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The Death – And Potential For Rebirth – Of Eastwood Town FC

The Death – And Potential For Rebirth – Of Eastwood Town FC

By on Feb 26, 2014 in Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

In the overall scheme of things, the resignation of a football club from one of the myriad of leagues that make up the non-league pyramid is unlikely to even warrant a footnote in the story of English football. Yet there are lessons that should surely be learned from the protracted collapse of Eastwood Town Football Club, lessons that other clubs at that level of...

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Manchester United’s Mournful Evening In Europe

Manchester United’s Mournful Evening In Europe

By on Feb 25, 2014 in Latest | 1 comment

It wasn’t even necessarily the result itself. A two-nil defeat in the first leg of a knockout competition can, with the right planning, be overcome. It was the nature of it. This was a Manchester United so devoid of life that it is possible to draw the conclusion that the team that strolled to the Premier League title at the end of last season has been...

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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 | 2 comments

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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