Posts by Ian

Maidstone & The Conference: Time To Change Tack On 3G Pitches

Maidstone & The Conference: Time To Change Tack On 3G Pitches

By on Jan 19, 2014 in Latest | 8 comments

It’s tight at the top of the Ryman League Premier Division. With a little less than half of the season left to play, just seven points seperate the top six clubs in the table and it remains, for now at least, anybody’s guess who from Kingstonian, Maidstone United, Wealdstone, Dulwich Hamlet, Bognor Regis Town or AFC Hornchurch will be taking a place in...

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Coventry City, A New Ground, The Charity & The Hedge Fund

Coventry City, A New Ground, The Charity & The Hedge Fund

By on Jan 18, 2014 in Finance, Latest | 1 comment

A new year has brought little respite for the increasingly beleagured supporters of Coventry City Football Club. On the pitch, the team has gone five games unbeaten since its last defeat at Swindon Town on the Saturday before Christmas, including a win against Championship opposition in the form of Barnsley in the Third Round of the FA Cup, but away from it the...

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Southampton & The Sexism Of – Some Of – The Football Press

Southampton & The Sexism Of – Some Of – The Football Press

By on Jan 16, 2014 in Latest, Opinion, Politics | 3 comments

As the supporters of several different football clubs will most willingly attest, the concentration of too much in one set of hands can have unwanted side-effects. Over the last couple of years, the reputation of the now former Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese had risen from being the man who steadied the club’s ship after its flirtation with insolvency...

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Puncheon Above His Weight

Puncheon Above His Weight

By on Jan 14, 2014 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

It has been a busy few days for Crystal Palace’s Jason Puncheon. On Saturday afternoon, he was in the thick of the action for Palace at White Hart Lane as the visitors laboured towards little end result and a defeat which helped to steady Tim Sherwood’s Tottenham Hotspur ship following their defeat at Arsenal a week previously in the FA Cup, whilst...

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Trying To Make Sense Of The Cardiff City Numbers

Trying To Make Sense Of The Cardiff City Numbers

By on Jan 12, 2014 in Finance, Latest | 4 comments

Yesterday afternoon at The Cardiff City Stadium, a home defeat and the hands of West Ham United pushed The Artists Formerly Known As The Bluebirds into the relegation places. This, it seems reasonable to suggest, was not part of the plan. This was after all new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first home league match in charge of the club, and furthermore their...

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