Posts by Ian

Somehow, Somehow, Somehow… Manchester City Are The Premier League Champions

By on May 13, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

Forty-four years ago, Manchester City broke their record transfer fee and splashed out £60,000 on Francis Lee from Bolton Wanderers. Several months later, they celebrated their first English championship for thirty-one years. At the start of this season, they broke that transfer record again and it was the man whose arrival at The City of Manchester Stadium did...

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Euro 2012: The Runners And Riders – Greece

By on May 13, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

There is now less than a month to go until the European Championships kick off in Poland and Ukraine, and taking on the co-hosts in the opening match will be a nation that caused arguably the biggest surprise in the history of the competition: Greece. But with a new coach and having caused something of a surprise just to reach the last sixteen of this tournament,...

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100 Owners: No.100 – John Houlding (Everton & Liverpool)

By on May 12, 2012 in History, Latest | 2 comments

There is a point of view held by some that the olden days were better and somehow purer than the world that we live in today. Considering the twenty-four saturation news coverage that football entertains these days, this is perhaps unsurprising. Every tiny story can be blown up out of all proportion, and every word that anybody even remotely connected to the game...

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Visions Of Capitalism: Twenty-First Century Football, The Premier League & Manchester

By on May 12, 2012 in Latest, Politics | 5 comments

By tomorrow evening, half of Manchester – a phrase that in itself provokes so much debate that it is worth pointing out that it is being used for the purposes of simplicity alone – will be celebrating a Premier League championship victory. Either Manchester City or Manchester United will be crowned as the champions of England. That such a set of...

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