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THE SECRET FOOTBALLER: Cleverley reprieve but Toffees Dyching with death

There comes a time in football when responsibility has to reside with the top man, says The Secret Footballer. Not the best player, not even the manager. The owner.

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THE SECRET FOOTBALLER: It stinks of robotics but Jose still programmes winners

Our man inside the game has grudging respect for Mourinho’s joyless anti-football

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THE SECRET FOOTBALLER: Spurs’ clinical embarrassment of Liverpool’s weakest links

Our man inside the game turned up at Wembley yesterday and that was also as much as Liverpool managed.

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THE SECRET FOOTBALLER: The footballers' three steps to heaven or hell

With Amazon, Facebook, and Netflix sniffing around the Premier League, our man inside the game expects everything we have come to know, love and loathe about modern football to be inflated once more.

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THE SECRET FOOTBALLER: Pep Guardiola has found a Brazilian who can deploy his hands as adroitly as his feet. Be afraid

Pep Guardiola spent a lot of money this summer but he wrapped up the signing of a new goalkeeper early and although Ederson was uncapped, the price tag has been matched by the performance. He’s very good, writes The Secret Footballer

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THE SECRET FOOTBALLER: Don’t close the book on Niasse fairytale

Our man inside the game has never quite understood why some players make it and others don’t

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THE SECRET FOOTBALLER: Money insulates any coach against his failings

Our man inside the game was at Wembley this weekend, but cast envious glances towards
Vicarage Road.

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THE SECRET FOOTBALLER: Staying grounded on the roller coaster of opinion

Our man inside the game canvassed a few old friends for some Champions League conclusions

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THE SECRET FOOTBALLER: Splashing the cash like crazy in the weird and wonderful world of football

The interesting thing about the current transfer market is the trickle down effect, writes The Secret Footballer.

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