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Top 5 Candidates for the Wolves Job

by Paz Bassra (@PazBassra)

After Mick McCarthy’s sacking, Wolverhampton Wanderers are on the look out for a new manager to save them from relegation. Here are the top 5 candidates:

5. Neil Warnock:

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Ranking the 13 “New Maradona’s”

by Tom Stewart

The title of “New Maradona” or “New Diego” is one that is given to highly talented Argentinian attacking players, using the nations legendary number 10 as an ambitious benchmark. Thirteen players have had the label dumped on them, some of them have revelled in the limelight while some have failed to live up to expectation.

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News: African Cup of Nations- Quarter Finals

This years African Cup of Nations hasn’t failed to disappoint. Saturday and Sunday saw the quarter finals in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Here is our recap of the 4 ties.

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Top Tens: Diego Maradona quotes

by Tom Stewart

Diego Maradona is one of FlairWeekly’s favourite people. The man is clearly nuts and doesn’t shy away from showing the world exactly how nuts he is. As a player he was a genius….and a flawed one….as a coach he is an erratic, charismatic maniac. As a man he is a former coke addict, very vocal about his politics, and he has fathered several illegitimate children. Oh- and he’s never afraid to voice his mind about Pele. Or anything for that matter.

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Flair Icons #17: Hristo Stoichkov

Hristo Stoichkov

by Tom Stewart

Born: 8/2/66 (Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Clubs: Zavod; Hebros; CSKA Sofia; Barcelona; Parma; Barcelona; CSKA Sofia; Al-Nassr; Kashiwa Reysol; Chicago Fire; DC United

International: Bulgaria (83 caps, 37 goals)

Management: Bulgaria; Celta Vigo; Mamelodi Sundowns; Litex Lovech

Do you remember the 90’s? Do you share my love for Bulgarian’s? If the answer to these questions was ‘yes’ then I can only suggest you read on. Our latest entrant to the Flair Hall of Fame was known as ‘The Dagger’, ‘The Dog’, ‘The Modern Left’ and ‘The Gunslinger’. You may know him as Hristo Stoichkov.

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Derby Days: Crystal Palace vs Brighton & Hove Albion

by Jason Heaver

The Evening Standard once described Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace as hating each other ‘with a passion rarely seen outside the Balkans’, but admitted that the reasons for this rivalry seemed obscure to the rest of football. Their assessment is not far wrong – this is the first fixture both sets of supporters look for every June and matches between the two are old-fashioned derbies, with plenty more than just the three points riding on the outcomes.

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