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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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Tom Finney: The Loss Of One Of Football’s Great Gentlemen

Tom Finney: The Loss Of One Of Football’s Great Gentlemen

By on Feb 15, 2014 in History, Latest | 0 comments

There will be tears at Deepdale this afternoon, of course, and understandably so. After all, the announcement of the death of Tom Finney yesterday at the age of ninety-one has brought the curtain down on one of football’s most enduring love affairs, that of the modest player blessed with abilities beyond the reach of all bar a select few and the club that he...

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John Still, The Knowledge & Luton Town’s Renaissance

John Still, The Knowledge & Luton Town’s Renaissance

By on Feb 12, 2014 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

There are many aspects of pride to being a football supporters, some of which are laudable whilst others are less so. At the less extreme end of this spectrum is the pride of being the supporter of a club in the Football League. It’s a club that – along, of course, with the Premier League – only ninety-two clubs can be members of, and losing that...

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Going, Going, Gone – The Bell Tolls For The Boleyn Ground

Going, Going, Gone – The Bell Tolls For The Boleyn Ground

By on Feb 11, 2014 in Latest | 1 comment

The “Sold” sign went up at The Boleyn Ground yesterday, a point of no return in West Ham United’s enduringly controversial plans to leave The Boleyn Ground, the club’s home for the last one hundred and ten years, for the newer pastures of the Olympic Stadium in nearby Stratford. Yet whilst this was an announcement that was expected by most,...

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It’s Turning Ugly At Hamburg

It’s Turning Ugly At Hamburg

By on Feb 9, 2014 in Bundesliga, European Club Football, Latest | 1 comment

Last Wednesday, about 400 Hamburg fans march to the club’s training ground as a demonstration of support for the beleaguered squad who had lost five games in a row, a run that saw the club descend to second from bottom of the Bundesliga. Hamburg have never been relegated from the first division and they were founder members when the league was formed in 1963. After...

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