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Hull City’s Assem Allam Is A Symptom Of A Broader Problem

Hull City’s Assem Allam Is A Symptom Of A Broader Problem

By on Dec 12, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 4 comments

There’s an attempt at a coup d’etat going on in football in this country at the moment, and it feels as if point is rapidly approaching at which supporters of all hues will draw a line in the sand and say “enough.” Indeed, that point may already have been reached this week with the confirmation that, having originally promised that there...

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Time For The Fish To Come Home: The Return Of Fisher FC

Time For The Fish To Come Home: The Return Of Fisher FC

By on Dec 12, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

For a long time, the Surrey Docks Stadium in Bermondsey has been one of East London’s sorrier sights. Although only built in 1982, it fell vacant when the football club that called it home, Fisher Athletic, moved away in 2004 to ground-share at Dulwich Hamlet, and the fortunes of the club and its former home came to mirror each other over the subsequent years....

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200%’s World Cup Magic, Part One: Argentina vs Cameroon – 1990

200%’s World Cup Magic, Part One: Argentina vs Cameroon – 1990

By on Dec 9, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

In the first of a new occasional series, Ed Carter looks fondly back at his first World Cup finals match. It was Friday 8th June 1990. I was ten years old and I’d never seen a World Cup Finals match before. I came to football relatively late, or at least it felt that way at the time. No-one in my family had any particular interest in the game or strong...

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Bundesliga Week 15 Round Up – The Oncoming Storm

Bundesliga Week 15 Round Up – The Oncoming Storm

By on Dec 9, 2013 in Bundesliga, Latest | 0 comments

The Weserstadion, home of Werder Bremen, sits by the bank of the River Weser and with the threat of an oncoming storm possibly flooding the river there was a chance that their match against Bayern Munich may have to be postponed. As it happened, Werder were hit by an oncoming storm of a more metaphorical type and I am not referring to Doctor Who. Even the good...

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England’s World Cup Draw Should Demonstrate Their Limitations

England’s World Cup Draw Should Demonstrate Their Limitations

By on Dec 7, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

At least, we might reflect, expectations had already been lowered to such an extent that there can barely be anybody left on the face of the entire planet who believes in any seriousness that England will win the World Cup in Brazil next summer. It’s not a matter of being fatalist or of showing false modesty. The evidence has been right there before our very...

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Snatch Of The Day

Snatch Of The Day

By on Dec 6, 2013 in History, Latest | 0 comments

That money dominates all other considerations in twenty-first century professional football is a fact that has become so ubiquitous that to repeat it yet again feels almost superfluous. Yet the evidence is all around us. It’s in the desperation of some owners to rebrand their clubs to appeal to the mirage that is the infinite riches of the far east. It’s...

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