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An A-Z of English Football in 2008

By David Herman  

A – Africans

The first of four great changes in English football. The impact of African players like Drogba and Essien, Adebayor and Touré, has meant that managers have to think seriously about the African Nations Cup every two years.

B – ‘By Mutual Consent’

Means sacked. See Big Sam.

C – ‘The Cup, Magic of’

Football commentators go on and on about when Hereford beat Newcastle back in the Middle Ages because now we know that only four clubs will win the FA Cup (see F: The Big Four). Only once since 1992 has any…

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