Latest

Policing Football Fans: Civil Liberties Or Taking Liberties?

By on Nov 6, 2011 in Latest | 8 comments

‘Football fans have been exposed to the type of policing historically that is probably unfair and untargeted. I think it’s evolved, I think it’s moved on. My football unit police with the best interests of football fans that are around safety and that’s our principle driver. It’s not you and us at all. We want to work with you. I’m really happy to work with football...

Read More

The Wrexham Take-Over Hits The Buffers Again

By on Nov 4, 2011 in Finance, Latest | 2 comments

With a team that is top of the table, a new manager that has just won the Manager Of The Month award for his division and a winnable FA Cup tie coming up in a couple of weeks, these should be happy times for the supporters of Wrexham Football Club. As regular readers will be aware, however, very little at The Racecourse Ground is as it seems and the proposed...

Read More

On Racism

By on Nov 3, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

Over the last couple of weeks or so, the Premier League has become gripped by a weird frenzy. It started with the accusations made by Patrice Evra towards Luiz Suarez in the aftermath of the 1-1 draw between Liverpool and Manchester United, and has reached a crescendo as we await the results of the police investigation into similar accusations made after the match...

Read More

Voices Of Football: James Alexander Gordon – Poetry From The Classified Results

By on Nov 2, 2011 in History, Latest | 8 comments

In the twenty-first century, few things are sacred. For many football supporters, traditions are being ripped up at such a dizzying pace that it can feel impossible to keep up with what is current. In some corners of the culture of the game, though, traditions are kept alive and one of the most enduring is that, at five o’clock on a Saturday afternoon, the BBC...

Read More

Kleanthous & Barnet FC vs The Local Council

By on Nov 2, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 17 comments

As the crowd of just over 1,700 filed out of Underhill after a six-three home defeat at the hands of Burton Albion last weekend, supporters of Barnet Football Club had little option but to face up to the prospect of another difficult season in League Two again this year. The club is in second from bottom place in the Football League with only Plymouth Argyle below...

Read More

Is The Worm Starting To Turn? Cardiff Fans Walk Out Of Elland Road

By on Oct 31, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 33 comments

In some respects it was inevitable that a group of fans would collectively reach a breaking point, and take a stand at the way supporters are treated by many professional clubs. However the fact that it happened at Elland Road yesterday, and the Cardiff City fans concerned ended up boycotting the end of a game where they had already paid was still a surprise....

Read More

Voices Of Football: Brian Moore – The Face And Voice Of ITV

By on Oct 31, 2011 in History, Latest | 3 comments

When we look back to try and trace the history of football on the television in Britain, there are several dates that stand out as being of significance. The twenty-second of August 1964, for example, saw the first episode of Match Of The Day, whilst the sixteenth of August 1992 saw Nottingham Forest beat Liverpool in the first live Premier League match on Sky...

Read More