The nearly men

By IAN YEE IN the space of a year, Borussia Dortmund have gone from German league and cup Double winners, to losing the UEFA Champions League final and three of their best players – all while failing to win a single trophy. It is the curse of the over-achieving club. After Dortmund’s incredible 5-2 […]

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What happened to the Villans?

Under Martin O’Neill, I always saw Aston Villa as one of the good guys. They were really good for the Premier League, one of the very few clubs that weren’t just challenging the Big Four (as it were back then), but doing so by playing attacking football, and without spending ridiculous fortunes. Three consecutive sixth-place […]

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Big moves

Darren Bent heads to Aston Villa after shocking Sunderland with a transfer request, and Steven Pienaar leaves Merseyside to join Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham.

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United again

So Manchester United wins another trophy, Rooney scores another match-winning header and Michael Owen gets injured. What’s new?

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