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Boys will be boys, but this is hardly the right time for 'playing away'

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In hot water: Phil Foden (far left) and his young England team-mate Mason Greenwood

In hot water: Phil Foden (far left) and his young England team-mate Mason Greenwood

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In hot water: Phil Foden (far left) and his young England team-mate Mason Greenwood

Glenavon fans were stunned when Terry Nicholson, one of the most popular managers in the club's history, was sacked.

'Nicky' had, after all, built one of the most attractive, attack-minded teams in the country, and had come within a whisker of winning the Irish League title a year earlier.

The Magheralin man had also ended the club's 23-year trophy drought courtesy of a sensational 6-1 win over Linfield in the Budweiser Cup final.