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A Wet Saturday Afternoon In Brighton

A Wet Saturday Afternoon In Brighton

By on Dec 22, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

There fall some days when you know, you can just feel, that this isn’t going to be your day. Saturday lunchtime in Brighton town centre has started with a little light Christmas shopping accompanied with the slowly dawning realisation that no, I hadn’t bought the tickets that said I would for that afternoon’s Championship match between Brighton...

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Rangers: Winners & Losers From Another AGM

Rangers: Winners & Losers From Another AGM

By on Dec 20, 2013 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 1 comment

The wretched soap opera which has been based in Govan in West Glasgow for so many years now has come to a potentially seminal episode. Rangers International Football Club PLC held its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) after the company, which runs the new Rangers FC, posted losses of approximately an arm and a leg during its first year of trading; gargantuan losses...

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World Cup Magic – Sun, Sea, Sand & Toni Schumacher: Espana 1982

World Cup Magic – Sun, Sea, Sand & Toni Schumacher: Espana 1982

By on Dec 19, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

They say, of course, that the best World Cup finals is the one that was held when you were ten years old. In the summer of 1982, I was three months shy of my tenth birthday and this tournament marked the consummation of a love affair that had been growing, steadily and inexorably, for the previous three years or so, and in addition to this there was the small matter...

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Cardiff City – Tan vs McKay: Seconds Out… Round Two

Cardiff City – Tan vs McKay: Seconds Out… Round Two

By on Dec 17, 2013 in Latest, Opinion | 4 comments

It was, perhaps, unsurprising that barely forty-eight hours after a one-nil victory against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend ended a run of five matches without a win, storm clouds should start to circle The Cardiff City Stadium again. There has, after all, been something of a fractious atmosphere surrounding the club over the last few months or so, and even...

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Bundesliga Week 16 Round Up: Frankfurt win at Leverkusen

Bundesliga Week 16 Round Up: Frankfurt win at Leverkusen

By on Dec 15, 2013 in Bundesliga, Latest | 0 comments

Let us begin at the bottom as there have been some interesting results for Bundesliga’s struggling teams, one of which had a minor impact on the title race. Last season, Eintracht Frankfurt were promoted to the first division after a one season absence and bounced back dramatically by qualifying for the Europa League. This season they topped Group F of that...

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Birmingham City: Carson In Court & Paladini In Panto

Birmingham City: Carson In Court & Paladini In Panto

By on Dec 14, 2013 in Finance, Latest | 2 comments

In May, I wrote parts one and two of an article on Birmingham City’s multi-titled, multi-remunerated Peter Pannu. And I promised a part three. Only last week did I realise that part three never made it from my clapped-out PC to the site. And the article, along with my research notes, disappeared into clapped-out PC-heaven. Well, my clapped-out PC is a little less...

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