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Video Of The Week 2: Match Of The Eighties, 1984/85

With the benefit of hindsight the 1984/85 season and its hideous denouement had been coming, but it wasn’t any less of a surprise when it played out before our very eyes. The safety of football grounds had not been properly addressed in decades and clubs...

Who would referee an Old Firm game?

Referee Willie Collum made his Old Firm debut on Sunday, and as reported by various media outlets, he – and his family – had suffered death threats by Monday. Such is the way of the world. Indeed it would hardly have been such a big story had the pressure...

FC United’s FA Cup Dilemma

When the dust settled after a weekend of FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round matches that were watched by over 40,000 people, one tie from the First Round draw stood out from the rest: Rochdale vs FC United of Manchester. It could hardly more apposite that FCUM earned...

Brinkmanship: The Watchword For This Season

Some of you may have noted on Friday that, upon the release of news reports that Portsmouth were set to cease trading by this week if the club didn’t reach agreement with Sacha Gaydamak over repayment of his debts from the club, we didn’t pass any comment...