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McClaren for Newcastle if Derby miss out on promotion? Place your bets!

If Derby County misso ut on promotion this season, will McClaren be pointing the way out of the iPro and up to St James Park?

If Derby County misso ut on promotion this season, will McClaren be pointing the way out of the iPro and up to St James Park?

Back at the turn of the year, SkyBet rated Derby County head coach and former England boss, Steve McClaren, at 16/1 to take over at Newcastle United this summer. When Alan Pardew decamped to Crystal Palace to be the South London club’s second coming of Tony Pulis, it left a gap at St James Park that John Carver, for all his earnest endevours, never looked likely to fill in the long term. Other betting sites had MacClaren as far out as 22/1 to become the Magpies’ boss. If you took those odds you may well be sitting in the pound seats now, as currently, some bookies make the former Wembley umbrella salesman as short as 4/6. Continue reading →

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“Glasgow belongs to me!” Ashley tightens grip on Rangers.

Ashley seems intent on taking control of Rangers.

Ashley seems intent on taking control of Rangers.

Gauging the reaction of Newcastle United fans to the news that club owner Mike Ashley has strengthened his grip on Rangers Football Club may not be as straightforward as initially suspected. One reason for this may be that no-one other than the often truculent Ashley appreciates what the implications may be for the club. Always tight-lipped about his intentions, it will take more than a laser-sharp financial insight to appreciate just where Ashley’s aspirations are targeted. Continue reading →