Posts by Ian

Final Day Shoot-Outs In The Ryman League

By on Apr 27, 2012 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

It is not that often that league title races are open enough to go to the final day of the season with the whereabouts of the championship trophy still undecided, but this season two of the divisions of the Ryman League will end with five clubs still hoping to win automatic promotion as champions of their division. In the Premier Division, the race is already over...

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Northwich Victoria: Time To Step Away From This Sinking Ship

By on Apr 27, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 9 comments

There is always something faintly pathetic about the list of creditors for a football club’s proposed CVA. It’s not so much the big creditors that sink the heart – after all, those that pour money into the black hole of a football club, for example, have paid their money and taken their choice – but the smaller creditors that tug at the...

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Aston Villa: Stalking Horses For Relegation?

By on Apr 25, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

The gloves came off at Villa Park last night. Leading by a goal and having dominated the match at half-time against Bolton Wanderers, Alex McLeish’s team threw their lead away and now sit just three points above the relegation places with three matches of the Premier League season left to play. And with this defeat, the sullen cloud of dissatisfaction that has...

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A Sting In The Tail: Chelsea Tame Barcelona In The Champions League

By on Apr 24, 2012 in European Club Football, Latest | 1 comment

Possession, then, might only be nine-tenths of the law after all. When push came to shove at the Camp Nou last night, the young tigers of Barcelona were cast aside by Chelsea’s old dogs in a match of events so improbable that it at times stretch the credulity of the viewer. Such, though, has been the nature of Chelsea’s season since the departure of...

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Northwich Victoria: The 1874 Protests Come To Gigg Lane

By on Apr 23, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

Under normal circumstances, the last game of the season should be a cause for celebration for clubs near the top of their respective tables. On Saturday at Gigg Lane, however, FC United of Manchester’s final game of the season against Northwich Victoria was met by protests by supporters of the visiting club at the end of a season which has seen them lose their...

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