Author: Ian

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Scotland’s Football Association Is Not Corrupt

Scotland’s football authorities have taken as much of a booting over their mishandling of the “Rangers situation” as its mainstream media. However, the SFA have recently demonstrated considerable versatility in the art. The latest...

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Football’s University Challenges

This week sees the climax of the university football season, at Loughborough. Here’s Paul Caulfield with a look at the hinterland at which football and education meet. In January, the London Evening Standard published...

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A Little Perspective Over Villa Park

Between a sex toy being apparently strapped to the head of one of their supporters and a pitch invasion at the end of the match, it rather felt as if there might be something...

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League Three By Stealth

It might be argued that the concept of league football is one of the greatest gifts that Britain has given the world. A number of teams play each other twice a season, once home...

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A Footballer Has Been Arrested

They’re champing at the bit already, of course. The tabloid press is already straining like a horse at the tape before the Grand National, walking that most narrow of tightropes of being as salacious...

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On Fatherhood & Football

They don’t warn you, of course. From the very moment that a wave of “I think I’m late” washes over your significant other for the first time to the point at which you’re looking...