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Ferguson Weeps, St. John Snarls, and Hutchison With The Header: BBC Sportsound Replay

By on Oct 7, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

Building up to this week’s final round of group qualifying fixtures for the 2012 European Championships, BBC Radio Scotland has produced short audio pastiches daily on their Sportsound programme featuring new interviews with former Scottish national team players along with rebroadcasting some audio caught in the moment after some big matches. Should you care...

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Welsh Cup: Merthyr Town vs Barry Town

By on Oct 6, 2011 in Latest, Welsh Football | 3 comments

Old rivalries were renewed in the first round of the Welsh Cup as Merthyr Town met Barry Town, a fixture which has not graced any competition these two teams have competed in for a number of years. Merthyr have not competed in this competition for some time due to the FAW excluding teams that play in the English pyramid system. For 2011/12 though, the FAW extended...

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Neville On The Box: The Verdict, So Far

By on Oct 6, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

Eyebrows were raised when Gary Neville joined Sky Sports as a summariser during the summer Mark Critchley has been running an eye over his performance in front of the cameras so far, and finds that he is holding his own, even though his performances so far have been somewhat removed from the fire-brand expectations that were placed on his shoulders. During this...

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Hayes Drops His Eggs On a Double or Nothing

By on Oct 6, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

Another loss, this one midweek to Cheltenham Town in the second round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, suggested a continuation of the poor form Wycombe Wanderers would be in the offing. Granted, this was a rather changed side from the one last playing in the league with considerable minutes given to 15 yr old Jordan Ibe, but the 1-2 reverse marked a third...

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Happy Birthday, Argyle!

By on Oct 5, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 0 comments

Organisation is the key to many of life’s success, and this has been ably demonstrated than by Plymouth Argyle fans over recent days, in dealing with two potential obstacles to the club’s exit from administration. The starkest issue was highlighted by Ian King on this site on Sunday as rumours began to break of attempts by a former director of the club to disrupt...

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The People’s Republic Of Elland Road

By on Oct 4, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 31 comments

What on earth is happening at Leeds? I was at Elland Road last Saturday among 600 Pompey fans and the change in atmosphere since last season was palpable. Last year, the atmosphere impressed with fans in good voice and scarves whirling. This year, though, Elland Road is not a happy place, evidenced by the draconian, 1980s style crowd control methods and the...

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The Premier League vs Karen Murphy: A No Score Draw

By on Oct 4, 2011 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

The result, in the end, was something approaching an honorable draw, which both sides of this particular argument will now likely try to claim as a victory. The Premier League vs Karen Murphy had gone to the European Court of Justice to try and determine how the concept of a single European market weighs up against the country by country rights selling system which,...

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