Posts by Ian

Hillsborough And I: Where We Were On 15th April 1989

By on Apr 15, 2012 in History, Latest | 3 comments

Twenty-three years ago today, a disaster occurred that would claim ninety-six lives, indelibly alter the character of one of Britains great sporting institutions and change the face of football in Britain forever. The Hillsborough disaster of 1989 had an indelible effect on both Liverpool Football Club and British football in a wider sense, and to mark this years...

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The 2012 FA Cup Semi-Finals: Everton 1-2 Liverpool

By on Apr 14, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

Shortly before 12.45 this afternoon at Wembley Stadium almost ninety thousand people fell silent in memory of the Hillsborough disaster, which happened twenty-three years ago this weekend. It was a moment to bring a lump to the throat, a moment to pause and reflect upon the lives and deaths of ninety-six people, of whom seventy-seven were under the age of thirty...

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The Northern Premier League Hammers Another Nail Into The Northwich Victoria Coffin

By on Apr 14, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

That they were playing on a Friday night in the first place told a story of its own. Northwich Victoria were entertaining Hednesford Town in a Premier Division match of the Northern Premier League last night when the news came through which rendered any efforts that the team puts in for the remainder of this season – an official announcement from the league in...

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European Championship Stories: 2004 – Greek Economies Of Scale

By on Apr 13, 2012 in History, International Football, Latest | 1 comment

As football entered the twenty-first century its race towards full industrialisation had more or less been completed. Resource management had become everything. In club football, scouting networks had diversified in order to fall quickly upon any young player spotted that hadn’t already got a professional contract, whilst at international level the stigma...

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Is Gorgeous George Making Eyes At Bradford City?

By on Apr 11, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

There are some things that politics and football have in common, not least of which is the feeling that, in order to survive and thrive at the top table, you need a big ego. It should probably come, therefore, as no great surprise to hear that the new Member of Parliament for Bradford West, George Galloway, has marked his first week as the elected representative for...

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