Posts by Ian

Sit Down, Shut Up: Blackburn Rovers Supporters & The Stewardship Of Their Club

By on May 8, 2012 in Latest, Politics | 4 comments

With an air of the inevitability that has accompanied much of their season and more than a hint of black comedy, Blackburn Rovers slipped from the Premier League last night. It was managed, as these matters so frequently are, by a very thin margin, with only a goal from Wigan Athletic’s Antolin Alcaraz three minutes from time being enough to separate the two...

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This Is Enfield: The Towners Resume Their Upward Trajectory

By on May 7, 2012 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

The end of season play-offs are both exhilarating and exhausting. For the clubs that finish in places just below the automatic promotion places, everything comes down those two or three matches at the end of the season and they come so quickly after the end of the normal league season that the work that has gone into securing a place just above that dotted line can...

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The 2012 FA Cup Final: Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool

By on May 5, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

The FA Cup final, sponsored by an American beer, kicking off at 5.15 on a Saturday afternoon while other matches are being played on the same day. It is on such occasions that one is tempted to think that it might not necessarily be the clubs or the supporters that are the most intent on destroying the spectacle of this most enduring fixtures in the sporting...

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Relegation Looms for Carmarthen Town (…Or Does It?)

By on May 5, 2012 in Latest, Welsh Football | 1 comment

The close of a football season usually brings about some interesting ties. These can come in the form of title deciders or battles to avoid relegation. One such clash that took place on the last day of regular fixtures in the Welsh Premier League was between Port Talbot and Carmarthen Town. Carmarthen need to take points from this game to give themselves a chance of...

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Darlington FC: Saved, But At A Price

By on May 4, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

As has happened before in the recent history of the club, the battle to save Darlington FC went to the wire. Another deadline was hanging over the club this week with the a threat of liquidation waiting on the other side of it, but yesterday afternoon it was confirmed that the Darlington 1883 group, which has been battling to keep the club alive in this incarnation...

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