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Birmingham City: The Receivers Take Control

Birmingham City: The Receivers Take Control

So. Farewell, then. Peter Pannu. This time, for good and forever. Probably. Receivers are now in charge of Birmingham International Holdings (BIH), the Hong Kong-based corporate soap opera that is Birmingham City FC’s parent company. And these are the best two pieces of off-field news Blues fans have had in years. On St Valentine’s Day,…

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March 18, 2015
Mark
The 200% Football Podcast 4 – Experimental Law Changes

The 200% Football Podcast 4 – Experimental Law Changes

It’s now one hundred and fifty-two years since the Football Association first met and codified the rules of the game that we still play today, and the promise of further amendments to the way in which the game is played has been constant throughout its history. This week, Edward Carter and I take a look…

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March 14, 2015
Ian
When Football Was Good, Part 2

When Football Was Good, Part 2

MAURICE MALPAS Full back. Born 3rd August 1962, Dunfermline. Clubs: Dundee United (1979-2000). League appearances: 617. League goals: 20. Domestic honours: Scottish League Championship 1982/83; Scottish Cup 1994. European honours: UEFA Cup finalist 1987. International honours: 55 Scotland caps (1984-1992). Maurice Malpas played for Dundee United and no-one else. Even his underwear is tangerine and…

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March 13, 2015
Ted
Chris Graham: The Rangers NED

Chris Graham: The Rangers NED

The role of non-executive director is rather more serious than the abbreviation “NED” suggests. This is particularly true in Scotland…currently for two reasons. Because “ned” in Scotland is a derogatory term often said to be short for “non-educated delinquent.” And because Rangers Football Club needs almost nothing less than the appointment of a “ned” as…

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March 12, 2015
Mark
The Feyenoord Charity Smear

The Feyenoord Charity Smear

The Scottish mainstream media (SMSM) has taken a comprehensive booting in recent years for misreading the Rangers story, old and new. However, new lows were reached with coverage of a visit by fans of Dutch club Feyenoord to Glasgow from February 27th to March 1st. In February 2014, Celtic and Feyenoord fans combined under the…

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March 10, 2015
Mark
The FA Cup Sixth Round: Manchester United vs Arsenal – Live!

The FA Cup Sixth Round: Manchester United vs Arsenal – Live!

Good evening, sports fans! It’s the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, and it’s Manchester United against Arsenal. The previous three games in this round of the competition have yielded just two goals, so there isn’t an awful amount to have to live up – or down – to for this evening’s teams. Historically, this is…

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March 9, 2015
Ian
A Little Perspective Over Villa Park

A Little Perspective Over Villa Park

Between a sex toy being apparently strapped to the head of one of their supporters and a pitch invasion at the end of the match, it rather felt as if there might be something in the water at Villa Park last night. Much as we may have scoffed at the appointment of Tim Sherwood was…

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March 8, 2015
Ian
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