Arsenal have won just once on the opening day of the season over the past five seasons so at least Arsene Wenger can find a crumb of comfort in familiarity, the problem is for him that it doesn’t get any easier. Next up is Crystal Palace, on an upward trajectory under Alan Pardew and buoyed 

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  Manager  Perhaps most famous for his disastrous stint in charge of the England national team, Steve McClaren takes over from the departed Alan Pardew at St James’ Park. McClaren is an experienced manager, having enjoyed success at both Middlesbrough and FC Twente in the past, winning a league title with the Dutch club in 

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Serie A has been one of the busiest of the major European leagues in the transfer market this summer. So let’s take a look at what I think are the 5 best moves so far.   Joao Miranda (Inter Milan) Inter Milan signed Brazilian defender Joao Miranda from Atletico Madrid in June for an undisclosed 

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Manager A shrewd, experienced and highly decorated manager, Dick Advocaat etched his name into Sunderland folklore last season as he steered the club to English Premier League safety in the season’s penultimate game. The Dutchman was appointed on a temporary basis, replacing the sacked Guys Poyet and coaxing a series of determined, disciplined team performances 

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