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Tommy Conlon: Big sting exposes Fourth Estate's snouts deep in football's trough of swill

thecouch@independent.ie

Tommy Conlon

Published 02/10/2016 | 17:00

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has also been named in the investigation. Photo: Steve Paston/PA Wire.
Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has also been named in the investigation. Photo: Steve Paston/PA Wire.

The England manager, we were promised on Monday night, was only the tip of the iceberg in the investigation that would smash several other famous reputations.

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Since then The Daily Telegraph has exposed merely a few infected ice cubes in the sea of iniquity that is supposed to be modern-day English football: Tommy Wright, assistant manager of Barnsley FC; Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, manager of Queens Park Rangers; Massimo Cellino, owner of Leeds United, and already a proven crook anyway; and Eric Black, assistant manager of Southampton.

At time of writing therefore, it is starting to look as if Sam Allardyce is the tip, the middle and the base of the iceberg.

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