Posts by Ian

30 Years Ago Today: Remembering Football On The ZX Spectrum

By on Apr 23, 2012 in History, Latest | 4 comments

Sometimes, a piece of technology comes along that not only comes to be regarded as the zeitgeist for the era from whence it came, but also as something which as critical to the future architecture of the sphere that it inhabits. Thirty years ago, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum first hit the streets. This was not a machine that dropped out of the sky with no warning...

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Collateral Damage, Sheffield United & The Ched Evans Case

By on Apr 23, 2012 in Latest, Politics | 7 comments

Having been around or about the League One automatic promotion places for much of the season, the last few days have suddenly become rather uncomfortable for Sheffield United. A single goal defeat in Milton Keynes at the weekend coupled with a home win for local and promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday cut the gap between second and third place in the table to a...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 22-04-2012

By on Apr 22, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

It’s the penultimate week of the non-league season, and while most of the championship issues have now been resolved there are still relegation places to be filled at the bottom of many of the tables. We’ve got a mixture of the top and the bottom of the tables for you this evening, kicking off with the bottom of the Blue Square Premier. The relegation...

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Coventry City’s Relegation Marks A New Low For SISU

By on Apr 21, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 5 comments

It has been forty-eight years since Coventry City last played in the bottom two divisions of the Football League. Under the managership of Jimmy Hill, they returned to the Second Division for the first time in twelve years as champions of the Third Division, and three years later a further promotion took the club into the First Division for the first time in its...

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Off The Ball, City – Norwich’s End Of Season PR Calamity

By on Apr 19, 2012 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

This, there can be little doubt, has been a miraculous season for Norwich City to the extent that there is an element to the narrative of the clubs last three seasons. In August 2009, they were adjusting to their first season in the bottom two divisions of the Football League with considerable difficulty. A seven-one defeat at the hands of Colchester United on the...

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