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Bundesliga Round Up: Week 22 – Çalhanoğlu’s Wondergoal

Bundesliga Round Up: Week 22 – Çalhanoğlu’s Wondergoal

By on Feb 23, 2014 in Bundesliga, Latest | 0 comments

“It was the best goal of my career” said Hakan Çalhanoğlu after his 40 yard free kick made a fool of Borussia Dortmund’s goalkeeper, Roman Weidenfeller and sealed a 3-0 win that even a week ago would have seemed fanciful. Çalhanoğlu is only 20 years old so he has many years to try to score a better goal. Nevertheless, it is unlikely that such a set of circumstances...

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A Sort Of Blues Return At Cardiff City

A Sort Of Blues Return At Cardiff City

By on Feb 23, 2014 in Latest | 0 comments

For all the bullying and coming from their club of late, supporters of Hull City can at least take a crumb of comfort from the fact that, on the pitch, their team is holding its own in the Premier League at the moment this season. This isn’t a luxury that is currently being extended to the long-suffering supporters of Cardiff City. These two clubs met in the...

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Get Well Soon, Butch: On The Subject of Wilkins’ Progress

Get Well Soon, Butch: On The Subject of Wilkins’ Progress

By on Feb 22, 2014 in Latest, Opinion | 1 comment

Depression is a horrible, confusing and misunderstood affliction. Not only does the settling of a dark cloud over the mind have a rubberising effect on the emotions, blowing the most ridiculously tiny considerations out of all proportion whilst shrinking everything that matters to mere triviality, but it also is also a condition that still, even in the twenty-first...

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In Defence Of “Stand”

In Defence Of “Stand”

By on Feb 20, 2014 in Latest, Politics | 5 comments

It is, perhaps, a sign of the organisation’s success that there seems to have been, since its inception, a been a steady stream of people lining up to take a pop at the football supporter’s pressure group Stand. Formed a couple of years as Stand Against Modern Football, the group might well consider that such costs are worth bearing, when the alternative...

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Birmingham City Fans Can Delay No More

Birmingham City Fans Can Delay No More

By on Feb 18, 2014 in Finance, Latest | 9 comments

“I’m as mad as hell and I can’t take it anymore,” said Peter Finch’s character Howard Beale in the 1976 film Network. Birmingham City fans clearly can’t either. The Blues are mired in a Championship relegation battle. The club and parent company, Birmingham International Holdings (BIH) continue to lose multi-millions despite selling almost every decent player...

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Sharp In The Cup… Sheffield United’s Jekyll & Hyde Season

Sharp In The Cup… Sheffield United’s Jekyll & Hyde Season

By on Feb 17, 2014 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

According to the Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough, it was news of the reward that pushed his team over the line in their FA Cup Fifth Round match against Nottingham Forest on Sunday afternoon. For reasons – as ever – best kept to themselves, the Football Association held the draw for the quarter-finals of this year’s competition towards the...

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Bundesliga Round Up: Week 21 – HSV change coach after Braunschweig defeat

Bundesliga Round Up: Week 21 – HSV change coach after Braunschweig defeat

By on Feb 16, 2014 in Bundesliga, Latest | 0 comments

Hamburg coach Bert van Marwijk just barely escaped with his job last weekend after the 3-0 defeat to Hertha. This weekend the axe finally came down and after 143 of the longest days of his life the former Dutch national team coach was paid off. The decision was taken shortly after Hamburg lost their relegation six pointer at bottom club Eintracht Braunschweig, 4-2....

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