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Richard Jolly
Football writer for the National, Guardian, Observer, Straits Times, Sunday Express, Daily Telegraph, FourFourTwo & Blizzard.
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Richard Jolly 12h
Gut-wrenching for Sunderland, marooned in League One but delight for Charlton, promoted in dramatic fashion. On Charlton 2-1 Sunderland:
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Richard Jolly 14h
Nicky Butt has now scored as many goals at Old Trafford this season as Alexis Sanchez.
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Richard Jolly 20h
On the last Charlton-Sunderland play-off final. And seven others:
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Richard Jolly 24h
Jurgen Klopp on his new-look coaching team and the difference they have made:
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Richard Jolly May 25
There have now been twice as many red cards in the 2019 Football League play-offs as in the 2018 World Cup (8-4).
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Richard Jolly May 24
A tribute to Ashley Cole ahead of what could be the last game of his career on Monday:
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Richard Jolly May 24
The 53rd Prime Minister of the UK was the 53rd best. The 54th was the 54th best. And the 55th might be the 55th best.
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Richard Jolly May 22
Replying to @OxborrowIan
Only Klinsmann and Falcao have scored more Uefa Cup goals in a season. Remarkable.
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Richard Jolly May 22
Replying to @OxborrowIan
Wait for my list of top scorers in the Uefa Cup. Which, oddly, remains uncommissioned.
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Richard Jolly May 22
My pick of the best Premier League captains. Tried in vain to find room for Neil Redfearn:
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Richard Jolly May 21
Real Madrid could have had the best years of Gareth Bale's career and still got their money back. They let the guarantee expire. That could be costly. Some thoughts:
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Richard Jolly May 21
Replying to @HLNinEngeland
This is how player-managers tackle in Scotland:
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Richard Jolly May 21
Replying to @ChrisWathan
Whereas Souness struggled in the 1986 World Cup as Rangers player-manager. Perhaps player-managers only do well against Scotland, not for them...
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Richard Jolly May 21
Probably the first time a club player-manager has appeared for someone else in a Scotland game since Kenny Dalglish's last cap under Andy Roxburgh in 1986. Graeme Souness also played for Alex Ferguson in 1986 after being appointed Rangers player-manager.
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Richard Jolly May 20
Third consecutive season an English club has had three players score 20+ goals: 2016-17 - Tottenham: Kane 35, Alli 22, Son 21. 2017-18 - Liverpool: Salah 44, Firmino 27, Mane 20. 2018-19 - Man City: Aguero 32, Sterling 25, Jesus 21.
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Richard Jolly May 20
Replying to @Matt_J_Norton
Yep. Laporte and Stones played then.
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Richard Jolly May 20
Vincent Kompany finished on the winning side in his last 23 appearances for Manchester City (one on penalties). Unbeaten in the last 29.
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Richard Jolly May 20
Spice Girls reunion, featuring Ginger Spice, Posh Spice and Posh Spice.
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Richard Jolly May 20
Swansea had the third most possession in the Championship. Graham Potter picked its youngest team. Some thoughts on what is drawing Brighton to a manager who prospered amid chaos and cutbacks:
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Richard Jolly May 19
On Vincent Kompany, Manchester City's departing leader:
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