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A five-step guide to throwing a Premier League Christmas party

They don’t get out much but when they do, it often spells trouble.

1. Choose a destination that’s easy to get to

A handy 45-minute flight across the pond to Dublin for the weekend is still proving as popular as it was a couple of decades ago with Premier League clubs.

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2. Fancy dress is essential

Partly for the novelty factor, dressing up is also a hand way to mingle in nightclubs without being outed as a professional Newcastle United player.

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3. Make sure to have plenty of ‘banter’

A spot of random busking will go down well with team-mates and passers-by alike.

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4. Don’t let the night pass without some controversy

Countless infamous incidents have occurred down through the years, from fighting to vandalism and the night spent in a cell. Read about some of our favourites here.

5. Probably best not to let the manager get wind

Last year, troubled QPR had their Christmas cancelled by grinchy manager Harry Redknapp, who stated that bottom-placed side had “nothing to celebrate”. Bah humbug!

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Ben Blake

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