The Monday Profile: Dario Gradi

The recent unveiling of the Elite Player Performance Plan has been met with a cacophony of complaint from footballer bloggers. For Gary Andrews of Two Footed Tackle, it was not so much the straw that broke the camel’s back, more a case of the straw being repeatedly driven into said back with a whopping great JCB -and as Jon Keenof The Tilehurst End pointed out, EPPP could allow …

The Monday Profile: Nick Powell

In our recent analysis of the PFA awards, my fellow blogger John McGee highlighted the disagreement that can ensue when debating the worth of leading young players.

With Jordan Rhodes valued by the press as a knee jerk £6 million, John pointed out that Adam Le Fondre, the man whose two goals fired Reading to victory over Southampton in the Championship’s recent summit meeting, cost a mere £350,000.…

The Monday Profile: Shaun Miller

Shaun Miller’s brace in Crewe’s impressive 3-1 victory at home to Oxford was the latest notable performance from the Alsager-born striker, who is steadily gaining a reputation as one of the best strikers in the lower two divisions of the Football League. Building on his career-best 19 goals last season alongside Clayton Donaldson, Miller has now taken the role of main striker with aplomb, scoring 4 times already this season. …

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