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Is Gorgeous George Making Eyes At Bradford City?

There are some things that politics and football have in common, not least of which is the feeling that, in order to survive and thrive at the top table, you need a big ego. It should probably come, therefore, as no great surprise to hear that the new Member of Parliament for Bradford West, George…

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April 11, 2012
Ian

Alan Davies Shoots From The Hip & Ends Up With His Foot In His Mouth

We may never know which is the real Alan Davies: the apparently lovable jester who plays the dumb schoolboy to Stephen Fry’s headmaster on the television series QI, or the would be shock jock who has recently been appearing on the Arsenal podcast The Tuesday Club on a variety of different subjects of varying relevance…

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April 11, 2012
Ian

Rangers Supporters Groups & Doing The Right Thing

At virtually all clubs in crisis, supporters are portrayed as victims, with lashings of sympathetic media coverage coming their way. So it has been with Rangers fans. Fans are occasionally admonished for not caring about financial recklessness while it funds success. But such a charge is nothing compared to the mismanagement of their clubs. People…

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April 10, 2012
Mark

Chester FC & Northwich Victoria: Poles Apart In The Same Division

End of season title deciders in non-league football have a tendency to bring out vastly inflated crowds which hint at the potential of a club were it to be playing at a higher level, and this weekend was no exception with a crowd of 5,009 people turning out at The Exacta Stadium in Chester to see Chester…

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April 10, 2012
Ian

Is The Evans Effect Set To Move From Crawley To Rotherham As Well?

There is, perhaps, little to surprised about regarding the decision of Steve Evans to leave promotion-chasing Crawley Town for Rotherham United this morning. Rumours had been circulating for the last few days that Rotherham were interested in taking him and his baggage on and even the timing – with six games of the season left…

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April 9, 2012
Ian

The Other, Other, Other Varsity Match

While the Varsity Boat Race on Saturday afternoon was giving the security staff present a busier afternoon than they might have been expecting, there was another meeting of Oxford and Cambridge courtesy of the humorists at the Southern Football League, who scheduled the match between Oxford City and Cambridge City. Andrew Cherrie travelled down to…

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April 9, 2012
Ian

Non-League Videos Of The Week: 08-04-2012

The Easter weekend is important across the whole of football, but in the non-league season, which starts earlier than some professional leagues, it can be make or break time for the whole season of a club. This weekend, we’ve got matches from the Blue Square Premier, the Blue Square South, the Northern Premier League and…

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April 8, 2012
Ian
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