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Match Of The Past: Everton

Everton Football Club is one of English footballs great institutions. Founder members of the Football League in 1888, they are second only to Arsenal in terms of their unbroken record in the top flight – they will celebrate their sixtieth consecutive season next year – and have won a clutch of trophies along the way…

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May 27, 2012
Ian

Euro 2012: The Runners & Riders – Denmark

It seems inconceivable that anyone will be able to mention Denmark in relation to the European Championships without turning the clock back twenty years, to when the Danes were hastily assembled following the forced withdrawal of Yugoslavia from that summers tournament in Sweden and then went and won the entire tournament. The Danes haven’t been…

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May 27, 2012
Ian
Euro Moments: The Netherlands

Euro Moments: The Netherlands

This mornings cartoon for the run-up to the European Championships from Dotmund features the Netherlands. Don’t forget, you can see plenty more Dotmund artwork here, and you can read his trenchant opinions on just about everything here.

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May 27, 2012
Ted

The Football Creditors Rule & The Changing Face Of The Insolvency Game

There are, of course, two sides to every coin. The news that HMRC had failed in its bid to get the football creditors rule, which ensures that all football creditors are paid in full in the event of an insolvency event at a football club while the the taxman has to join all other unsecured…

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May 26, 2012
Ian

Time For Darlington To Prepare For Life In The Northern League

The first round of this years AGM Cup was completed with the FAs initial announcement of which clubs will be playing in which division next season, then, and the two most significant losers are two clubs are that have been appearing on the pages of this website more than most over the last year or…

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May 26, 2012
Ian
Euro Moments: The Czech Republic

Euro Moments: The Czech Republic

This mornings cartoon for the run-up to the European Championships from Dotmund features the Czech Republic and Karel Poborsky’s dog. Don’t forget, you can see plenty more Dotmund artwork here, and you can read his trenchant opinions on just about everything here.

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May 26, 2012
Ted

Euro 2012: The Runners & Riders – Portugal

It would be a stretch to call Portugal under-achievers, but it doesn’t seem unreasonable to suggest that they could be considered the nearly men of European international football. This is a country which has periodically come close in recent years to winning a major trophy without actually lifting one, but the development of football in…

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May 26, 2012
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