Day: December 16, 2010

Video Of The Week: Only A Game, The Story Of Scottish Football, Part 4: The Game

We’re up to the fourth of our five episodes of the 1985 BBC Scotland documentary series, “Only a Game? The Story of Scottish Football”, this evening, and tonight’s episode is on the subject of “The Game” itself. This episode shines, possibly more than any other in the series on the strength of its archive footage. It shows brief highlights of the tense, last day of the season title win for Kilmarnock in 1965, when they needed to beat Hearts by two goals in order to become the Scottish champions, Hibernian beating Celtic to win the Scottish League Cup and even some of the goals from Stirling Albion’s remarkable 20-0 against the amateurs of Selkirk in the 1984/85 Scottish Cup. As ever, our eternal thanks go to the original uploader. Follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter...

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Mansfield Are Going Home

It has been a week of conflicting news for Mansfield Town but, after it looked as if their future may be hanging in the balance, there has finally been some good news for supporters of the Blue Square Premier club. As regular readers of this site will already be aware, Mansfield were evicted from their ground, Field Mill, for non-payment of rent by their former owner Keith Haslam. Haslam, you might remember, had used money a dividend paid to his company by the club itself in order to complete this separation of the club from its biggest single asset in the first place, prior to his departure from the club. Over the last few days, the situation at Mansfield had looked as if it could become desperate, to the point of threatening the very future of the club. Once locked out of Field Mill, the club had to fight a battle upon two fronts: on the one hand, to try and secure a return to their ground, and on the other to find a temporary home to tide them over in the short-term – or, potentially, to find a new home to share whilst looking to secure a new ground within Mansfield, should a return to Field Mill not be possible in what could only be described as the worst case scenario. The club identified two potential sites to...

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Mungo S03E20

Heart of Clachmaninshire’s Christmas came early when the Scottish FA decided to allow them to take a one-off penalty after the scandal of 73rd Lanarkgate. The only potential problem is that the man charged with the responsibility is Mungo McCrackas, their deadly number 46 shirt. Like the Scottish football league itself, Mungo now takes a two-week Christmas break and will return with vigour on Thursday 6th January. This is good news for Dotmund, who is very tired this morning. Click for...

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