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Football clockwatch from the Premier League and beyondLive scores: all the goals from around the UK and EuropeEmail Scott with your thoughts here 2.56pm GMTThe Arsenal representative of the Observer’s fan network isn’t totally convinced about the appointment of Mikel Arteta. Though it’s safe to say that, with the sum total of zero matches played under his yoke so far, the jury is very much still out. “It has been strange, in the context of Arteta’s appointment, to again hear many people talk of the appointment of untested young ex-players as managers, as if this was unusual,” notes David Reynolds. “It seems to me this has always been standard practice. To take three rather notable examples, Brain Clough got the Derby job at 32, Bill Nicholson got the Spurs job at 39, and Alf Ramsay the Ipswich job at 34. All were league champions at these clubs within a few years.” Related: Premier League fans’ half-term reports. Part one: Arsenal to Liverpool 2.39pm GMTHere’s a bit more on this morning’s confirmation that Carlo Ancelotti will follow in the wake of genuine legends such as Harry Catterick, Howard Kendall and

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Joe Royle. The latter remains the last man to bring silverware to Goodison Park, the FA Cup in 1995. Should Ancelotti manage to snap Everton’s potless quarter-century streak, he’ll take his place on the list of Goodison greats with immediate effect. Related: ‘The perfect appointment’: Everton name Carlo Ancelotti as manager Continue reading…