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Sit Down, Shut Up: Blackburn Rovers Supporters & The Stewardship Of Their Club

With an air of the inevitability that has accompanied much of their season and more than a hint of black comedy, Blackburn Rovers slipped from the Premier League last night. It was managed, as these matters so frequently are, by a very thin margin, with only a goal from Wigan Athletic’s Antolin Alcaraz three minutes…

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May 8, 2012
Ian

This Is Enfield: The Towners Resume Their Upward Trajectory

The end of season play-offs are both exhilarating and exhausting. For the clubs that finish in places just below the automatic promotion places, everything comes down those two or three matches at the end of the season and they come so quickly after the end of the normal league season that the work that has…

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May 7, 2012
Ian

Rangers Creditors Volunteer To Agree?

More “lies”? Rangers co-administrators, Paul Clark and David Whitehouse have been relatively normal in at least one aspect of their Ibrox operations. Wherever there are co-administrators, one dominant personality emerges. When insolvency practitioners such as Andrew Andronikou (Portsmouth) and Brendan Guilfoyle (Plymouth) are involved, these dominant personalities tend to be…Andrew Andronikou and Brendan Guilfoyle.

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May 7, 2012
Mark

The 2012 FA Cup Final: Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool

The FA Cup final, sponsored by an American beer, kicking off at 5.15 on a Saturday afternoon while other matches are being played on the same day. It is on such occasions that one is tempted to think that it might not necessarily be the clubs or the supporters that are the most intent on…

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May 5, 2012
Ian

Relegation Looms for Carmarthen Town (…Or Does It?)

The close of a football season usually brings about some interesting ties. These can come in the form of title deciders or battles to avoid relegation. One such clash that took place on the last day of regular fixtures in the Welsh Premier League was between Port Talbot and Carmarthen Town. Carmarthen need to take…

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May 5, 2012
Ian

Now That Rangers Are Saved (Redux)

We are delighted to announce today that 200% has received an unconditional bid for the Rangers opinion piece from Mr Mark Murphy which has been accepted and he is now the preferred author. Mr Murphy now proposes to complete his article by the end of this weekend. Mr Murphy’s proposal involves the use of a…

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May 4, 2012
Mark

Darlington FC: Saved, But At A Price

As has happened before in the recent history of the club, the battle to save Darlington FC went to the wire. Another deadline was hanging over the club this week with the a threat of liquidation waiting on the other side of it, but yesterday afternoon it was confirmed that the Darlington 1883 group, which has…

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May 4, 2012
Ian
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