is open! You can now make your selections for the opening weekend of the season (Saturday 5th August).