Author: Ian

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Lincoln City & The Not So Co-operative Bank

As the travelling supporters of Lincoln City Football Club left Blundell Park on the Sunday after Christmas, they might have been forgiven a little seasonal optimism. A Conference National win away to their local...

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And… We’re Back

There comes a point in every man’s life when he needs a holiday, and that’s exactly how I felt about this old place at the end of last summer. After more than eight years,...

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Blyth Spartans & The FA Cup Third Round

It’s the Third Round of the FA Cup this weekend and, while the lowest-ranked team left in the competition has a home draw against Championship opposition, they won’t be appearing live on the television...

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Ched Evans & A Hole Too Big To Be Dug Out From

For Sheffield United Football Club, the timing couldn’t have been much worse. This weekend is a weekend of international football and, since nature abhors a vacuum, there have been plenty of column inches to...

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A Little Love For The FA Cup

We live in an age during which, if I may be permitted to mangle the words of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus for a moment, change is the only constant. Professional football is changing, both...

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The Battle To Save Top Field

It is probably little more than a mere fact of life that, for a football club plying its trade six divisions below the bright lights and hyperbole of the Premier League, national headlines are...

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Radiolab & Association Football

Over the last decade or so, there has been an absolute explosion in the amount of writing and talking about association football, to such an extent that it’s possible to believe that the “market”...