Posts by Ian

Get Well Soon, Butch: On The Subject of Wilkins’ Progress

Get Well Soon, Butch: On The Subject of Wilkins’ Progress

By on Feb 22, 2014 in Latest, Opinion | 2 comments

Depression is a horrible, confusing and misunderstood affliction. Not only does the settling of a dark cloud over the mind have a rubberising effect on the emotions, blowing the most ridiculously tiny considerations out of all proportion whilst shrinking everything that matters to mere triviality, but it also is also a condition that still, even in the twenty-first...

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In Defence Of “Stand”

In Defence Of “Stand”

By on Feb 20, 2014 in Latest, Politics | 5 comments

It is, perhaps, a sign of the organisation’s success that there seems to have been, since its inception, a been a steady stream of people lining up to take a pop at the football supporter’s pressure group Stand. Formed a couple of years as Stand Against Modern Football, the group might well consider that such costs are worth bearing, when the alternative...

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Sharp In The Cup… Sheffield United’s Jekyll & Hyde Season

Sharp In The Cup… Sheffield United’s Jekyll & Hyde Season

By on Feb 17, 2014 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

According to the Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough, it was news of the reward that pushed his team over the line in their FA Cup Fifth Round match against Nottingham Forest on Sunday afternoon. For reasons – as ever – best kept to themselves, the Football Association held the draw for the quarter-finals of this year’s competition towards the...

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Tom Finney: The Loss Of One Of Football’s Great Gentlemen

Tom Finney: The Loss Of One Of Football’s Great Gentlemen

By on Feb 15, 2014 in History, Latest | 0 comments

There will be tears at Deepdale this afternoon, of course, and understandably so. After all, the announcement of the death of Tom Finney yesterday at the age of ninety-one has brought the curtain down on one of football’s most enduring love affairs, that of the modest player blessed with abilities beyond the reach of all bar a select few and the club that he...

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