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Birmingham City & The Self-Importance Of Being Peter

Birmingham City & The Self-Importance Of Being Peter

By on Mar 16, 2014 in Finance, Latest | 6 comments

Birmingham City’s still-acting chairman Peter Pannu recently dismissed Birmingham City supporter protests as something of a norm for English football. More of a norm for English football, however, is Pannu’s sense of self-worth, which is only matched by whoever is responsible for paying him £400,000 a year for his role at the football club. And attached to this...

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Introducing… Unofficial, Unaffiliated Premier League Bingo!

Introducing… Unofficial, Unaffiliated Premier League Bingo!

By on Mar 14, 2014 in Art, Latest | 1 comment

Now, we’ve all done it – slumped down in front of the television or a laptop, wondering what on earth we can do to brighten up the prospect of a live match that we have no particular interest apart from the somewhat ghoulish hope that somebody might hold up a piece of card that says something particularly ridiculous, punch a referee, say something a bit...

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No End In Sight To The Agony Of Coventry City Supporters

No End In Sight To The Agony Of Coventry City Supporters

By on Mar 12, 2014 in Latest, Politics | 5 comments

Steven Pressly celebrated his first anniversary as the manager of Coventry City last Saturday. It didn’t turn out to be a particularly happy anniversary for the Sky Blues manager. His team has won just three of its twelve league matches so far in 2014 and, whilst his team sits in eleventh place in the League One table at the moment, it is only six points above...

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Hard Questions & Hard Times For Exeter City’s Supporters’ Trust

Hard Questions & Hard Times For Exeter City’s Supporters’ Trust

By on Mar 12, 2014 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 4 comments

Just over decade ago, Exeter City were struggling both on and off the pitch, battling to stave off both administration and relegation to non-league. Fast forward ten years and Exeter City are again battling to stave off relegation to non-league, punctuated with worrying messages about cash flow. But while their main issue in 2003 was the convicted fraudster at the...

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Bundesliga round up – Week 24: Stuttgart Sack Schneider for Stevens

Bundesliga round up – Week 24: Stuttgart Sack Schneider for Stevens

By on Mar 9, 2014 in Bundesliga, Latest | 0 comments

After last week’s defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, VfB Stuttgart elected to keep their coach Thomas Schneider for another game despite their perilous position in fourth from bottom of the Bundesliga. On Saturday they faced the bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig at home. It was a Wikipedia definition of a must win game. Jan Hochscheidt took the lead for Braunschweig...

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The Tactics Tank: England vs Denmark, Exfoliated

The Tactics Tank: England vs Denmark, Exfoliated

By on Mar 7, 2014 in Latest | 0 comments

With just a matter of days, weeks, months and minutes until England fly out to Brazil before flying back again either having done well or not so well at the FIFA World Cup, Wednesday’s friendly fixture against Denmark afforded boss Roy Hodgson the ideal opportunity to not only evaluate potential candidates for places in the squad, but also test and tweak the tactics...

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Turning The Tide On 3g Pitches

Turning The Tide On 3g Pitches

By on Mar 7, 2014 in Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

It may be coincidence or it may not be, but at the end of a winter that has decimated the non-league football calendar it has hardly felt like much of a great surprise that the cold winds of financial difficulty have been blowing through the bank accounts of some semi-professional clubs of late. We have already lost Eastwood Town of the Northern Premier League, and...

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