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Has Joey Barton Been Given The Right Ban For The Wrong Reason?

The FA has passed down it’s judgement on Joey Barton, and he has been suspended for a total of twelve games for his misdemeanours in the last game of the season against Manchester City. The first four games of the ban cover the sending off for violent conduct, plus an extra game ban for it…

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May 25, 2012
Ian
Euro Moments: Russia

Euro Moments: Russia

Our daily cartoon series continues this morning with Russia and an incisive comment on perhaps the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the game, Lev Yashin. Dotmund scribbled this with his tongue sticking out of the corner of his mouth.

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May 25, 2012
Ted

Euro 2012: The Runners & Riders – Germany

It is now sixteen years since Germany last won a major international tournament. This (perhaps surprisingly long) period of time hasn’t been without its fair share of pain, but to suggest that this is some sort of drought when when they’ve reached the World Cup final, the World Cup semi-final and the European Championship final…

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May 25, 2012
Ian

George Rolls, Kettering Town & The Morals Of Insolvency

One of the great conceits of recent years in terms of the way that football clubs are run has been that there is a greater degree of transparency in the way that football clubs are run. There are examples of transparency within the game which are extremely impressive – consider, for example, the decision of…

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May 24, 2012
Ian
Euro Moments: Greece

Euro Moments: Greece

Euro Moments continues today courtesy of Dotmund and the 2004 European Champions.

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May 24, 2012
Ted

100 Owners: No.97 – Graham White (Colne Dynamoes)

We have, in recent years, become rather too accustomed to a boom and bust culture in football, particularly at clubs in the lower divisions. Few clubs, however, have ever boomed and busted with the speed of Colne Dynamoes, and it is the man that was responsible for this, Graham White, who takes the number ninety-seven…

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May 24, 2012
Ian

Euro 2012 – The Runners & Riders: The Netherlands

With the benefit of hindsight, there seems something inevitable about the crowning of Spain as the world champions in South Africa two years ago. Yet the Netherlands came within minutes of taking the match to a penalty shoot-out and since then have continued the form that they demonstrated, becoming, in August of last year, only…

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May 23, 2012
Ian
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