Posts by Ian

On Financial Fair Play & Legal Threats

On Financial Fair Play & Legal Threats

By on Feb 27, 2014 in Finance, Latest | 1 comment

It was always likely to only be a matter of time before somebody issued a legal challenge to somebody’s Financial Fair Play rules somewhere in this country. After all, the acquisition of debt has become one of the defining characteristics of football in this country from the very top of the professional game down in recent years. Indeed, in some respects it...

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The Death – And Potential For Rebirth – Of Eastwood Town FC

The Death – And Potential For Rebirth – Of Eastwood Town FC

By on Feb 26, 2014 in Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

In the overall scheme of things, the resignation of a football club from one of the myriad of leagues that make up the non-league pyramid is unlikely to even warrant a footnote in the story of English football. Yet there are lessons that should surely be learned from the protracted collapse of Eastwood Town Football Club, lessons that other clubs at that level of...

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Manchester United’s Mournful Evening In Europe

Manchester United’s Mournful Evening In Europe

By on Feb 25, 2014 in Latest | 1 comment

It wasn’t even necessarily the result itself. A two-nil defeat in the first leg of a knockout competition can, with the right planning, be overcome. It was the nature of it. This was a Manchester United so devoid of life that it is possible to draw the conclusion that the team that strolled to the Premier League title at the end of last season has been...

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A Sort Of Blues Return At Cardiff City

A Sort Of Blues Return At Cardiff City

By on Feb 23, 2014 in Latest | 0 comments

For all the bullying and coming from their club of late, supporters of Hull City can at least take a crumb of comfort from the fact that, on the pitch, their team is holding its own in the Premier League at the moment this season. This isn’t a luxury that is currently being extended to the long-suffering supporters of Cardiff City. These two clubs met in the...

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Get Well Soon, Butch: On The Subject of Wilkins’ Progress

Get Well Soon, Butch: On The Subject of Wilkins’ Progress

By on Feb 22, 2014 in Latest, Opinion | 1 comment

Depression is a horrible, confusing and misunderstood affliction. Not only does the settling of a dark cloud over the mind have a rubberising effect on the emotions, blowing the most ridiculously tiny considerations out of all proportion whilst shrinking everything that matters to mere triviality, but it also is also a condition that still, even in the twenty-first...

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