Returning Players: Gordon Cowans

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Welcome to Last Word on Football’s ‘Returning Players’ series. In this edition, we look at Aston Villa icon Gordon Cowans, who enjoyed three separate spells at his first club. Affectionately known as ‘Sid’, he would go on to have huge success with Villa and eventually be part of their greatest ever side in the 1980s. […] READ MORE


Matt Targett Aston Villa Contract Set for Extension

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Despite an inconsistent run of form throughout 2021, it’s been a season of progress at Aston Villa. Villa are a completely different side from the one which narrowly escaped relegation last season. The bedrock of their vastly improved season has been their rock-solid defence. Villa’s back four have kept 14 clean sheets this season and […] READ MORE


Phil Brown Has Chance to Steer Sinking Southend United Ship

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With just six games to preserve their football league status, Southend United have decided to switch managers. Out goes Mark Molesley after less than a year in charge and incomes Phil Brown who’s no stranger to Roots Hall. Brown is tasked with ensuring Southend remain a football league club. However, he faces a big job […] READ MORE


Returning Players: Johan Cruyff

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Welcome to Last Word on Football’s ‘Returning Players’ series. In this edition, we focus on the legendary Johan Cruyff. The Dutchman is one of the greatest footballers of all time and despite playing for several teams, two clubs saw Cruyff become one of the greatest. Cruyff had two successful spells at Ajax, spending 11 of […] READ MORE


Hayden Mullins Takes Over at Colchester United with Eight Games to Preserve Their Football League Status

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Colchester United have confirmed the appointment of Hayden Mullins as the club’s new head coach on a deal until the end of the season. Mullins replaces caretaker manager Wayne Brown and is the official replacement for Steve Ball, who lost his job in February. Mullins inherits a difficult challenge with Colchester fighting to preserve their […] READ MORE


Returning Players: Peter Crouch

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Welcome back to Last Word on Football’s ‘Returning Players’ series. In this edition, we take a look at the well-travelled Peter Crouch. Crouch turned out for several football clubs during his career. Unsurprisingly, he did return to former sides on more than one occasion. Crouch spent time in the Brentford, Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham […] READ MORE



A Poor 2021 Costs Peter Bosz His Job at Bayer Leverkusen

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After over two years in charge, Bayer Leverkusen have sacked manager Peter Bosz. It seemed that Die Werkself were going to seriously challenge for the Bundesliga title this season, having sat second going into the winter break. However, a miserable 2021 has seen Leverkusen majorly fall down the table and crash out of the Europa […] READ MORE