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Steven Craven, the SFA and refereeing

The controversy over the non-penalty award at Tannadice a fortnight ago, and the SFA’s alleged cover-up thereafter, has gained fresh impetus with assistant ref Steven Craven giving his side of the story to the press this weekend, now that he’s resigned and...

The Rooney Saga – A Little Historical Perspective

The Wayne Rooney transfer saga isn’t the first time that Manchester United have been involved in high profile and controversial transfers. William Abbs takes a look at a couple of occasions in the past that the club have found themselves in this position. The...

Is the award of a 3-0 win a suitable punishment?

On Friday, UEFA announced the punishments for the abandonment of the Italy-Serbia European Championship Qualifier. As expected, Serbia did not get off lightly. The Football Association of Serbia (FSS) were fined €120,000, ordered to play a home qualifier behind closed...

Match Of The Week: Derby County 4-1 Watford

What, one wonders, were the expectations of Derby County supporters upon the appointment of Nigel Clough in December 2008? Easy though it is to try and draw comparisons twixt father and son, Nigel has resolutely been his own man, seeing out a lengthy managerial...

Just Leave Chris Hughton Alone

There wasn’t a great deal of positive gloss that could be put upon Newcastle United’s thumping at the hands of Arsenal in the League Cup on Wednesday night. Comprehensively outplayed by a team that is starting to look more than capable of ending its trophy...