With the Premier League season a week away and the metaphorical pressure cooker ready to start brewing for managers, chairmen and players alike and with so much change throughout the league in the form of an increase of revenue from new TV deals and managerial changes throughout the top half of the table, mid-table teams 

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On March 1st, Aston Villa announced their accounts for 2011/2012 which gave a firm insight into their decline from successive sixth place finishes under Martin O’Neil to relegation candidates under Alex McLeish and now Paul Lambert. Under O’Neil, the wage bill climbed to £71 million, accounting for 85% of the club’s annual turnover and, having 

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Paul Lambert, whose managerial career has blossomed from the depths of League Two with Wycombe to the Premier League, probably thought his days of competing with those languishing at the bottom of the league pyramid were over. His three year job of guiding Norwich from League One to the Premier League and establishing them as 

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