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Mark Taylor

Editor of The Sportsman since 2016.

Mark has more than 20 years' experience working in newsrooms as a reporter, sub-editor and content manager working on titles including the Lancashire Evening Post and Wigan Observer.

He has been writing about rugby league since 1991 for a variety of local and national newspapers and magazines, mainly focusing on the ups and downs of Leigh Centurions.

A Bolton Wanderers fan who gets misty-eyed talking about the days of Jay Jay Okocha and Youri Djorkaeff, he's a football and rugby league kit anorak.

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Huge New Deal For Shaw
Manchester United To Reward Form Defender With New Mega Contract
Luke Shaw is to sign a new five-year deal at Manchester United, completing a remarkable change in fortunes for the defender who has been publically…
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Would Barcelona Welcome Back Neymar?
Neymar Linked With Sensational Return To Barcelona
Reports from Spain suggest Neymar is considering a return to Barcelona next season and PSG are not likely to stand in the way of the player.PSG…
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Mourinho's Invincibility Against His Old Clubs A Thing Of The Past
What Happened To Jose Mourinho's Amazing Record Against His Former Clubs?
Jose Mourinho will be aware that history is against him when he takes Manchester United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday. His recent record against his…
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Mourinho Rant Lands Him With FA Charge
FA Charge Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho Over Foul-mouthed Rant
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged over comments he made in the direction of TV cameras following his side's win over Newcastle United…
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Surprise Contenders Emerge To Replace Julen Lopetegui
Odds Slashed On Premier League Boss To Take Over At Real Madrid
The odds on Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino becoming the next manager of Real Madrid have tumbled to 3/1 as speculation about the future of current…
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Arsenal Sign Massive New Kit Deal
Arsenal Confirm Mega Kit Deal With Adidas - Will They Revive This Classic?
In one of the biggest transfers of the season, Arsenal have ditched current kit supplier Puma in favour of adidas.The three stripes giant will produce…
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Mourinho Axes Skipper Days After Social Media Row
Huge Shock As Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho Drops Skipper Just Days After Instagram Debacle
Alexis Sanchez and club captain Antonio Valencia have been dropped from the Manchester United starting XI for tonight's game against Newcastle United at Old Trafford.He is…
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Mourinho Plays It Safe With Bland Programme Notes
Jose Mourinho Dodges Big Issues In Dull Manchester United Programme Notes
Manchester United fans looking at today's Jose Mourinho's programme notes for today's game against Newcastle United will be feeling less than inspired.Rather than use the…
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Paul Merson Delivers Damning Verdict On Manchester United Players
Manchester United Players ''An Absolute Joke'' Says Paul Merson As He Defends Jose Mourinho
Paul Merson is the latest pundit to lend his support to under-fire Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, turning his anger on the players who he…
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Glenn Murray Names His Most Feared Opponent
Premier League's Form Striker Names Liverpool Ace As Toughest Defender
Glenn Murray has revealed who he considers to be the Premier League's toughest defender.The Brighton & Hove Albion striker has been in superb form of…
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Journalist Stands By Mourinho Sacking Story
''Whatever The Manchester United Result Today, He Will Be Gone'' - Journalist Stands By Jose Mourinho Sacking Story
The journalist who broke the story about Manchester United sacking Jose Mourinho says he stands by his story despite the club denying the claims on…
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Where Will Jose Mourinho Go Next If He Leaves Manchester United?
Jose Mourinho Tipped To Return To Former Club If He Leaves Manchester United
Inter Milan has emerged as the most likely destination for Jose Mourinho should he be sacked by Manchester United.The future of the United manager was…
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Carragher Sticks Up For Neville Over United Rant
Gary Neville Backed By Unlikely Source Over Manchester United Rant
Gary Nevile's passionate speech about the state of his beloved Manchester United won him plenty of fans last night.The former United and England defender was reacting…
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Neymar's Call To Man United Star Over Possible Move
Manchester United Star ''Sounded Out'' By Neymar Over PSG Switch
Paul Pogba has been approached about a possible move to Paris Saint-Germain by Brazilian star Neymar according to reports today.The French World Cup winner's relationship…
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Under-Fire Mourinho Seeks Owners' Backing
Embattled Jose Mourinho Issues Ultimatum To Manchester United Owners
Jose Mourinho has reportedly called on Manchester United's owners to back him or sack him after stories on Friday suggested he was on the verge of…
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