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Big Phil at First Light

The day after a club fires its manager is a time of innuendo, prophecy, and doubt. And if you’re a newspaper at such a time, you’ll want to cover as many bases as possible. Still, if you’re the Independent, and these are your top four sports headlines:

Hiddink in talks with Chelsea

Ancelotti emerges as main Chelsea target

Grant may return after Chelsea sack Scolari

Harris: Fans want Mourinho

You may want to ask yourself if you’re just being indecisive. Isn’t the cardinal rule of honesty in soccer journalism that you’re supposed to pick three stories, and stick to them?


Big Phil at First Light

by Brian Phillips · February 10, 2009

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