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Stuart Pearce

The death of Clough’s Forest and the immediate rebirth

By the end, Brian Clough was Nottingham Forest through and through. Clough was one of the best managers of his time. But Clough’s final year, not only at Nottingham Forest but in management, was the major disappointment of his 18 year legacy with the club. That final season in 1992/93 was the start of the […]

Is Pearce underperforming with our youth team? England U-21s rotten record

There was plenty of frustration from England fans after the U-21s were comfortably beaten by Norway in the UEFA Under-21 European Championship at the weekend. A lot of the anger was directed at Stuart Pearce, the manager, who often gives the impression of someone who doesn’t have a clue. In 2007, when Pearce first got […]

What can England hope for with Stuart Pearce in charge?

As the new England U21 campaign begins next month it will bring questions about what direction England are heading towards and whether there is even a plan at all. FA chairman David Bernstein said: “Continuity is vital as we continue to build our club ethos, and Stuart [Pearce] is an important member of the England […]

Best of the badge kissers: Part I

1. Andriy Shevchenko spent seven seasons at AC Milan before making that £30m move to Chelsea. After scoring his first goal on his début for the Blues in the Community Shield against Liverpool he kissed their shirt. The Italian press and fans of his former club reacted badly when the footage made its way back […]

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