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“Downgrading MANU To Hold”: On Football And The Stock Markets

“Downgrading MANU To Hold”: On Football And The Stock Markets

By on Jan 29, 2014 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

I had assumed that the strange whirring noise I heard the other day was one of the mini-tornadoes that has added to Southern England’s recent weather woes. Now I wonder if it was Manchester United legend Sir Matt Busby spinning in his grave so violently as to trigger storms across what cynics might consider United’s main catchment area. There was a scene in the 2011...

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Tuesday Night Live! (An Experiment In Live-Blogging)

Tuesday Night Live! (An Experiment In Live-Blogging)

By on Jan 28, 2014 in Latest, Live | 2 comments

Oh, hello. With the World Cup finals coming up in five months time, we’ve been discussing coverage of it over the last few days and one of the ideas that has sprung to mind has been live-blogging it all. Fortunately, WordPress has a plug-in which allows this to be done with the greatest of ease (or so they claim), so I thought we’d give it a test drive...

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What On Earth Is Going Wrong At Bristol Rovers?

What On Earth Is Going Wrong At Bristol Rovers?

By on Jan 28, 2014 in Finance, Latest | 3 comments

With Bristol City near the foot of League One and Bristol Rovers only four points from the relegation places in League Two, this hasn’t been the greatest of seasons for the conurbation of Greater Bristol. Here’s our West of England correspondent Irene Goodnight – see what I did there? – to bring us up to speed with what may or may not have...

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Goole AFC Captain Karl Colley’s Afternoon Of Folly

Goole AFC Captain Karl Colley’s Afternoon Of Folly

By on Jan 27, 2014 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

The vast majority of non-league football clubs – it might even be argued all of them – spend their lives at some distance from the glare of the national media, and when one does make national headlines, it’s as likely as not that it will not be a story that said club would not want to be in the limelight for. So it was over the weekend for Goole...

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Bundesliga Week 18 Round Up: Signs of life at the bottom

Bundesliga Week 18 Round Up: Signs of life at the bottom

By on Jan 26, 2014 in Bundesliga, Latest | 0 comments

After a month off for warm weather training and general battery recharging, the German Bundesliga returned to action last Friday with a highly anticipated top of the table clash between third placed Borussia Mönchengladbach and the top of the table, Bayern Munich. However, the real drama of the weekend did not come at the Borussia Park where the home team submitted...

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Rangers: Alistair McCoist’s “Pearls Of Wisdom”

Rangers: Alistair McCoist’s “Pearls Of Wisdom”

By on Jan 23, 2014 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

It is tempting to leave this page blank, both in homage to Len Shackleton’s famous chapter on “The average directors’ knowledge of football” and because so much of what Rangers boss Ally McCoist has said this past week has left people speechless. But the sheer magnitude of McCoist’s folly deserves the fullest possible exposure. Talk of the new Rangers aping the old...

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