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That Was The Season That Was

By David Herman  

1. Most Dignified Managers

The most dignified in the face of defeat was Avram Grant, both because he was so close to victory, against all expectations, and because he was constantly underrated and sneered at.

The most dignified in the face of victory (just as hard) was Roy Hodgson at Fulham, who spoke generously of Reading and Birmingham, knowing full well how close he’d come.

2. Least Dignified Manager

Wenger was justified in feeling his team had deserved better—they had played wso well, scored so many goals and accumulated so many points and still ended up 3rd. And yet they…

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