Category: The Ball

Portsmouth Prepare For Their Day In Court 9

Portsmouth Prepare For Their Day In Court

There are nine days until their big day in court, and Portsmouth are acting bullish. As they submit their statement of affairs to the court, though, what are the options available to the court if they can’t settle their tax debt in full?

Cambridge City To Leave Their Home Town – For Now 3

Cambridge City To Leave Their Home Town – For Now

A couple of weeks ago, hidden away in the news section of their website, Southern League club Cambridge City finally confirmed their farewell from Milton Road, the club’s home since 1922 to pastures new at a temporary home in Newmarket. This is the story of how they came to be in this position.

Match Of The Week: Crystal Palace 2-2 Aston Villa 3

Match Of The Week: Crystal Palace 2-2 Aston Villa

Romance is all very well, but the cold, hard truth is that Crystal Palace need money. With a ten point deduction having almost certainly put paid to their ambitions of making the play-offs for a place in the Premier League, the FA Cup is their best chance of making some money this season.

Who Will An FA Cup Overhaul Really Benefit? 11

Who Will An FA Cup Overhaul Really Benefit?

The FA Cup, according to The Times, may need to be “saved”. But does it, and is Ian Watmore the right man for the job? If the ideas being looked at are anything to go by, we at least know the answer to the second of these questions.

Notts County & Munto Finance: The Inquest Begins 17

Notts County & Munto Finance: The Inquest Begins

“Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” was the rhetorical question asked by John Lydon to the audience at the end of what turned out to be The Sex Pistols’ last show, at the Winterland in SanFrancisco in 1978. If only football club owners were as candid.

Southend United’s Counter-Attack Against HMRC 4

Southend United’s Counter-Attack Against HMRC

When HMRC came a-calling for Southend United’s tax debt, the club decided that it didn’t the money in the first place. Or did it? Mark Murphy finds mixed messages coming from Roots Hall, and supporters of the club are now very concerned about its long-term well-being.

Notts County – The Morning After The Night Before 4

Notts County – The Morning After The Night Before

The dream that started at Notts County died today. After weeks of turbulence, many at Meadow Lane had been holding onto increasingly tenuous claims that big investment was coming into the club and the continuing presence there of Peter Trembling and Sven-Goran Eriksson.

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E28 0

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E28

As the few of you have been paying attention will have noted, Mungo McCrackas found love in last week’s “Shit Shot Mungo”. With a crown, a cigar and a new facial tattoo, though, he’s back in the teamfor this week’s episode of the cartoon.

Chester City: The Truth Of The Debt Revealed 37

Chester City: The Truth Of The Debt Revealed

The story of the winding down of Chester City has been gathering pace all day. The club’s expulsion from the Football Conference now seems close to inevitable after it was confirmed that their match against Wrexham this Sunday was cancelled after a prohibition notice was served on the club by Chester Trading Standards office.

The Accidental Death Of A Blackburn Rovers Supporter 2

The Accidental Death Of A Blackburn Rovers Supporter

A Blackburn Rovers supporter died at the weekend after an incident that looks increasingly as if it was horseplay gone wrong. This, however, doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been an increasingly deteriorating atmosphere at Blackburn away matches this season.

Match Of The Week 1: Whitehawk 1-1 Marske United 3

Match Of The Week 1: Whitehawk 1-1 Marske United

With the scent of Wembley just starting to become apparent, there was a long trip south this weekend for Marske United of the Northern League. Still, with the sea visible on the horizon, at least they might have felt at home at the foot of the South Downs.