Posts by Ian

AFC Bournemouth’s Local Paper Banned – Chairman Edddie Is At It Again

By on Mar 21, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

The relationship between a local newspaper and its closest football club can be a mutually beneficial one. Football remains the one item on the news agenda that is more likely than anything else, and a sizeable proportion of its sales will come from those that want the daily drip of coverage that they might not get from elsewhere. The flip side to this is that local...

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European Championship Stories: 1992 – A New Europe, But Old Enmities

By on Mar 19, 2012 in History, International Football, Latest | 3 comments

This, perhaps, was not the new Europe that the leaders of the continents nations had envisaged when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down in November 1989. The years between the European Championships of 1988 and 1992 were the most politically tumultuous since the end of the Second World War. At varying points over the course of those four intervening years, the...

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Going South? Celtic & The English League System

By on Mar 19, 2012 in English League Football, Latest, Scottish Football | 43 comments

It is one of the most commonly recurring stories of modern football. Should Celtic and Rangers be allowed to leave the Scottish league system and join the English football league system instead? It’s an emotive subject, for sure, and it’s one that seems to divide both supporters and administrators, with the only people that are certain of which way they...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 18-03-2012

By on Mar 18, 2012 in Latest, Video | 1 comment

Cup finals are in the air for our Non-League Videos Of The Week for this week. In the FA Trophy, a place at Wembley was at stake as the second leg of the semi-finals was played between Luton Town & York City, and Newport County & the only non-Blue Square Bet Premier side left in the competition, Wealdstone. York City led 1-0 after their first leg at...

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Fabrice Muamba

By on Mar 18, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 6 comments

Shortly before 6.15 yesterday evening, White Hart Lane began to fall silent. As the possible scale of what had happened started to disseminate, first around the ground itself and then out, through cathode ray tubes and broadband connections, a respectful hush descended over English football. The FA Cup took last place last night, as our thoughts turned to the...

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