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Kamara: Coventry situation wouldn’t have happened in Spain

| 26.08.2014

Coventry’s return home is fantastic for football

It’s absolutely brilliant that Coventry City will be heading back to the Ricoh Arena soon. I couldn’t be happier.

No team as big as Coventry, a club with such history, should be playing outside their home city. I wish them all the best of luck.

However, how it was allowed to happen in the first place is a joke. A club’s home stadium is something that should be protected.

If a similar incident happened in Spain the local authorities would step in and takeover to ensure the interests of the club and the fans were looked after.

It doesn’t seem to work like that in England and that’s a shame. I don’t care what anybody says, the football team is the heart of any community.

They have had some great times so to have to move to Northampton was an absolute disgrace. Keep Coventry in Coventry, that’s what I say.

Calum Chambers has shown England promise

I think when Arsene Wenger let Thomas Vermaelen go everyone was saying “what’s going on here? He needs to bring in another centre half now.”

Some people still think he needs to recruit a new centre back but Calum Chambers has already shown that he certainly has real potential.

In England the one thing that’s always been the case is that we’ve a number of good young players at club level but they don’t seem to be able to kick on at international level.

We’ve always had the promise and now with the likes of Chambers we have hope again.

Wenger only ever brings people in if he has genuine belief in their ability so it’s bodes well for the England team.

Mackay aside, Palace should never have allowed Pulis to go

I know Malky Mackay quite well having spent time with him on Goals on Sunday and I’m really, really surprised by the allegations and comments I’ve read.

It’s hard to believe. He was on the verge of taking over another Premier League club but now you have to ask where he goes from here. It’s frightening really.

Tony Pulis performed a miracle to keep them up last year and if I was the Palace chairman I’d have sat him down this summer and made sure that we were inseparable and said that we need to stick together as our actions reflect the club’s beliefs.

I don’t know the ins and outs but Steve Parish will need to find someone he can work with and is 100 per cent committed to his philosophy as everyone is going to be looking for cracks now.

Cesc is just Fab playing in the hole

There were some great performances on the opening weekend of the Premier League and Aaron Ramsey is one that stands out. Hitting the winner late on for Arsenal was good to see.

Daniel Sturridge also had a good game and is off the mark again. He has hit 34 goals in 50 games for Liverpool now which is amazing. I don’t know how that compares to Ian Rush, Roger Hunt and others but he can certainly become one of the Liverpool greats.

But Cesc Fabregas was the player of the week for me. He was brilliant for Chelsea in their 3-1 win over Burnley.

A lot of people questioned Mourinho bringing him in and wondered whether he would act as a central midfielder or operate behind the striker but he has proven with two assists that playing in the hole suits him down to the ground.

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Chris Kamara

Loveable Soccer Saturday pundit Kammy has been part of the furniture at Ladbrokes for a number of years.

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