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Football is crucial!

Many people involved in football will be claiming just how 'crucial` the next few weeks can be up and down the leagues and even across Europe.

For teams challenging for their respective titles and silverware and smaller clubs battling for survival, is there actually a time in the season where it isn`t branded as 'crucial`?

No team wants a bad start to the season, being bottom of the league a few games in threatens to be a sign of things to come. So it`s safe to say that the first month or so is crucial.

The next hurdle in the football season is the Christmas period. If the manager hasn`t been sacked already clubs with smaller squads struggle to keep up with the packed fixture list during the festive period. It is indeed vital that teams pick up maximum points if they are to avoid being sucked into a relegation battle or lose touch with the teams at the top.

January has become a turning point for many clubs, the last opportunity for cash to be splashed with fresh faces added to boost the team`s chances of achieving their targets. However, those clubs who cannot afford to split with the dosh do find it difficult to compete with the massive squads of the big spenders.

Things may have settled down approaching the Easter period with the January new arrivals just about gelling with their team-mates. This is where the league really has taken shape, and clubs will have confirmed their realistic target finish, so picking up points here is extremely crucial.

The last and most important of all hurdles is the final run-in. If every team has been competing rather well and the leagues are a little tight, the difference between relegation and survival can really go down to the wire, whereas it is unusual these days for the premiership to be decided on the last day.

So with the beginning of the season being crucial, a crucial period across Christmas, the January transfer window being a very crucial turning point, and the race to the finish line being evermore crucial, it`s safe to say that Football is crucial!




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Writer: MattyG Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 16 2008

Time: 4:13PM

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so true this article there are always several times that are crucial for football
ozanne park rangers
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17/03/2008 06:50:00

West Brom took watson from us similar time last season, You may actually struggle in the league if you dont get the right calibre keeper in. I wouldnt risk Warner again - he crap.
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18/03/2008 10:34:00

 

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