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About JCarruthers

James Carruthers is a football writer and an expert on the English game. Having studied the sport for over a decade, James dedicates his knowledge of the beautiful game and his background in sport science to analysing and summarising the key incidents defining modern-day football.
  1. If Bolton can change, England certainly can

    Under the influence of Owen Coyle, Bolton Wanderers have spent this season surprising and dazzling onlookers with their new found appreciation for flowing football. The reinvention of the Trotters is a fantastic example of how a manager can transform a team by instilling belief and direction in his players; two things the English national side are in desperate need of.

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  2. Let Holloway manage as he sees fit; it worked for McCarthy

    Ian Holloway’s impassioned defence of his team selection for the game with Aston Villa is reminiscent of Mick McCarthy’s staunch belief that he was right to do the same thing versus Manchester United last year. Both managers should have the right to manage as they see fit and at the end of the year be accountable for their decisions

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