Posts by Mark

Charles Green On STV: No “Nonsense”

By on Apr 12, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 7 comments

So, Rangers Chief Executive Charles Green’s proverbial pants are on fire. Who knew? Well, regular readers of my Rangers missives, if there are any, will have known. I have suggested before, probably ad nauseum, that Green’s relationship with the truth is something akin to third cousin, twice removed. And I hardly blazed a trail with this ‘news.’ Green’s admission...

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Plymouth Argyle Remain A Work In Progress

By on Apr 10, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 45 comments

With many English and Scottish League titles already won or all-but-won, tight season-finishes have had to be sought elsewhere, such as the bottom of League Two. Wimbledon took only nine years to get back their Football League place but it might only take them two to lose it again. Barnet are attracting worldwide attention because of the bespectacled Dutchman who...

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Watford: ‘Bankrupt Baz’ Gets Banned

By on Mar 22, 2013 in Finance, Latest | 4 comments

Of all the chancers to take their chance with English club football in recent years, Laurence Bassini/Bazini may even have been the chanciest of the lot. Championship high-flyers Watford are currently living through altogether different controversies, as their loan-heavy team challenges for a Premier League place, thanks more than most else to their status as a...

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Football Fan Engagement – A Psychobabble Special

By on Mar 10, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 1 comment

I’m so ‘old school’ that I don’t even spell ‘old school’ ‘old skool.’ So when I read Arsenal’s Head of Marketing Charles Allen in the Independent on Sunday newspaper recently, my heart almost audibly sank. “In all of our international territories,” Charles said, suggesting a previously unheralded set of regime changes, “we want to build our reach and engagement.” As...

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Rangers & The SPL Commission’s Verdict

By on Mar 4, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 5 comments

BBC Scotland’s senior football reporter Chris McLaughlin broke the news that Rangers would not be stripped of Scottish Premier League (SPL) titles by an SPL Independent Commission an hour before its findings were formally released on Thursday. The initial reaction from delighted Rangers fans was that their club was exonerated by the Commission of any breach of SPL...

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