Posts by Ian

Coventry City, A New Ground, The Charity & The Hedge Fund

Coventry City, A New Ground, The Charity & The Hedge Fund

By on Jan 18, 2014 in Finance, Latest | 1 comment

A new year has brought little respite for the increasingly beleagured supporters of Coventry City Football Club. On the pitch, the team has gone five games unbeaten since its last defeat at Swindon Town on the Saturday before Christmas, including a win against Championship opposition in the form of Barnsley in the Third Round of the FA Cup, but away from it the...

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Southampton & The Sexism Of – Some Of – The Football Press

Southampton & The Sexism Of – Some Of – The Football Press

By on Jan 16, 2014 in Latest, Opinion, Politics | 3 comments

As the supporters of several different football clubs will most willingly attest, the concentration of too much in one set of hands can have unwanted side-effects. Over the last couple of years, the reputation of the now former Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese had risen from being the man who steadied the club’s ship after its flirtation with insolvency...

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Puncheon Above His Weight

Puncheon Above His Weight

By on Jan 14, 2014 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

It has been a busy few days for Crystal Palace’s Jason Puncheon. On Saturday afternoon, he was in the thick of the action for Palace at White Hart Lane as the visitors laboured towards little end result and a defeat which helped to steady Tim Sherwood’s Tottenham Hotspur ship following their defeat at Arsenal a week previously in the FA Cup, whilst...

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Trying To Make Sense Of The Cardiff City Numbers

Trying To Make Sense Of The Cardiff City Numbers

By on Jan 12, 2014 in Finance, Latest | 4 comments

Yesterday afternoon at The Cardiff City Stadium, a home defeat and the hands of West Ham United pushed The Artists Formerly Known As The Bluebirds into the relegation places. This, it seems reasonable to suggest, was not part of the plan. This was after all new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first home league match in charge of the club, and furthermore their...

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A Watershed Moment In The Battle Against Homophobia?

A Watershed Moment In The Battle Against Homophobia?

By on Jan 10, 2014 in Latest, Politics | 0 comments

It’s a truism to say that the past is a foreign country, but it certainly feels that way at times. It’s a little over twenty-two years since Justin Fashanu came out thanks to a lurid story in The Sun – much of which, Fashanu later told the Gay Times, was simply untrue – but the differences between that and the coming out of the former Aston...

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