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PAUL MERSON has admitted to being "frightened" of being labelled purely as a "super-sub" by his manager at Aston Villa, John Gregory.

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JUST TWO weeks of the new Premiership campaign is not enough time to jump to any sort of conclusion about the narratives that may develop over the course of the next nine months, although that hasn't stopped the big bookmaking firms cutting the odds on all the pre-season favourites. Even Nostradamus, were he alive today, would hesitate to make football predictions, quite possibly because he'd already be installed in the Chelsea midfield. But, rather like this August's weather, I think I can feel a chill wind blowing.

Football: Boro take Pride without Gascoigne

Derby County 1 Burton 41 Middlesbrough 3 Deane 9, Ziege 20, Ricard pen 66 Half-time: 1-2 Attendance: 24,045

Football: Poyet power key to Chelsea glory

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Football: Gascoigne defended by Robson

BRYAN ROBSON, the Middlesbrough manager, has come to the defence of Paul Gascoigne after newspaper reports of a drinking binge following Tuesday night's 3-2 victory at Wimbledon.

Football: Ince in trouble over comments

THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION is to write to Paul Ince regarding yesterday's newspaper attack on his former employers at Anfield.

Football: Robson closes in on Ince deal

BRYAN ROBSON, the Middlesbrough manager, will seek to tie up a deal to take Paul Ince to the Riverside Stadium over the weekend in a pounds 1m move from Liverpool.

Football: Beckham best says Roberto Carlos

ROBERTO CARLOS, the Brazilian who knows a thing or two about taking free-kicks, thinks David Beckham is the master of the art.

Football: Keegan's zeal the tonic for England

AS RIO FERDINAND collected the ball near his own goal yesterday he spotted a silver-haired figure sprinting up the right calling for the ball. Ferdinand quickly pinged a perfectly-weighted pass forward and Kevin Keegan, 28 years his senior, took it on his chest and raced off down the wing like a teenager.
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