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European Championship Stories: 2000 – Belgium, The Nearly Men

On the sixth of December 2011, Belgium finally ended a record-breaking run of five hundred and forty-one days without a formal government when new Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo was sworn in by King Albert II in Brussels. Following the general election of June 2011, the fragmented political landscape was represented by eleven different political…

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April 7, 2012
Ian

Meet The Continental Star

Writer and photographer David Bauckham has been on his travels again, this time to the West Midlands to meet the Caribbean team Continental Star, a football club that is also registered as Charity and works as a social enterprise. You can see more of David’s photography here, and you can follow him on Twitter by…

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April 5, 2012
Ian

A Bird’s Eye View: The BBC Tackles Sexism In Football

The wry announcement beforehand ‘so *is* there sexism in football?’ wasn’t a great start was it? Neither was scheduling it for 10.45pm, tucked away after the lottery draw. Okay, so it was never going to be telling us anything new but BBC1’s ‘Sexism in Football?’ documentary was at times refreshingly honest, even if as Anna…

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April 5, 2012
Ian

An Incredible And Uncredible “Rescue Plan” For Northwich Victoria

The news, such as it is, from Northwich Victoria continues to baffle and perplex. The last time we heard from this particular club, it was starting to sound as if the proverbial fat lady was starting to clear her voice. With crowds already having dropped following their eviction from the Victoria Stadium in January, it…

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April 4, 2012
Ian

Suffolk Punch: How Ipswich Town Shocked The Football League In 1962

It is entirely appropriate that Ipswich Town should have chosen last Saturday’s home league match against Barnsley as an opportunity to rename their South Stand as The Sir Alf Ramsey Stand, for this month marks a very special anniversary in the history of the club. It is fifty years ago this month the Ipswich Town…

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April 3, 2012
Ian

Mungo S04E08

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April 2, 2012
Ian

Graham Westley Discovers That Attitude May Be Just As Important As Ability

Defeat on Saturday at Sheffield Wednesday confirmed what most that have been watching them play all season had been long suspecting: that hopes of a swift return to the Championship at the end of this season were little more than pie in the sky, but that the possibility of a second successive relegation still looms,…

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April 2, 2012
Ian
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