Sport BT Sports presenter Jake Humphreys

All that waiting, all that expectation over the summer, it is over my friends. The Premier League is back. While it is the duty of BT Sport's football anchor Jake Humphrey to inflate his own programme with hyperbole, which he duly fulfilled with his opening statements, it is the prerogative of the punter to validate the product with his or her on/off button.

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Even on Merseyside and even in what is officially now a recession, the rich get richer and the poor do the other thing. In the case of Liverpool and Everton, of course, poverty may be considered relative; ask Tranmere Rovers, the region's third club, about that. Yet it was particularly galling for Evertonians to wake up on Friday morning to headlines about another potential multi-million-pound takeover of their closest rivals in a week when their own plans for progress had been hampered again.

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Poppies flower before late Fulham flurry

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Redknapp reserves right to be TV's weakest link

FA Cup broadcasters ITV will react with disappointment and dismay after it emerged that tomorrow's showcase FA Cup fourth-round tie between Manchester United and Tottenham is likely to resemble a reserve team fixture.

Ossie Ardiles could make suprise return to management

Ossie Ardiles believes he is the man to save Inverness from Clydesdale Bank Premier League relegation after emerging as a surprise candidate to replace Craig Brewster.

Gueye has Blackburn trial

Metz are awaiting news from Blackburn after striker Babacar Gueye joined Rovers for a trial, according to the French club's sporting director Joel Muller.

Zenit boss expects Arshavin to move to Arsenal

Russia playmaker Andrei Arshavin is continuing to edge closer to a move to Arsenal, according to Zenit St Petersburg coach Dick Advocaat.

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Clough confirmed as Derby manager

Nigel Clough has followed in his father's footsteps and become the new manager of Derby.

Clough agrees to take over at Derby

Burton manager set to follow his father Brian into East Midlands hot seat

Tale of a Scally and a quick Lerner

Gillingham chairman had stones hurled at his car by fans he labelled 'scumbags'. In contrast, Villa's chief is Mr Popular
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